Spinning Heel Kick

The spinning heel kick is a very advanced kick that can be used with devastating effect. Due to the difficulty in landing it, the spinning heel kick is not often seen in Muay Thai competition. However, when it is used, it often results in a knockdown or knockout.

Step Up Knee

The step up knee is a very advanced knee strike that can be used with devastating effect. Due to the difficulty in landing it, the step up knee is rarely seen in Muay Thai competition. However, when it is used, it often results in a knockdown or knockout.

Spinning Backfist

The spinning backfist is an extremely dangerous strike that can easily catch an opponent off guard. When used in combination with kicks and other punches, the spinning backfist often lands without the opponent seeing it. The result is usually a knockout.

Kick And Hold

In Muay Thai, opponent’s often counter a kick with a kick of their own. In order to shut down this counterattack we can use the kick and hold technique. Rather than returning immediately to your guard after throwing a kick, it is sometimes best to hold the leg against the…

Slide Back Defense

In Muay Thai there are multiple techniques that can be used to defend against an opponent’s kick. Dependent on the type of kick thrown, each defensive technique has its own unique advantages. The slide back defense is a very effective technique for evading kicks directed at the midsection, and it…

Reverse Side Elbow

In Muay Thai, you must learn to use all 8 limbs in devastating fashion. Elbow strikes are a key ingredient in every Muay Thai fighter’s arsenal, and they can be used in a wide range of scenarios. In this video, you will learn an unorthodox variation of the basic elbow…

Jump Down Elbow

The elbow is a devastating close range weapon that can be used to knockout the opponent and finish the fight. Elbows also have a tendency to inflict deep cuts on the face of an opponent, which can cause blood to run into the eyes and affect the opponent’s vision. The…

Clinch Drill

The clinch is a close range grappling position that can be used to control an opponent and set up elbow and knee strikes. In this video, you will learn an effective drill that develops and sharpens the knee strikes inside the clinch position.

Basic Knee Strikes

The knee strike is one of the most commonly used and lethal techniques in Muay Thai. Utilizing the strong muscles of the core, hips, quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves, the knee is thrust straight upwards. It can be thrown with devastating power to the body or head of the opponent. In…

Jab & Elbow Combination

The elbow is primarily a close range weapon. Sometimes an opponent can make it difficult to get into close enough range to deliver an elbow strike. The jab is used here to distract the opponent’s attention so that there is a safe path to step in and deliver the elbow…

Up Elbow

The elbow is a devastating close range weapon that can be used to knockout the opponent and finish the fight. It is also effective for cutting the eyebrow area of the opponent, which can cause blood to run into the eyes and affect the opponent’s vision. Severe cuts can even…

Blocking A Kick

A Muay Thai kick can be aimed towards the legs, body, or head of an opponent. Kicks can cause a lot of damage if the recipient does not know how to defend themselves from the kick. Defensive techniques against strikes should be taught and focused on just as much as…

Uppercut

The uppercut is devastating punch that utilizes the entire body to deliver a very powerful strike. It has accounted for many knockouts in Muay Thai. The uppercut is thrown close range from underneath the eye line of the opponent, which makes it a very difficult strike to see and therefore…

Body Climb Elbow

The body climb elbow is a technique more commonly seen in the ancient art of Muay Boran. Muay Thai was largely derived from this ancient art, which focused on creating the maximum amount of damage to an opponent on the battlefield. The purpose of Muay Boran was to neutralize the…

Jump Elbow

The elbow is a devastating close range weapon that can be used to knockout the opponent and finish the fight. Elbows also have a tendency to inflict deep cuts on the face of an opponent, which can cause blood to run into the eyes and affect the opponent’s vision. In…

Spinning Back Elbow

The spinning back elbow is an unorthodox technique that catches opponents unaware because of the angle that the strike comes from. The elbow travels almost 180 degrees before it reaches the opponent. If it lands on the opponent, the spinning back elbow packs enough power to cause a knockout. In…

Body Shot

Attacking the body is an excellent way to slow down an opponent as well as set up other punches, kicks, knees or elbow strikes to various targets. By throwing punches to the head and body, the opponent will have a more difficult time countering attacks. In this video, Muay Thai…

Jump Knee

The jump knee is an unorthodox attack that involves jumping towards an opponent to close the distance while simultaneously throwing a knee strike. As the knee strike is typically thrown in close quarters, the jump knee catches many opponents off guard. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Yoddecha Sityodtong…

Jab Drill With Partner

The jab is perhaps the most commonly used punch in Muay Thai, Boxing, and MMA. The jab has many different purposes such as setting up other strikes, maintaining distance from the opponent, and as a range finder. It can be used both offensively and defensively. In this video, trainer of…

Catch And Throw

Catching a kick is an alternative method to blocking a kick. After catching an opponent’s kick, there are numerous different techniques that can be used in order to counter the attack and take advantage of the opponent being balanced on one leg. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Orono…

Jump Switch Knee

The jump switch knee is a progression from the jump knee. When delivered correctly the jump switch knee can be a very powerful strike. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Yoddecha Sityodtong teaches the switch movement that gives an extra boost of power to the jump knee strike.

Clinch Knee Drill

The clinch is a close range grappling position that can be used to control an opponent and set up elbow and knee strikes. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn shows an effective drill that develops and sharpens the knee strike technique when engaged in a clinching position.

Lean Back Defense

The lean back defense is an evasive technique that is used to avoid a high kick. Rather than blocking a kick with your leg, the lean back takes the target completely out of reach from the kick. This means zero damage is taken. It also creates an excellent opportunity to…