Right Cross

The right cross is a straight-line punch. The hips and rear foot turn when throwing the cross, which allows for much more power than the jab. The amount of power generated with the cross is more than enough to knockout the opponent and finish the fight. In this video, Muay…

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…

Inside Low Kick

The inside low kick is a very versatile weapon that can be used as a range finder, as a way to set up other strikes, or to slow down the opponent by striking an area that is not well protected by muscle. In this video, trainer of Muay Thai World…

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…

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…

Sliding Push Kick

The sliding push kick is a progression from the push kick. The slide covers distance towards the opponent and as such, allows for the push kick to be thrown from further away. In this video, trainer of Muay Thai World Champions Saknarong Sityodtong teaches the advanced progression from the regular…

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…

Parry

In Muay Thai, you must learn to not only launch offensive attacks, but to also properly defend against an opponent’s attack. In this video, you will learn a defensive technique called a parry. The parry is one of the most fundamental and important techniques for defending against punches.

Clinch Pull Knee Left

When engaged in the clinch position, both fighters will look to gain an advantage over the other in order to land elbow or knee strikes. Pulling the opponent in the clinch is an excellent way to off balance an opponent before throwing a knee strike. Once the balance of the…

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…

Clinch Pull Knee Right

When engaged in the clinch position, both fighters will look to gain an advantage over the other in order to land elbow or knee strikes. Pulling the opponent in the clinch is an excellent way to off balance an opponent before throwing a knee strike. Once the balance of the…

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…

Block, Catch & Throw

The ability to defend against an opponent’s attack and set up a counterattack is one that all Muay Thai fighters must master.  Mastering the fundamentals of defense will allow you to attack fearlessly on offense.  In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Attachai Fairtex teaches a basic block, catch and…

Parry

A complete Muay Thai fighter must have fluid offensive attacks and impregnable defense.  It is critical that you learn to defend against an opponent’s attacks.  One of the most fundamental defensive tactics against an opponent’s punch is the parry.  Mastering this skill will save you a lot of damage down…

4 Basic Heavy Bag Drills For Muay Thai

The heavy bag is crucial tool for any Muay Thai practitioner. It is a critical tool for increasing power, perfecting techniques, increasing agility, improving footwork, and practicing combinations. In this video Muay Thai World Champion Kwankhao Mor. Rattanabandit from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 4 basic heavy bag drills.

Jab Cross Combination

The jab cross combination, also referred to as the 1-2, is a “bread and butter” combo that is seen very often in Muay Thai competition. It is a very versatile combination, and it can be thrown in conjunction with other strikes for a larger combo. If thrown correctly, this combination…

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…

Fake Low To High Kick

In Muay Thai, it is very important that a fighter alternate their attacks among different parts of the opponent’s body. The primary areas of attack are the legs, midsection, and head. In this video, you will learn how to setup a high kick using a fake low kick. If used…

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…

Left Switch Kick

The left switch kick in Muay Thai is typically aimed towards the leg, body or head of an opponent. In order to gain the maximum amount of power from the kick, perfect mechanics are required. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Yoddecha Sityodtong teaches the left switch kick.

Fake Kick To Footsweep

After hitting an opponent with a body kick, the opponent is forced to block future body kicks or sustain further damage. The basic block to a kick is to raise the leg on the same side of the kick. In this video, trainer of Muay Thai World Champions Saknarong Sityodtong…

Right Jump Kick

The right jump kick is a technique that catches many opponents off guard. Thrown from a crouched position, opponents will not be able anticipate the kick. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn teaches how deliver a powerful right jump kick.

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…