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How to Throw a Muay Thai Body Kick with Perfect Technique

The Muay Thai body kick is one of the most challenging techniques to master. Because the Muay Thai kick incorporates the entire body into the motion, one mistake can throw off the technique. For Thai fighters, the body kick is a basic technique that they master at a young age. It is the first technique that young Thai fighters learn the moment they step into the gym. After a few months of training, these young fighters can already kick with perfect technique. Thai boys learn to perfect the kick by receiving direct feedback after every strike. Thai trainers correct...

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The Ultimate Guide to Muay Thai Training for Beginners

Muay Thai is by far the most effective striking art in the world. What sets Muay Thai training apart from other martial arts is its emphasis on sparring and competition. While other martial arts tend to do a lot of ‘theory’ and ‘combat simulations’ that take place in controlled environments, Muay Thai focuses on developing your timing through sparring and fighting. If you are not interested in fighting or sparring, you can enjoy Muay Thai for its cardio benefits. Muay Thai classes are highly cardio-intensive workouts that will burn a lot of calories if you train hard. Whether you want to develop self-confidence,...

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The Ultimate Muay Thai Guide to Straight (Forward) Knees

This guide will train you on one of the most fundamental weapons in Muay Thai – the Straight (forward) Knee! All of the best Muay Thai fighters in Thailand have perfected this technique. In Muay Thai fights that are judged in Thailand, a fighter who uses his knees more effectively will often win the fight. If you want to be a good Muay Thai fighter, you will need to learn the fundamentals of the Muay Thai knee. One thing I’ve noticed from reading the different guides and videos about knees online is that there is a lot of misinformation...

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The Ultimate List of Muay Thai Techniques and Videos

While many people associate Muay Thai with elbows and knees, there is a whole range of techniques that are available to Muay Thai practitioners of the sport. While not all techniques are created equal, it is important to understand the different types of offensive and defensive weapons that are available for a fighter. The following is a list of Muay Thai techniques that are available for you to use. It is not meant to be a guide on how to perform each technique individually. Guides will be released on for specific breakdowns of each technique and how to perform...

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Muay Thai Sparring Drill – Trusting Your Guard

One of the keys to preventing head injuries and getting concussions in Muay Thai is to have a good defense. If you have a good defense it will allow you to survive five rounds with a hard hitting opponent, without being knocked unconscious. A key element of a good defense is your Muay Thai guard. Your guard is going to protect you from incoming punches, elbows, head kicks, and knees to the face. You don’t have to have a fancy guard for it to be effective. By keeping your hands up in front of your face, you will naturally block a...

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