Muay Thai Techniques
Sharing Real Life Techniques of Muay Thai for the Student and Professional

Kick Defense

Here is the basic defense for a kick.  Pay attention to the arm that is on the same side as the leg that is blocking.  It should stay close to the body protecting the temple and ribs.  As always, keep your chin tucked.  Variations to the technique include, raising onto the the balls of the feet (on the off leg) and reaching out with the off side arm.

Notice the “skip step” or “shuffle” when the opponent kicks the lead leg.  There are arguments that say you shouldn’t “shuffle” because it telegraphs the kick, but do what is most comfortable to you.  I’m a shuffler and quite content.

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