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Muay Thai Basics Part 2. Muay Thai Strikes

Updated on October 29, 2013

What Is Muay Thai Kick Boxing

Muay Thai, Or to some “The Art Of eight Limbs” is known for its powerful strikes, and it is considered one of the toughest martial arts in the world. Today Many if not most Mixed Martial Art Fighters train in the style of Muay Thai. Thaigo Alves, And recently retired Kenny Florian where great Muay Thai Strikers, just to name a few.



Muay Thai Fighters have punching movements that are similar to the American sport Boxing. Muay Thai Fighters have excellent Kicks and kneeing tecquinques so most muay thai punches are to set up knees and kicks, rather then finish the fight, which is the case in Boxing Boughts.

  • Jab
  • Strait
  • Hook
  • Upper-Cut


Elbow strikes are used to end fights, and Knock out fighters. Elbow strikes are great because it may cut the other fighter and it is a great strike inside the clinch.

Clinch Work

In the Muay Thai Martial Art System Their are standing clinch tecquniques where a fighter will use close range strikes such as ; elbow, knees, and quick short feet sweeps, the fighter will use the clinch to control the fight and use the Power strikes to end them.


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Knee strikes are used in MUay Thai for close range striking. Knees are meant to end fights or to break ribs. Also Muay Thai fighters are famous for using their knees and shins to block kicks, or to keep an attacker away. The Knee is a great weapon for a Muay Thai Striker.

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There are many different kicks in the MUay Thai arsenal. Muay Thai strikers practice their kicking strikes all the time. It takes a lot of practice to throw a proper kick. A Muay Thai Kick utilizes momentum and speed to gain power, the but, and hip placement are very important while throwing a muay thai kick.

  • Round House Kick
  • Low Kicks
  • Push Kick/Teep

Muay Thai Basic Strikes

Punching, kicking elbowing, and knees are all part to the Muay Thai Martial Art System. Today Muay Thai is one of the most popular forms of kick boxing in the world. Don’t let these basic strikes fool you , when done properly they are very dangerous, just Picture Anderson Silva’s stand up game, yeah Dangerous!


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