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While it may be possible to win a fight by using just one Muay Thai techniques for a Muay Thai boxer, by properly mastering the use of each of his weapons he will be able to confidently face any opponent.

Muay Thai boxing techniques are the way to effectively use eight weapons in Muay Thai which are fists, elbows, knees and feet. They also include Muay Thai tricks both Mae Mai (Master Tricks) and Look Mai (Complimentary Tricks) which are the fighting movements in Muay Thai Kickboxing.

Muay Thai Techniques - Punches

Muay Thai Techniques PunchesMuay Thai Punch Techniques tells you the way to effectively use fists, how to clench the fists, twisting the wrists techniques, and five categories of Muay Thai Kickboxing techniques in punches:

  • Jab
  • Straight Punch
  • Swing
  • Uppercut
  • Hook


Muay Thai Techniques - Elbows

Muay Thai Techniques ElbowsMuay Thai Elbow Techniques - It is about how can you properly use elbows to beat the opponent, Muay Thai elbow techniques mechanism, and eight types of elbow strikes in Muay Thai Boxing techniques:

            • Sok Ti (Striking Elbow)
            • Sok Tad (Perpendicular Elbow)
            • Sok Hud (Levering Elbow)
            • Sok Chieng (Diagonal Elbow)
            • Sok Sab (Chopping Elbow)
            • Sok Tong (Smash Downward Elbow)
            • Sok Ku (Double Elbows)
            • Sok Klab (Reverse Elbow)

Muay Thai Techniques - Knees

Muay Thai Techniques Knee Muay Thai Knee Techniques - The way to efficiently use knees. Muay Thai knee techniques are divided into 7 categories:

  • Kao Tone (Straight knee)
  • Kao Dode (Jumping knee)
  • Kao Nui (Small knee)
  • Kao Kratai (Rabbit knee)
  • Kao La (Farewell knee)
  • Kao Lod (Lower knee)
  • Kao Loi (Flying knee)

Muay Thai Techniques - Kicks

Muay Thai Techniques KicksMuay Thai Kick Techniques - There are 5 popular types of kick in Muay Thai Boxing techniques:

          • Tae Tad (Side Kick or Round Kick)
          • Tae Chiang (Diagonal Kick)
          • Tae Kod (Hook kick or Down round kick)
          • Tae Pub Nok (Kick to the outside of the knee joint)
          • Tae Pub Nai (Kick to the inside of the knee joint)

Other than kicks in Muay Thai, we also use feet techniques to fight the opponent. We called foot-thrust, push kick, or Theep (in Thai). To describe the foot-thrust weapon, it is the method of bend at the knee, then quickly extending your leg to use foot or heel to attack the target.

Muay Thai Techniques - Mae Mai Muay Thai

Mae Mai Muay Thai (Master Tricks) - The main movement that you can use to defeat your opponent. These master tricks are consisted of 15 movements as follows: Muay Thai Techniques Mae Mai 1

          • Salab Fan Pla (Cross-switch)
          • Paksa Waeg Rang (Bird peeping through the nest)
          • Chawa Sad Hok (Chawa throws spear)
          • Inao Thang Grit (I Nao stabs his Grit)
          • Yo Khao Prasumaru (Lifting the Sumer Mountain)
  • Ta Then Kham Fak (Old man holding the melon)
  • Mon Yan Lak (Mon supports the pillar)Muay Thai Techniques Mae Mai 2
  • Pak Look Thoy (Impaling the stake)
  • Dab Chawala (Extinguish the lamps)
  • Jarakhe Fad Hang (Crocodile sweeps its tail)
  • Hak Nguang Aiyara (Break the elephant’s tusks)
  • Naka Bid Hang (Serpent twists its tail)
  • Viroon Hok Glab (Bird somersaults)
  • Khuanyak Jab Ling (The giant catches the monkey)
  • Hak Kor Erawan (Break the elephant’s neck)

Muay Thai Techniques - Look Mai Muay Thai

Look Mai Muay Thai (Complimentary Tricks) - The supplement moves to use in the match. The old qualifications teachers had divided Look Mai Muay Thai to 15 Mai. Muay Thai Techniques Look Mai 1

          • Erawan Suey Nga (Elephant thrusting its tusks)
          • Batha Loob Pak (Foot touches face)
          • Khun Yak Pa Nang (Giant steals the girl)
          • Prarama Nao Sorn (Rama pulls the arrow string)
          • Graisorn Kham Huai (Tiger descends into the stream)
  • Kwang Liew Lang (Deer looks back)
  • Hiran Muan Pan Din (Mountain overturns earth)
  • Nak Mood Badan (Serpent sneaks to the ocean kingdom)
  • Hanuman Thawai Waen (Hanuman the monkey king presents the ring)Muay Thai Techniques Look Mai  2
  • Yuan Thod Hae (Vietnamese casts a fishing net)
  • Thayae Kham Sao
  • Hong Peek Hak (Swan with broken wings)
  • Sak Phuang Malai (Threading the flower garland)
  • Then Kwad Lan (Monk follower sweeps the floor)
  • Fan Look Buab (Slicing the cucumber)

More information about Muay Thai Kickboxing Techniques


This article was published on Friday 15 February, 2008.
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