How to defend against Knee Strike in Muay Thai

Muay Thai defense techniques against Left Knee attack

Muay Thai knee strikes are some of the most useful techniques when it comes to stand-up fighting. “Knees” are used in both ranges: from a distance and in the clinch. It is something that helped evolve the “low kick” style of kickboxing to oriental, commonly known these days as K-1 rules, thanks to the famed Japanese promotion in 2000s.

One of the most frequently asked questions is not even how to properly execute a knee strike, but how to defend against it. Among everything, the sit-up exercise is certainly a must, as well as conditioning of the body.

The very first episode of Round 2 covers some of the aspects of Left Step-up Knee techniques in Muay Thai. This week, the clip features Dechsak Sangmorakot who shows one of the ways to defend against such strike, as well as counter-attack with punch, elbow and right kick.

The next chapter is scheduled to demonstrate a variety of Inside Leg Kicks. The previous clip covers a series of Left Kick techniques.

All videos can be found on FIGHTMAG channel on YouTube.


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