Effective Muay Thai techniques: how to dominate in the ring
Muay Thai Techniques employs eight points of contact: feet, knees, fists, and elbows.
That leads to a diverse fighting tactics and striking combinations.
All of that heavily relies on a fighters movement speed and agility which is an important category itself. It all has to be combined with strength training and a body conditioning to create a complete fighter.
When you master those skills you will be prepared to face even the toughest opponents.
In general, we can divide Muay Thai techniques into 5 major categories:
Cartwheel kick: a special kicking technique often employed by Saenchai
Kicks are one of the most powerful strikes in every Muay Thai fighter's arsenal.
The main difference between Thai boxing kicks and any other martial art kicks is that they utilize shin instead of a foot to deliver a blow. This makes them more powerful and reduces a risk of an injury to a kicker.
Traditional Muay Thai punches were initially very limited with straight jabs and circular punches being the most used strikes. It all changed with a globalization of Thai boxing.
Western Boxing techniques have been adopted by Muay Thai practitioners and enriched Thai Boxing with a new kind of strikes and combinations. On the opposite side, Western kickboxers implemented some of the Muay Thai kicking techniques and Dutch style kickboxing was born.