Posts Tagged ‘Technical Tuesdays’

Technical Tuesday: Sok Ti (Slashing Elbow)

November 11th, 2014

Today's elbow technique is one of the most common type of elbow thrown in muaythai, one which most beginners and intermediates grow accustomed to, and one which seasoned athletes know like the back of their hands. In this offensive technique, the motion of the elbow is thrown in an oblique downwards angle. The area this elbow targets is usually the top of the head, forehead, and side of the face. The elbow can be thrown ...

Technical Tuesday: Jarakhe Fad Hang

November 4th, 2014

"Jarakhe Fad Hang" or "The Crocodile Thrashes its Tail." In other words, it is the swing-back kick. This technique is used when the opponent would throw the punch towards the wrong target and loses his balance. We would then turn his/her body for a kick by swinging the heel back. He/She would take a step forward, putting the weight on the left leg to then turn around and kick backwards with the right heel, aiming for ...

Technical Tuesdays: Paksa Waeg Rang

October 28th, 2014

Our Technical Tuesday article for this week focuses on the next defensive technique called “Paksa Weak Rang” strategy, or “Bird Peeping Through the Nest.” This is one of the strategies used in defending a punch. It is one of the basic strategies the fighter uses to evade out of the attacking range of the opponent so that the fighter can apply other countering strategies afterwards. Basically, this strategy is used while the two opponents are in ...

Technical Tuesday: Salab Fan Pla Strategy

October 21st, 2014

Today’s technique is a defensive technique called the “Salab Fan Pla,” or Cross-switch. This is a series of fundamental movements to defend and avoid the straight punch from the opponent by stepping aside to make him miss. Although a lot of these moves and techniques are quite basic, it’s good to break them down and really understand the spirit of Muaythai and what goes into the isolation of each move and step. As your opponent steps ...

Technical Tuesdays: The Art of Wai Khru

October 14th, 2014

Many people may wonder what “Wai Khru Art” or “Ram Muay” is? And why is it so important that every Muaythai fighter must perform it before starting the fight? Well, here are some clues for you to understand more about this intangible cultural tradition – Wai Khru Ceremony. Muaythai Art and its intangible cultural tradition For thousands of years Muaythai has been known for its unique styles and magnificent techniques. Tracing back to the time of Ayuttaya, ...


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