Advanced Muay Thai Head Kick Setup Technique

Inside Low Kick Counter to Tricky Head Kick Technique

It’s difficult to land a head kick, isn’t it? I’ve been trying out this advanced Muay Thai head kick technique and I’ve found it can be very effective… if you’re able to balance and throw a head kick!

To start off this advanced counter combo, you’ll be avoiding the inside low kick by switching and then following through with a jab, cross. From there you’ll be using your hook to pat down your opponents guard to land a brutal head kick flush to his face!

Take a look at the technique video to see the entire counter combo in action. Also, make sure to read the key tips below the tutorial so you can learn how to perfect this advanced Muay Thai kicking technique!

Advanced Muay Thai Head Kick Setup Technique

Here are a few technique tips to consider when you try this advanced counter and head kick setup.

  1. Bait your opponent. You can use your lead leg as bait to get your opponent to throw an inside leg kick. Once you see your opponent commit to the kick, immediately switch into a jab and then follow through with a cross.
  2. Drive your opponent back. As your opponent throws the inside low kick he/she will be balancing on one leg, which is an ideal time to push your opponent back. Use the switch jab, cross combo to push your opponent back so you can setup the advanced head kick technique.
  3. Throw kick along with your hook. The hook will setup the head kick by patting your opponents guard down, but as you throw the hook/pat down your opponents guard, your roundhouse should be coming right behind it. This is not easy to do and it takes a lot of practice, so don’t get frustrated. It’s an advanced Muay Thai head kick technique for a reason!

Having issues landing a head kick because of flexibility? Download this free mini-guide with stretches and tips on how to throw a head kick.

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  1. I can see a lot of bang muay thai influences. From reading your post, listening to your amazing podcasts and watching your technique videos, I have falling in love with pure muay thai. I am flying out to Phuket in July to train. Keep up all the good work brother.

    1. Yea man, ever since I trained with Duane Ludwig it opened my mind to a lot of different ways to train/fight. Thanks for the support and enjoy your trip!

  2. Your videos and posts are always so informative. Hoping to train Muay Thai more regularly someday but for now I use your timing and set ups to help my Taekwondo sparring. Thank you for posting!

  3. Great video and something I’ll try when I get back to training! Thanks for all the info and articles, really great stuff, one of my favourite pages now on Facebook and this site is great for new workouts and tips. Keep up the good work, from Ireland!

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