Flying Scissor Knee – Advanced Muay Thai Technique

How To Land the Flying Scissor Knee

Landing this technique can make it one of the most satisfying finishes of your entire career.

Who wouldn’t want to hop into the air like Michael Jordan and then launch their opponent into the sky with a single knee? It’s a rather magical sight. However, landing the technique is rather difficult. It’s a high-risk-high-reward technique.

The unpredictability and power of this technique can be its strongest asset, but the potential to get caught with a punch mid air also exists. So, it is first crucial to nail the technique, then to throw in tactics to land it. Mold yourself a strong base first, and from there, you can exhibit all kinds of beautiful technique.

How To Throw A Flying Scissor Knee

The problem with flashy techniques is that they’re easy to see coming, but that is why we place the flying knee in the clinch, for it is the home of knees and elbows. Think about pulling your opponent’s head down and jumping upwards with a knee simultaneously. Paints a beautiful picture, I imagine.

If you choose to throw techniques with reckless abandon, as people who rarely throw flashy techniques like these often can, you’ll find yourself on the wrong side of the wrecking. Think Weidman v Rockhold. Use techniques in their homes. No need to fight on enemy turf.

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Flying knee + clinch = good likelihood of a finish. Flying knee + clinch + dominant angle = high likelihood of a finish.

The advantage of the clinch is that the opponent will be blinded from seeing this technique, and the advantage of the flying knee is that the opponent won’t predict this technique is up your sleeve at all, and…the advantage of the dominant angle is that you’ll be able to maximize the power of this technique by making sure your opponent not only doesn’t see it coming but also physically can’t be in a position to see it coming until it’s too late.

So, how do we accomplish all this goodness? Answer: Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdowns:

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Evan is a gourmand of combat sports from Taiwan. He appreciates the beauty of Muay Thai movement and all other movements. He's got no rudder so if the winds blow northerly, he goes north. His goal is to achieve and appreciate.

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