Advanced Muay Thai Techniques – How To Set Up The Low Kick
The muay thai low kick is a crucial technique that helps limit your opponents movement and deliver some serious damage, which could eventually lead to a fight stoppage.
As you progress as a nak muay, you need to learn how to set up certain low kick techniques so you are able to land them without the risk of getting them checked or blocked. Take a look at these 6 muay thai low kick techniques and try adding some of them to your bag of tricks.
6 Muay Thai Low Kick Setup Techniques
Here are the 6 muay thai techniques you’ll find in the tutorial video:
- Fake and Drag – Fake a low kick by turning your hip slightly and dragging your back foot. This will ideally draw your opponent’s leg up to try to check your attack. Once they plant their foot back down, that’s when you throw the low kick.
- Stiff Arm – Use a stiff arm or a long guard to drive your opponent back. As your opponent steps back, time your low kick when he/she puts all their weight on one foot.
- Clinch and Push – While disengaging from the clinch, push your opponent back and land a low kick as their foot plants on the ground
- Kick Straight Through – Fuck their check! Kick straight through their block and aim for their back leg.
- Submarine Kick – Maybe you don’t want to do a shin-on-shin kick, so use the submarine kick to avoid the check while kicking your opponent’s back leg.
- Fake and Sweep – If your opponent falls for the fake low kick technique, use it to your advantage by swinging behind them and dumping them on the canvas.
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