So, you have the basic Muay Thai moves down. You have started on your journey to master one of the most physically intense martial arts out there. You are ready to take your technique to the next level.
Here are 15 videos that showcase explosive moves that will have you one step ahead of your opponent.
Each section provides three videos concerning each of the 8 limb contact points. You’ll find a a range of techniques including attacks, defences and combination moves.
By this stage, you are going to want to bring a fluidity to your fighting style. Study each video, practice the moves repeatedly, and begin to combine them to condition your body for the ring.
Finally, there are three strength workout clips to take your body to a new realm!
Remember to get some vigorous stretching done before you start any practice. You don’t want to be out of the game now, after all of the work you have put in!
Here we go…
Here’s a triple punch technique you can practice to help build endurance – straight, cross and uppercut:
2. Punching Defence
Defence is equal to attack. Here’s how to slip a combination of four punches:
3. Punch Combination w/ Low Kick Drill
Add a ferocious surprise to your punching technique by including a sharp and powerful low kick to the combo:
4. Basic Elbow Strikes
Here’s four elbow attack techniques that also keep in mind your constant need to defend yourself:
5. Old Style Elbow Defence Technique
This video focuses on defence through eliminating the power source of the strike whilst also avoiding direct bone to bone contact:
6. Elbow/Kick Combination:
Take the reigns with this video which begins with an aggressive elbow combination and moves onto a tie-up clench with multiple knee strikes:
7. Roundhouse Kick – Lower/Mid/High
This video takes you through the three levels of a roundhouse kick – a lower to hit the legs, a mid to strike the waist, and a high to reach the head:
8. Develop Power in Roundhouse Kick
Here you will learn how to develop power in your roundhouse kick. Don’t be put off by the lack of direct action in the video – the technique he explains is important to make the most of your attack. The power should come from the rotation of the hip, and the video focuses on tips and techniques to maximise your range of motion:
9. Catching Body Kick and Countering
This video will teach you what to do when your opponent lands a body kick. It is perhaps inevitable that you will be hit at some point, but know that there are opportunities that can arise from this situation. This clip shows how to counterbalance the attack:
10. Kicks and Knees
Here we see the mechanics of the perfect style when kicking. Learn the technique by practicing without much force on an partner first. You can then learn to harness the full power by using a set of pads:
11. Knee and Kick Toughness
Conditioning is a vital part of your training. This video displays some repeated knee and kick moves that will toughen your resilience and boost your power:
12. Push Front Kick to Leg to Set Up Step Forward Knee Strike
This video combines a front kick to the leg, designed to frustrate your opponent, then capitalizes on this by initiating a front knee strike direct to the torso:
Strength and Conditioning
13. 1 Powerful Tip to Gain Endurance
These multiple roundhouse kicks are depicted to improve your cardiovascular ability. Not practical for fighting in the ring, but excellent to elevate your resistance levels and explode the power of your kicking:
14. Bodyweight Conditioning Workout
If you are looking to step up your Muay Thai work out, Anthony Eisenhower provides the answer! Not for the faint hearted, but neither is Muay Thai! This is a fairly intense session comprising of multiple repetitions of 60 second body workouts:
15. Comprehensive Circuit Workout
Finally, this circuit provides a complete body workout that will separate the good from the great! If time is of the essence, or you don’t have full access to the equipment needed, you can still get some great inspiration here to use around your house or wherever you train:
All of the exercises above are designed to take your body to the next level.
You may find some of them too challenging at first. Modify the exercise to fit your needs and ability, as to not run into overkill too early on.
However, always keep in mind the wise words from the great man himself:
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them – Bruce Lee
I wish you all the best in jumping to your next plateau.