How to Perform a Muay Thai Knee Strike
Muay Thai is an ancient martial art from Thailand. It is a striking art that has been around for hundreds of years. One of the most damaging Muay Thai moves is the Muay Thai knee strike. This article will give instructions to perform this move.
Perform a Muay Thai Knee Strike Step 1
1I’m Face your opponent and bend your knees slightly, placing your left foot forward if you are right handed, or your right foot forward if you are left handed.
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With legs slightly bent, explode your body forward off your back foot, towards your opponents head and wrap your hands around the back of your opponent’s neck,and do not lock your fingers together but rather cup the crown of his/her head and drive your elbows into the collar bones of your opponent for leverage as you pull down the head. This should be done all in one fluid motion.
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Keeping your hands locked together on the crown of the opponents head the entire time, pull down on the head and neck of your opponent, pulling it towards your dominant knee, while simultaneously exploding your dominant knee forward as you thrust your hips inward to strike the face or body of your opponent with your knee.
Breath deeply while performing this move, exhaling deeply when you strike.
Although you are striking with your knee and pulling your opponent inwards, it is important to realize that the power of your knee doesn’t come from the leg but from the thrusting forward motion of the hips. A knee with only the leg will be weak, but a knee combined with a forward hip thrust will be devastating
When kneeing it is not your objective to hit your opponents stomach, leg, or head, it is your objective to move your knee through your opponents stomach, knee, or head.
Find a Muay Thai trainer near you and receive further instructions on this subject.
Practice this move on artificial dummies or professional training partners, without making contact with your knee
Must be in great physical shape to attempt to perform this move
This is an extremely dangerous move, which can cause serious injury or even death, so please use it with extreme caution