Intercept rather than Block (diary entry)

shin blockth09.03.19


The second lesson of the morning was the second hour of my junior clients Basic Course in Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. We revised previous material and focused a lot on hand positioning, the high guard and introduced the round kick.


The lesson began with some basic specific calisthenics and mobility exercises. We then moved onto footwork and going through the four-punch combination to blend in kicks, knees and other techniques. Here I adjusted hand positioning to allow for better kick execution and protection throughout the movement. We then used the teep as the main kick to begin with before switching to the round kick. This later was kick was first taught as a low kick and then raised to the mid-section. We also covered checking it with the shin and with a cross-parry, explaining the importance of moving in when intercepting.

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