The second lesson of this morning was the beginning of my two junior clients’ first course on Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. We looked at Muay Thai footwork, differences in stance, punching, the teep, the spear knee and two different guards.
We warmed up with basic line movements, getting the two clients used to the rocking motion inherent in Muay Thai and the more square-on stance. We looked at shifting weight for Muay Thai punches and the way these strikes set up the kicks and other techniques. I focused on retaining balance and used the shin-check as a means for introducing the teep.