Kick Catching Begins (diary entry)

kick catch20.01.2022

We began the fifth hour of the 10-hour course on Muay Thai with three rounds on the focus mitts. The first round looked at boxing, the second at countering kicks with punches and the third with kickboxing. Then we moved onto the technical section. Our focus was an introduction to catching kicks. I began this with training how to safely intercept round kicks to the body. Here I emphasised the importance of proper positioning and deflecting the kick at the right angle to reduce its impact. Next I moved onto the catch and we looked at breaking posture.