Muay Thai Defensive Foundation (diary entry)

shin block24.09.2022

My father and son clients continued their Muay Thai course with an emphasis on developing a good defensive structure. After our warm-up of specific exercises, we revised the footwork covered in the previous lesson. This time I put it into a box pattern, which is an easy concept to remember and a good basis to build techniques on the move.

I then introduced the cover block for straight punches, the shield blocks for hooks to the head, the body shields for body shots and the shin-checks for round kicks to the leg and body. These were all used on top of the same box-walk pattern for regular repetitions.

The lesson ended with both father and son getting 2 x 2 minute rounds of focus mitt work where all known strikes were put into combinations and combined with the defences.