kung fu moves · 11/07/2023

Muay Thai knee technique and its application

Technique application of Muay Thai knee

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Muay Thai: The “upper knee” technique and its application for both offense and defense

Jump straight to the knee

The straight knee is similar to the upper knee action, except that the straight knee has to jump up and hit, only once, and you can’t open the bow left and right. The target of the attack is the chest and jaw (Fig. 50).

The most common defensive move for a straight jump knee is to dodge first and hit the opponent in the jaw or abdomen with a straight punch (Fig. 51).

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Swing your knees

The knee swing is used when the opponent’s body is out of control and sliding forward. Once you’ve lured your opponent into throwing a punch, push your opponent to the side and hit your opponent in the ribs with a swing knee (Figure 52).

When your opponent slides forward, it’s a good opportunity to strike with a swing knee.

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Jump your knees

When the opponent dodges sideways or pushes the knee with his hand, there will be a gap on the other side, and you can take off to hit the opponent’s empty knee when you can hit the opponent’s empty dang.

The jump knee can be used to use the knee technique when the opponent is tricked into coming up, dodging sideways and jumping up to hit the jump knee (Fig. 53).

Abuse of jumping knees is often a mistake. Party B tries to hit Party A in the chest with a jumping knee, but Party A dodges sideways, and Party B will slide forward due to the air plop, creating an opportunity for Party A to counterattack (Figure 54).

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There are ways to prevent jumping knees

1. Kick your legs. After your opponent hits the first jump knee and before the second jump knee, you can kick your opponent’s first jump knee to make him fall, and then hit him with a straight jump knee. Success depends on whether your judgment is correct or not.

2. Dodge. When there is no time to use other moves, the fighter can rely on his eye and judgment to avoid the radius of his opponent’s jumping knee.

3. Pretend to be down. Tallow to protect vital areas such as chest and abdomen. Knee and elbow flexion can also be used to kick and counterattack if necessary.

Lower knees

The lower knee is a complement to the jumping knee. Immediately after a knee jump error, the opponent can be hit in the abdomen with a lower knee (Figure 55).

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Knee barrage

The knee-barring has been added to a separate book in Muay Thai. Knee bars are generally used when the opponent is in front of the neck and the legs are close together. If your opponent is hit by a blocked knee and retracts his front leg, he gives himself the opportunity to hit his upper knee (Fig. 56).

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Short knees

When the opponent is holding his neck tightly, in order to prevent the opponent from hitting the upper knee, you can use the knee to the left and right sides of the knee to hit the opponent’s knee so that the opponent’s heel cannot be lifted off the ground. When your opponent’s attention shifts to the lower part, you can use your elbow to hit your opponent’s upper body (Fig. 57).

In addition, there are several ways to deal with the opponent holding the neck:

1. Stretch out your hands against your opponent’s abdomen so that your opponent can’t hit the knee. However, it is necessary to prevent the opponent from switching to an elbow attack (Figure 58).

2. When your opponent hits the upper knee, dodge the knee sideways and hit the opponent in the chest or abdomen with a heavy punch (Figure 59).

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3. When your opponent hits her upper knee, put one hand into his popliteal fossa, put the other hand against his lower jaw, and knock him down (Figure 60).

4. When the opponent wants to reach out and hug his neck and hit the upper knee, he can master the distance and kick and stab the opponent’s thigh or crotch with his toes.

5. If your opponent is holding your neck and swaying from side to side, you can swing and try to throw your opponent off balance before hitting an uppercut. You can also punch a lower knee to your opponent’s calf.

6. When your opponent grabs your neck and wants to throw a punch to your neck, you can crouch down and hit your opponent in the abdomen with an uppercut, then quickly hit a straight knee.

7. The way to prevent the opponent from pulling the neck is to contract the neck forcefully so that the chin is close to the chest.

Knee Law By-Laws

1. Use your own knee to block your opponent’s knee (Figure 61).

2. The knee method is too sloppy and not easy to work (Figure 62).

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3. Hold the opponent’s neck and use the upper knee to fail, and the opponent will return fire (Figure 63).

4. If the movement is accurate, a straight knee jump in the high part will work (Figure 64).

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5. Before the opponent’s knee hits the target, you can return the blow with the knee (Figure 65).

6. Hold the opponent’s neck and be able to pull it in front of you, using the upper knee is often successful (Figure 66).

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7. Be vigilant when using the knee technique, otherwise you will be hit by the opponent with a punch (Fig. 67).

8. When jumping up and swinging the knee, it is necessary to look at the timing and the goal (Fig. 68).

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9. When using straight jumping knees and jumping knees, you must have a clear goal, otherwise you will suffer a loss (Figure 69).

10. This knee jump is not used properly, and the timing and goal must be re-selected (Fig. 70).

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