Setting an opponent up with your leg kicks.
Posted in the Muay Thai Forum
#1 Oct 22, 2006
Sometimes simply throwing a round kick to an opponents leg isn't enough. Either your opponent has great defense and picks the kicks off or the opponent progresses and just beats you to the attack. A simple fake works great and does two things.1) It throws off your timing which in turn throws off the opponents timing 2)It allows you to set up follow attacks and actually use that first kick as a feint(or set up)
An example of a great technique and application to this is as follows.
Throw a series of kicks to your opponents outer thigh. Throw them with intent but keep in mind these are easily picked off.(which is actually the idea) Your actually throwing these kicks to set up the real brutal intention of this technique. After throwing a couple of kicks to the leg start aiming slightly higher towards the upper leg to hip area. What this does is draws his shin block higher and higher making him chase it. This is a good thing because it gives him false confidence in thinking hes defending well against you but it also opens up a very very vulnerable target. The inside of the non defending leg.
After throwing a couple of lighter (decoy) kicks to his upper outer thigh ,rip a much harder round kick just under his already high lead block straight to the knee area or bend of his supporting leg. This is guaranteed to bring your opponent to the ground and wondering what hit him. I wouldn't do this technique too often but just enough to smash his/her confidence and take it back for yourself.
Again the most important part of this technique is the decoy leg strikes, as well as making sure the last strike has bad intentions and has some power thrown with it.
I hope this helps you guys as its very sneaky and I know in my gym its a technique feared and hard to look for
#2 Oct 26, 2006
ur a p0ssy, id rather be a freestyle wrestler over ur gay muay thai crap.
#3 Oct 28, 2006
I wont spend alot of time and effort replying to a comment such as that. Main reason being it wouldnt take too much effort to point out all the advantages a Thai Boxer or any fighter would have against someone who limited himself totally to the ground game.Here are a few reasons why this is possible and why a wrestler and why anyone who would make such a comment would be on the losing end.
1) For a wrestler to win such a fight he/she must first get ahold of the Thai fighter with out having his legs kicked to the point of them being useless.
2) A well rounded Thai Boxer Understands how to keep such a one dimensional fighter in his place. Any wrestler who thinks relying on just getting ahold of a figher let alone a Thai boxer is enough to win this encounter is sadly mistaken.
3)(The most obvious reason) Wrestlers have advantages and disadvantages. It is true a well rounded wrestler can over power any fighter. Given that his opponent allows the wrestler to get into his game and in close and to the ground. Then and only then would a wrestler have a chance.....At least until the Thai fighter landed a few elbows on the wrestler.
Comments such as this are a good example of a practitioner of a style being invious and not understanding any other style. A true warrior would never attack someone across a forum.This comment as well as the wrestlers style have one thing in common...... Lack of imagination
#4 Oct 30, 2006
Oh yeah, I agree, Thai Boxing is crap, asside from the fact it has been tested on ancient battlefields, proven effective against other martial arts, used in Thai and U.S. military training, techniques borrowed by the C.I.A., even used in MMA stand-up training...asside from that, yeah totally gay.. pssh, u truly are a "Lemming"
#5 Oct 30, 2006
I cant believe Mr. Lemmings said what he said. Is he looking to serve-up his own head on a platter? Seriously a bold, however crazy statement, or an effort to display just the kind of an intellectual midget he might be.
Muay Thai Practioner
#6 Oct 31, 2006
Okay children, I was joking around, if u were true fighters u wouldn't have gotten so offended hence this being a internet forum.
I'm 17 years old, i've wrestled high school varsity since 9th grade, i've wrestled freestyle all my life, it's what i do, it's who i am.
In my opinion, strong wrestling technique and power will overpower any muay thai oppenent. Quickness will and power will take down any muay thai fighter before he is able to land a signifcant blow to stop a wrestler from executing a move. Skilled as you may be, a wrestler has a definite advantage.
My last name is Lemming, hence the forum name.
#7 Jul 9, 2007
alright wrestler boy, watch ufc 73, the fight between hermes franca and sean sherk, even though sherk won that fight, every round sherk tried to shoot in on franca and franca smoked him in the lips with a knee. now imagine a fully trained hardcore muay thai boxer throwing knees like that and you should be able to see it. i understand that you're proud of your wrestling and it is a good skill to have for mma. but wrestling alone wont cut it anymore. fighters have evolved to a point now where (especially in mma) one skill isnt enough and many fighters learn multiple techniques. adaptation is what wins fights and makes careers
#8 Aug 1, 2007
i like it
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