Learn some Muay Thai basics with one of AKA Thailand’s top trainers, Kru Bird. Bird is a guest favorite and one of our longest running trainers at the gym. Here, he demonstrates some Muay Thai basics for us to watch and try. Of course, Muay Thai is not a simple art to learn. However, watching the basics can get you started on entry level techniques.
Before any strike can even be thrown, simply standing the right way is lesson number one in Muay Thai. Feet, hip, and arm positioning are paramount here.
The simplest of any strike and also the most effective at measuring and keeping your opponent at range is the jab.
Jab 1-2 Combo
Here, Kru Bird shows us how to stand properly and throw an effective Jab 1-2 combination.
1-2 Hook combo
The jab then 2, followed by a hook can usually be a knockout blow in a fight. Kru Bird shows how to properly twist the trunk of your body to ensure solid power of the hook.
Similar to the 1-2 hook combo, instead of finishing off with a hook, here you throw the punch that no one sees coming. The uppercut comes from seemingly out of nowhere and Kru Bird shows how to effectively twist your body the correct way to ensure proper form.