Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Training Kick

Muay Thai techniques

Muay Thai or Thai boxing

Kicking techniques (dhe)

Straight KickเตะตรงDhe Dhrong
Nutcracker Kickเตะผ่าหมากDhe Paa Maak
Roundhouse KickเตะตัดDhe Dhad
Diagonal KickเตะเฉียงDhe Chiyang
Half-Shin, Half-Knee Kickเตะครึ่งแข้งครึ่งเข่าDhe Krueng Kheng Krueng Kao
Spinning Heel Kick
เตะกลับหลังDhe Glab Lang
Down Roundhouse KickเตะกดDhe KodAxe Heel KickDhe Khouk
Jump KickกระโดดเตะGra-dode DheStep-Up Kick Yiep Dhe
The two most common kicks in Muay Thai are known as the teep (literally "foot jab,"), and the TAE(kick)chieng (kicking upwards in the shape of a triangle cutting under the arm and ribs) or angle kick. The Muay Thai angle kick has been widely adopted by fighters from other martial arts. The angle kick uses a rotational movement of the entire body. The angle kick is superficially similar to a karate roundhouse kick, but omits the rotation of the lower leg from the knee used in other striking martial arts like Karate or Taekwondo. The angle kick draws its power entirely from the rotational movement of the body. Many Muay Thai fighters use a counter rotation of the arms to intensify the power of this kick.
A Thai fighter uses this to his advantage, and if a round house kick is attempted by the opponent the fighter will block with his shin. Thai boxers are trained to always connect with the shin. While sensitive in an unconditioned practitioner, the shin is the strongest part of the leg for experienced Muay Thai fighters. The foot contains many fine bones and is much weaker. A fighter may end up hurting himself if he tries to attack with his foot.

Muay Thai also includes other varieties of kicking, such as the axe kick, side kick or spinning back kick etc. These kicks, depending on the fighter are utilized as to the preference of the fighter. It is worth noting that a side kick is performed differently in Muay Thai than the traditional side kick of other martial arts. In Muay Thai, a side kick is executed by first raising the knee of the leg that is going to kick in order to convince the opponent that the executor is going to perform a teep or front kick. The hips are then shifted to the side to the more traditional side kick position for the kick itself. The "fake-out" always precedes the kick in Muay Thai technique.

Knee techniques (dhee kao)

Foot-thrust techniques (teep)

Foot-thrust techniques (teep)

Landing the "Foot jab"
Foot-Thrusts also known as Push Kicks or literally "foot jabs" are one of the most common techniques used in Muay Thai. Teeps are different from any other Muay Thai technique in terms of objective to use. Foot-thrusts are mainly used as an offensive technique to block opponent's attacks, and get an opponent off balance. Foot-Thrusts should be thrown quickly but yet with enough force to knock an opponent off balance.
English Thai Transliteration IPA
Straight Foot-Thrust Teep Dhrong
Sideways Foot-Thrust Teep Kang
Reverse Foot-Thrust Teep Glab Lang
Slapping Foot-Thrust Teep Dhob
Jumping Foot-ThrustGra-dode Teep