Welcome to our Muay Thai lesson. Today’s Muay Thai Boran move is another one of Muay Thai Cherng Kao or knee kicks. I have no idea which number we are at right now. But anyway, just so you know that we will be continuing until the very last Muay Thai weapon techniques. So don’t go anywhere, just come back and check out each lesson every month.
Today’s lesson is called “Poopa Satan” in Thai. The word that will best describe the move is the upper knee kicks. Let’s first talk about what the move is for and how to do it then I’ll tell you how to use this ancient Thai boxing technique in the real situation.
Poopa Satan or the upper knees is an attacking action, executed in a clinch position that can be highly injurious to your opponent. For beginners, this may initially be difficult to do as proper balance should be maintained as the attacking movement is made. The boxer will have to thrust his right knee upwards while pushing the opponent’s head down. Then follow this up with an upward thrust of the left knee this time, targeting the opponent’s midsection or abdomen. The grip to the head must be tight and secure and both hands must be used to hold your opponent’s neck firmly.
To deal with the Attack: At a close range, the upper knee technique can be extremely dangerous. Thus, you must always protect your chest and abdominal area from being vulnerable away from your opponent’s knee kicks with your forearms and elbows on guarding positions.
To deal with the Defense: Lean your body backwards and try to create a greater distance between you and your opponent. Then deliver a strong straight punch blow directed at the opponent’s chin.
If you want to try out any Muay Thai boran’s moves, don’t forget to do in under supervision of your master of Muay Thai so that he can help you correct any mistake that may occur. Even though some of these moves are prohibited in modern Muay Thai sport, knowing the art and practicing some of the crucial moves can be very useful at least for self defense in real life.
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