Hi there! I’m really excited to write about this article today. Our learning video is my favorite article of all time. Though I got some feedback that some of the videos look quite bad but oh well. It’s all I can ask them to do. But at least I still think that you can still learn what’s good from the video and notice the mistake and will not repeat it.
The move in the video today is a straight knee kick. Yup, we have moved on to the Muay Thai Knee Kicks lessons. This will be our first Kao or Kow move. It’s the most basic and the easiest technique if I must say. But you just have to do it right. Let’s take a look at the clip first then.
Muay Thai Learning Clip from Youtube
The Straight Knee Kick or Kow Trong is used for targets like abdomen and solar plexus. How to do it is to grab and pull your opponent’s neck with both of your fists and swing the knee up to hit the target. At the mean time, try to keep your face tucked in slightly just to be safe and don’t leave your eyes from your opponent.
There are two ways to perform this move. First is by using the rear knee for the kick and another is the use the front knee for the attack.
The common one is to you the back knee of the stance for the attack since pulling the knee all the way from the back will already add some more power to the knee kick and make it easier and more forceful.
Start by leaning forward and shift your body weight onto your left foot and strongly grasp your opponent’s neck with both hands. Thrust your right knee up to hit the target with adding a little twist of the right hip for more power. As you kick, the toes of your right foot should point downward, the hands should pull the opponent to bend down. As you are performing this method, your body will lean backward naturally a little to keep yourself balance.
For the lead straight knee kick, you have to transfer your body weight to your right foot and thrust the left knee up with additional power for greater effect, keeping your toes pointing down to the floor while pulling down the opponent neck.
Now it’s time to go out and enjoy Muay Thai!