The Straight Punch
Now we have moved on to the punching section. That’s right, this is going to be another great Muay Thai learning clips collection where you can come in and take a look, so you can practice Muay Thai at home.
The Fist in Thai is called “Mud” and to punch called “shok”, so this is for your information, so that when you heard these two words you will have the idea of what they are.
As you know there are a lot of styles of punching in Muay Thai. And of course we are not able to list and make a short clip for each of them but we try our best. I hope you like them.
Today’s punch is the most basic one, the straight punch or Mud Dhrong (Dhrong means straight). The targets aimed are eye-sockets, mouth, nose or chin.
How to do it is nothing much to explain. Just throw a direct punch forwards towards the targets, keeping the palm downwards. The reason is because you would want the back of your knuckles hit the targets for the greatest impact.
The power of the Mud Dhrong is from twisting the shoulders, hips, and heel at the same time. Now it’s time for you to take a look at our short clip and follow the move.
There are two types of straight punch; first is the Cross and another is the Jab. Basically the cross is Mud Dhrong with the rear fist and the Jab is the straight punch with the lead fist. Really simple! So now you can see that the clip above is called the Cross.
Don’t forget to keep your palm downwards always for the best impact on the expected targets. And we are moving on to the next move, The Hook!
In Thai we call in Mud Wiang San. The best and most effective time to use this move is when your opponent is in close enough range to you.
Let’s take a look at our clip first! Then I’ll explain.
Quite the same with the straight blow but you have to curve the elbow about 90 degree angle aiming to the targets which are either face, ear, jaw, chin, or temple, using the back of your knuckle to hit the target for great impact.
Just like straight punch, there are two types of hook. One is the rear hook and the other is the lead hook. Now see what type we put in our clip?
Note that the power will come from the movement of your foot, hip and shoulder to the blow. And all the time keep the palm downwards, or you would end up wasting power without good enough effect or break your finger bones.
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