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Examples of Low Kicks in the Muay Thai Library

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Hi!

I've been perusing the muay thai library erratically, and I have noticed that a lot of trainers don't really cover lowkicks.

Pornsanae's the power of hooks and low kicks was amazing, are there other sessions in the library that are a must see on low kicks? What's your favorite one?

Also, as a side note, do Thai trainers always emphasize middle kicks in training?

 

All the best,

Gilles

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2 hours ago, Gibu said:

Hi!

I've been perusing the muay thai library erratically, and I have noticed that a lot of trainers don't really cover lowkicks.

Pornsanae's the power of hooks and low kicks was amazing, are there other sessions in the library that are a must see on low kicks? What's your favorite one?

Also, as a side note, do Thai trainers always emphasize middle kicks in training?

 

All the best,

Gilles

Interested in this as well, that's a good observation. I'm really hoping that Dedduang Por Pongsawong will be able to do a session for the Muay Thai Library (keep an eye out), his low kicks are stupid hard. Lawrence Kenshin did a pretty cool video on Ernesto Hoost's low kick, you should be able to find it on YouTube. 

Middle kicks in my experience are typically emphasized because they score highly in Thailand, they also set up shots to the head (either punches or kicks usually) to get a KO. It's also the basis for pretty much every other kicking technique taught for stadium fighting so a middle kick is a core fundamental. 

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16 hours ago, Gibu said:

Also, as a side note, do Thai trainers always emphasize middle kicks in training?

Because middle kicks score highly, low kicks don't score much at all unless you do visible damage or are off-balancing your opponent. Rambaa (in the Library) has amazing low kicks. He jumps on them, so they're super nasty and come at a chopping angle. He also stings the inside of the leg, just to annoy the opponent a lot, but it hurts after only one or two. I've had trouble walking after sessions with him for that reason.

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16 hours ago, Gibu said:

I've been perusing the muay thai library erratically, and I have noticed that a lot of trainers don't really cover lowkicks...

...Also, as a side note, do Thai trainers always emphasize middle kicks in training?

Lowkicks do not score highly in Muay Thai in Thailand. They, I think, are considered low-hanging fruit, and have maybe a kind of slight stigma to them? Middle kicks on the other hand score very highly, as they are difficult to pull off, involve tracking your opponent's opponent's open side and passing through their check defense, as well as having a higher degree of difficulty in terms of balance. Mid-kicks are really the bread and butter of Thailand Muay Thai, one could say. You need to be able to stop them, and deliver them.

(Ha! as I write this I see Sylvie said much of the same.)

You see lowkicks used by Kongsamut in the Library, combined with a punching attack that I really liked, good for shorter fighters:

#43  Kongsamut Sor. Thanikul - Muay Mat Style (74 min) watch it here

And then there is also Burklerk's very cool mixed-stance cut kick which he teaches in his session (a slow motion video of which we shot, below):

 

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^^^ This is actually very similar to how Dedduang throws his leg kick as well. He puts the rear shoulder over the front leg a little more I think (maybe it is this angle though) and it makes an excellent chopping motion that really sucks to get kicked by. 

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Thanks for the feedback!

I have mainly been kickboxing, so low kicks are a major part of training. It got me wondering what the OG's in Thailand have to say about them.

Keep up the good work!

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23 hours ago, Tyler Byers said:

^^^ This is actually very similar to how Dedduang throws his leg kick as well. He puts the rear shoulder over the front leg a little more I think (maybe it is this angle though) and it makes an excellent chopping motion that really sucks to get kicked by. 

Kru Dam from Sitmonchai also has a similar way of throwing and teaching his low kick. I could be wrong but I thought he was in the library too, showing this very thing. If not, you can find him on social media demonstrating it.  

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On 7/1/2019 at 10:10 PM, Gibu said:

I've been perusing the muay thai library erratically, and I have noticed that a lot of trainers don't really cover lowkicks.

Pornsanae's the power of hooks and low kicks was amazing, are there other sessions in the library that are a must see on low kicks? What's your favorite one?

I believe the Hippy Singmanee - Developing Power has some nice low kicks in, and I know the Rambaa M16 Session covers them too.

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54 minutes ago, Coach James Poidog said:

Kru Dam from Sitmonchai also has a similar way of throwing and teaching his low kick.

I forgot about Kru Dam, he's one of the best in the business. Hahaha I actually specifically avoided fighting Pond last year at Max because I didn't want to get leg kicked to death again (I got leg kicked to death about 4 months prior to that and still have scar tissue leftover in my leg from last February lol). That whole camp has nasty leg kicks thanks to Kru Dam!

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12 minutes ago, Tyler Byers said:

I forgot about Kru Dam, he's one of the best in the business. Hahaha I actually specifically avoided fighting Pond last year at Max because I didn't want to get leg kicked to death again (I got leg kicked to death about 4 months prior to that and still have scar tissue leftover in my leg from last February lol). That whole camp has nasty leg kicks thanks to Kru Dam!

Yeah they are definitely known for it and some of the best in the business. I also feel you about the scar tissue in the leg from low kicks. The worst. 

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2 hours ago, Coach James Poidog said:

Kru Dam from Sitmonchai also has a similar way of throwing and teaching his low kick. I could be wrong but I thought he was in the library too

No, Kru Dam was in the per-cursor to the Muay Thai Library, work we were doing for Nak Muay Nation. Here was the public clip from that session:

 

Kru Dam, of course, was the one who taught Pornsanae, who then made it his own style.

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