Are there side kicks in Muay Thai?

Do side kicks work?

The side kick works all the major lower body muscle groups, particularly the quads, glutes and outer thighs. Side kicks also automatically use the muscles of our core. We call this reactive core training, where our core gets stronger because the side kick forces these muscles to automatically respond.

Are elbows allowed in Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is the style of the eight weapons

You can kick the legs. You can knee, elbow anywhere, and also you’re allowed clinching. That means you can grab somebody, throw knees, throw elbows.

What are oblique kicks?

Arguably the most controversial amongst these techniques to have remained legal is the infamous oblique kick, otherwise known as the knee stomp, or stomp kick. This brutal, often hard to watch strike is essentially a push kick delivered directly above the knee of a fighter’s opponent.

What kicks are illegal in kickboxing?

Rules: Fighters are allowed to strike their opponent with punches and kicks, including kicks below the waist, except for the groin. Elbows and knees are forbidden. Clinch fighting, throws and sweeps are forbidden.

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