Is there blocking in Muay Thai?

What moves are illegal in Muay Thai?

“STRAIGHT 12-6” Dropping or Spiking Downward Elbows (Where the fist is ABOVE the Elbow on Impact) are Illegal and NOT ALLOWED! No strikes are allowed to the Groin, Knees or Spine.

What is a shin block?

The Shin Block (also called Shin Block, Knee Block, Knee Check, or Leg Block) is a technique used to block low attacks with your lower leg. To perform the technique, simply raise the leg into a position mirroring a chambered Front Kick, and use the lower leg to block any oncoming kick.

What should you not do in Muay Thai?

Here are my top 5 DONT’S of Muay Thai sparring

  • DON’T treat it like a world title fight. There is no money, or prize up for grabs so why are you swinging for the fences? …
  • DON’T be the mat shark. …
  • DON’T be the over coacher. …
  • DON’T be the Kung fu guy. …
  • DON’T be the one trick pony.

Are kicks to the knee legal in Muay Thai?

Legal techniques in Muay Thai include punches, elbows, knees, kicks, sweeps, and throws. Strikes can be made to any part of the body except the groin.

Are Nut Shots legal in Muay Thai?

Groin strikes are always legal. Steel boxes are worn.

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How powerful is a Muay Thai punch?

How powerful is a Muay Thai kick? The strength of the kick will depend on the size of the kicker themselves and their technique. An average Muay Thai roundhouse kick transfers energy similar to the swing of a baseball bat at 480 pounds of force per strike.

How many punches are in Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is known as the “Art of 8 limbs” because it makes use of 8 points of contact namely, punches, elbows, knees and kicks. This differs it from other stand-up combat sports such as boxing (2 points – fists) and karate (4 points – fists and feet).