The Flying Knee Strike – Advanced Muay Thai Technique

How And When to Throw A Flying Knee

Gonna fly now? If you’re hardcore, you’ll recognize those 3 words as being a cornerstone of Rocky montages.

But today we’re going to take that from Rocky and make it part of Muay Thai. If you throw a flying knee with reckless abandon, then you’ll be getting knocked out, and your very own training montages will mean nothing. However, if you do know when to throw it, then you’ll have added a few seconds to your highlight reel.

When you’re going to throw such a dynamic and risky technique, you need to know how and when. Timing is half the battle. The right move thrown at the wrong time is the wrong move at the wrong time. Let’s get it right.

The Flying Knee Strike | Advanced Muay Thai Technique

The foundation of the flying knee is…you guessed it, the knee. As the flying knee has its place to be done and time to do it, the knee has as well. The clinch is the home of the knee. Both macro and micro positioning play a role in landing a successful strike. Macro positioning will be like your positioning within any given setting, be it a ring, street, or octagon. Micro positioning is your positioning relative to the opponent and your own body mechanics.

Both macro and micro positioning play a role in landing a successful strike. Macro positioning will be like your positioning within any given setting, be it a ring, street, or octagon. Micro positioning is your positioning relative to the opponent and your own body mechanics. Know your positions, and you’ll get the knockout.

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How does Mr. Daniels land such a dynamic, flush strike? By backing his opponent towards the ropes. If you want to get even trickier with your tricky technique, well, this is about as wild as it gets. I present to you, the Knockout of the Century as dissected by Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdowns:

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