If you’ve ever seen Buakaw throw a Muay Thai switch kick then you already know how powerful, fast and effective this type of Muay Thai kick is.
It’s one of the go to weapons for many Thai fighters and the switch kick should definitely be a part of your arsenal of attacks if you want to succeed in Muay Thai.
A Muay Thai switch kick is a basic Muay Thai technique but it doesn’t mean it’s easy to learn and perfect. Just like any basic or advanced kicking technique you have to learn how to throw your hips, shoulders and entire body into the strike to deal maximum damage. Check out these basic tips to help you get the full effect of the switch kick:
In this video my switch kick technique is far from perfect and I still have a lot to work on. One thing I notice is that I look away when I throw the kick which is a horrible habit to have but it helps me use my hips more… I’ll have to work on that:
In this video my switch kick technique is far from perfect and I still have a lot to work on. One thing I notice is that I look away when I throw the kick which is a horrible habit to have but it helps me use my hips more… I’ll have to work on that.
When I have used the Muay Thai switch kick in fights it has been super effective because it not only keeps my opponent guessing but it makes him think twice about throwing his power right hand.
Switch kicks have also been used against me and I can tell you from experience… they HURT. They also make me very wary about throwing my overhand right because of the fact that I’m leaving my body open for a counter switch kick.
Practice and perfect this basic Muay Thai switch kick technique and chances are it will be one of your go to strikes in sparring sessions or your next fight!
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