Every martial art has something unique and focuses on specific things. A Muay Thai fighter is very good at kicking. So if you want to defend Muay Thai low kicks, you should know who you are dealing with.
Welcome back to Self Defense Situation - Part 85. In this series of posts, we usually talk about different situations and what you can do to defend yourself and get back home safe.
Today we are going to talk about defending low kicks. A Muay Thai fighter spends a lot of on training and throws a powerful kick. When someone does low kicks, first of all, it is difficult to see. If you see it, you have to make your move fast in order to defend yourself.
Let's watch this video first. All video credit goes to Nick Drossos.
To defend any kick, the distance between you and your opponent is very important. Low kicks usually target your legs. If you see the kick coming, you can move back fast as a defense. If your opponent cannot reach you, he cannot hit you with low kicks.
Sometimes you just do not get the time to step back. In that case, you can raise your front leg and defend the kick. If you practice and get used to it, you can do that. Otherwise, if you do that, you will get hurt.
You can kick the attacker's leg at the moment of kicking. You can stop him from kicking by hitting his legs. Again in order to do that, you have to consider the distance. If you are too close, you might lose your balance. So there should be a little distance between you and your opponent when you make this move.
What do you find most effective for defending against Muay Thai low kicks? Please feel free to share your opinions and experience below. Thank you so much for reading this.
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