Muay Thai

Experienced Muay Thai Instructor and president of Amateur Muay Thai Association Singapore Terence Cheah will be happy to answer your questions. Simply drop your question in the question box below and he will try to get back to you at his soonest.

What is the purpose of a mouth guard?

What is the purpose of a mouth guard?

In a contact sport like Muay Thai, there's a need to protect the fighter's mouth. A mouth guard protects the fighter's teeth from being chipped or and prevents him from biting his tongue.

How many different types of elbow strikes are there in Muay Thai


There are several elbow strikes generally taught in schools and syllabus. 
  • Horizontal elbow strike
  • Vertical downward/upward elbow
  • Diagonal downward/upward elbow
  • Elbow jab
  • Back spinning elbow
  • Downward elbow
While these are the general elbow strikes taught, practitioners should understand that the Art of Muaythai utilizes every part of the body for defense and offense. Relating this to the elbow strike will mean that although the tip of the elbow is the hardest point which many focus on hitting with, the whole lower arm between the wrist and the elbow can be used to deliver a devastating blow to the head of the opponent. Things to focus on is not to “over” throw the elbow strike and thus risking losing your stability in a miss. Also, it is always good to throw an elbow strike using both “engines”, i.e.. the shoulder and the hip. Putting the shoulder and the hip into your elbow strike greatly increases the power of the strike and the damage inflicted. The list above are the general elbow strikes taught but at the end of the day, the elbow should be able to “fly” in from all directions to take advantage of any openings. 

How many different types of elbow strikes are there in Muay Thai


There are several elbow strikes generally taught in schools and syllabus. 
  • Horizontal elbow strike
  • Vertical downward/upward elbow
  • Diagonal downward/upward elbow
  • Elbow jab
  • Back spinning elbow
  • Downward elbow
While these are the general elbow strikes taught, practitioners should understand that the Art of Muaythai utilizes every part of the body for defense and offense. Relating this to the elbow strike will mean that although the tip of the elbow is the hardest point which many focus on hitting with, the whole lower arm between the wrist and the elbow can be used to deliver a devastating blow to the head of the opponent. Things to focus on is not to “over” throw the elbow strike and thus risking losing your stability in a miss. Also, it is always good to throw an elbow strike using both “engines”, i.e.. the shoulder and the hip. Putting the shoulder and the hip into your elbow strike greatly increases the power of the strike and the damage inflicted. The list above are the general elbow strikes taught but at the end of the day, the elbow should be able to “fly” in from all directions to take advantage of any openings. 

What is the purpose of a mouth guard?

What is the purpose of a mouth guard?

In a contact sport like Muay Thai, there's a need to protect the fighter's mouth. A mouth guard protects the fighter's teeth from being chipped or and prevents him from biting his tongue.

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