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Lesson 11: The Step Thai Kick

The Thai Kick has a few important details to observe:

  1. Step on a 45 degree angle to avoid any potential punches and to increase power
  2. Come up off of the heel of the non kicking, post leg and allow your foot to pivot.  Do not turn your foot.  The rotation of your hips should drive the pivot of the post foot.
  3. Keep the knee of the posted leg slightly bent
  4. Use your shin as the primary striking instrument
  5. Keep the knee of the kicking leg slightly bent to allow you to put your body weight into your opponent
  6. Hand on the side of the non kicking leg should be on your temple
  7. Hand on the side of the kicking leg should be in the face of your opponent with the same side shoulder covering your jaw
  8. Breathe and exhale while kicking

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Lesson 7: The 4 Basic Punches

These 3 primary punches will give you a rock solid set of tools to begin countering with.

  1. Jab
  2. Straight Right (a.k.a. The Cross, or Right Cross but this is a misnomer.  What does it cross?)
  3. Left Hook

There a few key points to adhere to on every punch regardless if it’s a Jab, Straight Right, Left Hook, Overhand or Uppecut.  The shoulder of the punching hand should cover the jaw where your fist just left its assignment.  The non punching hand should be covering the jaw on the opposite side.  The heel of the leg on the side of the punching hand should be raised and pivoted.  The knee of the leg on the side of the punching hand should be slightly bent and pointed towards the opposite leg.

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