Is it true that one’s offense is only as good as their defense? Think of it like this.. You could have the most powerful punches and kicks in all of Muay Thai and Boxing but if your opponent lands first and knocks you out cold than what? In order to display your striking skills chances are you’re going to have to block a few shots as well, unless you’re hitting a heavy bag.

Razors Edge Mixed Martial Arts and Daddis Fight Camps own Anthony Williams is going to break down basic blocking techniques for leg kicks and body kicks punches. Don’t forget! Anthony will be teaching both Boxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing classes in Hammonton, NJ at Razors Edge MMA. So if your looking to take your Muay Thai, Boxing or entire striking game to another level be sure to enter your name and email address in the box to the left.. You may be able to train with Coach Anthony absolutely FREE for 1 whole year on top of receiving and entire training package!

Here’s the breakdown:

Coach Dan

Let’s face it, Muay Thai is all about the kicks, and if you can’t properly block those kicks, you are in a world of trouble! Key points to remember:

1. Whenever you check a kick, bring your knee to your elbow, NOT your elbow down to your knee!

2. Your shin should NOT face your opponent. It will be turned away from your opponent, on a 45 degree angle.

3. Be sure to stand tall on your support leg to avoid being knocked off balance.

4. Be sure to stand strong, like a statue, to avoid your opponent kicking through your defense into your support leg.

5. Your hands will remain at your head.