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Basic Muay Thai for Beginners: Blocking Attacks

Written on March 06, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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In this week's edition of Basic Muay Thai for Beginners, Fighting Insider will give your some basics on how to block an opponent's attack.

Perhaps, many fighters would agree that it is best to fight in offensive than be the one getting attacked. It’s also safe to say that your opponent can hit you back whenever you strike. That’s why it is also important to learn how to defend and counter attack. Though defense alone can’t make any fighter win, a solid blocking technique can save you some brain cells.

Basically, the best way to defend yourself is to avoid any hits. But blocking can be just as effective and is also a better strategy. Blocking in Muay Thai is done with shin, knee, arm, elbow and hand. It still hurts because you’re still taking a strike, but not as much as if you did not block. Learning to check or block your opponent’s kick is considered as a Muay Thai basic. And after the cut are some things to bear in mind when blocking attacks.

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