Muay Thai Sparring – Round #2
Okay, this one was a little different than the last. Just my previous sparring session, there were only four of us and we were fairly new at the game. This time, two additional people decided to stay and they weren’t so new. While I did fine and had a lot of fun, I am having some trouble putting pressure on my right leg.
Let me tell you what I did…in Muay Thai, there is something called the leg kick. It’s basically what it sounds like, you know, when someone kicks your leg. Leg kicks are very popular in Muay Thai because after you kick someone in the leg a few times (in the correct location), they can’t stand anymore. It’s very effective to say the least. Never before have I realized how painful a kick in the leg could be.
Anyway, to block the leg kick, your opponent needs to lift his leg and turn the knee towards the oncoming shin. It’s important that the blocking leg is turned, because if it’s not, it gets kicked in a tender area and causes extreme discomfort.
Let’s just say that I learned that the hard way. Either I blocked the wrong way or I was just too slow at getting my leg up – either way, the outer shin area on my right leg is simply killing me. It’s getting better now, but for a while there it took way too long to walk down a flight of stairs. I suppose this is why we spar, to learn these lessons. Learning the hard way sure helps speed the process up, I’ll tell ya…
Muay Thai Leg Kick Block and Counter Attack Demo