Muay Thai Drill Jab-Cross-Catch-Kick-Kick
This combination performed on the thai pads with a training partner is a particularly realistic drill in the sense that just as in a real fight, the opponent is not just a passive receiver of strikes, he will most likely try to counter strike, often in middle of your attack.
This exercise simulates that, as the training partner will throw a roundhouse kick after your basic “1-2” (jab-right cross). You will then catch that kick and counter either with a knee, or your own roundhouse kick. These two variations are shown, but there are of course many other options available.
In general, when working with the thai pads, the one holding the pads should make counter attacks and teach the trainee to stay alert and able to defend and react to surprising situations.
The specific mechanics of the kick catch technique are taught in this video, so if you need to check that out first.
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