Where should Muay Thai kicks land?
Impact. Connect with the shin right above the foot. Your kicking leg should be straight, for the most part, as you make impact. Remember, the leg comes across your opponent like you’re swinging a bat.
Does Muay Thai kick with shin or foot?
A shin kick is often used in Kickboxing and Muay Thai due to its power and ability to knock opponents off their feet. In this kick, the martial artist strikes the opponent with their shin versus the top of the foot or instep as done in a roundhouse kick.
Does hitting your shins make them stronger?
Repeated striking stimulates the bones to respond by strengthening and adding density. Just like working out with weights builds muscle, the impact of repeated striking on the shins will build bone. That’s just how the body works. Humans are made to adapt when given enough training, time, rest, and nutrients.
Do Muay Thai fighters break their legs?
Muay Thai fighters do not break their bones, though. Instead, they cause micro-fractures that fill with calcium and become denser and stronger over time.
Is Low Kick effective?
A low kick can be a very effective weapon for a fighter. In this video striking Coach Vince Salvador breaks down how you can use the low kick in Kickboxing or Muay Thai.