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Muay Boran combination (Phasom Muay) n.1


Offensive combinations can be listed according to various criteria: in this series we will consider the number of strokes executed. This first series is a Mai Rook Saam Chawa or 3 strokes combination. Each series of blows can be composed by attacks executed with the same body weapon (combination of punches, combination of kicks and so on) or it can include strikes by different weapons. This is the case of the series shown in this video.


This Mai Rook links two punches and one roundhouse kick: high-low-high. The first attack, a straight head punch, is not intended to score but it is a feint, used to open a gap in the opponent’s defence (see step 1). In fact, the second stroke is a heavy uppercut punch aimed at the opponent’s liver. A well-placed liver punch is a potentially knock-out technique and, even in the worst case scenario, forces the opponent to lower his guard (see step 2). The finishing technique is a powerful high roundhouse kick aimed at the opponent’s neck or side of the head, jaw hinge or temple (see step 3). The uppercut and roundhouse kick are to be executed on opposites sides: punch on the right side, kick on the left side.

Muay Boran combinations (Phasom Muay)
Phasom Muay is the Science of throwing series of blows. In fact, the best way to successfully reach an opponent’s weak spots is by using clever combinations of strikes. Each blow may carry the Nak Muay’s bodyweight behind it (full power blow) or may be a “mock blow”, designed to mislead and to open the way to a real, heavy blow. The way strikes are combined makes the difference between an expert fighter and a novice: the best fighters deliver blows in series, strikes are linked in a natural manner, flowing smoothly one after the other.
For a step by step guide to Muay Boran combinations please refer to the following PDF book available for free download: