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This knee strike can be aimed at the groin, midsection or even the face of the opponent. Muay Lopburi fighters usually employ this technique as a counter strike. In the execution, the knee follows a curved horizontal path to the target.


Muay Lopburi boxers are very skilled in using angular steps to reach a favourable position that allows defensive as well as offensive actions. Good timing is required to side step, evade a strike and counter with a forceful round horizontal knee aimed at the solar plexus or groin.


This Muay Lopburi technique is best executed as a counterattack against straight punches. When the opponent throws a rear straight punch to the head, step to the outside of the attack, bend your trunk and throw a horizontal knee strike to the solar plexus. The step and strike should be executed at the same time for best results.