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Head-butting is a brutal in-fighting tactic that can cause damage to the sensitive areas of the face and if forcefully executed can even knock the opponent out. Combat Muay Boran stylists are trained to combine head-butts with holds to the arms and neck.


When the opponent’s arms are trapped, a skilled Combat Muay Boran fighter wastes no time and immediately attacks with a head-butt to the face or chin. This first short range blow is usually followed by more head-butts, knee or elbow strikes until the opponent is out of commission.


Arm trapping is a basic skill of Combat Muay Boran that puts a fighter in condition to unleash powerful blow without the risk of being blocked or countered. Trap the arms, pull the opponent and explode forward with all your body mass connecting with your forehead.