MMA Tip: Thai Block

Hi I’m Trever Sherman and in this video I’m going to go over the basics of a block called the Thai Block. I like this block as it’s a good quick, power block as a defense for incoming straight punches such as jabs or crosses.


To execute the Thai block, you extend your arms forward with palms and forearms out and you squeeze your elbows together. It’s difficult to practice it slowly as the muscles in your body pull back against it but it is a good dynamic explosive block that if you execute it properly may even send your opponent back.

This block is good for straight attacks but not looping or hooking punches as you are still exposed on the sides. Practice this with a partner and master the timing of this easy to perform and aggressive MMA block.

 Thai Block:

Thai Block

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