Muay Thai Shin Block
The Muay Thai Shin Block is designed to block roundhouse kicks to the hips, the upper body and the neck. Muay thai roundhouse kicks are very powerful, and that's why you need a strong block against them. The reason why you block medium high kicks with the shin is that you want to keep your hands up. Elbow strikes are very dangerous and extremely fast. They often come in combinations with roundhouse kicks and you don't want to lower your guard. At the beginning you should practice your muay thai shin blocks in front of a mirror. Don't even think about signing up for a fight if your shin blocks are not perfect. Find more muay thai instructions at the muay thai main page. Don't forget to check out the muay thai videos at the bottom of this instruction.