Effective Muay Thai combos


I want to share with you a list of a very effective Muay Thai combos. I have listed basic ones for beginners and also more powerful combinations for more advanced fighters. I have picked them up while training and sparring in the UK and in Thailand. I want to share with you those that I have found the most useful.



Some of the combos that comes natural to me may not suit you. That's normal. Try them out and then you'll know which one feels natural to you. There's no point of perfecting a combo that you are not 100% sure about. You may use it later in a sparring but you won't be able to rely on it during a real fight.

Find your strong and weak points and use combos that works well for you. It cannot be forced, it must come natural to deliver a sequence of strikes. Ideally, you should choose and perfect combos that utilize your most powerful strikes - be it a head kick, a hook or a knee strike and not making yourself too vulnerable to counter attacks at the same time. Keep it simple, keep it real.


Start with a basic Muay Thai combos:


In most combinations first few punches are meant to open your opponent's guard for further strikes:

jab+jab+cross

jab+cross+hook

cross+left hook+cross

jab+jab+cross+left knee

Since modern Muay Thai punches are based on Western boxing strikes most of the combinations start with a simple jab+cross combo which may be a little predictable. That's why you should do some more tricky moves from time to time:


Left inside leg kick (switch kick)+cross+left hook

jab+right overhand+left inside leg kick

jab+right uppercut+left hook+cross

jab+cross+right leg kick

jab+cross+left leg body kick+cross


And now my special move. I call this one an ex-girlfriend cause it's really nasty:

left jab+right knee+left elbow

It is very useful for shortening of the distance between you and your opponent and getting into a clinch.

So let's move to more advanced Muay Thai combinations:


jab+cross+left hook+right uppercut+roundhouse kick

left inside leg kick+cross+left hook+roundhouse kick

jab+rcross+left uppercut+left overhand

jab+cross+left hook+right roundhouse kick+right knee


It is not a problem if you cannot memorize all of them at once. Just write them down and stick it to the wall at your gym right behind a heavy bag. Next time when you start your bag routine perform them one after another and pick the most useful ones to practice with your sparring partner.


If you liked it and looking for more, read about these effective 3-count and 4-count combinations. You can also find a Dutch school combos advanced setups there.

For more basic Muay Thai combinations take a look at this post: basic Muay Thai combinations.

I hope you have found it useful. Let me know what you think and share a list of your favorite combinations in the comments below. Also, check a post about how to choose a proper Muay Thai gear.





Have you got some good combos to share with the rest of us? Post it in a comment section and I will put them on the list. Don't forget to share this post. Thanks




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