Learn Muay Thai's Curving Knee Strike (or Khao Khong)

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Learn Muay Thai's Curving Knee Strike (or Khao Khong)

This section looks at a Muay Thai Curving Knee Strike (or Khao Khong). This knee strike is also known as a lateral knee strike, knee curve or a round knee strike. In this strike, the knee is brought up laterally to strike an opponent's ribs. It is often used against the body of a clinched opponent.

Also visit the round knee strike section to see how this knee technique is used by other martial arts styles.

For additional Muay Thai kicks, visit the main Muay Thai Kicks & Knee Strikes section.

Muay Thai Instructional Video On A Curving Knee Strike

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