The Straight Knee-Kick (Thai: เข่าตรง – Kow Throng)
Targets: Abdomen, solar plexus
Focus: Grasping and pulling the opponent’s neck with both hands, the knee is raised directly to impact against the target.
Rear Straight Knee-Kick
1. Lean forwards, Transferring your body-weight to your left foot, and firmly grasp your opponent’s neck with both hands.
2. With z twist of the right hip over to the left for extra force, thrust your fight knee up against the target, the toes of your fight foot pointing directly downwards to the floor, while simultaneously pulling down on your opponent’s neck. (When adoptiong this method, your body will naturally lean slightly backwards, with the heel of your left foot raised off the ground).
Notes: The straight Knee-Kick can be conveniently thought of as the knee equivalent of The Straight Kick (Dhe Dhrong)
Lead Straight Knee-Kick
If you wish to employ this technique with your left knee, here are the basics. Body-weight on your right foot, grasp your opponent’s neck. Thrust your left knee up (Remember the toes!) while pulling down on your opponent’s neck.
Reminder: Your face should be slightly inclined, with your chin tucked in protectively against the base of the throat. Remember to observe your opponent closely!