For this video I use the bread and butter of Muay Thai; jab-rear kick. Here are 3 effective ways to add depth to a basic combo.
There are plenty of ways to throw jab-rear kick and yes you have to walk before you can run. These 3 suggestions aren't the end all be all of basics, they are just another tool for your tool box.
Mixing your tempo is a good way to offset your opponent's timing and defense. Two common ways to offset your opponent's rhythm is by using Half Beat and Full Beat. In my opinion neither one is better than the other. I like to think of it as 2 different tools.
You can land more efficient shots just by striking around your opponent's line of vision, around their guard, or by forcing them out of position.Feints
Use your opponent's defense against them. Feints are a good way to draw your opponent to defend while striking them with a different move, especially if they defend the same way every time.
Pads and bag work are cool but try landing it on a resisting partner. Sparring/ sparring drills are keys to figuring out your range and timing, which changes with different size and experienced partners.
"Excellence is achieved by the mastery of the fundamentals."
- Vince Lombardi
You can know every angle, study the latest spinning shit, but if you can't land a basic combo then it's time to keep touching it up.
Link up with a qualified coach and hammer down the fundamentals before you attempt to make them more difficult than what they are.
Best to your training,