Catch and Sweep | Shutting Down the Switch Kick

Catch & Sweep [Shutting Down the Switch Kick]

The switch kick is a weapon used to not only score and damage the opponent, but as a way to shut down their attack. It is a common technique used against heavy punchers who throw their right hand by stepping in with overwhelming power. A good technician will time this step, ripping the kick into the arm and sticking the arm to their body before the opponent can attack.

If you are going against a technician with a quick and powerful switch kick, this is the solution to shut it down. The pass through catch and sweep can be hard to execute for some [technically], for that reason, we came up with this variation of it – is straight forward and effective in its execution. 

Couples that train together, learn from each other, and grow as one. . . obviously stay together. In this video, Richi Alvarez displays a catch and sweep technique to shut down the switch kick with his lady by his side.

[Richi is a fighter out of Khongsittha Muay Thai in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a decorated Professional that is a regular on the main card portion of the well known MAX Muay Thai show]

Shutting Down the Competition. Location: Bangkok, Thailand. 
Catch and Sweep Technique Tutorial | Shutting Down the Switch Kick

Taught by: Richi Alvarez. MAXX Muay Thai Fighter, Khongsittha Gym Bangkok.
You can follow Richi’s journey in Thailand on Instagram

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