SPEAR KNEE

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Victor Saravia’s Spear Knee

Victor Saravia of Muay Thai America Gym shows us his version of the spear knee

Victor “Dynamite” Saravia is one of the most exciting Muay Thai fighters in the USA today, a powerful kicker with venom in all of his blows. The Lion Fight North American Flyweight title holder, Victor has been rapidly rising through the ranks, entertaining the crowds and sweeping aside the competition with a professional record of 8-2.

Here Victor is working the spear knee with Anthony Brancieri, who is wearing the Revgear Thai Original Belly Pad and S.H.I.E.L.D Thigh Pads.

Victor explains that the way many people throw their knee doesn’t work if the opponent retreats. He opts for his version of the straight knee (known in Thai as a khao trong): the spear knee. The motion involves throwing your knee out directly in front of you, rather than upwards. This lengthens the weapon allowing you to catch your opponent, no matter whether he moves backwards or not.

The combination that Victor uses here starts with the double jab to check his distance, followed by a cross and a lead uppercut, a low kick and finishing with the spear knee. The hands set up the low kick, that forces your opponent to stay planted on the spot, allowing you to throw the powerful spear knee and score good points, inflicting damage at the same time.

Check out Victor’s other videos on fighting taller opponents, the question mark kick and the powerful low kick. For more great striking techniques like the spear knee, subscribe to Revgear University on YouTube and follow Revgear on Instagram to stay up to date. Revgear University is the home of some of the best athletes and coaches in the business with grappling and striking videos that will help elevate your game.

Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports. He has been training in Muay Thai gyms around the world for around 15 years and is a qualified Muay Thai instructor. He has lived in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Tom is a native of England, but based in the USA. When he's not kicking or holding the pads, Tom is either deep into writing an article, exploring the world or connecting with fellow martial artists. Tom is currently beginning his Jiu Jitsu journey in the Kore gi and 10th Planet no gi systems, as well as working to reconstruct the techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism.

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