How Do You Score Points in a Muay Thai Match?

Having the understanding on how to score points in a Muay Thai match when training for a fight can really get you optimally prepared. One of the best times to practice is when there is no match that is coming up. That way you are already used to the rules of the sport.

Training with these items in mind will really place you at the advantage. When can you start practicing these? Right away! Let the reps get stronger and stronger each time.

Let’s take a look at them.

Scoring Criteria

  • A boxer wins the round by hitting more with Muay Thai skills than the opponent.
  • A boxer wins the round when using more forceful Muay Thai skills than the opponent.
  • A boxer wins the round when showing less exhaustion or less buirsing and shows better balance.
  • A boxer wins the round by showing more aggression.
  • A boxer wins the round by showing more defense.
  • A boxer wins the round by having better Muay Thai style.
  • A boxer wins the round by having less infringement of the rules.

Fouls

  • Throwing, bending back the opponent with Judo or wrestling techniques.
  • Falling on downed opponent intentionally.
  • Striking the opponent who is down or in the act of rising.
  • Striking while holding the ropes.
  • Locking the opponent’s arm or head.
  • Completely passive defense or intentionally falling to avoid a strike.
  • Not stepping back when ordered to “Yak” “Yut”
  • Useless, aggressive, offensive utterance during the round.

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