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The Ultimate Guide to the Teep (Part 4) – Learning Where to Place Your Teep

In part 1,2, and 3 of our Muay Thai teep series, we talked about why you should master the teep, how to throw a proper teep and the different types of teeps. In this article, I am going to break down the placement of the teep and how to use it effectively. You will learn about placing your teep for disrupting your opponent versus using your teep to create space and damage your opponent. It is important to understand that there are many variations of the teep. Every fighter has a slightly different technique because of their body type...

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The 18 Types of Foreigners You Find Fighting in Thailand

When you fight in Thailand, you will encounter people from all walks of life. Some people are part time fighters who fight when they go on vacation, while others are full-time fighters living in Thailand for years. If you meet enough fighters in Thailand, you will start seeing similarities among fighters who come from various backgrounds. The following is a tongue and cheek look at some of the different foreign fighters you will see in Thailand. Please keep in mind that the categories are not mutually exclusive. Some fighters may fit into multiple categories. #1 – The Bucket List...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Teep (Part 3) – Different Variations in the Teep

The teep is one of the most versatile weapons in Muay Thai. While most people think of the teep as a single weapon, there are different variations of the teep you will often see used. In my previous articles, I broke down why you should master the teep and how to throw a teep correctly. Now that we understand the basics of the teep, this article is going to break down some variations you will see. While the basic mechanics of the teep remain the same through every technique, there are slight differences that create variations in the teep....

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The Ultimate Guide to the Teep (Part 2) – How to Throw a Front Teep

In my last article, I talked about why you should learn how to throw a teep. I broke down the offensive and defensive benefits of the teep, and why this technique is one of the most used techniques among Thai fighters. You can read my previous article here This article is going to break down how to throw a teep correctly. While the fundamentals of the teep will remain the same, there will be slight differences regarding the footwork, contact point, and hand position. Every fighter has a unique body and set of skills that will dictate how the...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Teep (Part 1): Why You Should Master the Teep

The teep is one of the most effective techniques in Muay Thai. Known as a front or push kick by non-Muay Thai practitioners, teeps are an essential technique that all good Nak Muays (Thai Boxers) utilize to gain maximum advantage. The teep is the Muay Thai equivalent of the jab in boxing. It is a versatile weapon that can be used on offense to set up your attacks, and it can be utilized as a defensive tool to interrupt your opponent. This 5-part mini-series on the teep is going to talk about different aspects of the teep, and how...

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