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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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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Boxing Headgear

The most important protective equipment for Boxers is headgear. Given the fact that Boxer’s spend the majority of the time taking blows to the head, it would make sense to invest in a quality pair of headgear when you Box. While MMA, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai involve striking the entire body, Boxers limit their punches to the body or head of their opponent. This means that you are constantly taking repeated damage the head when you train and you take even more damage to the head if you compete. Good Boxing coaches will not let their students spar unless they...

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7 Offensive Skills that High Level Muay Thai Fighters Possess

In my last article, I talked about defensive skills that are essential to reaching a high level in Muay Thai. This article is going to talk about everyone’s favorite subject: offensive skills At a certain degree, most experienced fighters have the ability to use all of the Muay Thai weapons. However, what separates the best fighters from the rest, is their ability to use these weapons at the right TIME. Timing is everything in a good offense. You don’t have to throw special combinations to land strikes; you just have to throw your technique at the right time. While...

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5 Defensive Skills That Are Essential In Muay Thai

If you want to compete in Muay Thai at a high level, your defense needs to be on point. Failing to block incoming strikes will lead to unnecessary damage that can impact you in the long term. While some fighters pride themselves on having a strong chin, after years of punishment those fighters often suffer from severe concussions and memory loss when they retire. While it is important to know how to take a punch, that should be your last line of defense. A proper defense involves blocking, parrying, avoiding, redirecting, and countering strikes before they land. Some fighters shield...

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