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How to Beat an Aggressive Fighter – Winning the Mental Battle

One of the most feared opponents in Muay Thai is the aggressive fighter. When you face an aggressive fighter, you better be prepared for war. These guys hit hard and will pressure you the entire fight. Learning to counter aggressive fighters is no easy feat. If you have never fought an aggressive opponent, it will take a few fights for you to become comfortable having someone always in your face throwing strikes at you. As you read this article, it is essential to understand the difference between knowing how to counter someone, and actually being able to pull it...

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The Importance of Surrounding Yourself with Better Muay Thai Competition

If you want to reach your full potential in Muay Thai, it is crucial that you train with the people who are better than you. While it can feel good being “the man” at a gym, being the best fighter at a gym is not ideal for your development. If you constantly face inferior competition, you won’t get tested, and it is easy to become complacent. You never want to be the big fish in a small pond. Being a big fish might feel good for your ego, but it can stunt your growth in the long run. When...

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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 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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