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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 5) – How to Increase Power in Your Teep

While the teep is a technique that does not require a lot of power to be effective, when you add power to your teep it can be a devastating offensive and defensive weapon. A strong teep can knock an incoming opponent across the ring, or it can even KO an opponent if you place it in the right location. Increasing the power in your teep is something that requires you to master the basic fundamentals before you start trying to throw them with power. As a beginner, you shouldn’t worry about power until you can perform the technique with...

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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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