Muay Thai Tutorial: the Push Kick (Teep)

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The key to fighting is distance management.

There are many ways to manage your distance. You can use footwork, you can use jabs, you can push or pull your opponent, you can teep, and much more. With all those options, we want to focus on the teep. Why? Because it’s the jab of the lower body. However, it is also one of the longest weapons we have.

The jab is an incredibly safe technique to use. You’re barely exposing yourself, and you’re only exposing yourself for a blink. The teep is similar. The teep comes quick, and it brings you right back to your stance. Low kicks are fast, but if you miss, you’re thrown completely out of your stance and have to spin around.

The teep is one of the safest and most effective techniques anyone can use. It is one of the best ways to manage distance due to its safety and speed. Use it well: