You need to learn how to throw a push kick before you step into the ring to spar or fight!
This basic Muay Thai kick technique also called ‘teep’ or front kick is important for keeping your opponent at bay, upsetting his/her tempo and even using it to hurt your opponent!
Needless to say the teep technique seems like there isn’t much to it and that it wouldn’t really hurt that much getting hit by it. Take it from a guy who has been hit with a lot of front kicks to the body… that shit hurts!
There are many reasons why you should learning how to throw a push kick. Regardless whether you use it for offense, defense or set up purposes, it’s important to know the minor details in order to get the most out of your Muay Yhai front kick technique.
If you learn how to throw a push kick properly it’s going to help you in more ways than you think. You’ll be able to use it like a jab to frustrate your opponent, or like a cross to deal some serious damage and make your opponent think twice about coming in.
Not only is the teep front kick great for offensive and defensive purposes but it’s also great for using as a fake to land other strikes. Personally I love using my right push kick to walk through and follow up with either a hard left roundhouse or a right hook (which both have worked very well in the fights I’ve used them).
It might seem like a relatively easy and basic Muay Thai kick technique but trust me there is much more to it than just trying to ‘kick down a door’. You have to use your hips to generate power and snap otherwise it won’t be nearly as effective.
Make sure to focus on the basics of the Muay Thai push kick first before messing around with set ups and fakes. Your opponent won’t fall for any of the fakes if you don’t land any hard teeps.
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