A true nak muay is a master of the teep.
That's right, I'm saying it: you can’t call yourself a real Muay Thai practitioner if you are not a master of the teep.
Also known as the push kick, the teep is one of the most basic but also one of the most effective Muay Thai techniques.
Think of a Western boxer’s jab. That’s one of the best analogies for the teep, both in purpose and execution.
Too often, beginners in "the Art of Eight Limbs" tend to ignore it. They usually go for the flashier moves that just seem cooler to execute.
That is a huge mistake. To make any progress in Muay Thai, we need to at least become proficient in this basic strike. This goes for both casual practitioners and aspiring fighters alike.
So, it is time we shine a spotlight on the power of the teep. Learn of its versatility and the many ways it can be used by nak muays of every level and experience!