Tips & Tricks — techniques

5 ways to use the teep

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5 ways to use the teep

The teep is arguably the most effective and diverse weapon in Muay Thai. It has the longest range and can be used in a wide range of angles and power levels. Like the jab in Boxing, mastering the teep is a key component of success for most elite Muay Thai fighters. It's important to note the differences between a teep and front kick. The front kick relies on a flick at the knee to generate power, while the teep (or push kick) generates power by driving your hips forward and pushing through your opponent. You can flick at the knee...

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5 examples of purposeful practice in Muay Thai

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5 examples of purposeful practice in Muay Thai

We explored what purposeful practice here, how it differs from “normal” practice and how it can help develop your Muay Thai skills quickly and consistently. The concept itself can be easy to understand, yet when you first try to think of ways you can purposefully practice, it can be challenging. That said, you have likely purposefully practiced before without labelling it as such. In this article, we explore 5 ways you can build individual aspects of your Muay Thai game through focus and purposeful practice. Each will look at a different strike/technique/skill which, when mastered individually and then incorporated into...

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5 ways to diversify training for consistent learning

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5 ways to diversify training  for consistent learning

After a while of regular training, it's likely you'll hit some sort of plateau which will frustrate you, make you question your level of passion for the sport and have you searching for ways to make it exciting again. This is common with any sport or hobby and you'll need to evaluate whether it's a genuine disinterest and not just a “wall”. If you believe it's just a wall, it could simply be a way that your body and mind are telling you to switch things up. By seeing this as an opportunity and embracing it, you can turn this...

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5 Tips for Increasing Flexibility

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5 Tips for Increasing Flexibility

A fundamental route to unlocking the full potential of your rotations, power and speed in Muay Thai is by building a high-degree of flexibility throughout your body. Developing the ability to quickly move your limbs through a wide-degree of rotations without strain or injury, will significantly contribute to you're overall effectiveness in Muay Thai. For instance, high-levels of flexibility enable you to throw head-kicks at short range and lead leg body/head-kicks without the need to step or switch stance.     That said, it's easy to see why flexibility is something you should consistently work on to build and maintain....

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