Muay Thai Kickboxing 101 – The Rear Teep
And this week…we’re going to get you moving like a Hollywood superstar =). It’s the powerful rear teep (push kick).
It’s powerful…and it’s something that can be used to counter ANY strike that comes your way.
The Rear Teep – Muay Thai Kickboxing 101
- Powerful Because It’s Loaded Up from the Back Leg
- It’s Fast Because It’s Thrown Straight Down The Centerline
- It can be used to Counter any Attack
Muay Thai Kickboxing 101 – The Lower Body Mechanics of the Rear Teep
Muay Thai Kickboxing 101 – The Upper Body Mechanics of the Rear Teep
- The power comes from pushing the rear hip out…the rear hip joint should be in front of the lead hip joint when it’s thrown
- The lead foot needs to secure flat on the ground so you don’t lose your balance…big toe of the lead foot pointed at the target.
- The upper body and shoulders also torque into it to really make it a devastating blow
- You can strike with the balls of the feet (added distance because the foot is pointed forward) or with the heel (if you want to do some serious damage)
- Not torqueing the shoulders into it….remember, when you make contact..if they aren’t stable, you’ll be bleeding torque out of them instead of into the opponent
- Turning the lead foot….it de-stabilizes the lead hip-joint..again..bleeding torque
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