The Muay Thai teep kick

The teep, or front kick, is an underappreciated tool. Often taught as a defense against a slow roundhouse kick, or a way to create space between combatants, it is often overlooked for its sheer power: firefighters used this technique to kick in doors for years (until being replaced by the Halligan bar, and the huge mechanical advantage it provides); others in the door-kicking business still use this when no Halligan bar is available.

Here is a video of a recent Muay Thai fight that is an excellent display of the direct application of an offensive teep.

muay thai teep

That was the end of the fight.

Initial clip posted by Yodsanan on Twitter. The full fight is available on YouTube here:

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