Front leg kicks

Discussion in 'Thai Boxing' started by qbushido, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. nicolo

    nicolo Valued Member

    Teep or tiip is a frontal pushing or thrusting kick. It somewhat resembles a front snapping kick but it is actually a pushing or a jabbing kick that uses the bottom of the foot (toes, heel, ball) as the striking surface. There is usually no exaggerated chambering, rather it is executed in a quick wheel-like motion by bringing the foot up and punching directly into the target. It is commonly fired from the lead leg but can be done from the rear one as well. Although teep is primarily deployed with toes and leg pointing upwards, instances of sidekick-like teep kicks have also been used.
    The teep can be used offensively as well as defensively, and is aimed at the legs, hips, body and as high as the face (i.e. snap thrust kick and slapping straight kick).
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2004

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