Posted On:9/07/2010 3:49am
Style: Kickboxing, BJJ
I've been mulling this one over for a while.
I really want to get good at using the teep kick but I'm not terribly tall (5,5') and really struggling to set it up against taller people when sparring. So I was woundering if any of you had any good methods for using it that I could try?
Posted On:9/07/2010 6:05am
Style: MMA, Yoga
Something that first started making teeps work for me (as a tall guy) was instead of trying to time people and get teeps off as they come in, adding teeps to the end of the combination.
So your basics might look like this.
Jab, close range, lead hook, rear leg kick, front teep to disrupt their combination,
follow them back to keep the pressure on and cut off ring, next combination.
Or maybe you are just better off focusing on techniques that suit a shorter guy better, i'm too used to having the reach advantage to know your plight.
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Posted On:9/07/2010 9:17am
Thanks for your reply.
I think that's my problem I am trying to time it when they come in as well. That sounds like a sweet combo, I'll give it a try.
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Posted On:9/07/2010 1:44pm
Teeps are weird because you have to be REALLY good at judging distance and timing to use them effectively. To start you may want to try a less committed version to learn your range. Instead of teeping hard and missing opening yourself to counters start throwing front kicks just to get your range down. After a couple weeks when you have a handle on your range you will be able to put some power on them and start backing people up.
Like anything it just takes practice. Make sure your throw a couple in every sparring match up. It won't be magic but your teeps will start working.
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Posted On:9/07/2010 3:03pm
Style: Kitty Pow Pow!!!
Try to get good with the lead leg teep. For the longest time that was the only teep I could ever land because the rear leg version is so much slower. To guarantee proper distance on the teep, get close enough to where you can reach out and put your lead hang on your opponents guard and kick from there, rather than trying to time someone advancing on you. Until you're confident in your teep's ability to stop your opponent, trying to counter someone charging in on you with it will typically cause you to fumble it, miss the proper targeting or not commit properly and get knocked over.
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Posted On:9/07/2010 3:16pm
Style: Muay Thai
For speed and timing, practice on a heavy bag that swings a lot. Kick to push it away, let it swing back and away again, then kick again when it returns. Practice this way a lot, with both legs. After a while you'll be able to eliminate the middle swing and just teep, teep, teep...
Posted On:9/07/2010 4:31pm
Style: Kenkojuku Karate, Judo
Sticking people with front (and side) kick as they come is a personal favorite. To get the basic timing down, I spent an awful lot of time swinging the heavy bag and stopping it as it came in. I'd say start there.
For front push kick, I'd also say get into the habit of lifting the knee higher than you think you need it. If you do the bare minimum your timing has to be perfect, but if you lift your knee a bit higher it gives you more room for error. You can force the kick to completion even if your timing is a bit off and they wind up closer than you'd like. It won't be as pretty, but they'll be shoved back all the same.
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Posted On:9/07/2010 4:54pm
Style: BJJ, MT, TKD
Quick tip: make sure you do NOT slide your rear foot forward if you are throwing a defensive teep (they are closing distance to you and you are reacting). It will slow you down, you'll be too late, your distance with be off, and you'll eat a horrible kick to your rear leg.
Plant your rear foot, pick up your lead leg, throw the teep, and move offline. Timing comes with reps.
Posted On:9/08/2010 2:13am
I'm about the same height as OP and tbh I am **** at backing guys up with the teep but if you have the flexibility, teeping a guy in the face can make for a hilarious flash knockdown
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Posted On:9/08/2010 8:22pm
Really not to troll,
but "teep" is simply the Thai word for kick. That's what I get for spending a year and half of my life studying a language I've rarely used
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