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Side Teep in Traditional Muay Thai?

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The side teep is my favourite kicking technique. In my eyes it's sadly underused across combat sports as a whole.

What are the opinions of people at the roundtable? Specifically why do you think it's less popular than the round kick or front teep?

Does Sylvie have any videos with it, was she ever taught it? 

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5 hours ago, shade said:

Do you mean a sidekick or a teep with a slight angle (Samart style) ? Both are used quite frequently, but the sidekick leaves you pretty exposed if you miss.

A samart style side teep. I personally feel like I don't see it that much, at least out of fights I've watched and the ones I've taken part in here in canada across a few different styles. Most people I've seen throw it in my experience either only turn their foot and hips slightly, like less than 45 degrees, or do a karate style side kick with a full chamber and hip rotation.

Curious what you mean about it leaving you pretty exposed, I don't see it. At least, no more than a round kick that misses.

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I mean if you do a front leg, sidekick (karate style) and it gets swept aside. Think "PKA kickboxing", you are very exposed. Since you also lack momentum you can't easily do a crocodile thrashes tail - as you can with a round kick. 

Samart actually did a seminar at Tiger a few years back where he focused on his side-teep. I'm not familiar with the fighting scene in canada, but I would guess it's the same as the fight scene elsewhere. Kids are mostly impacted by watching mma fights on youtube and they emulate what they see. Very few people actually take the time to watch Thais fight. There you see the side teep quite frequently. 

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On 8/1/2021 at 3:48 PM, Irie said:

The side teep is my favourite kicking technique. In my eyes it's sadly underused across combat sports as a whole.

What are the opinions of people at the roundtable? Specifically why do you think it's less popular than the round kick or front teep?

Does Sylvie have any videos with it, was she ever taught it? 

The side Teep is the best move I've ever scene in Muay Thai. As it pressurizes the opponent and also makes the fighter more energetic. Because Side Teep is a technique and a fighter need more force for it, which ends in a good result.

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