Mixed Martial Arts & Muay Thai Kickboxing : How to Do a Push Kick in Kickboxing
Hi I’m Andrew Bridden here on behalf of expertvillage.com.
We are here at the Arizona Center of Mixed Martial Arts I’m here with Robert Garcia our
head kick boxing instructor. The technique we are going to demonstrate is the push kick
which is called the Teeteep in the Thai the Thai language as the sport of the Muay Thai.
The push kick is actually not going to be so much of a knock out technique as it is
maintaining distance so as the attacker is going to come in at me I will use the push
kick to separate him. You could do this with the standing leg like that or with the reverse
leg for a little bit more power. A common misconception the front kick like this is
that it is a snapping kick which is not it doesn’t come up. The knee comes up first right
here and then pushes outward for a lot more power and as the kick goes forward the body
is going to lean back. Just putting maximum power to it. The main target is going to be
the mid section area however, is Robert puts up the high target here it could also be used
for a head level attack. Again that is going to be used when your opponent is probably
dazed. Another crucial thing to this is if you are going to use it you could use it to
set up a secondary attack such as a round house kick. So for example I push him off
and follow up with my momentum going right in the next technique. So 1, 2 like that.