Muay Thai Counter Elbow to the Teep

Countering The Muay Thai Teep With An Elbow Strike

When your opponent throws a Muay Thai teep directly at your body, what do you normally counter with? A parry? A kick? A catch? Well, it’s important to add a variety of counter strikes against the teep to catch your opponent off guard.

In this defensive Muay Thai technique tutorial, USTMA Champ Chris Clodfelter of Eight Points Muay Thai demonstrates how to counter the teep with a deadly Muay Thai elbow strike.

Muay Thai Elbow Counter to the Teep


There are a number of different options to counter the teep. Here’s another catch and counter technique against the teep that will help you land a powerful hook to either your opponent’s body or head. This Muay Thai counter technique is demonstrated by WKA Super Middleweight Champion and US National Champion, Chris Romulo of CROM Physical Culture. Give it a try and see how it works against your training partners!

Muay Thai Teep Counter – Catch and Hook

Now enough about how to counter the teep… what about using it to stop aggressive, forward moving opponents?

The teep is basically the equivalent to a jab, except that you can cover a lot more distance and setup a number of different combinations and techniques right off the teep. When dealing with hard hitting punchers it’s a good idea to utilize the teep to keep your opponent out of range. Not only that, but continuously landing the teep can hurt your opponents body and make them think twice before stepping in for a hard punching attack.

A great way to practice and perfect this important Muay Thai technique is drilling it with a partner. The more you drill this technique, the better your timing will be at stopping your opponents forward momentum and the crisper your technique will be.

Try out this Muay Thai teep drill below demonstrated by our friend Chris Clodfelter of Eight Points Muay Thai.

Muay Thai Teep Drill – How To Counter Aggressive Punchers

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