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First Posted: 5/2/2014

Shown, from left, Declan Walsh and Louis Scartelli, demonstrate a self defense move, called “Lead Leg Pecking Teep,” or “Push Kick,” during a children’s class at Gracie Sports Macarra BJJ PA, 8 Tiger Muay Thai, Dunmore, with Kru James Simrell, of Clarks Summit and Coach Chris Walsh.

Step one: All three components must move together — The Lead Leg Pecking Teep and both arms. Lead Leg steps back with a quick pump from your toes and the ball of the foot off the floor.

Step two: The leg will come up bending at the knee. To the height of the target where you want to Teep (Push Kick) to land.

Step three: Trusting the leg that is kicking outwards with toes back, stricking the oppoint with the ball of the foot, the lead arm will make a C formation.

Step four: The opposite arm will come across protecting the face.

For information about self-defense classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai, parents may call 570-905-8810 or email

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