Sweeping the Teep & Push Kick Specialist by Ognjen Topic

Sweeping the Teep & Push Kick Specialist by Ognjen Topic

Countering the Teep / Push Kick With a Unique, But Simple Sweep

by Ognjen Topic of North Jersey Muay Thai
Feature Photo by CrossFace Productions

Ognjen Topic is back with yet another unique sweep. This one is straight forward and effective for both the beginner & the advanced fighter. Being teeped [push kicked] can be frustrating on the other end, to parry at times is not enough.

Using a sweep in response to the teep does not only score and show control within the fight, it also gives our opponent a fair reason to hesitate, with apprehension come holes, with apprehension a weapon [like the teep] becomes dull.

Lets get to drilling ladies and gentleman – this one is taught by the best:

Sweeping the Teep & Push Kick Specialist by Ognjen Topic

For those who enjoy to teep and often hesitate in response to the catch and counter, here is a tutorial on how to escape the vice grips before the opponent counters us:

Notes: Sweeping the Teep & Push Kick Specialist by Ognjen Topic 

Step One: Catch the Teep [Vice Grip]

Step Two: Pass the Leg Through to avoid a second [counter] teep to defend the oncoming sweep

Step Three: Pull the leg in to the outside of your lead leg, stepping the front foot with the side of your thigh against the back of the opponent’s. 

Step Four: Toss the opponent over your thigh, circling the right foot in the direction of the sweep (note position within the video) ending up in a proper squat-like position. 

Ognjen Topic is a current IKF World, WBC, WKA National and a former Lion Fight Lightweight World Champion in Muay Thai. He has been training at North Jersey Muay Thai (NJMuayThai.com) since 2005. In 2008, Ognjen began training and fighting out of Eminent Air Gym in Bangkok, Thailand.  Eminent Air is ranked one of the 10 best gyms in the country. Ognjen has divided his time primarily training at NJMT, while spending months each year at Eminent Air. There he is able to gain a competitive advantage, while preparing to compete on large televised promotions such as MAX Muay Thai, Ch. 8 (Highest rated show in Thailand ) he has also fought in Lumpini, Radjadamnern, Aswindam, Jitmuangnon, Theprasit and many more stadiums, including one in China. Back in USA, Ognjen is a full-time instructor who holds class while training for big fights, such as on the Lion Fight show. Aside from fighting, Ognjen is also an award winning graphic designer, some of his work can be see at TopicCreative.com



  • Ranked No. 1 in the USA (Super Feather Weight Division)
  • Current WKA North American Champion (Lightweight Division)
  • Current WBC North American Champion (Super Feather Weight Division)
  • Former Lion Fight World Champion (LightWeight Division)
  • Voted 2011 North American professional rookie of the year by Muay Thai Authority. (MTA has over 1,200,000 fans on their fan page: facebook.com/MuayThaiAuthority)
  • Voted 2011 professional fighter of the month by the WKA (World Kickboxing Association)
  • Voted 2011 Break through fighter of the year by Muay Thai is Life website
  • Awarded New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2012 Fighter of the Year
  • Awarded most “Fight of the Night” by Friday Night Fights in its history (facebook.com/fridayfights)

Paul Banasiak is a Professional Muay Thai fighter/addict, 9x champion, trainer, and fitness professional currently living, training, and fighting in Thailand. After leaving medical school without looking back, he decided to fully follow his passion of helping others become the best version of themselves, creating MuayThaiAthlete.com. A website for those who are already passionate individuals that want to take their life, mindset & training to the next level. 

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