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Learn the Question Mark Kick with Victor Saravia

Victor Saravia of Muay Thai America Gym shows us how to set up the question mark kick

Victor “Dynamite” Saravia is one of the most exciting Muay Thai fighters in the USA today, a powerful kicker with venom in all of his blows. The Lion Fight North American Flyweight title holder, Victor has been rapidly rising through the ranks, entertaining the crowds and sweeping aside the competition with a professional record of 8-2.

The question mark kick has been used to great effect by Muay Thai fighters for a number of years, with the legendary Muay Femur, Saenchai, bringing it to the attention of the West and captivating fight fans with it.

The question mark kick is technically difficult, but when pulled off, it will catch opponents unaware. It simulates a teeb, but then turns into a head kick half way through.

You start off by throwing the push kick (teeb), so that you start getting your opponent to expect it. The second time, they are going to see it coming and may try to catch it. This is what you want to see, as when someone tries to catch the push kick, they drop both hands, leaving their head unprotected. As soon as you see them attempt the catch, you know the the next time they are really going to try and catch it. So, on the third time, throw the teeb, but then turn your hips and transfer the energy into a head kick.

The kick is not a powerful as a normal head kick, but it is going to catch your opponent out. A normal head kick is easier to see coming, whereas this question mark kick is a tricky technique that will sneak up on your opponent. It is a great weapon in the arsenal of a Muay Femur (tricky fighter).

 

Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports. He has been training in Muay Thai gyms around the world for around 15 years and is a qualified Muay Thai instructor. He has lived in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Tom is a native of England, but based in the USA. When he's not kicking or holding the pads, Tom is either deep into writing an article, exploring the world or connecting with fellow martial artists. Tom is currently beginning his Jiu Jitsu journey in the Kore gi and 10th Planet no gi systems, as well as working to reconstruct the techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism.

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