This is a drill from a while ago in class. We do a lot of these for a variety of reasons. Check out the video and then read the explanation below. Here's how it works:: The attacker fights his way into close range with the body kick and then punches. Plant the foot of the kicking leg hard on the retraction and then accelerate forward into the jab, following up with … [Read more...] about MMA Striking Drill: fighting your way in and out of close range
A basic set up for the leg kick: Condition your opponent to your jab as you measure distance.Especially when he tries to parry it, use a long lead hook next time you see an opportunity.Put enough power in it so you shift his weight slightly to his lead leg (so he can't block.)Step off-line with your lead foot and throw the leg kick. … [Read more...] about Instructional Video: Basic combination for MMA: Setting up the leg kick
A quick instructional video on how to perform this broken rhythm combination: Set up the body hook with the jab and then step off-line for the leg kick. Follow up with a cross by first pivoting slightly more than usual to get the angle. Switch kick to the body or head as you snap his head back with the cross. Keep your distance and don't follow blindly after the kick. … [Read more...] about Instructional Video: Broken rhythm and angling off to the side with follow-up kick
This is a striking combination for MMA that works in a progressive manner. It takes perceptual readiness and focus to pull off. The goal is to get off center line after the initial attack and stay at a side angle until you're done. Follow the instructions for more details. … [Read more...] about Instructional Video: Level change combination at side angle
A more advanced striking combination: Parry + block his attack, then counter with the overhand and stay in the forward leaning position.Lateral replacement step as you throw the lead hook and right cross/hook/uppercut (depending on distance) to the body on the weight transfer.Lead hook to the body. Make sure to keep your torso angled off to his side.Right-hand control of … [Read more...] about Instructional video: Diagonal downward strike – circle out to go straight in.