Δευτέρα, 26 Μαρτίου 2018

Blocking and counterattacking kicks with low kicks

Fight: Drew Dober vs. Josh Burkman, UFC 214: Jones vs. Cormier



The two sequences above are examples of blocking and counterattacking kicks with low kicks.
In photos 1-3 Dober blocked a right teep from Burkman by deflecting it to the side with his right arm. This put Josh’s foot in a position for Drew to land a left low kick. 



In photos 4-6 Drew blocked a right roundhouse kick and landed again with a low kick. 
Notice in both sequences Dober’s stance was ready to counterattack with the low kick without telegraphing and wasted movement as speed is essential for counterattacks.


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