Δευτέρα, 5 Μαρτίου 2018

Countering the oblique kick #1


The oblique kick targets an opponent’s knee and was made famous by Bruce Lee in his movie fight against Chuck Norris. It’s a good technique against a boxer but a powerful wrestler should be able to grab the foot and start driving for a takedown. Frankie Edgar would likely grab the foot and start running.

From a Muay Thai perspective fighters can punish someone using this kick by kicking the supporting leg or the kicking leg or both. Again a pullback/switch of the front foot is important. Here is an example:



If an opponent goes lower and harder this can also happen:


Here is Gus using this same counter:



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