Τετάρτη, 7 Μαρτίου 2018

Countering spinning back kicks #1



The following options work if you are running backwards towards your right side, with your back against the cage and your opponent (like Jon Jones in the photos above) is in a southpaw stance and goes for a left spinning back kick. This was a predictable pattern in Jon Jones fight. In photos 1-3 it happened vs Gus, in photos 3-6 it’s Gus again and in 7-12 Rashad made him miss and went for an unsuccessful takedown.

If you notice such a pattern, in order to counter, one option is to start moving backwards. The moment you notice that your opponent is about to start spinning, start moving the other direction. Try to low kick the supporting leg or land a left hook to his face starting the trajectory of the punch low, behind his shoulder so he does not see it coming. Beware of spinning elbows though. Takedowns are also an option.

For wrestling counters you can also take a look at OSP’s counter


 And Rashad: