Κυριακή, 4 Μαρτίου 2018

The Shogun punch

This is a highly effective punch: the punch Mauricio “Shogun” Rua used to knock out Chuck Liddell back at UFC 97.


This is a jab/left hook hybrid using momentum generated by stepping in at an angle with your back foot. This particular type of footwork covers a longer distance and this punch is way stronger than a jab. For a split second it looks like you land in a southpaw position, however a simple hip twist can correct this problem and you can land a right hand, a left kick or a takedown.
You can see the punch in action below:




As you can also see in the following gif, Shogun tried to land this punch in his fight against Jon Jones but JJ, (who studies tape a lot in order to prepare for fights), was able to duck under and counter 


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 My original post: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/6/27/15876742/combat-course-lessons-from-the-cage-1-mma-grappling-striking-technique