counter punch

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  1. salboski

    salboski Brown Belt

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    what is the best counter to a big haymaking right hand, i'm thinking maybe slip to the left and while bending down throw and overhand right, or again slip to the left and unload a big left hook. what do you guys think?
     
  2. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    Block it with your left forearm and follow with a straight right of your own.
     
  3. ballie

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    I would also go for the right strait
    if it's a haymaker you can even step just back a little blocking and shoot in on his face with your right strait
    another option is a timing counter, right strait to his chin as soon as you see him starting the swing, this is more dangerous but if you're fast it shouldn't be a problem bacause a good strait right will land faster and should stop his, but make sure you really shoot in during your punch, push it with your foot and just follow your hand with your body and your feet
     
  4. Michael Wanaka

    Michael Wanaka Amateur Fighter

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    I usually fade back and counter with a jab over the top.
     
  5. I-Shoji

    I-Shoji Green Belt

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    1.sidestep it and right kick his ribs under his swinging arms. My fav counter to a telegraphed looking right.

    2. duck under and to the outside of his right, and you can counter with a right shovel-hook to his jaw or a right hook to his body.

    3. Block it with your left arm and you can now counter with your right, or having inside controll over both his arms quickly slap on a MT clinch and knee him.

    4. Duck under and shoot the takedown.

    5. snap back and counter with a left jab, or a left leg kick.

    Just some to get you started.
     
  6. Freestyler

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    Your a bad ass...I think you and king kabuki own this site now! I like #4 the most by the way...
     
  7. aries

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    1. I'd slip outside or duck under then outside and throw left hook to the body or to the head NOT a right. Your weight is on your left side so your power is on that side.

    2.Layback and return with the straight right. Your weight is on your right side so that's where your power is.

    3.If you are fast or know its coming step inside, block with left glove and right uppercut. Can't miss.

    On a side note I don't really like jabs as a counters if you have the choice. They are great as a reactive strike but if you have time, a really good counter should make the guy pay for showing you the door. So IMO a power punch is the best choice for a counter shot.
     
  8. z0nk

    z0nk Blue Belt

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    if you mean a right hook, then i'd say the best way, like Spoonman7 said, is to counter with a right cross while blocking the left side of your face. a cross will always land quicker than a rear hook. you could also counter with a right uppercut, while keeping the left covered.
     
  9. miaou

    miaou barely keeping it together

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    Slip (and slightly duck) while at the same time delivering a right to the body and then left hook to the head (with a slight jump so that you come closer and face him).
    After that you can add a right kick to the head or body (if you do it quickly he won't be facing directly at you so low-kick is not very comfortable)

    Another very simple counter is a fast left front kick to the body (or right if you're southpaw) - although it doesn't do much damage if he comes in w haymakers and you keep on stopping him w front kick you will soon piss him off! ;)
     
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    EDIT: sorry, double post
     
  11. salboski

    salboski Brown Belt

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    i like to counter with a power shot as well, end it as quick as possible. i like the left hook to the jaw cause when you dip, you can twist around with a lot of torque and BANG! but you have to be kinda fast.
     
  12. Crimson Tiger

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    You mean long overhead right hook, right? Yeah that shit is powerful, yet too easy to predict if that's the only thing thrown, unless accompanied with some set up.

    Step in and make him eat some short right hook. It takes some courage at first, but it works like a charm - 99% guaranteed knock out. Trust me and try it after few drill. I mean, really.
     

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