Do you have a technicque you can always count?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Frode Falch, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Frode Falch

    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    Some fighters and martial artist have good basic skills. They are overall good at most strikes, moves and tactics. But often, you see fighters that have at least one solid weapon that they can always count on to do some serious damage.

    Since Conor Mcgregor are the hot topic everywhere. I can list him first. He got his left cross/hook. If he lands it clean, the other guy is either knock down, in trouble, or at least stunned. He got alot of other tools. But they serve mostly as a set-up to his rear left punch.

    Then you got Yodsanklai's rear left kick. When he fight, you can see that both him and the guy he fights are tense and just waiting for that monster kick. Same with Chuck Liddells right hand, Buakaws switch kick to the body, Tyrone Spong's right overhand, ect ect.. Many fighters have a killer lead hook.

    What is your tool that you rate above all other tools in your toolkit. And why did it become just that technicque. What do you do to keep it? Do you train it more then the other tools? is the sparring and padwork tuned in to work that technique.

    For my part. My rear leg roundhouse is my powerweapon. I can land it on most guys i fight/spar. I prefere the kick to the legs or head. But also body sometimes. My left hook is my best punch. But not good enough to claim it to be a go-to punch that will hurt people. But its good to set up kicks. or stop peoples agression.

    Anyway.. wall of text. just trying to start a discussion here :)
     
  2. PgKarate

    PgKarate Yellow Belt

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    I never thought of this from that point of view, but seeing my sparring videos I notice that whenever I'm pressed my right hook is always there (I pivot and throw it to stop the agression). when attacking when instinct takes over it's the right cross. I also have the habit of throwing a sidekick to the body as a reaction or ending every combo, as the oponent is usually not expecting it and it just "shoots" naturally..
     
  3. joeyjoejoe

    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Good old dependable straight right predictable as fuck though lol.
     
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    DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    I'm a southpaw, and I catch everyone with a lead hand parry-jab off of my opponents jab.

    They throw a jab, I past it down with my lead hand and then fire a jab over the top.
     
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    right hand lead Green Belt

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    Lol these days I only spar guys who are 5'7 and under... Go to techniques are the power jab and double jab
     
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    killedsirius Blue Belt

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    I love the jab, rear uppercut, left check hook combo
     
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  7. MuayThaiDude

    MuayThaiDude Yellow Belt

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    The old jab, cross, left hook (head or body), low kick... The Konami code of basic MT combos
     
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  8. BigPapaShango

    BigPapaShango Green Belt

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    Jab right over hand.

    Jab, fake right over hand, right body kick.

    This combo seems to work a lot of the time. Opponent body opens up with the fake and slam the kick in.
     
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    biscuitsbrah Black Belt

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    Yup. It's pretty much all I have, very hard to develop other significant weapons though.
     
  10. Lemmy

    Lemmy Armani Belt

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    thumb's eye gouging, sideburns stretching, ear twisting, plexus straight\uppercut.
    and the slap, the good old one: everyone once slapped hard tend to freeze for a moment.

    another interesting technique teached me by an old judo master is a sort of wristle lock: if a guy put his hand on your shoulder from behind (maybe trying to drag you) you just have to bend you shoulder, block his hand with your opposite one (his hand is blocked between your neck and your shoulder while your hand make for him impossible to go away from that position) than do a torso twist.

    all terchniques that - alone - don't cause serious damage.


    EDIT: you mean 'legal' techniques... ops...
     
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    the ambush Red Belt

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    Lemmy, I agree with the eye gouging. I have seen enough UFC fights to see what fingers raked in the opponent's eyes can do. If the person is unsuspecting it would definitely daze them.

    To continue on in the thread vice creating a separate one, what actual techniques did work for you in a street fight. Has anyone here effectively used a 1-2 punch combo? And besides a defensive kick as PgKarate and BigPapaShango already alluded to what about a knee? I thought a hard knee would be perfect against someone with their head at medium level or too low (and does not know what they are doing).
     
  12. Rico

    Rico Franklin Platinum Member

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    I do the same thing though I parry then throw the straight left.

    As for my one tool, I'll go with my rear leg body kick (southpaw). I'll usually chuck it out there a few times at the start knowing that even if it's blocked or doesn't land clean it'll garner a reaction/respect.
     
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    Rico Franklin Platinum Member

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    Off topic question: What does the pg part of your user name mean?
     
  14. Lemmy

    Lemmy Armani Belt

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    projections, once your head is over your opponent's shoulder the techinque is automatic.
    and in a sf you've tons of opportunities to do a projection.

    i've been in countless sf in my life (and a lot of trials) and if you ask me for just one technique projection is the first answer.
     
  15. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    parry jab to superman punch. I land this almost all the time. The only time I don't is if I used it consecutively and my opponent/sparring partner catches on.
    Also, 1,2,3,kick is a go to I've done since day 1, its near muscle memory now.
     
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    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    That dont need to be a bad thing. So now you got one weapon that work very well for you. Now you find many different ways to land that weapon.

    One single strike dont mean that there is only one way to set it up.

    Feints, footwork, counters, hiding the weapon in different combinations, ect ect
     
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    cakemuncher Black Belt

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    My favs per each hand and leg would be:

    Rear/right hand: str8 or overhand.
    Front/left hand: liver punch or uppercut.
    Right leg: low-kick.
    Left leg: liver/mid-kick.
     
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  18. DoctorTaco

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    Give it a shot with the jab, you'd be surprised. It's got sort of a wing Chung feel to it- I start to reach a bit for the incoming jab so when I parry I'm already moving my hand towards their face, and it sort of bounces off the top of their glove like skipping a rock.

    It's an easy one to practice with a decent mitt holder, and then you can train yourself to put a cross behind it.

    If I'm sparring a guy with an active jab game I'll throw this out to counter his first jab just to make him think twice about spamming jabs. It'll probably be my opening gambit when I fight next month.
     
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    Push kick to the knee or lower thigh. When I spar with others they always think it's going to be a front kick to the body or face, and I can usually land it several times before they catch on. When they do catch on I teep them in the body or use it as a feint to step in with other strikes, which then opens up the low push kick again. I think it works for me since I have a TKD background where it was all about the front kicks and sidekicks, and the way I do the low push kick is sort of a hybrid between them.
     
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  20. Darwinambrosius

    Darwinambrosius Thought you had a friend, boy?

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    I'm a southpaw and I usually spar othodox guys. Double jab followed by a switch kick to the body.
     
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