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Follow Through Hits

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by hippiass, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. hippiass

    hippiass Orange Belt

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    Im just wondering. Has anyone here had any success using a follow through attack in an MMA fight? Like landing a close in right cross then nailing them with an elbow in the same movement? My best friend did that in a street fight years ago and i was wondering if it could be used against trained fighters.
     
  2. StillStand'N

    StillStand'N White Belt

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    I could see that working maybe (a BIG maybe) to cut the opponent, but it definitly wouldn't have enough power to knock a guy out. I'm sure some guys would get caught with a hit like that but would it matter?For 90% of the time, I'd say no
     
  3. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    agreed, there is no power in a 'follow through hit.' maybe if ur hook misses and u hit with the elbow , but not landin both.
     
  4. deadlyshaolin

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    This is how Fedor got his only "loss." Tsuyoshi Kosaka threw a right cross, missed, and followed through with an elbow that cut above Fedor's eye. Although it didn't rock him, it was enough to stop the fight.
     
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    a spinning elbow after a missed roundhouse woks well.
     
  6. CowboyPete

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    I did one of these when I beat up a retarded kid on my block at the age of six (not joking, I didn't understand the concept of mental retardation). It was completely by accident but it knocked him down. So if you want to beat up retarded children, go for it.
     
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    U R MY HERO ^^ haha anyways, i use the spinning backfist into a roundhouse sometimes, pretty cool. another one ive tried but havent landed is a missed hook, into a back hand.
     
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    sha Geekjitsu Black Belt

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    Follow trough can be useful, for example you throw a punch, miss, and then use the momentum to clinch. It's the same principle.
     
  9. OpethDrums

    OpethDrums Banned Banned

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    instead of a dumbass elbow it'd be better to throw a good combo with hip movement and footwork. one that if it connect, the opponent has no choice but to get KOd or fall down.
     

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