How to throw overhand right

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  1. JustOnce Always learning

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    Apparently you kinda throw it like a free style swimming, but it kinda feels awkard, how you kinda go up and down, wouldn't it really just slow it down, if you are intentionally moving it up and down, especially it feels awkward if you throw it without a wind up, I'm not even sure if you can without pulling it back and then over the top?
     
  2. ironkhan57 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Watch tyron woodley fights and see how he throws it, and watch tyrone spong and see how he throws it thanks to them I have the mechanics down for it.
     
  3. Paradigm Gold Belt

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    From an old thread:

     
  4. Reyesnuthugr Dominick Reyes Belt

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    Learn how to throw a textbook straight right.

    After that, throwing an overhand just becomes a sloppily thrown (high, looping, head down) version of that.

    I would advise against "learning" or training the overhand right. It will turn out much better and faster/harder if you ingrain the correct way first. It's easy to go from a straight right to an overhand but NOT vice versa, and the straight right has more utility and application for fighting the overwhelming majority of the time.
     
  5. babycart currently in the Land of Demons

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    It becomes an overhead due to the body tilt.
     
  6. Silver tongue samurai Ronin

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    One of my favourite weapons always seems to catch guys behind the guard when whipped in from a 1:00 mark on a clock face. i throw mine almost like throwing a ball in regards to looseness right up until i contact. im also not throwing while rotating around my spine, i try to think of it as touching my right shoulder to my left knee. More of a diagonal twist if you know what i mean. Most important IMHO is not to let your hand leave your face before the start of rotation. couple videos i like

    Notice chuck mentions the angle of the punch right away
    http://fightland.vice.com/fight-school/the-overhand-left-with-john-dodson
    Having trouble finding a working video for this one but in it coach wink says that keeping your hand to your head until right before throwing is super important (start twisting with hand by face then as you dip lover hand flies from there)
     
  7. TeTe I know your kind and I know what you're up to Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It's all about arm position or slot, that's really the only difference. The only time I really liked throwing it was when I was positioned low, usually set up with a body jab. I felt like if I was up too high and threw it and didn't connect, my body was exposed too much.
     
  8. JustOnce Always learning

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    Like 95 percent of time pro fighters lile at the highest level esp in mma do not throw it from tje face they do wind up and throw
     
  9. ironkhan57 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    That's because it requires repetition to be able to hit it, you need to practice on the bag then on a partner then do some technical sparring.
     
  10. JustOnce Always learning

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    No i mean like 95 pervent of fighters in mma throws with a wind up
     
  11. ironkhan57 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Yeah I know and I was just saying it takes practice to be able to hit it on an opponent. I wasn't disagreeing with you.
     
  12. Silver tongue samurai Ronin

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    I wouldn't watch mma for the boxing. I said imho so its just what works best for me and like i said i use it and land it a lot. i would recommend at least keeping the chin tucked and behind your shoulder/delt area if you plan to wind up
     
  13. dudeguyman Banned Banned

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    My understanding is that there is two main types of overhands. The "mma" one, where you windmill your arm, and the "boxing" one, where you point you elbow to the sky and and jut your fist out straight. The only difference is what the arms are doing, your body should be moving the same way for either punch, and the fist moves in the same arcing trajectory. It's a matter of speed vs power.
     
  14. shincheckin Black Belt

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    more like 1-7 on a clock
     

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