Sherdog.com MMA Techniques: Technique of the Week: Step-Back Right Hook Hey, was looking for criticism and/or alternative methods for this technique. The technique has two comments that I can see. Although I don't appreciate the jab at lack of skill in MMA standup, the "guest" comment describes the way I was taught to shift and counterhook. Nevertheless, I'm thinking, stepping back and pivoting are different movements and the second is obviously more complex and therefore more time-consuming. A step back could be very short and linear; a shift requires pivoting the whole body (including the back foot) around the lead pivot foot. So it's really apples and oranges comparing the techniques. I was thinking maybe this is a useful technique if someone is constantly jumping in and out, so you chance it when you they're doing this and don't expect them to keep pressing forward. If you could find a video (even from a real fight) illustrating any technique that you recommend, I think that's always amazing. In fact, if they made that a requirement for posting in these forums, I actually think these technique forums would become way more popular (despite the increased demand for work when posting). Of course, if you can't find video, I still appreciate input. *P.S. I love Fitch's sly use of the word "Kingpin" when his fight team member introduces himself as "middleweight contender" and he calls himself UFC "welterweight kingpin". Looks like he did more than wrestle at Purdue. The word's secondary definition (after its bowling denotation) is "the most important or central figure in an organization." So some nice wordplay from the division's true #2 pimping his status and self-image without holding the title of "champion". As a lit geek, I appreciate it.