TECHNIQUE GIFS: Left hook off body jab feint

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  1. elwani Banned Banned

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    I thought it would be interesting to make a series of threads, each containing gifs from actual fights focused on the beautiful execution of a specific technique.

    This thread is dedicated to the left hook off body jab feint. The body jab fake draws the opponent's right guard down and opens the head for the hook. For proactive defense, it is natural to initiate from an angle to your left and also pivot out left. You can set this up by jabbing to the body a few times first.

    I'm surprised I haven't seen this used more in MMA.

    Roy Jones Jr vs Thornton, rd 2, 0:01 (RJJ had set this up with 3 double jabs to the head then body before this):


    Mayweather vs Corrales, rd 7, 2:58:


    Mayweather vs Corrales, rd 7, 0:40 (Mayweather also set this up with a jab to the body):
     
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  2. lakamas say that in reverse

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    im mma you would get kicked or kneed to the head
     
  3. elwani Banned Banned

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    That's not obvious to me. It's an incredibly fast punch, and the body jab is only a feint and doesn't take your head so low.
     
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    well it lowers your lead arm which makes you vulnerable to a rear leg kick
     
  5. Pito Yellow Belt

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    Performing any type of technique/strike will leave you vulnerable to different counters. That not really a good excuse for poor boxing fundamentals.
     
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    yeah poor boxing fundamentals is trying to box in an mma fight
     
  7. Lucas Coradini Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    I have one from a Muay Thai of mine, body jab front + left hook + low kick

    Will try to find the video and make a gif of it
     
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    It's pretty much a gazelle punch when you think about it.
     
  9. shincheckin Black Belt

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    body jabs are a bit dangerous, not commonly used in MT, not that they cant be......i have a modification i made, but im not sharing it with the world lol.
     
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    So it's like that eh? <HisEye>
     
  11. shincheckin Black Belt

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    <Lmaoo>
     
  12. spinup Black Belt

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    The way I learned to throw them is to bend the knees and bring the right hand over the left cheek.
    Not many coaches teach it this way, but I found one:
     
  13. elwani Banned Banned

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    I feel like that would reduce your extension and consequentially the distance you can cover.
     
  14. spinup Black Belt

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    I don't really see the difference in reach trying both ways.
     
  15. Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Lolwut?
     
  16. elwani Banned Banned

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    I personally find that if you pull your right shoulder back (which unfortunately also pulls your right hand back), this pushes your left shoulder forward giving you more reach. You can experiment with this, for example, by seeing what is the farthest you can stand from a wall and still reach it using the two methods.

    Maybe I'll do another of these threads just on the body jab, which I'm quite fond of.
     
  17. shincheckin Black Belt

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    yeah, that is pretty much the standard way, which is applicable to boxing and MMA......it can work in MT but is risky. Jab to the body is a good fight, a fighter in MT that uses the jab to the body, or jab feints to the body a lot is saenchai.
     
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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/T9tG4kR7PkjGkGnEA

    Here’s a gif I just made of a recent fight of ours (I would embed, but it says the file is too large). We identified pretty early on that our opponent was reaching on all his parries, and was especially jumpy when it came to the body jab. We told our SHW to feint HARD to the body, and then gazelle the hook if he bites. This combination was the beginning of the end.
     
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    I think in MMA, the classic feint teep to question mark kick would be a great option; participates in the same dynamic.

    Some topical examples:


     
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