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The Spinning backfist, is it worth it?

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  1. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    It seems to very rarely work and not only do you leave yourself open but there is a high chance you'll break your arm. It seems like fighters rarely mention how they break their arms during their fights but it has to be one of the top causes. Felder ko'd Castillo with it but it's also likely how he broke his arm against Mike Perry, PVZ broke her arm throwing one and it might be how Mustafaev broke his arm as well.

    I'm sure there have been many more examples of fighters breaking their arms attempting it. I feel like it's something you should only attempt if you know it'll land and land properly. Fighters just wing it out there like their arms are made of steel and nothing could go wrong. I feel like it's much more risky to the fighter throwing it than it is to their opponents but I could be wrong.
     
  2. Rampage_Jackson retired 3/6/21

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    So worth it

     
  3. Espresso @Terrorist Rat Led BathtubBrothers #DefendorVacate

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    Worked for Johnny Walker recently.

    What i dont understand is fighters who EAT a spinning attack, then procceed to throw spinning shit right back
     
  4. yekmurat Gold Belt

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    If I am not wrong Hendo KO d someone with that
     
  5. EVIL WAR GOD Black Belt

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    Its a low percent move but it's one of the most spectacular when it lands.
     
  6. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    Yeah Lombard it was part of a combo which included a headkick
     
  7. faustian BRUTAL 5-4 Platinum Member

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    It's what set up his KO of Wand
     
  8. MichiganMMA1978 Brown Belt

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    I like spinning elbows more... less chance of hurting yourself, or leaving yourself as vulnerable.
     
  9. lagofala Brown Belt

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    High Risk High Reward move. If you miss you are open for both strikes and takedowns.
     
  10. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    Trying to answer back? Sometimes it can be hilarious like when Weidman attempted to wheel kick Rockhold. It worked for Belfort because Belfort actually knows how to throw it properly.

    Edit: It's also funny because Weidman said he was working on some new moves that he was eager to show off. I was wondering if the wheel kick was something he was practicing and laughed pretty hard when he threw it.
     
  11. Draxton Captain shitpost

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    It was a back elbow. Not spinning.
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    Theres two way to throw it and I rarely get to see it done the right way.
    Most of the time is a “Hail Mary” move when someone is losing or losing an exchange and they throw it, wildly, and most importantly blind, the fact that they do NOT have eye contact with the target area. That makes it a sloppy move and in karate tournaments “blind” techniques are not counted. They are sloppy if you cannot see what you are hitting and shows poor technique.

    Now on the other hand, when some one spins, launches the attack, but keeps the head spinning so that they have eye contact with target before connecting, then thats clean.
     
  14. KeepItRealist Gold Belt

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    Korean Zombie's KO of Pajonsuk, legal or not under the rules of that organization, makes it worth it.



    Edit: Apologies for not adding it at once. I thought I did. A gross oversight on my part.

    Time stamped.
     
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  15. Natural Order The Ad Hom Bomb

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    What a strike!
     
  16. Kung Fu Kowboy Blinded me w/ Sweet Science Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    According to King Mo... It's p**** stuff... But that was after Newton finished him with it.
     
  17. Mohawk Banditó Black Belt

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    There's also arm positioning too. It's supposed to be like a whip, not a bat. A spinning backfist is literally a spin, then a backfist. People are spinning with their arms already extended cuz they're tired or rushing and that's how the arm injuries come up.

    To answer OPs question. It's not just a style thing, it's partly a 'deception' thing, for lack of a better word. We can break all strikes down until we're talking about how the most practical strikes are your 2 straights and maybe a low kick. But you can modify your strikes however you like if you think it's going to throw your opponent and catch em offguard. In the end, the only thing that matters is, "if it works, it works."
     
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  18. yekmurat Gold Belt

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    Definitely not a guy to be in that cage
     
  19. Natural Order The Ad Hom Bomb

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    I've seen fighters effectively use it when they've missed on a previous punch and are using the whiffed momentum to carry through a spinning back fist. High risk, high reward technique imo.
     
  20. Blazmo Purple Belt

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    Fighters as credentialed as Jacare and Romero were knocked down by spinning backfists, the latter I think being knocked out by it.
     

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