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How to Throw a Punch | UFC Training

How to Throw a Punch | UFC Training


My name is Kru Phil Nurse. I run a Muay Thai-style fighting gym in New
York City called The Wat. We have some of the world champion fighters
that trained at The Wat. If you want to find out more about The Wat,
you can contact us at thewat.com. Today we’re gonna be talking about the UFC. Punching, a basic one, two punch is you know,
pretty much your bread and butter of a fight sometimes. And you know, you need to keep your guard
tall, you’re trying to protect this cause potentially, this is where you’re gonna get
knocked out, hitting this chin. So you wanna keep this covered, hands up,
cover the chin, no matter what you do, keep this covered. Don’t stick this in the air, that’s pretty
much where you get caught. So where just gonna cover a basic one, two
punch If I’m throwing a, a jab. A jab is usually used to get my distance,
let me know where my opponent is. It’s not necessarily a hard punch but it keeps
me knowing where my opponent is. Like I said, this chin is right behind this
shoulder right now. It’s not down here, it’s behind my shoulder,
my right hand is on my chin. When I throw my right hand, I’m gonna do the
same thing but this has to be parallel. So I change it, now this is on my chin and
this is on my chin. But at the same time, what a lot of people
do, the’ll go jab and then they’ll drop this one to make it fast, and then they open up
on the left side. So what you’ve got to do is keep these parallel
to each other when you throw the jab and the curls. The jab is getting a distance, it hits, it
tells you where your opponent is, you’ve got your chin protected on your left, you’ve got
your chin protected on the right, and now they’ve got to pass parallel to each other
and then to come through with the cross. Which is hopefully if you’re right handed,
that’s your knock-out punch. Jab setup, cross, finish the fight.

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27 thoughts on “How to Throw a Punch | UFC Training

  1. Nobody is doubting your credentials as a fighter and a coach but I just am curious is to why your flaring your elbows out when throwing straight punches? In boxing they told me that is a big No-No because it steals your power and telegraph's your intent. Like I said I'm just curious maybe that is a slight Muay Thai difference from boxing? I am always eager to learn and have an open mind

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