Analysis of Kittichai’s Livershot Knee Finish
Few things hurt like a livershot.
Being dropped by a shot to the body means losing control of your body. We saw Anderson Silva do it to Stephan Bonnar. We’ve seen Alistair Overeem do it to Brock Lesnar. Even if you have the strongest of bodies, you can be prone to getting your liver smooshed by a fist, shin, or knee.
Like all strikes, timing is off the essence. However, the distance, as far as punches are concerned, between fist and body is much greater than the distance between fist and face; therefore, a punch to the body will be slower than a shot to the head.
But time may be quickened by the simplest method: shortening distance. Shorten distance by aligning your fist and their body with the target. You should be able to draw a straight line between your fist and their liver. To see this in action, though in a different form, check out this Evolve MMA breakdown and observe Kittichai’s left foot. Notice how it is in line with his opponent’s liver:
Want to eliminate distance completely? Then give your opponent a big hug. Well…if you can consider the clinch a hug, that’s exactly what we’re doing.
The clinch, like alcohol, is the medium for destroying balance and body. If you are one who has a profound mastery of the clinch, then you know how to manipulate it to destroy your opponent. However, if the clinch is foreign to you, you may learn the rules here.
Muay Thai Mondays: What Clinch Techniques are Legal/Illegal?
Taking angles is the science of maximizing your power. If you learn how to take angles, then you will become a master.
The taking of angles doesn’t simply maximizes your power, it also masks your power. How so? By putting your strikes out of your opponents vision. Let us begin and dive into this Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdown:
Moments of Brilliance: Saenchai’s Taking Dominant Angles
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- Evan is a gourmand of combat sports from Taiwan. He appreciates the beauty of Muay Thai movement and all other movements. He's got no rudder so if the winds blow northerly, he goes north. His goal is to achieve and appreciate.