Analysis of Denner’s Overhand Right KO
Sangtawan, Denner’s opponent, throws a left kick with no set up. This, as many of you understand, is a big no-no. Any roundhouse kick that exists without a setup is simply a mistake. However, Sangtawan was not seeking to use his roundhouse kick as the only form of attack. He wanted to use the roundhouse kick to set up a left hand.
However, what Sangtawan did not see coming was the superman punch. Denner cleverly used his check to lever himself into a superman punch, knocking his opponent out.
Perhaps you are a southpaw and liked the above combination Sangtawan threw, until he got knocked out. No worries. Below is a technique tutorial from DJ Miller that expands upon the kick, cross combo.
As you will learn in this video, not all strikes are meant to hit or be incredibly damaging. Sometimes non-commital strikes are thrown simply to disrupt your opponent’s rhythm. Feints are another common technique of disrupting your opponent’s rhythm. But what does disrupting your opponent’s rhythm do?
Disrupting your opponent’s rhythm can mean confusing him, thus making your techniques easier to set up. However, feints and other techniques that break your opponent’s rhythm can also cause him/her to tense up, thus wasting their energy.
Now, let’s learn some setups:
Muay Thai Southpaw Techniques: Kick, Cross Combo
As the above video can attest, there’s nothing quite like a nice counter. It’s an insane switcharoo that is rather enjoyable. However, certain fighters are tougher than others to counter. These fighters are the switch hitters. Even the defensive mastermind Giorgio Petrosyan fell prey to the wildest switch hitter of them all, Andy Ristie.
But through the eyes of Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdowns, we will see how to defeat a switch hitter:
The Emperor of Muay Thai Countering The Switch Hitter – Namsaknoi | Lawrence Kenshin
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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.