Predictability is your enemy in fighting. Instead, aim to use same-side combinations to confound your opponent & reveal vulnerable openings. . .
THIS SAME-SIDE COMBO CONFUSES & KOs OPPONENTS
How many of your striking combinations go left-right-left-right? If most of your combinations are like that, that’s not good. When your rhythm is predictable, so are you. When your rhythm is unpredictable, so are you.
One of the most famous examples of a same-side combo is Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman at UFC 162. Silva was evading most of Weidman’s punches, but then Weidman decided to follow up one of his right straights with a back fist. This caught Anderson Silva completely off-guard.
Anderson was used to weaving left, then right. By doing so, his balance is always being reset. But having to dodge two right-handed strikes tossed his rhythm out the window, completely destabilized his balance, and stole his consciousness, too, when Weidman’s left hook connected with Silva’s chin.
It’s simple: break rhythm to break faces. Here is a simple combination to get you started:
TRICKY SAME-SIDE COMBO TO KO YOUR OPPONENT
EXPLOSIVENESS: HOW TO BE THE BOMB
As you saw, Troy Jones is an incredibly explosive athlete. Explosiveness is one of the most important traits of an athlete. Sure, you do get your cardio machines like Nick Diaz and Michael Bisping every now and then, but look at most great athletes and you’ll find liquid dynamite coursing through their veins.
How do you develop this explosiveness? By training those hips and glutes. How do you train those hips and glutes? The box jump.
The box jump is pure explosiveness. If you have an explosive box jump, you’ll be an explosive athlete.
BOX JUMPS FOR INCREASING POWER AND EXPLOSIVENESS IN MUAY THAI
FANCY FEET: HOW TO DANCE YOUR WAY TO VICTORY
Do you know what’s trickier than using a same-side combo? Using different stances.
Chances are, you’ve fought a southpaw and been extremely confused about what to do. Now imagine your opponent is fighting in orthodox and then switches mid-fight or even mid-combination into a southpaw stance. You will be extremely confused.
But not today. Today, you’re going to be the one doing the confusing… and then the concussing:
ADVANCED FOOTWORK FOR MUAY THAI: SHIFTING & STRIKING
- 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.