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Lesson 26: Skip Knee 2

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Skip Knee 2 allows for a faster recovery and follow up. It also allows you to double up on the same side knee if you want. Also included in this clip is the second round of a rematch I fought against Matt May. In the first fight, we were pretty closely matched in the kicking and punching range, with a slight advantage to Matt due to his height and reach.

But every time I ventured into the Prumb/Clinch, I could feel he was not at my level. So I decided to keep him in the Prumb for the entirety of our rematch.

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Lesson 25: Skip Knee 1

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Skip Knee 1 helps you to develop the coordination and the caming motion needed to double he leverage on your knees form the clinch. They are also a fantastic way to build stamina and cardio.

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Lesson 24: Straight Knee 2

Straight Knee 2 is simply a different variation on how to handle the Straight Right and counter with the Straight Knee. As with Straight Knee 1, these techniques fit into the Phase 2 category of Defend and Counter. In this case, the Straight Knee is the counter in and of itself.

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Lesson 23: Straight Knee 1

The Straight Knees are a great way to isolate knee technique and form. They are especially good at developing the proper hip movement needed to maximize the potency of all your kneeing techniques, whether they are done at medium range as shown here or from the clinch.

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Lesson 13: 16 Count Footwork and Counter Series

The 16 Count Footwork and Counter Series is the first part of Phase 2 (Counter). Like the defensive series in Phase 1, it is simply a efficient way to install a solid set of tools that will enable you to take advantage of your footwork and distance making abilities.

Different tools work better for different situations. Kicks tend to work better at longer distances against opponents who less aggressive with their pressure and give you time to set up in a stable kick stance. Punches are usually a better option vs opponents who are unrelenting and never give you the time or space to set up in a proper stance.

Learn the 16 Count Footwork and Counter Series and then experiment with your partner to learn which techniques work best in different situations and which technique you prefer on a personal level.

The Count for the Feeder is simple:

  1. Left Jab
  2. Straight Right
  3. Left Jab
  4. Straight Right
  5. Left Jab
  6. Straight Right
  7. Left Jab
  8. Straight Right
  9. Left Jab
  10. Straight Right
  11. Left Jab
  12. Straight Right
  13. Left Jab
  14. Straight Right
  15. Left Jab
  16. Straight Right
  1. Long Regular Foot Jab (Left)
  2. Short Regular Foot Jab(Right)
  3. Left Thai Kick
  4. Right Thai Kick
  5. Left Straight Knee
  6. Right Straight Knee
  7. Step and Slide Right, Straight Left
  8. Step and Slide Left, Straight Right
  9. Step and Slide Right, Overhand Left
  10. Step and Slide Left, Overhand Right
  11. True Right Cross
  12. Step and Slide Left, Bob to the Left, Left Shovel Hook to the Liver
  13. Hop Right, Right Hand
  14. Hop Left, Left Hand
  15. Right Swing Kick
  16. Left Swing Kick

Once you’ve got the 16 Count, Footwork and Counter Series down, experiment with using the same series against a partner who starts with a Straight Right instead of a Left Jab and alternates Right, Left, Right, Left as Opposed to Left, Right, Left, Right, and tell us what you discover in the forum here.

Lesson 11: The Step Thai Kick

The Thai Kick has a few important details to observe:

  1. Step on a 45 degree angle to avoid any potential punches and to increase power
  2. Come up off of the heel of the non kicking, post leg and allow your foot to pivot.  Do not turn your foot.  The rotation of your hips should drive the pivot of the post foot.
  3. Keep the knee of the posted leg slightly bent
  4. Use your shin as the primary striking instrument
  5. Keep the knee of the kicking leg slightly bent to allow you to put your body weight into your opponent
  6. Hand on the side of the non kicking leg should be on your temple
  7. Hand on the side of the kicking leg should be in the face of your opponent with the same side shoulder covering your jaw
  8. Breathe and exhale while kicking

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Lesson 9: Shield vs Thai Kick

The Shield has a few key points to remember.

  1. Connect your elbow to the outside of your thigh
  2. Keep your hand away from your head, making it more difficult for your opponent’s foot from wrapping around your guard and kicking you in the brain stem
  3. Point your Shield at roughly a 45 degree angle to create a 90 degree angle between your femur and your opponent’s shin bone
  4. Keep the knee of your posted leg at a slight bend to absorb the shock of the incoming kick

Doing the 4 things above will allow you to remain in balance and viable for an immediate counter.  Remember if all you wanted to do was defend, it’s generally better to move your feet.  If you’re going to take a kick, even with a Shield, your opponent should be getting something back in return.

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Lesson 7: The 4 Basic Punches

These 3 primary punches will give you a rock solid set of tools to begin countering with.

  1. Jab
  2. Straight Right (a.k.a. The Cross, or Right Cross but this is a misnomer.  What does it cross?)
  3. Left Hook

There a few key points to adhere to on every punch regardless if it’s a Jab, Straight Right, Left Hook, Overhand or Uppecut.  The shoulder of the punching hand should cover the jaw where your fist just left its assignment.  The non punching hand should be covering the jaw on the opposite side.  The heel of the leg on the side of the punching hand should be raised and pivoted.  The knee of the leg on the side of the punching hand should be slightly bent and pointed towards the opposite leg.

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