How to Do Basic Strike Combinations in MMA Fighting

Learn how to do basic strike combinations from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast MMA video.

Chris: Now that you’ve got some basic strikes, let’s go though some basic combinations that you can throw in a fight or for drills or for sparring. So I have Rene here again as my demo partner. First basic combinations I like to throw are always, you know, punch combinations. You’ve got jab, you’ve got cross, but again you always have to be ready off of that cross to sprawl especially when you come in for a take down. So again, I like to use, or set up with, the hands especially if I’m going to be setting up for kicks. So maybe I’d like to jab, cross and then an inside leg kick. Okay? Obviously you’ve got the jab, cross and then you have the outside leg kick. Those are basic combinations.

If I throw a jab, cross and I fire that knee, I have to be ready to sprawl because you’re going to be coming in for that take down. Alright? So again, basic combinations. Jab, cross, inside leg kick. Jab, cross, outside leg kick. Or, the jab, cross, follow up with the knee. But remember, be ready to sprawl. It’s an MMA fight. He’s going to come in for that take down. Alright?

Rene: Now, the basic combinations, it depends what you want. If you just want to stay and stand up striking that’s great, but some of you want to come in to shoot. So some good combination shoot is double-jab. For a single if you’re southpaw, double-jab here, stepping in on your jab. Step in on your jab. And you hit the double. Okay? Another one could be a front hand technique. Switch your feet please. Alright? Could be jab, hook, shoot. So you want to punch off your front hand to cover the distance for your shots.