6 Slip Basics in MMA Fighting

Learn slip basics from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast MMA video.

Other than parrying or covering, now let’s go through some basic head movement or slipping. Okay? I have Chad here again. He’s going to throw the double jab at me, which is a basic combination with the hands. And again, instead of throwing the, or parrying, alright, I want to slip the jab either outside or I can slip the jab inside. Okay? When I slip, again, I want to make sure I’m in a good base. I don’t want to move my feet as I’m moving my head. So Chad throws a jab, I’ll slip to the outside but I want to make sure I slip in on a 45. I don’t want to slip out because it’ll leave me off balance. So I want to slip in so that I’m in range to maybe counter, you know, for a boxing technique or maybe I can follow up with some knees, whatever that might be. If I slip to the inside, same concept. I want to make sure my head is in on a 45. I don’t want to slip my head away because it will leave me off balance. Okay? So he’ll throw the jab again, I’ll slip to the inside. Okay? Make sure you keep the hands up as you slip. Don’t get fancy and leave your hands down. He throws a jab, I’m going to keep the hands up so maybe I can counter. Okay?

So now I’ll throw the double jab, or I’ll throw the jabs at Chad. He’ll demo an MMA transition for slipping. He’ll slip to the outside and he’ll shoot in for that double leg. Okay? Maybe he’ll slip to the inside and he’ll come in for that clinch. Okay? So basic head movement or slipping for basic punches. Alright, so a basic counter, a Muay Thai counter, off of slipping with a jab, what I can do is use that left leg either to the head or to the body. So I’m going to slip my head out, get that left leg going to the body, obviously the head if he drops that right hand. Okay? So again, as I slip, I switch my feet and then I fire that left leg. Okay? If I throw the jab at Chad he’ll come in for that double leg take down and he’ll lift, okay? So there’s two transitions, Muay Thai or MMA, for your jab.