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How to Feint for UFC Training

Learn how to use a feint during an attack from kickboxing champion Phil Nurse in this Howcast UFC training video.


My name is Kru Phil Nurse. I run a Muay Thai-style fighting gym in New York City called The Wat. We have some of the world champion fighters that trained at The Wat. If you want to find out more about The Wat, you can contact us at Today we're gonna be talking about the UFC. Attack and feint, you know, an attack or a feint you're trying to set your opponent up. You're trying to make him make a mistake. You're trying to somehow, like, I explain it more so like a salesman. You're a salesman. You're trying to sell something to your opponent, so that he…and when you know he's bought it, then you can cash in, hopefully get the hit that you've been trying to get. I want to try and demonstrate 3 or 4 different ways today how you can use an attack or use a feint to set up your opponent and hopefully get a good shot in and take care of business. The feint is me trying to bait him to throw a punch at me. So it's a basic one-two punch he's trying to throw at me I'm trying to bait him into. So, I can be here in my stance and I start making him think I'm gonna go towards him. Normally if you go towards somebody they throw the punch and they hit you with it. So what you're trying to do is you're feinting him to make him throw that punch. Make him throw that punch. So what I do, I do the little short move, this is the feint. And as I do this and he throws the punch and he swings his right hand I move back on his punch out. As he retracts that hand is when I move in with my punch. So I kind of set him up in a sense. I'm doing this, doing this, doing this, and when I go in properly and he throws that punch, I move back and as he retracts it I go back in. I‘ve just got to make him believe that I'm gonna be here and he's gonna hit me with that punch. If I stay here he's not gonna throw the punch but when I start doing this, that's what makes him throw it--bang! And then I move in with my technique.The link to the sample transcript does not reveal the transcript for more than a few seconds. Would you provide a better example of what you want, or give me some feedback if the transcript for this HIT is INcorrect, please? Thank you for the opportunity to work.

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