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How to Counterattack in an Opposite Stance for UFC Training

Learn about opposite stance counterattacks 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. I'm going to try to show you two ways to do counter attacks in a opposite stance today, one of them you are going to be your opponent is going to be in the opposite stance and you're going to counter attack. And one of them you're going to switch your guard to an opposite stance so counter attack against your opponent. Both of them you can use you know in various different ways I'm just going to show you two. Okay, so opposite stance Nicholas is in the opposite stance which we would call this like a south pole and I'm in regular stance. So, my guard is up if he goes for a hook I'm going to try and block his hook and grab his fore his bicep with my forearm and my hand on the inside. So, as he goes for the hook I step in here grab to the head and throw the knee into the body he is in the opposite stance he is using his right hook powerful punch or it can be a powerful punch where I'm I cover it block the arm step through come with a knee. The other technique is; we can both with the same stance and with this technique I'm going to switch myself into a South Pole position, to here and now he goes to throw a jab at me. So when he throws his jab he is a bit more of a type of technique when but as he throws his jab I'm going to move myself out to my right side. So as he throws the jab I adjust to the side and come through with a right cross. So a little bit of foot work involved in that as well but we were the same I switch make him throw the move I move to the side as he throws that jab and then I come with my cross.

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