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How to Do an Opposite Stance Attack for UFC Training

Learn about opposite stance attacks 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. So now we're looking at opposite stance. Uhm, you know, like I said before, left guarding, meaning you're protecting yourself with your left side of your body. Sometimes you end up meeting someone who's left handed and these are all, like, the general. It doesn't mean it's always the case, but the general answer is you have to watch his left hand out. That left hand is the power hand that now is not a jab anymore. It's not a little judging kind of a distance shot‚ trying to check out where you at. It's something coming very very very powerful. And if you don't pay attention to it, you will get caught with that left cross. So, right now we're both in left-guarding. And right-handed, this is power. This is the jab. It's not very powerful. It can be, but the best part of it, it isn't. So when he throws a jab I can parry it away. I can just stop it, making it to me. So I can ignore it, kind of. Now he comes in and he's left-handed. So this is the power now. If I don't pay attention to this, I'll get caught. Now, over the years of just doing this with the left hand, and now all of a sudden it comes with its power. Boom! You can get caught. So, if you're fighting somebody with that opposite stance, if you can and you've been fighting enough and you know how to do it effectively, you want to try and change with them. So now when he throws a jab I can still do the same thing with the power punch. I can come away and he's going to watch my power punch, the same thing. But I really got to pay attention to anything on that side. It doesn't necessarily have to be a punch. It can be the punch; it can be the kick; it can be the knee. Anything on that side is definitely going to be power.

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