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How to Strike for UFC Training

Learn about striking 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. We'll fight just off of instincts. And specifically, me myself, as a kid growing up, I would always fight. But what got me into the arts is I wanted to be able to fight and know what I'm doing. I wanted to fight and have technique. I wanted to fight and hit the person and not be hit. These are the things I'm thinking when I say strikingness. When you're in that fight and you're striking, you want to be able to hit them and not be hit. You want to be able to hit them effectively and not hurt yourself. You want to keep all those things in check. The eight in martial arts is muay thai style fighting. And it gets that name from using the eight limbs of your body. You use your boxing, that's two. You've got your elbows, four. Knees six. And then the kicks. Eight limbs and you utilize that to the best of your ability in striking.

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