Sunday, October 26, 2008

Todays TDA Tip: Lead with a jab, not a hook

[Repost from October '05]

Mike convinces me to stick with the fundamentals.

A straight line is the shortest distance between two points, which is why Mike's counter (he's on the right) worked.

Normally, the lead-off fighter has a big advantage, because it's quicker to act than to react. However, a straight technique can intercept a hooking, or curved one, and gives the counter-fighter the advantage.

Nice job, Mike.


Anonymous said...

That's a cross.

Nathan at TDA Training said...

I think you mean the counter. You're correct, the counter-fighter (on the right) is throwing a cross, but the reason it succeeded is that the lead-off fighter (on the left) was leading with a hook punch, inviting a straight to connect first. Thanks for the comments.