It wasn’t long ago when a MMA fighter left crying after shocking spins-kicks from his opponent. Many MMA fighters have also been left devastated by shin kicks to the groin area as well. However, some of these fighters have been left with nothing more than a cut, while some have even suffered broken bones. When it comes to striking, there are plenty of rules for both fighters and judges to follow.
Most people would be surprised to learn that many of the fighters in violent sports have learned to strike before the competition even gets started. For the most part, martial arts classes encourage students to know how to defend themselves and defend against other fighters, and in the UFC, this has been a major goal of the organization. So when a MMA fighter is able to learn how to defend himself against spinning-kicks, shin and groin strikes, it does not matter if he is a male or female – there is no reason for him to be afraid of this technique.
MMA fighters must remember, however, that it is very important to stay composed in front of the crowd. If a competitor feels out-muscled by a rival, the only way he can get the upper hand is to attack. This is often a tactic used by fighters who are out-classed. If the fighters are able to keep their composure, they can even throw in vicious elbows or punches when they get into close quarters.
Fighters also need to keep in mind what direction their opponents will attack from. The spinning-kicks must be thrown in the direction of the target and not at the opponent. A good example of this is a boxer who throws a high kick off a high block in order to counter a high kick. But if the kick lands straight on top of the boxer’s head, he will find himself open to a barrage of jabs and even a hard shot. Therefore, the best way to prevent the spinning-kicks from landing on top of the opponent is to move away as far as possible, so as not to allow the opponent to be able to throw a spinning-kick off a high block or overhand to take him down or to throw him to the ground.
Fighters also need to learn about how to fight off a takedown. from underhooks, triangles, and rear-naked chokes all come into play when a fighter wants to keep his opponent from controlling him. When a fighter is on top of his opponent, the best strategy is to get on top of him with his hips and allow him to turn around and face him. This means that he will have to lose the balance and fall onto his back foot, while fighting against his opponent’s body weight.
Fighters should also avoid getting too close to the fence, which will allow opponents to slip in and attempt a takedown. If a fighter is able to avoid getting caught on the fence, he will be able to control his opponent and keep him out of the cage.