In a few of our previous posts we got into how to throw and execute different types of punches as an offensive tool against your opponent. Now today in this lesson we are going to get into some defensive moves on how to protect yourself from your opponents punches. Because lets face it in the world of MMA not only must you master a good offense but you must also master an even better defense. Trust me your cut man will be glad you did some extra learning in the area of defensive moves .
Now there isn’t one magical move to protect you from every punch thrown, so we will cover many of the defensive moves in this thread. So be sure you keep checking back frequently for the very latest defense moves, as we will be constantly adding to this post.
There are many different ways to counter your opponents punches and below you will find some great videos from experts on protecting yourself and performing some counter moves to aid in “taking down” your opponent.
Here is a video with Ed Wedding MMA Instructor showing us how to block a right cross and a left jab
Tres Tew a Black Belt In North Carolina show us in this video some punch defenses and also some good counter moves.
Jason Jeanette & Daniel Klapheke Showing us various defenses against punches such as the the hook punch, The Hay sucker punch or otherwise known as the “Haymaker”