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How to Sneak in a Body Shot for Kickboxing

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In this Tip of the Week, Kickboxing Coach Vince Salvador shows how can sneak in a body shot against his opponent by adding it into his various striking combinations.


Coach Vince Salvador:
Hi, I’m Coach Vince, kickboxing coach here at The Arena. This is Zach. Today we’re doing a kickboxing tip of the week.


This tip of the week is how to steal a body punch while I’m in combination. So, a lot of times when you throw a hook, the counter will be coming from that side. So what I want to do is roll my head underneath just like in boxing. But as I roll underneath, I’m going to trail my right arm to the body so that I can get power with that body shot as I go underneath the center line. So when I throw here, I go underneath center line, I come back up, throw the hook on that side. It gets all his weight on that leg and I got shot from there.


So again, I’m going high, low, high, and then the low kick. And in combination, it makes it faster so I don’t have to set up that body shot by itself. I’m using my body momentum to set it up and it gives me one strain of power. It makes it easier, it makes it harder. That’s my tip of the week.

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