FanPost

The BANG-Crafted Overhand, A Taste of Brilliance, and Seamless Weight Transfer

Since my first video analysis, I've been working diligently to smooth out my video editing and concision. Of course, videos are less descriptive and more visual than an article, but maybe they balance each other out in the end.

Urijah Faber: The Bang-Crafted Overhand

This video was inspired by Faber's most recent bout. I've not paid too much attention to Urijah before, despite his "exciting" aura. In the past, I thought of him as someone who forced a lot of his strikes with athleticism and brute force.

Now I know Ludwig has been working extensively with Faber, and in this fight I was blown away with the setups. Feints, draws, and TEEPS! It was beautiful, and I knew I had to highlight it. Teeps are making it into the big fights now. If you recall, GSP effectively controlled Hendricks for many moments of their bout with his teeps. It's no coincidence—GSP and Faber both had authentic Muay Thai coaching.

What was most impressive was that Ludwig effectively combined Faber's big punch with awesome setups.

So it only seemed fair that Ludwig should be credited with Faber's new execution, and Mr. Ludwig seemed to appreciate this.

1508088_1405492253026112_1058582130_n_medium

Samart Payakaroon:


Samart is an absolute legend. He is at times defensively, stylistically, and strategically similar to Anderson Silva (he can do more than Silva of course). And for good reasons, he did not taunt as explicitly—Thais would not approve of such behavior.

Samart is known as one of the few legendary Thai superstars in combat sports. Four Luminpee Stadium titles (think of Superbowl in States, but in Thailand for Muay Thai). WBC boxing champion, star singer and star actor.

Coming from the legendary Sidyodtong camp, they are known for their ability to both box and fight Thai. This made some of their fighters very different in the Thai world. This video is basically just one technique/strategy from Samart, but so very worth highlighting.

Ernesto Hoost: Seamless Weight Transition

And back to Ernesto "Mr. Perfect" Hoost. This video analyzes his seamless transition between punching and kicking—the Dutch way. When he is doing something it's so many things going on at once, so I figured it'd be better highlighted and showcased individually rather than all at once.

In the future, there will be plenty about Samart Payakaroon and Ernest Hoost—they are so brilliant in so many ways.

As always, thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the videos.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker