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Henri Hooft talks Blackzilians, Combat Club & Technical Striking

Famed Dutch striking coach, Henri Hooft discusses his departure from the Blackzilians, his new gym and technical striking.

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Ryan Loco

Welcome to your weekly dose of Three Amigos Podcast fun. This episode is loaded with great content, courtesy of our special guest, 3-time world kickboxing champion and elite level striking coach, Henri Hooft. We also have new installments of our popular segments: RantyPants™ and Sports That Can’t Stop No Double Leg™.

Ordered Listing with timestamps:

RantyPants™ - 20:55

Sports That Can't Stop No Double Leg™ - 29:25

Henri Hooft – 48:45

Here is a summary of each interview segment, complete with the time stamps for when each interview or special segment begins. As always, we hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Henri Hooft (48:45 mark)

  • If Combat Club is his new, permanent training facility
  • Factors contributing to the splintering of the Blackzilians
  • What the new gym is like
  • Coaches that followed suit and went to Combat Club
  • Why the “Dutch style” of kickboxing is so well-suited for MMA
  • How much a striker needs to “re-learn” when coming to MMA (stance)
  • If power can be taught
  • What “Meat Day” is like (hard sparring)
  • Thoughts on flashy techniques like taekwondo
  • The mistakes he sees fighters making most
  • His thoughts on making gameplans
  • Thoughts on Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  • Thoughts on Ronda Rousey’s striking coach

The hosts discuss a variety of topics that include:

  • Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather possibilities
  • Conor McGregor’s pay-per-view interview
  • Angela Hill being catalyst to USADA changes
  • Tim Kennedy’s retirement
  • UFC Phoenix discussion
  • RantyPants™
  • Sports That Can’t Stop No Double Leg™
  • Staff predictions and standings

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