The body kick is one of the most commonly thrown kicks during a MMA match, and a lot of my opponents try and hit the liver using body kicks. With the help of Danny Castillo, I am going to demonstrate how and when to counter a body kick.
Body Kick Counter Steps
Step 1: When blocking a body kick make sure you do not lower your hands. This allows your opponents kick to make contact with your head, while you are blocking your body.
Step 2: To properly block a body kick, keep your hands up and lower your elbow into your hip, do not lower your hands.
Step 3: As your opponent returns from their kick, return with a hook, since your arm is already loaded and ready to strike.
Step 4: After the counter, step in with a cross first and follow that with your hook.