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How to Fight: TJ Dillashaw's Leg Kick Counter

How to Fight: TJ Dillashaw’s Leg Kick Counter

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February 20, 2015
Updated April 13, 2018


Getting kicked in the legs is never fun, but in a fight it can be even more harmful. So, today’s focus in the How to Fight Series is learning how to counter a leg kick. During the course of the series I have covered the round kick, how to counter a strike with an outside round kick, and a 1-2 strike combo after landing a round kick. If you are going against an opponent and he/she loves to kick, follow these steps to land a successful strike after your counter.

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Leg Kick to Strike Combo Steps

Step 1: When your opponent throws an outside leg kick, you are going to want to check it or block it. When you check a kick try to keep a little more weight on your back foot with it pointed up and out.

Step 2: Make sure avoid holding your leg straight forward. Turn your leg out, so you can absorb all of your opponent’s kick with your hips.

Step 3: After you check your opponent’s kick, step into a punch with your right hand and bring your left into the body. Make sure your body punch strikes the liver.

Step 4: After you land the body strike, shuffle your feet off to the side and chop your opponent with a leg kick.

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TJ Dillashaw is a 28 year old professional MMA fighter and the current UFC Bantamweight Champion. He is the only man to have ever finished Renan Barao in an MMA fight. Dillashaw was also a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter. He is a coach/cornerman for Team Alpha Male and is currently #11 pound-for-pound in the official UFC rankings.
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