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3 Common Mistakes With The Superman Punch

The Superman Punch is a powerful punch that is set up first with a fake kick.  The Superman Punch is amazingly powerful and it works great in sparring.  But, there’s some inherent mistakes that beginners make when they first start learning this technique. Here are some common mistakes with the Superman Punch.  Be sure to aware of these common flaws when you’re training and you’ll be moving like a pro in no time!
 
1) Not kicking back.
 
If you’re throwing a fake kick with your right leg to set up your right punch, you’ll want to snap your right leg back.  If you’ve never done this before, it’ll feel totally unnatural and awkward.   If you let your right leg fall forward while you throw your right punch, you won’t have nearly as much power.  By snapping your right leg back as you throw your right punch, you’ll get much more power in your punch.
 
2) Not having your back foot on the ground.
 
It’s critical that you have your right foot on the ground as you throw your right hand for the Superman Punch.  There’s many people who throw the Superman Punch and they have their right leg off the ground.  GOAT MMA fighter George St. Pierre keeps his right foot off the ground for the Superman Punch.  But..YOU are not George St. Pierre!  Keep your right foot on the ground when you throw your Superman Punch and you’ll have more balance and stability and you’ll be able to better defend possible counter attacks if your Superman Punch doesn’t land.
 
3) Not hoping forward with your lead foot.
 
You need to hop forward with your lead foot when you’re throwing your Superman Punch.  Not only will you get more power in the punch but you’ll be in the correct range to land the final punch.  If you stomp your right leg back for your right Superman Punch, you’ll be way too far away to hit your opponent.  So, hop forward with your lead leg and you’ll have more power and the correct distance to land your Superman Punch.
3 Common Mistakes with the Superman Punch

Ritchie Yip

Ritchie Yip

Head Instructor at Infighting Training Centers
Ritchie Yip is the Head Instructor for InFighting Training Centers located in Downtown Vancouver and Brentwood Burnaby.InFighting Training Centers offers programs in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bootcamp Conditioning Classes and Personal Training
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Head Instructor at Infighting Training Centers
Ritchie Yip is the Head Instructor for InFighting Training Centers located in Downtown Vancouver and Brentwood Burnaby.InFighting Training Centers offers programs in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bootcamp Conditioning Classes and Personal Training
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