How To Throw A Rear Straight With Ilias Ennahachi
The rear straight is probably the most well known punch in the world. While the jab is probably thrown a lot more than the rear straight, the rear straight is the power punch that the jab sets up. From day one, whether it's boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai or MMA, people are taught to throw their jab to set up the devastating rear straight.
Besides the power, the other nice thing about the rear straight is that it’s relatively easy to learn. The problem is that while it’s easy to learn it can still be very hard to master. This is why it’s important to drill the technique so that you make sure that your punch is as effective as possible.
If you want to drill the technique properly, you’re going to need to learn it and all of its small little details. This means that you’re going to want to have someone that knows how to use the punch effectively to teach it to you. Well don’t worry because we have just the man for the job.
In this video, Ilias Ennahaci is going to show you how to most optimally throw the rear straight. Ilias Ennahaci is a Moroccan born kickboxer based in the homeland of Dutch Kickboxing, the Netherlands where he trains out of SB Gym. Currently Ennachaci competes in ONE championship under their super series banner. He currently competes in the flyweight kickboxing division and is in his first reign as it’s champion with one defense.
How To Throw The Rear Straight
The video starts off with Ilias talking about how important it is to protect yourself while you’re throwing the punch. This way you can make sure that you aren’t going to get hit by any counters that your opponent throws. When you’re throwing the rear straight this means that you should keep your lead hand up by your temples to prevent any damage that you might take from a potential counter.
To properly throw the rear straight, you are first going to move from the ground up. This means pivoting on the ball of your foot to face your opponent. Then turning your knee to face your opponent and finally your hip. This will make sure that you not only get maximum reach with your rear straight but also the maximum amount of body weight and power.
From there you are going to extend your rear arm out to land the strike. You want to make sure that you have some bend in the knee. Doing that will make sure that you have a strong base while striking. This means that you are less likely to be thrown off balance while striking and your opponent will have a harder time countering.
Now that you have the proper technique down, you need to get in the reps. Just like Illas does in the video you should throw the rear straight a lot to build that muscle memory. If you have a partner holding pads for you, have them check your form and give you corrections.
Learn More From Ilias Ennahachi
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