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Old 12-10-2006, 07:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It’s a great, flashy and very effective strike if you landed it properly. You’re also leaving yourself wide open to something very nasty if your opponent is able to counter this.

St. Pierre and Hughes are two fighters with pretty good technique of the Superman punch.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It can just demolish a guy. But you are also left wide open if you mess it up. Overall not a bad technique but not the greatest.
good one to have for desperation situations though....
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It’s a great, flashy and very effective strike if you landed it properly. You’re also leaving yourself wide open to something very nasty if your opponent is able to counter this.

St. Pierre and Hughes are two fighters with pretty good technique of the Superman punch.
You are left pretty wide open when throwing it, but most of the time when a guy sees it coming he will just put his hands up and back up. I haven't seen too many guys really get a good counter to it because it is so quick and you have good reach when laying out like that.

EDIT: If I remember correctly, St. Pierre dropped Hughes with a superman punch at the end of the 1st round in their last fight.
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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In the replay in the video the announcer said "He fakes the knee...". That is starting to piss me off, me and my friend where arguing because he said St. Pierre faked the knee when he landed the superman punch against Hughes. I kept telling him he is just jumping for the superman but he didn't believe me...

I want to practice a superman punch a little bit at boxing but I have a feeling the trainers will give me shit for it.
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah, the Superman punch seems to be easily telegraphed and you are opened for a counter if you miss.

It is a good technique to have in your arsenal in situations where you can capitalize on its power, but I personally don't think it is a great move (it is flashy though).

St. Pierre actually knocks down Hughes with a left hook, but the Superman punch is what started the barrage of punches leading to the knock down.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yeah, the Superman punch seems to be easily telegraphed and you are opened for a counter if you miss.

It is a good technique to have in your arsenal in situations where you can capitalize on its power, but I personally don't think it is a great move (it is flashy though).

St. Pierre actually knocks down Hughes with a left hook, but the Superman punch is what started the barrage of punches leading to the knock down.
We used in full contact tournaments and it all basically comes down to timing:
1) You need to know when to throw it
2) Set it up first with other combos, so you don't telegraph
3) Throw it with alot of speed
4) Follow thru and get the hands up for a counter
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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In the replay in the video the announcer said "He fakes the knee...". That is starting to piss me off, me and my friend where arguing because he said St. Pierre faked the knee when he landed the superman punch against Hughes. I kept telling him he is just jumping for the superman but he didn't believe me...

I want to practice a superman punch a little bit at boxing but I have a feeling the trainers will give me shit for it.
It is set-up with a fake knee/kick. Whatever you want to choose. Your opponent backs up due to the fact that you raise your knees/feet. Usually it will be set-up throughout the match with high kicks. Your opponent will be conditioned to drop his outside arm to block the blow. Once he gets in this habit, the superman comes out. Well..that's how I do it, at least. Haha.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm note sure how....Bu I know how to do one...in which it makes you look like a fairy.

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its a risky punch. you leave yourself open and possibly off balance. but when it connects its a beautiful thing
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good one to have for desperation situations though....

I was thinking the same thing. Not seen too many times, but it's thrown from a confident fighter too.
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