Expect to see some fists of fury flying about at the upcoming ONE Fighting Championship. This highly-anticipated mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament will feature some of the region’s top fighters, using combat styles like Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, boxing and more. A split-second is all they need to deliver the killer punch for a knock out win. But, what does it take to deliver that perfect punch?
“Secure the finger underneath the thumb,” says Nuengpichit Sityodtong, Muay Thai champion and Evolve Mixed Martial Arts instructor. The side of your thumb should rest against the space between your first and second set of joints.
A side-on stance – with your right foot diagonally behind your left – has more advantages than a frontal stance because it reduces target areas if your opponent hits back. “Keep your feet about shoulderwidth apart, with your body weight evenly distributed between your left and right foot,” he says.