Superman Punch Advantages, Disadvantages and Proper Execution

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Advantage of the Superman Punch

The Superman punch has been used effectively by many MMA fighters to end a match via knockout. Apparently, the overall movement of the legs the body plus the arms of the person using it creates some sort of a whiplash effect that improves the momentum and impact of the punch big time. So, if you get hit with it in the face, a knock out or knock down can almost be guaranteed.

Disadvantage of the Superman Punch

Since you are throwing your whole body in a Superman punch, not hitting your target may result to dire consequences. Missing your mark may cause you to weaken your balance temporarily or land into a position wherein you are exposed to an enemy ambush.

Among the most effective counters to this move are straight punch to the ribs, front kick or a side kick to the body. You can also be taken down easily using a shoulder tackle or your opponent can quickly catch your legs in preparation for a take down.

How to Execute the Superman Punch

Here is the proper execution of the move:

  • Enter a normal fighting stance.
  • Raise your rear leg forward as if you are going to deliver a front kick.
  • In mid-air, push the leg that you used to seemingly deliver a kick backwards.
  • As you are pedaling the leg that you used to deliver a feign kick, throw a cross punch

For a demonstration of the proper delivery of the Superman punch, check out this video from YouTube:

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