Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell's Technique
March 13, 2009 10:05am CST
I want to hear your point of view on Liddell's striking technique. I find it really intriguing that his awkward stance and movements can pull off knock out strikes. What do you think about this?
17 Aug 09
Its not his knockout power that gives the Iceman his devastating wins. Its all about angles. I've seen more MMA fighters and boxers that possess more powerful strikes than Liddell and its a fact that anyone that connects with a punch you can knock people out. At my sanshou practice, my coach will always say knocking people out is just 50 percent power. The rest is placement, angles or positions. You throw punches that your opponent can see or defend effectively. That includes footwork when you attack you enemy in angles that paralyzes him or throws him off guard. Like attacking him with a punch in the face. He cover up but you punch get through another side undefended. You do a simple analysis of Chuck. He throws his punches in wide angles where his opponent cannot defend. he has excellent footwork that allows he so side step, back pedal and charge. His hands down stance either deceives his opponent to charge or from the stance itself that he can throw those wide and obscure angles with ease. Ask pat miletech, its not about power. its position and angles. Whats the point of punching with such powerful strikes if it doesnt connect? You only hurt your hand.