MMA Shorties who kickbox sign in here!

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  1. Epik High

    Epik High OT Supporter

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    How do you compensate for your short reach? God has cursed me with super short arms and I ALWAYS get a jab in my face when I lunge in with a jab or cross of my own. I guess footwork is crucial here, and mine sucks. Any tricks/tactics you use against taller opponents?
     
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    Wow I should NOT post when i'm drunk...by shorties I meant short people, not fuckin girls
     
  3. MyLittleAirport

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    I like to:

    Slip/jab, as in you jab in as you slip their jab.

    Step into an overhand right, left body punch to the liver, then end with a right kick to the leg/body and step away.

    Just watch zambidis a lot, hes a great counter puncher for being such a short guy.
     
  4. Sirc

    Sirc Dr. Hourse Crew #1

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    Knock off their timing. Fake a lunge, let them react, then really lunge. That's what I do. I have a short reach for being 5'10". Granted, everyone I fight is taller/heavier than me because nobody is near my weightclass in my gym.
     
  5. Mega-JC: Da Return

    Mega-JC: Da Return Tiger Knee!

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    perrying and counters works for me.
     
  6. Civil Disobedient

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    I block all the damn time against tall dudes. Be patient. Make them work. Then lunge in and deliver. Depending on your opponents skill, a good leg kick will open him up for some strikes.

    Honestly, I kick alot more than most people, especially when they have a significant hight advantage.
     
  7. Civil Disobedient

    Civil Disobedient "Die Biting The Throat" OT Supporter

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    And if your doing Thai-style kick boxing, grab them tall fuckers and knee the shit out of him. I imagine if your shorter that your rather muscular if you're fighting alot of taller dudes, so you should be able to handel em inside pretty well. All-time fave is the knee em till they block, then as im breaking the clinch, uppercut right in the chin/face.
     
  8. Inferno

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    Try and close them down to eliminate their reach advantage in the center of the ring, get them in the corner and let loose with those power shots.
     
  9. Jason H

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    When I first started kickboxing my coach cursed me everytime cause he was a midget compared to me at 5.7.. and Im 6.4.. :rofl:
     

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