Martial Arts Fighting Strategy : Martial Arts Defense: Superman Punch

Hi I’m John Graden for the Martial Arts Teacher’s
Association and this is what I consider to be a crazy technique. I kind of figured this
out on my own years ago and I called it the Kamakazi Technique. My good friend, Jerry
Jones who runs a great mixed martial arts school in New Jersey, I asked him one day
what it was called and he called it The Superman Punch. Here’s how it works. There is a difference
in the Superman Punch and the Kamakazi are the same but to me it is Kamakazi because
you are really wide open here either it works or you are in trouble. The idea is that I
want to set my opponent up and so if we were moving around and I’m firing a back leg kick
or I’m firing a back leg round kick and I’m getting in to this motion and they are seeing
this motion as part of my fight rhythm, as part of my fighting arsenal and then in time
what is going to happen is in slow motion I’m going to start that action and then from
here push off and throw a really hard right hand. I have seen many fighters knocked out
with this but I have also seen many people doing these Superman/Kamakazi Techniques get
taken to the ground immediately because you are really off balance on one leg. So you
have got to practice this and make sure it is done quickly and effectively so joining
me from Pro Star Mixed Martial Arts is Joe Brignoli. So we are kind of moving and I’m
kicking him in the leg and I’m kicking him in the ribs and I’m just getting him into
this action and typically I like to throw them low so that maybe this hand will drop
just a little bit and so eventually I fake it and then the Kamakazi/Superman Punch comes
through so you can see why I call it Kamakazi because if I miss I am in really big trouble
here so he can take me down and do all kinds of nasty things to me so that is the Kamakazi
or Superman Punch. Thank you. I’m John Graden. For more information contact me at

19 Replies to “Martial Arts Fighting Strategy : Martial Arts Defense: Superman Punch

  1. Superman punch is actually a legit technique. It's often used in Muay Thai or MMA, to great effect. Often, a person has been low kicked too many times that he gets really wary of the low kicks. That's when you fake a low kick and leap in to punch him. Mike Zambidis uses that alot. George St Pierre used it on Matt Hughes too.

  2. ya this isnt crap this is in cage fighting as well this can knock u to ur ass but u have to pracitce alot and have to know when the perfect time is

  3. Ya man you wanna chamber that fist in a real fight, so they can see it coming. Don't telegraph it and you always miss!! I think John Graydon has some good insight

  4. Say what you want. I think John shares some good insight in his videos. He reminds me of my lead instructor teaching style by explaining well. You guys also are just seeing the punch and mocking it, but you forget the timing, distance, and strategy etc etc that has to be the basis of ALL techniques

  5. ahhhhh…this guy doesnt get it i dont think…it not just faking the kick, you kick back your leg when you punch to give it extra force and reach…haha

  6. What a hack. Winded just by teaching a move you think is possibly very inefffective or just stupid.Kicks are poor, you're out of breathe, and teaching play ground moves?

  7. I would say this guys right why would you call its the superman punch superman never faked someone out!!!

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