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ARNOLD ALLEN SOUTHPAW JAB COUNTER

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Arnold Allen Southpaw Jab Counter

UFC featherweight Arnold Allen demonstrates his natural southpaw jab counter that allows a left-handed fighter to aggressively strike their opponent, getting into the pocket quickly and causing the maximum damage in the shortest time.

Arnold comes from a striking background, but is comfortable grappling as, his previous tutorial shows.  The 24-year-old comes from Felixstowe in Suffolk and trained for years at BKK Fighters in Colchester, before moving to Tristar Gym in Montreal, home of Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones, Rory MacDonald, Miguel Torres and Robert Whittaker, to name but a few.  Arnold has racked up an impressive record of 13 – 1, including four from four in the UFC. He has the accolade of beating “Mr Finland” himself, Makwan Amirkhani.  The exciting young featherweight continues to grow with every fight and has an exciting future ahead of him in MMA.

This tutorial focuses on one of Arnold’s favoured striking techniques: the southpaw jab counter.  Filmed at BKK Fighters, the young English MMA prospect breaks down this simple, but effective manoeuvre that works well for left-handed fighters against orthodox opponents.

As you exchange testing jabs with your opponent, wait until they fully commit to a big jab.  This it the time to slip to the outside and meet your opponent with a cross to the jaw that reaches under their jab.  This naturally leads to a pivot on the lead leg to give you an advantageous angle of attack.  There are several options from the angle, but the most obvious is the left round kick into your opponent’s body.

The southpaw jab counter is a quick technique that works well as a strong opening in the early stages of a fight.  For more from Arnold Allen, check out his other technique videos for Revgear Sports which focus more on his grappling game.

Tom Billinge Tom has been training in Muay Thai gyms around the world for around 15 years and is a qualified Muay Thai instructor. He has lived in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Tom is a native of England, but based in the USA. When he's not kicking or holding the pads, Tom is either deep into writing an article, exploring the world or connecting with fellow martial artists. Tom is currently beginning his Jiu Jitsu journey in the Kore gi and 10th Planet no gi systems, as well as working to reconstruct the techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism.

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