Spinning Back Fist – Stunning Technique With Knockout Power

March 15, 2018
Emanuel Newton KO's King Mo with spinning back fist

Emanuel Newton KO’s King Mo with spinning back fist

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he spinning back fist is definitively the strongest punch in the world of fighting. It doesn’t only use the power of the fist, but it uses the momentum of your whole body. Once you rotate and throw this devastating punch, your opponent will not have to handle the power of your arm only. You can add angular velocity, angular acceleration and the speed of the punch once an impact is created. If you deliver it properly, it could hit the opponent’s chin with the speed of 15-20 meters per second. This is the same as hitting him with a baseball bat.

Enjoy the brutality and power of spinning back fist knockouts.

Spinning back fist – Obtaining a perfect technique and hiding the punch

First of all, this is the only punch which is applied by the outer part of your hand. You must clench your fist properly, or you may hurt yourself badly.

Here is a good tutorial.

Source: Youtube

Tutorial

  • Step 1. Standing in the guard, slightly step forward and to the right with your left foot. Step left foot across your body.
  • Step 2. Turn your left foot and transfer the weight to your left leg, lifting the right foot off the floor.
  • Step 3. Start rotating clockwise on the front foot, keeping your left hand on the chin and extending your right hand. Turn your head so you can see the target. You must rotate your body whole body. The power of your strike comes from your legs, hips, and torso.
  • Step 4. Extend the arm and try to hit the opponent with the back of your fist.
  • Step 5. Return to the guard keeping your hands up. Once returning, you have two choices. You can continue rotating and let your right foot finish forward and make a step back to return to the guard. In that case, your right leg finishes around 30-50 cm in front of your left leg, slightly to the right. Don’t make the stance too wide, or it will be harder to cover up.

You can also return backward in the same way when the spinning back fist is completed. The first choice makes the punch faster and enables to connect with an additional punch. The second choice enables you to cover up better.

Source: Youtube

This is a very brutal strike with a stunning knockout power. If you know to surprise your opponent and hide the intention, the knockout is inevitable!

Professional Tips

  • #1 If you are very quick fighter whose main ability is his speed and power, focus on the first choice when returning your hand to the guard. If you are slower, but you have heavy punches, the second choice is good.
  • #2 Don’t perform this strike too often, it wastes a lot of cardio and an opponent has a lot of time to anticipate it. An opponent can easily duck under and counter you.
  • #3 You need to hide this strike. Since it is predictable, an opponent can easily duck and evade it. There are many ways of hiding this strike. The most popular one is throwing a jab. Once you miss a jab, move your left leg to the inside and continue rotating. You can try a double jab and a spinning back fist, it is a big surprise for any opponent. You can also hide it by performing a left hook. Just throw a spinning back fist after you miss the left hook. You can slide with the left foot forward to shorten the distance.
  • #4 It is an excellent counter technique. You can counter with it if your opponent runs towards you or if he attacks with a set of combos, where he finishes with his left arm or leg (take a look at 1:00-1:06). Even a left knee can be countered via spinning back fist. If opponent attacks with his right hand, he may easily hit you before you reach his head.
    Slow Animation of Spinning Back Fist

    Slow Animation of Spinning Back Fist

  • #5 Performing it off the feint is risky, but if you succeed, your opponent will really have a hard time. There are few feints you can try. Lift your left knee in the air to feint movement and put the left leg down on the inside. Miss a low-kick intentionally or pick up a knee. An opponent will probably lift his knee up to prevent a low-kick, leaving his head opened. There is a possibility of feinting front superman punch too. Be creative!
  • #6 You can do it with your left hand! Just remember the famous knockout of Yahir Reyes, he feinted right low-kick and landed left spinning back fist heavily. You can feint a right superman punch and connect with a spinning back fist. You can also feint right hook, or even right overhand punch!
  • #7 You can connect a punch or two after the spinning back fist, but better avoid it. This punch has one purpose only – to send your opponent to the ground!

You can also return backward in the same way when the spinning back fist is completed. The first choice makes the punch faster and enables to connect with an additional punch. The second choice enables you to cover up better.

Reverse spinning back fist – it may be slower, but equally dangerous!

Many fighters focus on a regular back fist. But if you make a step forward, this punch becomes reverse spinning back fist! The technique is slower, more predictable and easier to defend. But it is equally strong or even stronger! If your opponent is slower than you, try it out!

Chael Sonnen's fail spinning back fist
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Cung Le Spinning Back Fist Wanderlei Silva UFC 139

Cung Le Spinning Back Fist Wanderlei Silva UFC 

Tutorial

  • Step 1. Standing in the guard, make a step forward and to the left with your right foot.
  • Step 2. Turn your right foot and transfer the weight to your right leg, lifting the left foot off the floor.
  • Step 3. Start rotating counterclockwise on the right foot, keeping your right hand on the chin and extending your left hand. Turn your head so you can see the target and rotate your body.
  • Step 4. Extend the arm and try to hit the opponent with the back of your fist.
  • Step 5. Continue rotating and return your left foot forward and your hands to the guard.

If you want to put maximum power into one effort, this is your technique. Throw it but cover up quickly.

Professional tips

  • #1 This is a good technique if opponent constantly runs away from you or if he constantly goes to the left.
  • #2 This is slow technique – try to hide it if possible. You can attack with a right cross, right overhand or even with a right superman punch before attempting a reverse spinning back fist. You can intentionally miss a hit or you can feint, but you don’t have many options. Be warned, an opponent can duck under easily!
  • #3 Keep your right hand on the chin all the time. If the opponent counters you, it will prevent you from the knockout.
  • #4 If you want to maximize the power of the hit, you can perform jumping step forward with your right leg and rotate. You will get more power, but you may lose balance.

You have definitively learned how to break an opponent’s head with one strong punch. If you are a master of this technique, it is like you carry a pole or a baseball bat with yourself.

Keep training and keep two things in mind – this is an advanced technique and it needs some time to master. Learn jab, right cross, hooks, uppercuts and overhand first, and then focus on this world-class knockout punch. Keep it as a surprise and enjoy sending your opponents to the ground!

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