As mentioned in the previous post, we ‘created’ a Superfrau strike. It’s not easy to describe, but I will try.
- The front (left) leg is on the toes, with the left side of the hip pushed forward and arm up, in guard, facing the bad guy.
- This position is adopted after moving from a fighting position that Steve Morris favours, which has the back in a concave shape. Meaning that the c-shape has been bent back on itself.
- The leg is thrust down and backward a little, ensuring the hip is pushed back on the left side.
- This action forces the shoulder and arm forward, driving the fist to the target.
- In essence, we bend the bow of the back
George St.Pierre used a very similar action to fire in a jab in his recent fight with BJ Penn. At the start of the 3rd round with 4.50 on the clock he hits Penn with a Superfrau! Kinda….
Now, one person that benefitted from ‘bending the bow’ was Tyson, certainly in the early years. Here’s a clip of him training, there are a lot of instances when he’s bending and releasing the bows in his back and across the shoulders. The clip should give a clear illustration of this concept.