For those that do not know what a haymaker is, it is a punch often utilized by someone with no fight experience. You put all of your weight into the punch and in the process lose all of your balance. What the haymaker lacks in technical efficiency, it makes up for in destructive power. Luckily, with a little technique, a person (you) can neutralize the haymaker AND the person throwing it.
Brian and Jason from The Modern Rogue had a few questions about the best way to defend yourself against someone throwing a “haymaker”. They decided that the person best equipped to answer that question is Coach Mikal and the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team in Austin, TX, Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. See the full video below!
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Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 beautiful children. Andy is also the father of a Marine who is honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps.