Somewhat inspired by the Usyk vs Joshua World Heavyweight Championship match, we focused on dealing with a mirror side opponent in the junior MMA. That is an opponent with reverse side stance. This mainly consisted of fighting with the lead foot on the outside of an opponent’s lead foot. From here I introduced using the rear side first in combinations that utilised boxing, muay Thai and MMA techniques – punches, kicks and takedowns. This was all mainly done using technique placement without safety equipment.
The senior class looked at posting to set up counter-attacks. This was done using the lead and rear hand, emphasising angling off. The class finished with 2 x 5 minute rounds of MMA.