Unlock Eddie Cha’s Slip to Counter Flow for MMA

The one and only Eddie Cha shares a great slip to counter flow drill that he uses with his fighters

Eddie Cha of The MMA LAB is known by everyone in the MMA business. His All in MMA style is highly effective and attracts the best in the game to train with him in Glendale, Arizona. The likes of Benson Henderson, Alex Caceres, Henry Corales and Courtney Casey all chose to be mentored by Eddie, taking from him his experience coaching fighters for the highest level promotions like Bellator, UFC and OneFC. As a striking coach, Eddie is on another level, with a deep understanding of boxing and Muay Thai.

Here, Eddie runs through a slip to counter flow on the mitts with one of his fighters, UFC lightweight Drakkar Klose.

He demonstrates an easier and more advanced version of the drill, but both start with flowing uppercuts. The 5/6 flow (5 being the left upper cut and 6 the right), should be smooth and steady, with a step every time a punch is thrown. Eddie then taps Drakkar’s left hand before throwing a straight right. This reaction time drill tests the fighter’s reflexes. Drakkar then slips right hand and throws the left hook and the cross (the 3/2) before dropping straight back into the 5/6 uppercut flow.

The more advanced version adds punches and footwork. It has the same elements as the easier version, but instead of going back into the uppercuts, Drakkar launches off his back leg to throw a jab and cross (the 1/2). He then drops back into the uppercut flow.

This slip to counter flow works reaction time, technique and footwork, preparing fighters to react more quickly in the ring or octagon, catching opponents as soon as they throw the big right hand.

Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports and the founder of WarYoga. He is a 10th Planet purple belt and a Muay Thai Kru having spent over two decades in the sport in Thailand and around the world. Tom has trained Lethwei in Myanmar, Kushti wrestling in India, Zurkhaneh sports in Iran, boxing throughout Europe, and catch wrestling in the USA. Tom also resurrected the ancient techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism from archaic manuals.