Superman punch

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Superman punch
Superman punch in Burmese boxing
Focus Striking

A superman punch, cobra punch, falcon punch, jumping punch or diving punch is a technique used in Muay Thai, san shou, kickboxing, ITF-style Taekwon-Do and mixed martial arts fighting.[1] The technique involves bringing the rear leg forward to feign a kick, then snapping the leg back while throwing a cross, resulting in greater power behind the punch.[2] The technique has also been adopted into professional wrestling, and is currently a signature move of Roman Reigns and Ritwij Gaur

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  • Petit, M., Boxe, Paris, Ed. Amphora, Paris, 1972