(Esther Lin/MMAFighting)Techniqe Spotlight: The Superman Punch Jessica Doerner June 11, 2015 News The Superman Punch is something I have been perfecting in my own training lately, which is why I decided to spotlight this technique. The Superman Punch is a great tool when trying to make up distance. Trying to use this technique while you are close to your opponent will not work. Faking the knee from further away and then kicking the leg back while at the same time throwing a punch, it looks like Superman flying, thus named “The Superman Punch.” It often catches fighters off guard and is a power punch that can knock out your opponent. The punch can be difficult to execute correctly, but when it is, it often results in lights-out for the person on the receiving end. Georges St. Pierre is a fighter who successfully landed the Superman Punch several times over the course of his career and may have been one of the first UFC fighters to make it famous. The Superman Punch is said to have been first used in the UFC by Bas Rutten. Many UFC fighters have used this punch — only a few successfully. When executed properly, the Superman Punch will cause an opponent to become perplexed and ultimately freeze in the moment. This is the type of punch you must practice many times before trying to execute in a fight. I would consider the Superman Punch an advanced technique. Several forms of Martial arts and even some pro WWE style wrestlers use this punch. Stayed tuned for the newest and latest techniques spotlights here at The MMA Corner.