How to Fake
A fake is done in half the time it takes to do a regular attack. Known as “moving on the half count,” this enables you to disrupt your opponent’s rhythm. However, if there is too great a time gap between your fake and your real attack, it the attack may be blocked or countered. A fake has all the appearance of a real attack. The only difference between a fake and real attack is the focus point. A real attack is focused at a point on the surface or just below the surface of a target on the opponent's body. A fake is focused on some point in space in the gap between you and your opponent. For example, fake a high reverse punch by pivoting the shoulder and hips through the center line toward the opponent. As opponent reacts, hook to the ribs with the lead hand. Other fakes include:
- Fake a lead jab to the chin and then drive a lead punch to the body.
- Fake a lead jab to the body and then step in with a jab to the chin.
- Fake a lead jab to the chin, feign a right to the chin, and then step in with a lead jab to the chin.
- Fake a straight reverse punch to the chin, and then hook the lead hand to the chin or body.
- Fake a jab to the chin, and then upset punch to the body with the rear hand.
- Fake a jab, and then step forward and with a lead hook to the chin.