Georges St-Pierre, former cfu champion, is one of the biggest names in the game.
So, seeing as St-Pierre takes advice from a commentator Joe Rogan perhaps surprising to some but his years of intensive taekwondo training during which he held the national championship for four years taught him well.
In the video, Rogan shows St-Pierre his spinning kick technique and just by the sound of the impact you can notice the immense power he delivers.
Joe Rogan helps Georges St-Pierre improve his kicks
Rogan points out that the key part of the kick is going in a straight line to maintain maximum speed for the kick.
Although not an MMA fighter, Rogan clearly knows his kicks and St-Pierre’s willingness to learn is part of what made him great.
On Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, St-Pierre said, “I’ve never seen anyone hit so hard. Man, I remember that bag when you were working [with me] had a monster like hole with your fingerprint in it! »
Video: Joe Rogan gives GSP advice in 2011
GSP asks Joe Rogan for advice on how to improve his spinning side kick (2011) pic.twitter.com/i4VQmct7rK
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Rogan said they came together thanks to John Donaher who asked him if he knew anyone who could help St-Pierre with the fundamentals of his back kick, which led Rogan to suggest himself. .
Rogan talked about his taekwondo training, which was an old-school style of taekwondo based on powerful kicks, trained by followers of the school of South Korean general Chae Myung-shin.
Rogan said: ‘From when I was 15 until I was 21 I didn’t do anything, I barely did my homework, I didn’t pay any attention to school, that’s all I did, I just wanted to be in the Olympics, I wanted to be taekwondo champion.
“Everyone has trained for power. My instructors’ idea was that if you couldn’t hurt someone with a kick, why even practice it?
He continued, “All the taekwondo guys in tournaments were banging each other, moving really fast trying to score points and he (the coach) hated that shit.”
St-Pierre said he is always trying to improve this technique but finds it impossible for him to do so like Rogan because his “brain is wired differently” from karate.
St-Pierre’s remarkable UFC career and incredible nine consecutive title defenses will be fondly remembered by many MMA fans.
One of the Quebecer’s most cherished attributes was his humility and honesty, which inspired great respect from fighters and fans alike and etched his name into the Hall of Fame after his retirement.
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