If asked to name the top strikers in the history of MMA there’s a good chance Bas Rutten would make the cut regardless of the individual compiling the list. Some of the former UFC champion’s deadliest weapons related to his kicks, particularly those to an opponent’s body.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, Rutten reviews how to throw the most effective, damaging kick possible and explains why the little things (like footwork/positioning) are just as crucial to success as simply whipping your leg at an adversary.