This is one of the single most important videos of mine and the fewest people will watch it. At a quick glance it appears like a simple move that does not require a lot of attention, but trust me when I tell you that having the ability to regain the underhook is one of the most important things you can do.
First of all it is important to avoid being flattened on your back. You should always have the underhook when available but I understand that sometimes your timing will be off and your op
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