MMA

FORGOTTEN FIGHT SCIENCE: CHANCERY

Dan Kanagie
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Lock up your opponents in Chancery One the distinguishing aspects of the old Bare Knuckle Boxing style was the inside clinch fighting and Chancery. A blend of standing wrestling and striking. It’s a part of the fight game that fell by the wayside after Queensberry Rules took over as the dominant combat sport. That is […]

MMA TUTORIALS: COUNTER THE JAB

THE VERTICAL STRAIGHT PUNCH

Dan Kanagie
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Forgotten Fight Science: The Vertical Straight Punch One of my favorite things as a hoplologist is looking at martial arts from different regions and eras, stripping them down to their basics, the comparing what techniques remain: the techniques that transcend time and location. The vertical straight punch falls in this category. First let’s dispel the […]

MCGREGOR VS MAYWEATHER: SHOULD IT HAPPEN?

BRUCE LEE’S MMA LEGACY: BE WATER

Tom Billinge
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Bruce Lee is the Father of MMA If you don’t own a copy of Tao of Jeet Kune Do, you aren’t serious about mixed martial arts.  A bold statement, but absolutely true.  Bruce Lee’s masterpiece essentially laid out the framework of taking the best elements of the most effective martial systems and melding them together into […]

TEAM QUEST AN MMA LEGEND

ARNOLD ALLEN SOUTHPAW JAB COUNTER

Tom Billinge
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Arnold Allen Southpaw Jab Counter UFC featherweight Arnold Allen demonstrates his natural southpaw jab counter that allows a left-handed fighter to aggressively strike their opponent, getting into the pocket quickly and causing the maximum damage in the shortest time. Arnold comes from a striking background, but is comfortable grappling as, his previous tutorial shows.  The […]

MMA TUTORIALS: COUNTER THE JAB

COLIN BYRNE JAB COUNTER TAKEDOWN

Tom Billinge
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Colin Byrne Jab Counter Takedown Colin Byrne of Shinobi MMA shares a simple, yet effective jab counter takedown. For those in the know, Colin ‘Serpico Ninja’ Byrne requires no introduction.  Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Colin is the head coach at Shinobi MMA Academy in Lagos, Portugal.  Colin works with the highest level of competitors and coaches, such […]

HOW I BEAT MR FINLAND: ARNOLD ALLEN MMA TUTORIAL PT1

WRESTLER’S BRIDGE FOR COMBAT SPORTS

Jan Markus Adams
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The benefits of the wrestler’s bridge for combat sports athletes are extraordinary Read on to discover why you should add the wrestler’s bridge to your training regimen. “He just weightlifter. […] All wrestlers beat weightlifters. Barbellers have veak necks. Atol, you beat Samson, strongest man in vorld, mit neck lock I think. You know what I […]

WTF DO THEY USE: THE GADA

ROOTS OF MMA: BOXING

Tom Billinge
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Power Punching: Boxing for MMA  In the early 19th century, the world’s first star sports writer, Pierce Egan, called boxing “the sweet science of bruising”.  It was a century-old sport that was a major, if illicit, part of English sporting life along with horse racing, cockfighting and cricket.  The English prize ring was the crucible of early […]

MCGREGOR VS MAYWEATHER: SHOULD IT HAPPEN?