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ROOTS OF MMA: VALE TUDO

Tom Billinge
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Vale Tudo, MMA prototype Vale Tudo, Brazil’s version of MMA has been entertaining crowds since the 1920s. While most fight fans were not aware of all-in, no-holds-barred fighting until UFC 1 in 1993, and only a select few were going to cage fights in bars on the wrong side of the tracks before then. In […]

ROOTS OF MMA: BJJ

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?

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

MMA CAN LEARN FROM THE PAST

Dan Kanagie
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Forgotten Fight Science: MMA Can Learn From the Past Everything old is new again.  I’m a firm believer in this idiom, especially when talking about combat sports. It’s all been done before.  MMA can learn from the past.  The Beni Hasan tomb in Egypt has thousands of depictions of wrestling techniques, including almost every submission […]

THE VERTICAL STRAIGHT PUNCH