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I shared my Kimura Fundamentals course last week, but just in case you didn’t get it yet (it’s free), here is another sneak peak into the course. It contains 48 minutes of instruction, covering what I consider the CORE CONCEPTS behind having a successful Kimura. I show 4 techniques that if mastered, will translate to all Kimuras […]

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What is the thing you need to work on the most?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 36 “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway We sometimes forget to ask ourselves this all-important question. Being on top of the food chain, we have the unique ability to stop, and self-reflect – a luxury most animals on […]

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I have a new Kimura course and I’m giving it to you for free

Pretty sweet deal huh? So I have been seeing a lot more Kimura courses being made recently, but unfortunately many of the preview videos I see are littered with mistakes. I don’t want the next generation learning the Kimura wrong, especially on the first time around. So I made the Kimura Fundamentals Course so everyone can learn the […]

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Bare Knuckle Boxing – the future of combat sports?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 35 “Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage.” Deng Ming-Dao Bare Knuckle Boxing has arrived and certainly delivered on savageness as Artem Lobov and Jason Knight went to war. If you are unfamiliar, bare knuckle boxing is just as it […]

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Stuck trying to finish an arm bar?

Some more sneaky footwork that can score a surprising finish. 🙂 So I know I made a return last week, but I had to miss this week unfortunately. But, I got a nice little trick from my brother Marcos Avellan. The mounted arm bar is a very strong position, but a lot of people struggle […]

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When is it time to call it quits?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 34 “After climbing the mountain, you can finally enjoy the view.” Unknown It’s hard for me to watch fighters continuing to compete past their prime and sustain more and more damage. But is it our place to decide when someone should end their competitive career? The first fighter to come to mind is BJ […]

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Masvidal vs Till Finishing Combo Video Break Down

I’m back! After a 4 month hiatus, I’m ready to get back on camera. 🙂 While my knee is still not 100% yet, I get show you that I can do some fancy footwork (or at least try) to emulate the Jorge Masvidal knock out sequence versus Darren Till. I did a small write up […]

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Is pulling guard a sign of weakness?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 33 “I would prefer a sword to fight duel, but a pen to plan a war. “ Robert Thier, Storm and Silence When you see a fighter pull guard, it is usually seen as a desperation move. Someone who just got rocked from a strike, or just trying to avoid a superior striker. But […]

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Sometimes the best choke is a sloppy one

Sometimes a mess is just what you need to get a clean finish. My black belt and 12-0 undefeated TitanFC Champion Jason “the Specimen” Soares showed this technique to me when we filmed his course, the Back Attack Series. I love it! It is clever, because it is such a misdirect that your opponent doesn’t suspect he is […]

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Shifting and Stance Switching

#TrueTalkTuesdays 32 “The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. “ Chris Pine In MMA, it is now common place to have fighters to switch stance throughout a fight. But is that a good strategy? We […]

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