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Archive Monthly Archives: March 2019

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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Does your Kimura suck?

I see people make these mistakes all the time. Even black belts! People tend to look at the BIG details and miss out on the little ones – and those fine points really make all the difference. The two tips I review here are the motorcycle grip and shoulder domination. Check it out below: If […]

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Why Study Cramming Works And You Should Do It More Often

#TrueTalkTuesdays 31 “A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study.” Mary Shelley There are two reasons why students sit down and cram as much knowledge into their heads as they can just before a test. First, they didn’t pay attention throughout the semester and […]

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Sneaky Choke from the Arm Bar

Too often people when going for a submission get so focused on facing it that they forget all other options. This happens to me as well and I have some matches that I wish I could have changed gears. A lot of that has to do with training and preparation, and @animalblackbelt shows an alternative solution […]

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Martial Artists without self control?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 30 “He who has power over himself has power over his greatest enemy.” Matshona Dhliwayo Colby Covington has been stealing headlines left and right lately. Is he just a loose cannon or is there something else in play? Love him or hate him (most hate, lol), Colby “Chaos” Covington has been getting a lot of publicity lately. True to his fight name, he has been stirring the waters and making it really muddy. He was spotted […]

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