Many of you already know this, but aside from having super-powers, I also am pretty well connected. It was supposed to be kept under wraps, but it was recently leaked to me that BJ Penn and George St-Pierre met at an undisclosed location in Las Vegas, presumably to Read the rest of this entry »
People ask me all the time, “What are some good no gi chokes?”. The Brabo is a submission that comes to mind – opportunities pop up for it quite a bit if you watch for it. The video below will give you a quick introduction to the Brabo choke technique.
Of course in this case, when I say push ups, I’m not talking about a brassier or those most excellent rainbow ice-cream popsicles. I’m talking about the exercise that separates the men from the boys, the women from the little girls, and the hardcore from the sub-species of sissies known as wusstards.
Now that I’ve done some name calling, you probably want to know how push ups are going to get you cut, punch a hole through a brick wall, Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve been living under a rock for a while, you need to leave your hermit habitat Two EXTREMELY awesome MMA events are coming up soon. Normally I let events come and go without comment, but these are, for lack of a better word, penultimate-grand-epic-sauce. Sprinkled with $50 dollar bills and Jessica Alba. No exaggeration. They are: Read the rest of this entry »
The Slovak Sambo Federation, with Fedor and M-1 Global’s permission, recently put together a DVD that shows footage from a seminar in Slovakia in 2007. In it, Fedor is showing off his stuff, how to do take downs, escapes, counter punching, etc. It really goes into the details of the kimura, americana and armbar. All around, pretty cool and good instruction. It isn’t in English, but it does have English subtitles – just so you know what you’re getting into.
One thing I’ve always liked about Fedor and his training camp, is their old school Russian philosophy of low-tech, high performance. Hard work, meat and potatoes, fist to face. Nothing fancy, just what works and works well.
Personally, I think it makes a good companion to Fedor’s MMA book. For example, counter punching is covered pretty well in the book, but video brings it to light in a way that words and a few pictures just can’t. Watching the timing and the angles on video will help you really “get it”.
Anyway, here are a few clips to show you what’s inside the DVD. I particularly like how Fedor seamlessly integrates striking with his submission attempts.
Fedor Shows Mount Escape
Fedor’s Gives Tips On The Armbar Submission
Kimura, Russian Style
Again, if you want his book, you can pick up a copy at Amazon.