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Category: Ground Fighting

The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Be A Complete Fighter There are many types of martial arts out there and I have studied over 15 of them in my 35+ years of experience in martial arts, even earning black belts in five of them. Currently, I study Krav Maga, an Israeli Martial art taught to the Israeli military; Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Read More

Clinch Assessment By Mark Hatmaker

Clinch Assessment By Mark Hatmaker

Traditional Styles The over-under clinch is the big dog of clinches in MMA and competitive submission grappling and for good reason–we’ll get to why in a mo’, but first a little on why we see so little of three other major clinches: the traditional Boxing Clinch, the Collar & Elbow (C & E) clinch, and Read More

The 6 Factors Of The Perfect Armbar – Mark Hatmaker

The 6 Factors Of The Perfect Armbar – Mark Hatmaker

The armbar whether applied top-body, cross-body, or from underneath is one of the top three finishers in both MMA and submission-only grappling. (As a matter of fact it’s almost a neck-and-neck tie with the rear-naked choke.) The armbar is a tool that all competitors should be familiar with inside of 30 days of stepping on Read More

Prison Fighting Style Takedown

Prison Fighting Style Takedown

“Fair fighting” is for the ring and the matte.  In the prison system, the only rule is don’t snitch. You have to “man-up” and fight for yourself.  There’s no other choice. On the street, an attacker is NOT going to give you a fair fight.  They are gonna do whatever is necessary to overpower you. Read More

Easy Takedown Recovery Technique

Easy Takedown Recovery Technique

Don’t Be Stuck On The Ground If you follow my blog or own any of my products you know that the ground is a dangerous place to be. In fact, every single fighter I work with would much rather fight on their feet if they had the choice (even the guys who consider themselves great Read More

Avoid Ground Fighting At All Cost

Avoid Ground Fighting At All Cost

I’ve written about the “all fights go to the ground” misunderstanding before, but I’m going to do it again because this myth is so dang persistent. Recently I’ve seen it popping up all over the place. First of all, yes, almost all fights go to the ground, seems pretty obvious to me. One guy gets Read More