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  1. Super Unorthdox Single Leg Finish (Avellan Video)
    I have a student of mine that has been with me for over a decade now that is somewhat of a legend at FFA. He is not your ordinary student - he is different . He moves awkwardly, he goes for weird...
  2. *FREE MMA WEBINAR* Saturday, June 16 @ 2:30PM EST - LIVE!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDvMGX1jfis The webinar is taking place this Saturday, June 16, at 2:30PM EST. You can reserve a spot at http://www.FreeMMAwebinar.com Learn the secret mental traits...
  3. Funky Positions and Scrambles (Avellan Video)
    In 2007, I faced Tarsis Humphries in the quarterfinals of the ADCC 87.9kg division. I dominated the match and controlled all the positions - right until the very end of double over-time... I got...
  4. *MUST KNOW* Front Head Lock Finish (Avellan Video)
    This is an oldie but a goodie :) In wrestling, they have so many different names for this technique, but they all have the same end result - pinning your opponent to the mat. The Pancake , the name...
  5. FREE Leg Lock Attacks Webinar, Saturday 2:30pm EST
    My brother and I made our rise to fame in the grappling world with three things: 1. Wrestling 2. Knee Through Guard Passing 3. And LEG LOCKS! After each webinar I do live, I take a vote on the topic...
  6. Hungry for Ankles? (Avellan Video)
    I certainly was! In my next match review, I go back almost a decade to another Grapplers Quest tournament. I am facing Gary Grate , a Charles Gracie brown belt at the time. There is a great wrestling...
  7. *VIDEO* My Go-To Submission
    I have mentioned before that I am a big fan of specializing As the saying goes, "A Jack of all trades is a master of none." I have been working on this particular technique for over 6 years now, and...
  8. Any Nutrtionist on here?
    Hey guys i was just wondering if any of you guys were nutritionist or know alot about it. As of right now im eating very little to try and cut out some body fat. Breakfast-usually protein shake 1...
  9. *VIDEO* Stop Grabbing Your Shorts!
    So you manage to lock on a super tight Kimura from the side mount, only to have your opponent grab on to his shorts with a death grip. Despite your best efforts, this guy is [U]NOT[/U] letting go of...
  10. cage wrestling
    Hello I cant seem to find any good techniques or advice while defending takedowns on the cage. I have a wrestling background but obviously a lot of stuff changes since you cant move much and sprawl...
  11. fighting ground guy questions
    Im a little over 3 weeks out and im a standup fighter, im fighting a a bjj guy with just a highschool wrestling backround. I feel confident im my gameplan and ive been working a lot of wrestling and...
  12. A couple of firsts
    I've been training UFC and I can totally kick all your asses. Jokes, I have been taking bjj for a few months now, just long enough so that when some newer guys come in, I can handle them, and I'm not...
  13. countering with leg kicks
    Ive always been great with ending my combos with cut kicks but recently I was told you can counter people punches and forward movement with a leg kick. Interesting and was seeing if anyone can help...
  14. In 3 Weeks, Everyone Will Be Drilling This...
    http://www.KimuraTrap.com To see more, go to http://www.KimuraTrap.com and sign up to get the latest Kimura Trap System news and previews. I will be releasing FOUR of my favorite techniques off my...
  15. other types of leg strikes?
    Hello I was wondering if their is any other type of leg attacks for competition mma/muay thai? Instead of the inside leg kick of rear thai kick,what else? What do yous think about the sidekick to the...
  16. Simpsons Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Joke
    Video
  17. Video of my NAGA Championship match
    This was the 3rd and final match in my division. Novice 170 lbs. http://youtu.be/vDReeBq8miw Thanks for checking it out!
  18. Strike to Harm
    I have a problem that some may or may not have come across. Before I say it I would first like to say I have been in Martial arts since 3 yrs old. That being said, i cant seem to strike with intent...
  19. Arm Triangle demonstration
    .... at a class I could never attend... Best arm triangle demo
  20. mma gym
    Hi, I am considering opening up my own business, and one of my choices are to open up an MMA or kickboxing facility somewhere in northern VA for people to come for open training and sparring. The...
  21. mma gym
    Hi, I am considering opening up my own business, and one of my choices are to open up an MMA or kickboxing facility somewhere in northern VA for people to come for open training and sparring. The...
  22. Forum Resurrection! General MMA Training thread.
    Forum Resurrection! General MMA Training thread, Begin with what have/do you train? I've kickboxed for 5+ years Done MMA for in total probably a little over 6 months And did Judo when I was a kid for...
  23. Favourite Striking/Grappling technique?
    Got more replies than I originally thought so what's you guys's favourite technique whilst sparring? Striking wise I love throwing a fake axe kick aiming to go over the head of the opponent then...
  24. Grappling - Bottom or Top
    So there I was trying to think of todays question reading over you guy's feed back for the last question and I was confused at how many prefered being on the bottom. So today's question - When...
  25. Why did you start the combat sport you train?
    So it sounds like a few of you started wrestling (jae and tcunningham) what got you into it? Postman with Jeet Kune do infrestructure with boxing George with just about every sport haha How and why...
  26. What's stopping you from stepping up?
    So guys basically what's stopping you from trying an amateur fight? Or if your an amateur then semi pro, semi-pro to pro? Why haven't you made the move? I was offered an amateur MMA fight but I...
  27. Helmets & Gloves leads to new appreciation of MMA
    My brothers friend is an amateur boxer. They were in the basement drinking beers & having a Helmets & Gloves* tourney late last week.. I went downstairs to steal a brew & before I could chug it I was...
  28. What was your favourite moments
    So your at your MMA club, kickboxing club, wrestling class wherever. What has been your favourite moments? 3rd Favourite: When I was doing MMA some hot chick started coming to classes (turned out she...
  29. Basic's About yourself?
    Name - Nickname (if you have one) - Age - Height - Weight - Reach - Stance - Style - Rank - Record -
  30. Diet advice?
    Alright playgrounders, I need some diet advice. I'm enlisting in the air force but before I can get past the bullshit and get to actual recruiters, I need to drop 15 pounds for the physical. I'm 5'8"...
  31. Boxing tactics
    I'm going to list some things i like to do. Feel free to add your own with a descriptor of when/why it's used. Or critique mine if you see something of note. Opponent Jabs Against Southpaws (All of...
  32. praetorian
    anybody know where i can get some praetorian black vale tudo shorts? i cant find them anywhere
  33. Sparring video
    Hey I'm new here. Me and some friends get together about once a week and mess around sparring in grappling and boxing. I video taped our last session and made a little movie of it. The smaller guy in...
  34. southpaw stuff boxing
    whether you are a southpaw or fighting one what are some more advanced or unlooked aspects of fighting opposite stance people? everyone emphasizes lead foot to the outside but anyone have any more in...
  35. Favorite Leg attack and setup
    Hey guys just wanted to start a thread on leg attacks. Whats your favorite Leg attack and setup? I like using a butterfly guard chop leg sweep to one side and when my opponent tries to defend, I take...
  36. Basic Submissions
    Hello Everyone, So I'm new to training and was wondering which submissions are the most common that can be done from several positions. I'm asking because when I'm rolling I don't know exactly where...
  37. Cool App that focuses on Techniques
    I’m making an application… that I feel is going to be Cool for critiquing techniques and creating new moves. I wanted to get some honest opinions on it. Please feel free to let me know exactly what...
  38. Transitions to Practice?
    What's going on everyone? I was wondering if you guys had any good transitions I could practice doing? For instance, going from an armbar to triangle to omaplatta, etc... I'm still fairly new so I'm...
  39. Ronda's diet good for training?
    She trains on an empty stomach, just eating on meal a day. Kind of a mix of warrior/paleo diet. Not eating anthing that wasn't around 10,000 years back. Any good? Ronda Rousey Diet
  40. Redneck Jiu Jitsu Technique of the week #2
    Redneck Technique of the Week #2
  41. NAGA 2013
    Just won the Men's Advanced No-Gi and Men's Purple Belt divisions at the North American Grappling championship in Chicago! Woo hoo!
  42. Evolve University
    I've been kickboxing on and off for about a year and half now. I say on and off because ill train steady 3 days a week for a few weeks then ill be in and out maybe 1 or 2 days a week. It's back and...
  43. subbed my first purple belt ! yay ! anyone ever heard of a legit white belt subbing a legit black belt ???
    lol, i know this hardly deserves a topic but i thought i would share. i have been doing bjj at gracie sydney for about 6mnths now (mind you i just came back from 6 week holiday in japan asahi + sake=...
  44. Bjj- what do you like more top or bottom position and why ?
    Hey guys, been doing bjj now for about 6 months and I am totally addicted. Just curious what positions you feel most comfortable in and why ? For me, I really love being in bottom position. I am...
  45. iranian MMA course part 5
    Hello to all MMA fans iranian MMA .......... www.mixedmartialarts.ir www.mmairan.blogfa.com iranian MMA course part 5 at Tehran city http://mmairan.blogfa.com/post-71.aspx Thanks ali dehghani sheeva
  46. iron body of irony ..iron
    Well I found out about qi a lil over half a decade ago. Then I could spin a little umbrella on a needle and base. I joined the army and found chipower.com, paid 97 dollars(money is nice). One...
  47. cool shtuff
    All my knowledge came from the army or a book which the army told me to read books to help my combat technique. I'm in love with my books and know simple ways for invisibility, mind control or just...
  48. my training...im made man
    This is about training caz I had to train in the army before I was discharged. 1st Sargent told me something 4 years ago when I got my discharge papers as I was about to turn around to leave. " by...
  49. my secret weapon
    A silent one syllable shout as soon as you see your choice object in your perifrial vision let's you master awareness. Its the only way to beat a grappler. A grappler shouldn't be able to take you to...
  50. any of you guys attend Genesis BJJ in Ft Worth?
    started going there a week ago and yesterday they were setting up cameras that I thought were for there website. that's until Johny Hendricks and Marc Laimon walk in. I guess they were filming...
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