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Ground ‘n Pound Drills (diary entry)

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21.11.2022 Hour four of my couple clients’ course on Mixed Martial Arts Ground Fighting looked at fighting in the guard. We used the MMA Shredded basic trap and counter drills, beginning with the process of freeing a simple hold-down position (collar and overhook grip) and then into trapping and striking. We then layered in posting, countering posting with arm traps and back to the earlier position. The lesson finished with 2 x 2 minute specific sparring rounds from these positions. […]

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Closed Guard in MMA & Passing the Knee Shield (diary entry)

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23.03.2022 My final two lessons on Wednesday were my junior MMA and senior submission grappling lessons. In the former we went through standard defences from the back in the MMA. In order of priority mixed martial artists seek to escape, to sweep, to submit from guard. The advantages of gravity offered to a striker makes the guard a much more dangerous place in mixed martial arts compared to submission grappling. We looked at the hip-out escape to the feet, drilled […]

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MMA Guard & Ranges (diary entry)

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03.03.20   Tuesday night’s first lesson was my client’s second hour of his first Mixed Martial Arts course. We worked more on transitioning, the MMA guard and how each range relates to the bigger fighting picture.   Training began with the usual warm-up which we then progressed into some movement exercises. Here we first isolated movement patterns from various stages of a fight – Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, kneeling, seated and from the back. Then we blended these areas in […]

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Introducing the Defensive Guard (diary entry)

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30.11.19   We reached the five and a half hour point of my client’s MMA course on Saturday. This morning we worked on all areas, but mainly concentrated on fighting off the cage and from the guard.   The lesson began with a wide range of warm-up and revision activities for muscle activation and muscle memory. This began specific light callisthenics and dynamic stretching – rising kicks, Indian push-ups and Indian squats – moving onto agility ladder training – chopping […]

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Different Guards (diary entry)

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28.11.18   Tonight was my junior client’s last lesson in western boxing whilst my senior client focused on stand-up guards in MMA.   Revision consisted of going over the entire boxing programme. We warmed up with a demonstration of basic footwork – forwards, backwards, lateral, circular and v-stepping. These were then mixed and step numbers were given e.g. one step back/two steps forward. Upper body movement was then covered – slipping, ducking and rolling. Finally the basic punches were all […]

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