A closer look: Iuri Alcantara’s rolling kneebar submission of Luke Sanders at UFC 209

If you saw Luke Sanders vs. Iuri Alcantara’s fight at UFC 209, like many, you probably thought “Cool Hand” was on the verge of stopping the 36-year-old BJJ black belt and 48-fight veteran. It was a dominant first round from Sanders aside from an illegal knee that resulted in a point-deduction for the Nashville native. It … Read more

Technique Tuesday: Wolfman rolls with Chael P. — motherf**kin — Sonnen (VIDEO)

Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore is a hero of mine. He is dammit I don’t give a f*ck what you say. Show me someone who puts out more mixed martial arts technique videos than Wolfman. This guy has no big budget or crew following him around, yet he travels the world training with the best and … Read more

‘Metamoris 6: Barnett vs. Gracie’ live results and updates

Metamoris will hold its sixth event somewhere tonight in Los Angeles, Calif. The venue is secretive-ish and not open to the public. It will be a private grappling affair with spectators only allowed via online Pay-Per-View. $29.99 is what you’ll pay if you order it. Luckily for you, we can just give you the results … Read more

Metamoris 5: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Renzo Gracie (Trailer)

At Pride 10 in August 2000 in Saitama, Japan, Kazushi Sakuraba broke Renzo Gracie‘s arm and submitted him with a kimura. He had already beaten Royler and Royce Gracie before that and was henceforth known as “The Gracie Hunter”. Renzo said, “I failed Jiu-Jitsu that day.” But at Metamoris 5 on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, Renzo will … Read more

Countdown to the Metamoris Heavyweight Title: Dean Lister vs. Josh Barnett | VIDEO

It’s catch-wrestling vs. BJJ when ADCC champion Dean Lister and UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett clash for the Metamoris Heavyweight Title on Saturday, Aug. 9th in Los Angeles. Go behind-the-scenes in this Metamoris 4 Countdown video as Lister and Barnett share their thoughts on competing against one another, the respect they have for one another, and … Read more

‘Judo’ Gene LeBell interview part 3: Ali vs. Inoki, BJJ vs. catch wrestling, Steven Seagal

“Judo” Gene LeBell talks about how he came to ref the Muhammed Ali vs. Antonio Inoki match, BJJ vs. catch-wrestling, and his thoughts on Steven Seagal and the alleged choking incident.

Grappling Fix: UFC Fan Expo Superfight; Shayna Baszler vs Penny Thomas *VIDEO*

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – One of the Super Fights at the UFC Fan Expo 2010 Grapplers Quest tournament last weekend was this match-up on Friday, May 28, between MMA standout Shayna Baszler, who trains under Josh Barnett, and Gracie Humaita’s Penny Thomas. Baszler used her catch wrestling style against the Gracie jiu-jitsu style of Thomas. … Read more

Coach’s blog – “That’s not how my old teacher taught me”

Coach Ron Dayley at the UFC weigh ins.
Coach Ron Dayley at the UFC weigh ins.

I know that every instructor out there has had a student say to them, “That’s not how I learned to do that” or “I learned to do it like this.”

Every submission and set up is a little different from one person to the next. There are many ways to do each submission. Catch-as-catch will have a different grip or angle for a move than BJJ but it doesn’t mean that one is right and the other is wrong.

There are a million variations to each move, so yes, you may have been taught it one way. Now shut up and learn it the way your instructor is showing you. It’s good to have variation; everyone needs to play to their own attributes.

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A new year means the next round of action from the ADCC. The First World BJJ Pro 2009 – Abu Dhabi is slated for May 1st and 2nd.  2009 marks the 9th edition of the ADCC’s.  

Trials for the event will be taking place in mid January for the United States hopefuls, with events on both the east and west coast. Trials in Europe as well as Brazil will also be in January to decide who will be invited to compete in the ADCC’s.

The first ADCC took place in 1998 with humble beginnings and a limited amount of “submission fighters” from all over the world.  Word of mouth quickly spread as fighters returned home and told others about the high standard that was set, the equality of rules, and for the huge purses being paid to the winners.

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