MMA techniques: One-arm guillotine from half guard by Kenny Florian

Now that BJJ black belt Kenny Florian has retired from active competition from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he has more time to do things like show you how to do a one-arm guillotine choke from half guard.’s own Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore assists Mr. Florian with the demonstration.

MMA technique of the week: How to do a lead leg superman kick

German Baltazar, a fight team member out of Big John McCarthy’s Ultimate Training Academy, teaches us how to do a lead leg Superman kick. This is a technique that has been used effectively by fighters such as Georges St. Pierre. It’s a little tricky to learn because of the technicality, but once you get it, … 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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Gracie Combatives – a PROMMA.INFO product review

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I had the pleasure of being introduced to Ryron Gracie at the Hope of Mother Charity event. Ryron and his brother Rener are close friends to Tareq Azim and came out to show his support.

In talking with the son of Rorion Gracie (UFC founder and creator), the discussion quickly shifted to the focus of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Ryron and his family believe, and rightfully so, that the focus of BJJ schools are on competition and not self defense.

“There is no point in learning the half guard if you cannot escape a headlock.” This was the motivation in Ryron and Rener in creating the Gracie Combatives DVD’s. They wanted to spread the word and ideals that was taught to them by their grandfather, Grandmaster Helio Gracie.

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