Randy Couture – Take down from duck under

Randy Couture shows you how to set up the takedown effectively and finish it like a pro! Here’s a video posted by totalvid of Randy ‘The natural’ Couture ,  demonstrating a takedown from the clinch by ducking under the arm. It’s a must see for anyone needing to practice their takedowns from the clinch. […]

Online MMA training!

It’s time to take your MMA game to the next level! If you’re looking for online MMA training, you’ve come to the right place! Learn about the sport, the fighters and the techniques used in organisations like the UFC and Strikeforce and up your MMA game! On this site, you’ll find techniques to help you with all 3 primary fighting phases. Ground fighting,  Standup fighting and fighting in the clinch. The goal is to make this site the best place on the web for online MMA training If you’re looking for something that’s not covered in one of the topics in the menu, you’ll also find some awesome MMA training resources and if it’s MMA gear you’re looking for, you’ll find exactly what you need to take your MMA training to the next level. Living in the age of the internet gives us the incredible advantage of learning from the best mixed martial arts fighters  around from anywhere in the world! Supplementing your existing training with MMA training online is an incredible way to give your-self the edge you need in this super competitive sport.

MMA (Mixed martial arts) is a sport that is both brand new and as old as time. We’ve gone from training in dusty open areas to modern MMA gyms and from being limited to one coach to being able to supplement our knowledge with MMA training online. In it’s modern form under the unified rules of MMA, the sport it is relatively safe (If you don’t mind getting hit in the face by an expert). It is also the fastest growing sport on the planet. As with any sport it brings out emotions in both the participants and the fans.

mma-trainingWhat is MMA

It is essentially a combat sport with a set of rules that are far more relaxed than most structured forms of Martial arts competition and allows for the use of fighting standing up, on the ground and in the clinch (really close up, like fighting in a phone booth). Most bouts take place in a cage or a ring with the largest promotion, the UFC taking place in an Octagonal cage. Fighters can use both striking and grappling techniques and can use any style of Martial arts that they want.

In modern MMA certain fighting styles have become more popular due their effectiveness in the cage. The top four most popular Martial arts systems are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai (Thai boxing), Western boxing and Wrestling. (Including Greco roman,Catch wrestling and Freestyle). This is by no means an exhaustive list though, as there are many successful fighters who add in techniques from many other fighting styles such as Karate, Taekwondo and Judo, each in varying degrees. In fact, these days it’s vital to include techniques from different fighting disciplines in your MMA training.

Where did Mixed Martial arts come from?

Since ancient times, there have been combat competitions similar to this and Mixed Martial arts really speaks to the heart of men deep down. I believe fighting is in our DNA. In ancient greece, The biggest event at the Olympic games was Pancration, A hybrid of boxing and wrestling. Modern MMA can trace its roots back to Brazil in the early part of the 20th century with the emergence of Vale Tudo (Everything goes) competitions which were similar to modern MMA but with almost no rules and with contests often fought in small arranged venues like bodybuilding gyms and peoples backyards.

In 1993, the Gracie family of Brazil changed the world of Martial arts forever as they helped start the UFC (ultimate fighting championship) in the USA. The sport was totally unregulated and was more of a spectacle than a sport with competitors representing various rigid styles fighting each other in a last man standing type tournament. The overall winner of the $50’000,00 prize, was Royce (pronounced Hoyce) Gracie. He was one of the smallest fighters and used his then unknown style of fighting, Gracie Jiu Jitsu to take the fights to the ground and win, usually via submission. He spent his prize money on a trip to Disneyland and went on to win many more UFC’s with his incredible grappling skills. This opened the eyes of the rest of the world to the effectiveness of what has become widely known as Brazilian Jiu jitsu and indeed ground fighting in general. It added a whole new dimension to the world of combat sports and martial arts in general and the rest as they say, is history.

Where is the sport of MMA headed  and why  is online MMA training so critical?

Incredibly, we’re now seeing a re-evolution of the sport as athletes master multiple disciplines and become more and more complete fighters. We could conceivably be in the most exciting age of martial arts ever. The rate of improvement in the sport is amazing and as it grows both on a professional and grass roots level, the quality of the fighting just seems to get better and better. The reason is down to a few things but the critical one is mass media and access to information. You can watch a UFC fight between fighters of the highest calibre on TV and learn what really works in the cage. Another is that these fighters are able to make their knowledge available in a way that they would never have been able to do in the past through books, DVD’s and interactive online MMA training programs. Hopefully this info on this site will help you on your own MMA training journey. Who knows? One day it may be you that I’m watching fight in the octagon.

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