Learn how to execute a heel-hook flower sweep! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Learn how to move from a deep half guard to a standing position! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Imagine the marriage of UFC and arm wrestling and you've got the exceedingly ridiculous sport of XARM. Seriously, this is an "official" sport with a league. The game works like this: the contenders' arms are taped together and the first to pin the other's arm or knock them out across the table wins.
In this tutorial, we learn how to break guard position in Jiu Jitsu. First, you will want to get into a position where you are over the body of the other person. Your arms should be held straight out so you are able to move and gain control over the other person. If their legs are around you, you can move your arms into place to block out their arms and lock in their head so they no longer have control of the situation. It may take you a few tries to get used to this, but there are ways to ta...
The armbar is the classic submission in MMA, but that also means everyone is ready for it. In this video you'll learn how to do an armbar variation that starts when your opponent defends your normal attempt at an armbar. Clever girls.
If you're trying to get a triangle on someone in an MMA or jiu jitzu fight and they hide their arm to try and relieve the pressure on their neck, they might think they are safe. They aren't. Watch this video to learn how to finish the triangle in this situation from Joanne and Hillary Williams of MMA Girls.
If massive strength is not among your list of strengths as an MMA or jiu jitzu fighter, you need to learn ways to apply harder pressure from the half guard in order to pass better. Watch this video to learn some details that will help with this from MMA Girls Hillary Williams and Joanne.
If you're on the ground and your opponent is standing and trying to pass your guard, there is a way that you can instantly reverse the situation. Watch this video to see MMA Girls Hillary Williams and Joanne demonstrate a sweep for that situation that will instantly give you the upper hand.
When your opponent mounts you they probably think that they have an advantage. There are ways to counter it though, and in this video Hillary Williams and Joanne of MMA Girls will teach you how to get heel hooks in on a mounting opponent.
Taking the back in an MMA fight is a great way to get ready for a rear naked choke and an end to the fight. Watch this video to learn a technique for slipping a hook in on a turtled opponent and taking their back.
Jon Fitch, one of the stars of UFC, has a long background in traditional wrestling. In this video Joanne of MMA Girls and he will teach you an a inside trip variation takedown he learned in college wrestling that translates well to MMA.
The omoplata is a nasty submission, and being able to escape it is crucial to winning MMA fights against strong BJJ fighters. Watch this video to hear Jon Fitch teach you three ways to counter the omoplata from different stages of the move.
If you're fighting a strong wrestler in MMA, finishing them off can be tough since their style is so defensive. Watch this video to learn how to get such a fighter into a guillotine finish when they have you mounted from UFC star Jon Fitch and Joanne of MMA Girls.
If you're in the mount in a MMA fight, you might have a slim advantage but it could all turn around at any time. Watch this video to learn one great way to get into a leg lock
The key to successful MMA fighting is to allow you opponent only one move, the one you want them to make. In this video you'll learn how to bait a guarding opponent into trying to sweep you, and how to set up a heel hook to use on them when they do.
In MMA nearly every part of the body is fair game for attacks and attacking, even the toes. In this video Joanne and Risha of MMA Girls will teach you how to use a toe hold to submission an opponent.
If someone is trying to pass guard on you in MMA, there are lots of different ways that you can get them into an ankle or leg lock if you know how. In this video, UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino will teach you several ways to get into different ankle and leg locks from a guard pass.
The armbar might be the most widely used submission in MMA, and can be entered from all sorts of situations. In this video UFC star Kurt Pellegrino will teach you, along with Joanne of MMA Girls, how to do an armbar from side control and win your next mixed martial arts fight.
If you've got your opponent against the cage in an MMA fight, there are all sorts of fun things you can do to them to end the fight if you're good. In this video you'll learn a great takedown for using on a opponent trapped against the cage from UFC star Kurt Pellegrino.
The straight ankle lock, like many hold and submissions in MMA, looks like two people playing Twister except one of them is in extreme pain. Watch this video to learn when and how to use a straight ankle lock from Joanne and Risha of MMA Girls.
Leg locks are some of the easiest and most effective submissions in MMA, and form an essential part of your ground game. Watch this video to see Joanne and Risha of MMA Girls teach you how to set up leg locks.
The nice thing about fighting an opponent wearing a Gi is all the material that you have to grab for starting chokes. Watch this video to learn how to execute a kimura to collar choke from side control and end your fight with a submission.
Side control is a great place to be in a MMA fight. There are all sorts of great things you can do to hurt your opponent and end the fight. In this video Hillary and Joanne of MMA girls will teach you how to do a kimura submission from side control and take the fight.
This is what Brazilian jiu jitzu, or BJJ, is all about: crazy complicated submissions that the opponent never sees coming and cannot possibly escape. Watch this video to learn how to do a kimura to guillotine submission with Hillary and Joanne of MMA Girls.
One of the reasons that MMA is cooler than boxing is the abundance of different moves and strategies that can be used in any situation. Take this video for instance. In it Hillary and Joanne of MMA Girls will teach you how to go from a gi collar choke to a fake scissor sweep and then into a triangle choke, hopefully to win the match. Wow.
Taking someone down from standing is oftentimes the best way to gain the advantage in an MMA fight. In this video UFC star Joe Lauzon demonstrates how to do an armdrag to double leg takedown on the lovely and sporting Joanne of MMA Girls.
If you've got your opponent on the ground in a UFC fight and you're still standing, the next thing you have to do is pass the guard they'll probably get up. Watch this video to see UFC great Joe Lauzon demonstrate passing guard on MMA Girls very own Joanne.
The ground and pound is one of the most controversial aspects of MMA fighting, and is a great chance for you to do a lot of damage to your opponent. In this video UFC fighter Joe Lauzon will show you how to use an elbow technique from guard to defend yourself and get a solid elbow shot in at the same time, using Joanne from MMA Girls as his target.
In this video, female MMA fighter Hillary Williams teaches us how to use a half guard sweep much like the one Antonio Nogueira used to defeat Tim Sylvia in UFC 81. This might be the single most effective move anyone has managed to try on Sylvia yet...
If you've done enough Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to know what a flower sweep is, then you've probably had the problem where you can't bring your foot around for the sweep properly. Watch this video to learn how to maneuver from the failed sweep into an armbar and end the fight.
Girls can fight MMA too! And quite well, it would seem. In this video Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expert Hillary Williams will teach you how to a flower sweep from guard to get on top of your opponent and turn the tide of the fight.
If you're on the receiving end of a ground and pound in a MMA fight and up against the cage, you are in trouble. There are ways to escape from even that difficult situation though, and in this video UFC star Kenny Florian is going to teach you how to stand up from being trapped against the cage in a ground and pound.
In this video, we learn how to win a fight. First, don't be stupid when you fight. Look straight up and use your brain. It's not all about punching someone out, it's about using deception while fighting your opponent. Try tricking them and say you're giving up, then backhand them. Also remember that you need to protect yourself as often as possible. Be loud while you're fighting, especially when you're getting hurt, this will help protect you so you don't get permanently hurt. Also remember t...
Frank Mire is one of the most prominent figures in MMA as a fighter and instructor. In this video, he demonstrates the popular MMA grapple the Omoplata on Joanne of MMA Girls, a female MMA group. This move is a great addition to any fighter's ground game.
Darth Vader guides us through a 42-movement Tai Chi sword form (or rather light saber form) in this CGI video created by John Leo.
In this video, we learn how to perform a forward wristlock: "Ura gyaku". Instead of twisting the wrist to the right, you will twist it to the left. When everything in the arm is straight, it will help lock the wrist better instead of it being bent. Keep the arm straight and the elbow flexed, then align it with the face. Turn it over using the same muscles between the bones and the head, then flex the shoulder and elbow towards the head. Drag it, then you will have this type of wrist lock comp...
In this video, we learn how to perform a backward wristlock: Omote Gyaku. This is a basic move that can be done in different variations. First, place your thumb on the back of their hand and turn the wrist around. After this, turn it sideways and turn it up and over. Doing this will twist the wrist and lock it so the opponent falls down to the ground with pain. Just a small amount of force sets off a chain reaction in all the joints in the entire body. Once you have this down, it's a very eff...
In this video, we learn how to do the rack and crucifix jiu jitsu position. Start by starting in the cross position with your grip around the opponent, pushing their arm up. Now, lift up your forearm and it will prop them up to their side. Now, swing your legs over and catch over top the arm on their body. Now you can swivel to perform a neck crank. From this position, there are a lot of submissions you can do. To get the crucifix position, shift your leg back and fall backwards. Triangle you...
Mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu jitsu champion Frank Mir demonstrates his 'Superman' technique, which a fighter can use from half guard or while pinned. This will allow you to sweep your opponent, create distance or a full guard.
If you're interested in learning a little bit of Japanese Jujutsu, check out the next video tutorial. In it you'll learn how to perform a standing elbow break and take down move. This is perfect for anyone who is touched by a possible assailant in the shirt. It's a quick and easy move that can put the attacker in a position they don't want to be. When practicing this, though, make sure you are very careful and that you don't overextend your partner's elbow. This can lead to serious injury, so...