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.
There are a lot of different leg locks out there, but this one might be the nastiest. It's called the Vaporizer leg lock, part of Eddie Bravo's BJJ system, and it looks like you could use it to snap someone's foot completely off with minimal effort. Watch this video to learn how to do it from Eddie Bravo himself and Joanne of MMA Girls.
If someone has you in a body lock in an MMA fight, you're in serious danger of being rear naked choked. Watch this video to learn one way to defend yourself when body locked, by rolling over your opponent into an ankle pressure submission.
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.
Not since the days of Royce Gracie have MMA fighters regularly worn a gi during fights, but in jiu jitsu and other types of fighting they definitely still do. Watch this video to learn how to do a gi collar choke from guard, with female BJJ practicioner Hillary Williams demonstrating on Joanne of MMA Girls.
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...
The flower sweep is a very effective Brazilian jiu jitsu move, but your opponent has a couple chances to stop you while you do it. If you fail to complete the sweep, try turning it into a triangle choke, which you'll learn how to do from female MMA fighter Hillary Williams in this video.
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.
Kenny Florian is one of the stars of UFC, and your fighting could definitely improve from his teachings. Watch this video to learn how to do a variation on the guillotine choke with a rear naked choke grip submission with UFC superstar Kenny Florian and Joanne of MMA Girls.
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...
There are a lot of creative and frankly beautiful takedowns and ground moves in BJJ and MMA, but the helicopter armbar has to be one of the most awesome. This video features MMA fighter Cole Miller demonstrating how to do a helicopter armbar on MMA Girls fighter Joanne.
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.
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 your opponent in a martial arts match has pinned you on the bottom, you can use a special technique to escape. Frank Mir, a champion of Brazilian jiu jitsu, demonstrates the way to use an arm post to get out of the pin. Move your opponent over your center line and use your elbows to escape.
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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to do the Mas Oyama secret technique. This uses manipulation of the muscle. You will face your opponent and hit them in the gut with your hand. Keep your hand straight and have your thumb bent, so when they move forward and you hit them, your thumb goes straight into their stomach. This will make them fall down to the ground and lose control over what they were just doing. This is a very painful technique and there are no secrets or other techniques to do this. ...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do an arresting technique for handling and restraining. As the opponent begins to punch you, grab the opponent's wrist with one hand. Then push the other arm under the opponent's bicep and under the armpit. Now pull the opponent towards you and push their arm to their back. Make sure you grab over the opponent's hand. Then use your knee to push against and opponent's hamstring and pull down their shoulder to throw them down on the floor. Continue l...
In this tutorial, we learn how to do the Brazilian high kick. First, stretch out your body before you do this so you don't pull a muscle. You want to stand on one leg when you do this and bring the other leg straight up. The leg on the ground will turn to the side while your other leg and knee will be brought to the front of the body. Step in with your foot to the side, then bring the other leg up and to the side, then bring the foot down to the corner next to you. Do this quickly to make it ...