This man is extremely pissed off

This man is extremely pissed off: I have just informed him that all training today will…

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Controlled aggression

Controlled aggression: Ultimately the goal of all combat is victory. This requires at…

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Chris Weidman shows his dangerous positional and strangulation skills in training today.…

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Training vs fighting

Training vs fighting: one of my favorite aspects of UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and…

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Nicky Ryan - Locked out! Young Nicky Ryan, just 15 years old, was matched with older 10th…

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Carrying the flag

Carrying the flag: In modern MMA, most people see an individual art like jiu jitsu as a…

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Grapple Boxing

Grapple Boxing: My average day is mostly concerned with teaching jiu jitsu, but sometimes…

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All limbs working in unity

All limbs working in unity: When beginners come to jiu jitsu, they grapple primarily with…

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Misunderstandings

Misunderstandings: Quite often I get questions that make me believe there is a…

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Intensity levels

Intensity levels: I am often asked what level of intensity ought I to train in my daily…

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Uchi Mata!

Uchi Mata! One of the most versatile and high percentage upper body throws will always be…

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The big show

The big show: There is nothing like a big prize fight to get people's attention. All of…

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Structured training

Structured training: The overwhelming majority of work that I observe when watching…

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Reasonable expectations

Reasonable expectations: Going into a bout of any kind there will always be huge amounts…

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Pre-bout tension

Pre-bout tension: I remember once talking to the great Mike Tyson during the filming of…

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Pre-match Talk

Pre-match Talk: A fascinating part of the match between Gordon Ryan and Keenan Cornelius…

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Pre-match drills and warm ups

Pre-match drills and warm ups: Running Gordon Ryan through some pre-match grip fighting…

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Champion attitude

Champion attitude: Gordon Ryan and brother Nicky Ryan, fresh off a weekend of victory and…

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Gold shines brightest

Gold shines brightest: Chris Sodbinow, Nicky Ryan and Frank Rosenthal enjoy the fruits of…

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New tricks

New tricks: I always like a coaching challenge. When Jake Shields came to NYC prior to…

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