What You Should Know If You’re Getting Started With Wrestling

Wrestling Class at Renzo Gracies

Man, I really wish I’d gotten into wrestling in high-school. Wrestling is the #6 high-school sport in America, right below soccer. It’s more popular than cross country, swimming or golf. But almost every time I’m at the gym – rolling with the BJJ guys or training with Nak Muay or talking to people interested in … Read moreWhat You Should Know If You’re Getting Started With Wrestling

Beyond The Foam Roller: 11 Drills To Keep You Moving

Foam Rolling Station at Fall Classic

While running a warm up area for the athletes playing in this year’s Fall Classic NYC (a charity bball game to support the Boys and Girls Club of America), foam rolling was far and away our most popular station. Funny enough, most everyone that used the rollers still wasn’t sure what it was they did. … Read moreBeyond The Foam Roller: 11 Drills To Keep You Moving

Chris Algieri Awes Fans, Wins World Title

Chris Algieri wins the WBO World Championship

“AND THE NEW …” After announcing last week that pro boxer Chris Algieri joined the Flow Athletics Advisory Board, I’m even more excited to announce Chris’s newest title: WBO Junior Welterweight Champion of the World. This was no walk in the park for the undefeated fighter (20-0 boxing, 20-0 kickboxing) squaring off against the Siberian … Read moreChris Algieri Awes Fans, Wins World Title

Cael Sanderson vs Daniel Cormier

Cael Sanderson vs Daniel Cormier

Did you catch our viral Throwback Thursday video? Check out the full National Championship match between already legendary Penn State coach Cael Sanderson and undefeated UFC fighter Daniel Cormier. Whenever I watch these kinds of matches, I love paying extra special attention to pre-amble. Take note of how Cael’s approach to the sport is described: … Read moreCael Sanderson vs Daniel Cormier

[Live Technique Breakdown] Chris Weidman’s back door finish on Anderson Silva

Chris Weidman takedown Anderson Silva

In today’s feature, let’s take a look at Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva, UFC 162. In this category of posts, I take one great fight (recent, or historic) and break down a single technique from that fight. It’s been a while since the last breakdown, but no better time to resurrect than right before the … Read more[Live Technique Breakdown] Chris Weidman’s back door finish on Anderson Silva

[Live Technique Break Down] Stand Up

In today’s feature let’s take a look at Frankie Edgar vs Benson Henderson, UFC 144. In this category of posts, I take one great fight (recent, or historic) and break down a single technique from that fight. This was a really great, back and forth battle between two of UFC’s lightweights at the top of … Read more[Live Technique Break Down] Stand Up

[Live Technique Break Down] High Double

In today’s feature let’s take a look at Frank Shamrock vs Bas Rutten, Pancrase: Truth 5. In this category of posts, I take one great fight (recent, or historic) and break down a single technique from that fight. This is another awesome throwback fight and here’s Shamrock successfully attempting a double leg on Rutten:   … Read more[Live Technique Break Down] High Double

[Live Technique Break Down] Lateral Drop from the Clinch

In today’s feature let’s take a look at Alistair Overeem vs Shogun Rua from Pride Final Conflict 2005. In this category of posts, I take one great fight (recent, or historic) and break down a single technique from that fight. That said, here’s Shogun attempting a lateral drop on Overeem:     What a beast … Read more[Live Technique Break Down] Lateral Drop from the Clinch

Wrestling Strength Map

BJJ coach and public speaker Dan Faggella published a great article at The Science of Skill: Strengths Mapping for Faster Improvement. Strength Mapping is a way to focus your training time so you can get maximum benefit. Dan put up a screenshot of a sample strength map used by a brazilian jiu jitsu fighter – … Read moreWrestling Strength Map