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

5 Things We Learned At The Gotham City Wrestling Experience

Comradery

First, we want to thank all our wrestlers for attending, paying attention, training hard and making the week a huge success. We also want to thank all the parents for making sure their kids got to Roosevelt Island and took part in this fantastic experience. Before I get started on our list, here’s a quick … Read more5 Things We Learned At The Gotham City Wrestling Experience

[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

3 Unexpected Supplements for Fighters

Search “supplements for fighters” on Google and you’ll find the typical results – creatine, protein, maybe caffeine or vitamin D. In the spirit of underappreciated traits of combat athletes, I’d like to present 3 supplements for mma, bjj, and muay thai fighters, wrestler, boxers and other combat athletes that fly under the radar, but have … Read more3 Unexpected Supplements for Fighters

[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

Vitamin D – fight for this essential nutrient

Unless you live in the tropics, and spend your day outside, your vitamin D production is likely too low. And that’s a shame, because Vitamin D is a key supplement for combat athletes like MMA, BJJ and Muay Thai fighters, wrestlers and boxers. What makes Vitamin D important to fighters? Well, the indicated benefits of … Read moreVitamin D – fight for this essential nutrient

[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

Under-appreciated Traits of Combat Athletes

Can you get better, faster, by focusing on these neglected areas of fighter development? You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended… So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak. – Sun Tzu An MMA, BJJ … Read moreUnder-appreciated Traits of Combat Athletes