6 Tactics to Use Grappling in MMA Like Demian Maia

Demian Maia is one of the finest practitioners of grappling and BJJ the world has ever seen. Maia is a four-degree black belt. His takedowns and submissions from the top and bottom give him a huge advantage over many of his opponents and it’s not surprising he’s one of the top five in his division. … Read more

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How To Use Footwork Like Dominick Cruz? 4 MMA Tactics

When I first saw Dominick Cruz compete in the UFC his style and approach to both attack and defense it immediately brought a smile to my face.  Watching him ricochet in and out of range whilst his opponent swung at nothing was like watching someone trying to box a wasp, underlining the old adage that you … Read more

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7 MMA Strategies You Should Learn From Demian Maia

With more beautiful mounts than the Himalayas and the best hooks this side of the Beatles, watching the Brazillian in action is often a thing of beauty, with flawless technique and an natural instinct for exploiting his opponent’s body mechanics Maia is a wizard on the mat. Even outside of the UFC his bone bending … Read more

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How To Do a Fly Trap Submission: Triangle From Bottom Side Control

The fly trap is not a submission that you see in every Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament such as regular triangles, armbars, rear naked chokes, etc. The fly trap submission is a nrw submission created by Eddie Bravo’s black belt student Jeremiah Vance. It’s not a secret that 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu players are very creative … Read more

How to Do The Flying Scissor or Kani Basami in MMA & Grappling

If you are an OG MMA fan you will remember when Ryo Chonan caught Anderson Silva with a flying scissor heel hook in Pride Shockwave 2004. At the time, nobody has ever seen that move in action, it was a technique taken from Judo and sambo, but even judo rules prohibited competitors from using it … Read more

Complete Guide to Imanari Roll For Leglocks in MMA & Grappling

The Imanari roll is one of the most dynamic leg lock entries in submission grappling and MMA. This move has been popularized by Japanese MMA fighter Masakazu Imanari. After proving its effectiveness in Japan, The Imanari roll propagated quickly in the United States, fighters in the UFC started using that roll to get easy leglocks, … Read more