Pull To Close Guard

The “guard” position, when used correctly, can allow a person to control and finish a stronger opponent from a potentially vulnerable bottom position on the ground. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to pull an opponent into the guard from a standing position.

Elbow

The elbow is a devastating close range weapon that can be used to knockout the opponent and finish the fight. Elbows also have a tendency to inflict deep cuts on the face of an opponent, which can cause blood to run into the eyes and affect the opponent’s vision. Severe…

Sliding Push Kick

The sliding push kick is a progression from the push kick. The slide covers distance towards the opponent and as such, allows for the push kick to be thrown from further away. In this video, trainer of Muay Thai World Champions Saknarong Sityodtong teaches the advanced progression from the regular…

Right Uppercut Left Hook

Once a boxer has mastered all of boxing’s single punches, it is time to begin stringing them together in combinations. Punching combinations vary widely and allow for some creativity on the part of the boxer. The best boxers are able to string together combinations of punches that constantly keep an…

Upa Escape

In a fight there are few positions that are worse to find yourself in than being pinned on your back beneath an opponent’s mount. The person on top has virtually free reign to throw powerful punches and apply submissions, while the person on bottom has very few options to counter…

Drill Bodylock Adjustment

The bodylock position is a neutral position. Increase control and gain an advantage with your bodylock by adjusting to a better position than your opponent. From a better position you will gain control and open up additional offensive takedown opportunities. Create a drill by changing positions back and forth with…

Fake Kick To Footsweep

After hitting an opponent with a body kick, the opponent is forced to block future body kicks or sustain further damage. The basic block to a kick is to raise the leg on the same side of the kick. In this video, trainer of Muay Thai World Champions Saknarong Sityodtong…

Stance Movement

The stance and movement of a fighter is the foundation from which all punches, kicks, knees and elbows will come. It is also the base for all defensive techniques. Without a solid foundation, it will be impossible to attack or defend efficiently. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Orono…

Left Uppercut Cross

Once a boxer has mastered all of boxing’s single punches, it is time to begin stringing them together in combinations. Punching combinations vary widely and allow for some creativity on the part of the boxer. The best boxers are able to string together combinations of punches that constantly keep an…

Basic Stance

A basic stance is your foundation for attacks, movement, and defense. Maintaining a good basic stance will enable a wrestler to be in position to shoot, defend an opponent’s attacks, and move effectively. A basic stance is important at all wrestling levels. For this video, 6x National Champion and US…

Single Leg Defense Against Basic Takedown

While good offensive takedowns are the key to scoring points, developing strong takedown defense is equally important. Good takedown defense can often be transitioned into offensive attacks. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates basic single leg degense.

Hand Sweep Left

The hand sweep is used to defend against an opponent’s push kick. The push kick is an extremely common weapon in Muay Thai. It is imperative that you have a good counter to it. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Muangfalek Kiatvichian teaches how to counter a left push…

Turn Left Right

When an opponent advances straight forward, the turn technique can be utilized to divert the opponent in a different direction and allow a follow up attack in the form of a kick or knee. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Lamnammoon Sor Sumalee teaches the turn to the left…

Drill Double Leg Penetration

The double leg is a high percentage takedown. The double leg can be performed using many setups and finishes. It is very important to get deep penetration on your shot in order to counter your opponent’s defense and be in a good position to finish. Learning to get good penetration…

Escape From Single Handed Wrist Grab

An aggressor grabs your wrist with a strong palm up grip. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches a technique to free your arm from this hostile gesture.

High Crotch Defense Against Basic Takedown

While good offensive takedowns are the key to scoring points, developing strong takedown defense is equally important. Good takedown defense can often be transitioned into offensive attacks. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates basic high crotch defense.

Hand Sweep Right

The hand sweep is used to defend against an opponent’s push kick. The push kick is an extremely common weapon in Muay Thai. It is imperative that you have a good counter to it. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Muangfalek Kiatvichian teaches how to counter a right push…

Up Elbow

The elbow is a devastating close range weapon that can be used to knockout the opponent and finish the fight. It is also effective for cutting the eyebrow area of the opponent, which can cause blood to run into the eyes and affect the opponent’s vision. Severe cuts can even…

Drill Double Leg Takedown Defense

Double leg defense is essential for a successful wrestler. Defending a double leg takedown can occur multiple times throughout a wrestling match. Learning to use your hips to stop the forward momentum of the shot will improve your defense and allow for a better sprawl. For this video, 6x National…

Escape From Single Handed Wrist Grab – Palm Down

An aggressor grabs your wrist with a strong palm down grip. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches a technique to free your arm from this hostile gesture.

Drill For Upper Body Throws

Upper body throws are one of the most effective ways to bring an opponent to the ground. In wrestling, there are countless variations and setups for upper body throws. The key to all upper body throws is footwork. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims…

Inside Low Kick

The inside low kick is a very versatile weapon that can be used as a range finder, as a way to set up other strikes, or to slow down the opponent by striking an area that is not well protected by muscle. In this video, trainer of Muay Thai World…

Uppercut

The uppercut is devastating punch that utilizes the entire body to deliver a very powerful strike. It has accounted for many knockouts in Muay Thai. The uppercut is thrown close range from underneath the eye line of the opponent, which makes it a very difficult strike to see and therefore…

Basic Penetration Shot

A basic penetration shot is used for many wrestling attacks. Attacks using the penetration step include double legs, single legs, and high crotches. This movement will allow the wrestler to penetrate deep on his opponent and maintain good position to finish the attack. For this video, 6x National Champion and…