Having a corner team in combat sports isn’t just about saying when you’ve won a round or wiping the blood from your nose, the tactical advice given at the correct time can be the difference epic victory and devastating defeat. It is interesting to see the experienced corner men dissecting what they’ve seen in the previous rounds and offering strategic advice to overcome problems and land shots. Anybody who takes part in training, sparring or fighting should take note that an opponent will fall into pattern like behaviour, especially when tired, rocked or nervous. Finding gaps and spotting patterns is key to maximising the effect of technique power and speed. Brilliant video.
The violence is evident but true warriors will give respect. It might be weird to see 2 guys going so hard at each other and then pausing to shake hands…even hug….but thats what makes it so entertaining. Continue reading Great fight – True spirit Cowboy Vs Yancy
Arguably one of the greatest MMA fighters to bless the sport, Anderson Silva showcases his proficient Muay Thai skills in one of his early mixed martial arts matches. The effectiveness of the Thai clinch, utilisation of knees to the body from inside and outside the clinch and then an absolutely devastating upwards elbow to seal the deal. Beautiful movement and superb timing top of this fight.
Devastation, on replay!
Max Holloway is the current feather weight ufc champion and has been on a string of impressive wins over high level opponents. This video showcases the cerebral aspect of a fighters game and how staying one step ahead of your opponent is a time sensitive concept. Continue reading Max Holloway – how to counter a counter
These kind of techniques are rare to see in mixed martial arts. In the illustrious words of Mr Miyagi ‘If do right, no can defend’. Randy Couture was a legend in the game, and Machida has one of the most unique and aesthetically pleasing styles in MMA.