While the sport of MMA is bringing together different martial arts styles, it's actually a combination of 4 combat sports: Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing/Muay Thai, and Grappling/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
UFC 2 enjoyed a far larger audience that the original UFC, with better prepared fighters as they knew what to expect this time. Royce Gracie further established himself as the UFC Champion.
No matter what your chosen form of martial arts competition, keeping these simple techniques in mind will ensure that you never fear the guillotine choke.
MMA events are the among the biggest money makers in sports with huge fan bases worldwide. Yet many people were shocked by the recent post fight brawl at UFC 229. To me however it was simply the nature of the beast.
Women MMA Fighters with Gina Carano, Cristiane Santos, Ronda Rousey and more.
Leg, foot, and knee submissions are a major staple these days of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling training in the modern landscape.
Most beginning submission grapplers learn the guillotine choke relatively early in their careers. However, there are several unique variations of this choke that can be used in different situations.
Martial arts is seen by the general public largely as recreational violence. It is sports, but one whose goal is to dominate your opponent. This view has fueled an internal rivalry.
The Referee Position from wresting can be borrowed in the BJJ game to provide a unique and less-than-expected way to enter into the Butterfly Guard.
Sometimes when grappling you need to hurt someone to get out of a choke, lock or other submission. I talk about how to do it effectively.