Boring? Why I thought UFC 97 was Great!

OK, I admit it. UFC 97 did have a few boring fights.

The worst, hands down, was the debacle between Anderson Silva and Thales Leites. (I find it hard to blame Leites, because he was outclassed by an opponent who clearly didn’t want to engage or push the pace of the fight). (more…)

When people first learn the Von Flue choke they often find that their opponent can bridge them over and then they end up on the bottom.

If this is happening to you and you’re getting rolled into a bad position when trying this choke then first check that your legs are perpendicular (more…)

Congratulations to a Leglock Master

Oleg Taktarov was one of the early pioneers in the UFC.  Coming from a sambo background he had a very distinctive skill set.

And nobody had more heart!!

I’m delighted that Oleg recently stepped back into the cage and defeated Mark Kerr with a kneebar, which has always been one of Oleg’s signature moves. Oleg was very influential on my leglock game development (more…)