When you’re doing a leglock a tiny adjustment can have a huge effect. And if you’re doing something wrong then it can totally shut down your attack.
Leglocks are no different – if you can simply avoid making these common mistakes then you’ll put the power of your leglock attacks through the roof. (more…)
by guest author Nicolai Geeza Holt
Stephan’s note: today’s guest author shares his thoughts about a topic near and dear to my own heart: learning from instructional material. Nicolai trains with Niko Han and currently has 47 wins by submission in competition. (more…)
As I was heading home from a workout recently, someone mentioned that their butterfly guard just wasn’t working for them. I put down my bag, got back on the mat, and started trying to metamorphose his butterfly guard. (more…)
I’ve uploaded two more excerpts from my soon-to-be-released Dynamic Half Guard DVD to Youtube and Google Video. You can check them out at
Preview 1: How to counter your opponent’s attempt to block a backclimb attack. You can watch it below, (more…)
I know, I know, there have been a ton of delays in getting the Half Guard DVD ready…
Someone once defined insanity as “continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results“. This applies to grappling as well as the rest of life, and it is very true when you are in the half guard position. (more…)
A reader writes:
Q: “How does one best utilize instructional video tapes and what are the best out there.”
A: Let me preface my answer by saying that as someone who spends a lot of time producing and selling instructional grappling DVDs I am not exactly a neutral party! (more…)
Congratulations to my friend, team-mate, and former training partner Denis Kang who defeated dangerous striker Mark Weir at Pride Bushido last Sunday. The fight ended at 4:55 of the first round after Denis landed a devastating series of punches and knees.
My Mixed Martial Arts, the instructional DVD featuring the favorite MMA techniques and training drills of Denis Kang is NOW AVAILABLE. I have been working on this video for 7 months, during which time Denis has won two fights in Pride, the biggest and most prestigious MMA event in the world. (more…)