How to Defend Strikes on the Ground

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You’re walking down the street, someone bumps you, words are exchanged, you get pushed to the ground, and now some big gorilla is trying to knock your teeth down your throat.  No matter how focused you are on the sportive aspects of grappling you’ve still GOTTA know how to defend strikes on the ground!!!

It doesn’t matter if your goal is casual recreation or if you wanna be the next UFC champ…

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got three pairs Chuck Liddell signature series UFC gloves, or if you wouldn’t be caught dead in a Tapout beanie…

This grappling stuff is a lot of fun, but it is still a martial art.

And that means knowing how to apply your techniques in a self defense situation when someone might be trying to rearrange your face with wild haymakers.

Well, a little bit of knowledge combined with a smidgen of occasional practice goes a long way here!

Here’s something you can view or download that should get you started!

It’s a short comic book format instructional will give you a few of the basics of ground and pound defence in a fun kinda way.

Click here to open our comic-format instructional on how to defend strikes on the ground!

In it you’ll learn the techniques to defend yourself against strikes when you’ve got your opponent in the closed guard, open guard, and even when you’re trapped in mount.

Ultimately it all comes down to distance and range management, and we go into that a little bit too.  Keep your enemies close, or very, very far away.  It’s usually in the middle range that most of the damage occurs!

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If you like this PDF then either check out another comic-book format instructional called How the Kneebar Saved the Day, an/or leave your suggestions and requests for other topics you’d like to see handled in this way in the comments below.


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