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My Mixed Martial Arts breaks new ground and is one of the best resources you can own if you train or fight MMA. In this DVD Denis Kang, a very successful jiu-jitsu fighter, breaks down the MMA game, showing you the most powerful and versatile techniques that win fights in the cage, in the ring or on the street.
Denis has radically adapted ‘traditional’ gi-based jiu-jitsu to work when punches and kicks are flying, and many of the techniques taught have never been shown on video before.In addition, Denis shows you the actual drills and training methods he uses to get ready for a fight. This DVD also includes live footage of Denis training and fighting, so you can see him using the material he teaches in this revolutionary video.
Denis has used everything he teaches here in a ring or cage. This information will help you establish a complete MMA game, showing you how to continually improve your position until you secure the submission or achieve the knockout!
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“Denis Kang has an easy to follow style that will inform the neophyte and tighten the game of a seasoned fighter. There is a universal value to this product based deeply in its sound instruction and presentation…”
Detailed Contents of My Mixed Material Arts on DVD
The DVD is divided into three main sections, plus additional bonus features
1 – The Standup Game
“If you can control whether the fight stays standing or goes to the ground you’ve got half the fight won already”.
– Denis Kang discussing the importance of takedowns in MMA.
Many fighters have found out the hard way that taking an opponent down can be difficult, dangerous and tiring, especially if you also have to defend against strikes at the same time. Denis teaches devastatingly effective techniques to safely bring the fight down to the ground. The details shown, and the drills used to develop the takedowns, will bring a new confidence to your standup game. Find out what really works when the gi comes off and fighters start swinging for the fences.
Even if you practice Submission Grappling or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, these important MMA skills will greatly enhance your game! The takedown material covered will work whether your opponent is swinging for your head or circling you on the grappling mat. Learn how to do a professional takedown, from a professional. Also included on the DVD is the deadly “Anaconda choke”: Denis used it to choke Alexei Veselovzorov to submission in front of a home audience in Russia. In My Mixed Martial Arts Denis shows you the critical details that are often overlooked in this technique.
2 – The Bottom Game
See what makes MMA guard and half-guard techniques completely different from gi-oriented BJJ strategies and how to use this EFFECTIVELY to your opponent’s disadvantage. The absence of the gi, and the presence of punches, elbows and knees change everything. Knowing what to do when you are on the bottom and your opponent is raining down blows is a very important skill that EVERYONE should master. Even if you never want to step into the cage yourself these are techniques and details that could make the difference between winning a street fight and going to the hospital unconscious.
Many grapplers lack an overall strategy when they find themselves on the bottom in a fight. They try isolated techniques that don’t connect together in a meaningful way. In this section Denis gives you a coherent game plan to survive being on the bottom and then make life hell for your opponent with sweeps, submissions and reversals. Every technique sets up the other techniques, so that you always know what your next move should be. This section could add a whole new dimension to your guard game.
One of the secrets Denis reveals in this section is the never-before-taught ‘sitout’ series, an advanced strategy to get back up to your feet from the guard. Denis has used this series many times in actual MMA fights. For example, UFC veteran Andrei Semenov was powerless to stop Denis from repeatedly and effortlessly getting back to his feet, no matter how hard he tried try to hold him down. You will frustrate your training partners with these techniques, even if they know what you are trying to do – these techniques are that powerful.
3 – The Top Game
Passing the guard and maintaining the top position are critical fighting skills, but can be very difficult to do with a sweaty opponent who is intent on knocking you out with punches and kicks. Denis has defeated some of the best guards in MMA, and here he teaches you his easy-to-learn, but very difficult-to-counter, strategies. The technical details he shows make it very difficult for your opponent to counter your guard pass or to catch you in a sweep or submission.
Once you have fought your way past your opponent’s legs you want to make sure that you maintain and improve that top position. Denis has developed a unique system of maintaining the sidemount on a resisting opponent. This pinning system alternates between several crushing positions, which shut down your opponent’s choices while allowing you to attack effectively with punches, elbows, knees and submissions.
Striking someone when you are on top of them may seem obvious, but Denis takes it to a whole new level. He shows you how to set up submissions using strikes in every position. He teaches you how to punch effectively from the top position: one of the details shown should DOUBLE your striking power when in your opponent’s guard. These striking strategies can knock your opponent out very quickly, but they also force him to open up for submissions that end the fight just as decisively.
This DVD also contains the following extra features:
- Out takes
- Denis competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a Blue Belt
- Denis competing in submission grappling as a Purple Belt
Also if you order today you will receive two additional gifts
Your order confirmation page and confirmation email will contain links where you can download the two items and start reading them immediately!
1) Special Report: Anatomy of Training CampHow do Denis Kang and George St. Pierre train when they’re getting ready for a big fight? How do they balance MMA, Boxing, Jiu-jitsu, Wrestling, and Muay Thai training? Where does conditioning fit in?
Also find out how MMA coach Erik Paulson trains such fighters as Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock, Josh Barnet, Sean Sherk, and many more.
This is a fascinating insider look at the lifestyles and training regimes of professional MMA fighters, and is available only as part of this MMA Package.
2) Cutting Weight and Beating the Scale
Have you ever been beaten in a match by a person much bigger and stronger than you, who obviously cut weight to make his weight division. Or, even worse, have you failed to make weight at a tournament and got immediately disqualified? JC Santana from the Institute of Human Performance has worked with some of the best grapplers and fighters active today, and will teach you how to cut weight safely and effectively.
If you want to know exactly how cut weight for a competition, or even if you want to understand what a UFC fighter does before weigh ins, then this is the book that you need. Included is a special 7 day step-by-step weight cutting plan and an entire section on exactly what to do after the weigh in to recover in time for the competition.
Stephan Kesting says:
When Denis and I first talked about making this video he told me: “I want to show things I wish I’d known when I started fighting MMA”. When we actually started filming this video I found myself feeling worried that Denis’s secrets were now available to his future opponents. I actually asked him several times if he was sure that wanted to show certain critical techniques since he uses them all the time in his fights – what if his opponents find out? To Denis’s credit he wanted to show it all!
A Brief History of Danis King
Denis has fought in events all over the world. Here are some of highlights from his career up to this point:
- Denis is now signed to a four fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championships
- In 2008 Denis knocked out UFC veteran Marvin “the Beastman” Eastman in less than one minute (using a technique he teaches in the My MMA DVD)!
- Denis was undefeated for 23 fights in a row, an amazing record for someone fighting at his level of competition!
- In 2006 Denis fought his way through the 16 of the toughest fighters in the world to make it into the finals of the Pride Welterweight Grand Prix (with an injured shoulder no less!)
- Denis defeated Japanese Pancrase legend Minoru Suzuki in Japan after having only 5 previous MMA fights
- He has fought UFC veteran Andrei Semenov twice. The first time resulted in a draw in front of a partisan Russian crowd.The second fight was in Japanese Pride, the biggest MMA event in world, where he defeated Semenov by unanimous judges decision.
- More than 85% of his 31 victories come have come via submission or KO: only four have come from judges decisions.
- Denis defeated 3 opponents in one evening to win the Spirit MC Grand Prix 8 man tournament in Korea. He armlocked his first opponent, choked the second, and knocked the third out with a massive knee to the head.
- He earned the first black belt ever awarded by Professor Marcus Soares in North America – this took him 7 years of dedicated training.
- Denis has been included in the prestigious ADCC top 10 MMA list more than 15 times. He has also been featured in many ADCC news items
- He has also competed (and won) in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, submission grappling and kickboxing competitions.
- His training methods were featured in Grappling Magazine (read article here)
DVD Features and Specifications
- DVD Length: 72 Minutes
- Region Free, to play on any DVD player
- DVD duplicated by Sony, ensuring the highest quality of product
- Fight and training footage is used to illustrate the techniques being taught
- Two camera angles means that you won’t miss any details
Full DVD Menus and Chapters
As part of the Grapplearts commitment to quality we have included a full DVD menu with chapters for every section, allowing you to quickly access the exact section and techniques you need to improve your game.
The soundtrack for portions of this DVD are from the CD “Planets” by the powerful California band Adema. Their drummer, Kris Kohls, even practices and competes in MMA and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The two featured tracks, Into the Cage and Tornado, will get you psyched up to train!
What People are saying about this video:
“I’m very proud to have Denis as a friend and as a student. He was the first Black Belt I promoted outside of Brazil. His dedication and determination in training during our time together is the main reason he is in the ranks of the 10 best NHB fighters at 185lbs in the World. I’m sure this great instructional dvd will help improve your skills.”
Marcus Soares (7th degree BJJ Black Belt) – Carlson Gracie Team
“This DVD is a fascinating snapshot of a world-class fighter. Dennis does not hold back while covering MMA techniques from all major positions in great details. This are the same techniques that make him succeed in Pride FC!”
Don Whitefield – West Coast Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Fighting
“Denis Kang’s instructional DVD “My MMA” is another dynamite release from grapplearts.com. With a focus on Denis’ highly successful approach to MMA fighting, this is a video with tons of great information for both the MMA fighter and the ju-jitsiu practitioner looking to integrate MMA skills into their martial arts training. Denis is a clear and experienced instructor, who gets right to the heart of the techniques, while taking time to clearly explain the finer points.
His integrated approach to MMA – developed through years of competition and training with the world’s best Brazilian Ju-jitsiu, boxing, and wrestling coaches – is highlighted in this video. Denis provides information on takedowns and controls (like his innovative front-headlock use), MMA-tested submissions, and striking on the ground that you won’t find in any other single source.”
Bjorn Weeks – Longtime Martial Artist and BJJ Student