Sonny Brown Martial Arts


A blog that covers martial arts training methods, techniques, pedagogy and analysis. The articles will also include personal development topics such as achievement, creativity, health and education.


The Sonny Brown Breakdown podcast is a show which hosts discussions regarding the training, teaching, health and education of mixed martial arts. The show features a different guest each episode to help cover the variety of topics. 


The Sonny Brown Martial Arts Youtube Channel has videos featuring MMA analysis, martial arts breakdowns, interview clips, technique instructionals and educational concepts.

The origin of the phrase “As Happy as Larry” in prizefighting

The Australian colloquialism where your jovial mood is suggested to be "As happy as Larry." find its etymological roots in the early bare-knuckle pugilism of a Sydney prize fighter and undefeated middleweight boxing champion at the turn of the 19th century. The Larry...

The Bulldog Choke in MMA

In this video we're going to take a look at the Bulldog choke. It's a rare submission that was first used in the UFC back at UFC 31 when Carlos Newton submitted Pat Miletich. Historically the Bulldog choke has been favored by catch wrestlers because it forgoes the...