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...

A Study of Pulling Guard in MMA for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

Introduction to MMA Guard Pulls In this study, I look at pulling guard in MMA as an alternative way of getting the fight on to the ground. It's a rarely utilised strategy but has been successful for a small set of fighters who have excellent guards and have made it...

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...

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The Suloev Stretch Submission Breakdown

https://youtu.be/kwS4-kslujQ In this analysis, I'm going to give a quick breakdown of the Suloev stretch submission. A hamstring submission executed from back mount as your opponent tripods to escape. The Suloev stretch is a name coined by writer KJ Gould after the...

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Demian Maia’s BJJ takedown tactics in MMA Analysis

https://youtu.be/sNd5r9sYPI4 Demian Maia, he's a fourth-degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, an ADCC champion and perhaps the greatest grappler in mixed martial arts. But as a practitioner of a ground-based fighting art a key part of his game is how he takes the...

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Fedor Emelianenko Clinch Throws Breakdown

https://youtu.be/ft2IS-3Xyac Fedor Emelianenko, the greatest heavyweight of all time. His run through the Pride Fighting Championships heavyweight division is legendary. Well known for his striking and dynamic ground-and-pound a less talked about area of his game is...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Grappling Breakdown & Analysis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlyxGCLqXlA In this breakdown, we will take a look at the mat work and ground game of Khabib Nurmagomedov. It is a style that is often characterised by relentless top pressure with a superior head position, pinned on the chest or under...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Takedown Breakdown & Analysis

https://youtu.be/lAVP4s8eo8U Khabib Nurmagomedov began training at the age of six under the tutelage of his father and by the time of his first MMA contest he had gained a background in freestyle wrestling judo and combat Sambo. Before his UFC debut, Khabib's matches...

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The Secrets of Lucid Dreaming

Dreams have been held with importance in numerous world cultures throughout history and often connected with aspects of a person's soul or ancestors. But western society will often dismiss them as irrelevant to your life experience and best ignored with the exception...

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4 Principles of Martial Arts Skill Development

The core of talent in martial arts is not dependent on the presence of remarkable attributes but rather the absence of limitations imposed on yourself by society and your subconscious. Society and self-interference can hinder your mental, physical and emotional...

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Learning How to Learn – Course Notes and Summary

Focused vs. Diffused mode. Our brain has two primary modes of learning. Focused and Diffused mode. Focused mode moves through your brains neurological network as if it is following a familiar path. It can move step by step through your mind till you learn the new...

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