Khabib Nurmagomedov Grappling Breakdown & Analysis

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 the chin of his opponent stifling the shoulder movement while throwing scoring punches and elbows. Open Guard Punch to Pass But Khabib has a diverse array of techniques that we'll be taking a closer look at here. The first of these is from an open guard position. When Khabib is standing he will launch in with a leaping overhand right in an attempt to pass the guard of his opponent and cause damage while doing so. The overhand to guard pass is a technique that was also employed by his countryman Fedor Emelianenko and Khabib even used it once to score a TKO victory. Knee Slice & Tripod Passing Once Khabib has engaged his opponent on the ground from either full guard or half guard he will look to pass using a knee slice. This is where Khabib raises his hips and...

read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov Takedown Breakdown & Analysis

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 took place on either an open mat or in a ring and his early takedown game consisted almost exclusively of shooting to his knees for a single leg with the head on the inside. The majority of these shots are taken from outside of the striking range of his opponents and made with minimal setup. Single Leg Takedowns Once he got in on the single leg he would finish them in three primary ways with the most common of these being the cutback. Next, we will see Ben Askren demonstrate how to finish the single leg shot with the cutback. Once you have shot in on the single leg and finish by stepping your leg up, raising your head up to the ceiling, and pulling your opponent's leg up and across your body. Here we see examples of Khabib using the cut back in his...

read more
Lucid Dreaming for Beginners

Lucid Dreaming for Beginners

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 of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung who developed theories of interpreting dreams believing they were accessing the unconscious or subconscious mind. Interestingly many great western thinkers have been influenced by their dreams including Albert Einstein who had a dream that helped the creation of his Theory of Relativity and Rene Descartes who had a series of dreams that helped develop the scientific method. Many more examples of dream inspired creation exist that suggest the content of dreams are valuable and should not be so easily dismissed as nonsense. The following article will discuss the process Lucid dreaming which is when you become conscious within your dream and feel as if you are awake while in the dream world....

read more
4 Principles of Martial Arts Skill Development

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 performance and the four principles which embody this lack of obstruction are non-resistance, accommodation, balance and the natural order. All humans are naturally born free of all obstructions, and it is only through external influences of society and our upbringing that we unconsciously develop these restrictions that stifle our development as martial artists. These four principles can all be witnessed in the natural world and explained in proverbs with which you might already be familiar. Trees that bend in the wind are examples of the principles of non-resistance, a gentle stream that can cut through stone is a case of the principle of accommodation, life thriving in moderate cycles is an example of the principle of...

read more
Learning How to Learn – Course Notes and Summary

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 information. Diffused mode runs through your brain in a more erratic motion. Diffused mode operates as if you need to draw upon many different parts of your brain and existing knowledge to help you understand the new insights. Think of focused mode as like a spotlight with a single sharp focus of light and diffused mode as a floodlight that covers a much larger area. Salvadore Dali had a creative output of surrealist art and talked about his method for thinking about what to paint. He would lie on a chair with a key in his hand and gently start drifting off to sleep while thinking about his desired topic. As he would fall asleep, he would drop the key on the ground, and the noise would wake him. He would then get up and take...

read more
Terence McKenna quotes Plato – The Good , The True and The Beautiful

Terence McKenna quotes Plato – The Good , The True and The Beautiful

Terence McKenna quotes Plato: Plato said the key lay in the concepts of the good, the true and the beautiful. The Good, what is it ? Tricky , tricky ... tricky The True, what is it ? Trickier ... even trickier. The Beautiful, what is it ? The Beautiful is EASY to discern.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-J09gk0mJk Go towards the true enough and set your compass towards beauty.! Beauty is downloaded into the cultural operating system via dreams. Beauty is found within dreams. Go towards beauty and life and hope will follow.  The simultaneous project of awakening and the simultaneous project of entering deeper into the dream for the purposes of cultivating, evoking, experiencing, remembering, transmitting and communicating BEAUTY which feeds into the awakening process. Otherwise the awakening will be traumatic and demoralising. It MUST be empowering.  Evoke, realise and serve the project of bringing ever greater amounts of beauty into the world. Peace, Love and Raging Waters,...

read more
An introduction to strategic thinking

An introduction to strategic thinking

Strategy and strategic thinking have their origins in ancient warfare. Strategic thinking also puts emphasis on the future and how we talk about and maneuver in the future. A more general view of strategic thinking is that it is about knowing. This gets complicated when you consider the nature of the future is unknowable so to understand strategic thinking we will need to understand the many different ways it means to know something. This relates to the question of "modes of knowing" or "modes of thought" that philosophers have studied for a long time.   Game Theory and Strategic Thinking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM3rTU927io Strategic thinking is used in a setting where the outcomes depend not only on your actions but also the actions of others. Game theory cannot tell you what your goals in life should be. But once you know what your goals are then perhaps game theory can help you reach them Play "The grade game". Do not play a strictly dominated strategy because instead...

read more
Summary of the coaching styles of Muska Mosston

Summary of the coaching styles of Muska Mosston

Command Style This style is a very dictatorial style of coaching where the coach gives directions, and the students are instructed to replicate the instructions. The coach will then circulate throughout the students and provide individual feedback. Groups who are receiving instruction are set up in an organized pattern with military precision.  Often used for drills, warm-ups, and cooldowns. The coach directs the speed, timing and position of how the move is to be practiced. They would signal when to perform the move, and the students would respond. This style makes efficient use of time, as the reputation involved in the learning process allows for maximum time spent performing the move. The students do not have to think to learn the moves and just learn by memory, reputation and recall. Practice Style The coach will give the task to the students to perform in the same vein as the command style.  The coach will still circulate to provide feedback. The students break up into smaller...

read more
Self Made Wealth by Eben Pagan – Notes and Summary

Self Made Wealth by Eben Pagan – Notes and Summary

The things that you need to do to create wealth for yourself in your life are counterintuitive. Principles of Self Made Wealth We are wired for a time that do esn't exist anymore. The concept of "Wealth" is a brand new invention, evolutionarily speaking. Another recent invention is planning for a long-term future. We are not naturally wired to deal very well with money. We have an unhealthy emotional relationship with money. We have bad cultural and societal programming when it comes to money. The Money isn't the wealth; it is just the medium we use to exchange the value of one asset to another. Money isn't real, so we screw up when we try to get it and use it. We have poor habits with money. We use cash unconsciously. We make spending decisions at the moment. Using the money, costs you money. Wealthy people buy and invest in assets; poor people invest in liabilities. Wealthy people invest in assets. Wealthy people invest in knowledge. Wealthy people invest in relationships. Money is...

read more
REWORK Book by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson – Notes and Summary

REWORK Book by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson – Notes and Summary

Change the way you work forever.  REWORK Book by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson - Notes and Summary   FIRST   The new reality. Is for people who are looking for an edge in their business. To work smarter and kick ass. Today anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now readily available as the price of technology has dropped. Tasks that would have been impossible a few years ago are simple today or what may have taken entire departments can be done by one person. You don't need to deplete your savings to start a business on the side. It can provide you with cash flow, and you can work from home.   TAKE DOWNS Ignore the real world. “This would never work in the real world” is often used to shut down a new idea. The real world is a somber place; it is where new ideas, novel approaches and foreign concepts always lose. Only things that win in the “Real world” are what people already know and do. No matter how flawed or inefficient they may be. This...

read more