The Suloev Stretch Submission Breakdown

In this analysis, I'm going to give a quick breakdown of the Suloev stretch submission. A hamstring submission executed from the back mount as your opponent tripods to escape. The Suloev stretch is a name coined by writer KJ Gould after the Armenian MMA fighter Amar Suloev who you can see using it here to submit Paul Cahoon. Amar previously fought in the UFC against Chuck Liddell and Phil Baroni. Suloev Stretch in Folkstyle Wrestling The move is very reminiscent of the banana split submission which has been used to get a tap in MMA, but the banana splits is executed from only one hook in and from a cross-body ride where you will reach across and grab the far leg of the opponent. It is also used in folkstyle wrestling matches where both boots are thrown in and as the opponent stands and tripods the leg is grabbed and used to off-balance the opponent knocking them over and securing back points. Suloev Stretch in MMA And there are some additional examples of its use in MMA when you have...

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Demian Maia’s BJJ takedown tactics in MMA Analysis

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 fight to the ground and in this breakdown we will be examining his favourite takedown tactics. Setups & Takedown Entries Let's start with his setups, his most common entry into his shots is the jab fake where he faints his jab in order to draw a reaction out of his opponent by either blocking or a counter shot and when they do react he drops his level underneath their lead hand and straight onto a single leg. Another way is waiting for his opponent to jab or step in with their lead leg and as soon as they extend their leg Demian Maia will time it and drop down into a single leg as a southpaw with his right leg forward the single-leg shot is a much quicker and easier option that is always there against Orthodox opponents. Running the Pipe Once...

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Fedor Emelianenko Clinch Throws Breakdown

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 his takedowns. See he doesn't shoot for singles or double legs, he's a master of Sambo and a Judo black belt. Which means all his takedowns have come from trips or throws in the clinch. Clinch Entries First, let's take a look at his entries into the clinch. His most common clinch entry is a right-hand lead and step (The Fitzsimmons Shift) . This is where he throws a lead right-hand punch while at the same time taking a step forward with his right leg which enables him to fall into a clinch position. Now the right-hand punch is thrown as a legitimate shot and not as a fake. If it lands and his opponent starts backpedalling. He will follow up with further strikes. The next entry used is hand trapping where Fedor will briefly block his opponent's hand....

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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