I’m super thrilled that TheMmaSchool.com has officially launched. This is no ordinary technique site. My friend @brandonmc.ninja and myself wanted to design a one stop shop platform for you to go get all of your martial arts. You won’t need to get a subscription to separate specialist sites. We will be breaking it all down and having guest instructors providing the techniques that will lead you to victory whether you’re competing in MMA, gi, no gi, or Combat Jiu Jitsu. We have videos on all of the martial arts as well as advice on weight cutting and mindset.
Here was my first submission in the UFC. I was a purple belt facing a fierce black belt in Jiu Jitsu. I used to hear all the time how “you can’t play guard at this level”. “Once you’re in the second and third rounds you have to just get back to the feet, you’ll never submit anyone with the sweat”. Above all my favorite is “You can’t play spider guard in MMA”.
Every single one of these statements is false.
Here, despite being down on the scoring in this third and final round, I’m attacking the best I can. I’ve talked a lot about various factors that can give one success in playing the guard for mma. But the one thing I haven’t touched on is the fake!!! If you want to be a guard player in mma you have to have the ability to set traps and lure ppl into those traps. Pretending to be tired or hurt can often give your opponent a false sense of security. In that moment, where they become comfortable, it’s time to attack. This is the perfect example of how you can turn things around when they aren’t going your way, and come out on top.