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Motivation For MMA: Extrinsic VS Intrinsic

In this video I explain the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and which one is better for MMA. First, what motivates one person might not work for another. Some people are externally motivated while others are internally motivated. What’s the difference?

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How To Improve Your Grappling With Lower Skilled Training Partners

This video and article feature my 4 most favorite methods of improving your grappling with lower skilled training partners. Use these methods, take care of your partner and both of you will get better. 1. ALLOW DOMINANT POSITIONS The first method of handicapping is simply to allow your partner to place you in dominant positions…

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How To Train So You Can Fight In The UFC

How Should You Train So You Can One Day Fight In The UFC? That question was asked by a youtube user “Backpack Bobby” and you can watch my answer in the video bellow. INSTRUCTIONALS REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO: MMA: Essential Lessons Total Ground & Pound Blueprint

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Interview with strength & conditioning coach and sports scientist Mladen Jovanovic

Today I’m interviewing my friend Mladen Jovanovic from www.ComplementaryTraining.net which is a website dedicated to high performance physical preparation and sports science. Mladen is one of the best people in this field that I know (if not the best), and today’s interview will focus mostly on strength & conditioning for MMA. The interview is divided…

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When To Start Competing In MMA?

When is the right time to start competing in MMA? If you’d like to know my thoughts on this, watch this short video. Youtube user DNICKX asks: When are you ready for your first fight or know if you’re ready or not for it? There is no clear cut answer for this question, and the…

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Do What You Don’t Feel Like Doing

Why is doing what you don’t feel like doing so important for developing a strong mental game for MMA? Watch this video and find out. INSTRUCTIONALS REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO: MMA: Essential Lessons instructional. “Mental Training For MMA 2.0: A Fighter’s Guide to Mental Toughness”

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How To Shadowbox For MMA

Learn how to shadowbox for MMA and how to incorporate BJJ and wrestling drills into shadowboxing. INSTRUCTIONALS REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO: MMA: Essential Lessons Shooting Takdowns – Double Leg

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How To Defend The Overhand (Adrian Lozano Fight Study)

In this video I answer a Mexican MMA fighter’s (Adrian Lozano) question about why he got clipped twice with an overhand right in a fight which he lost. Besides suggesting possible modifications, I will also quickly go over the easiest and a very effective takedown from standing back control. Ernesto Galan VS Adrian Lozano: INSTRUCTIONALS…

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Outside Trip Off The Cage

Learn how to execute one of the easiest takedowns off the cage – the outside trip. And see how I used it in an MMA fight. INSTRUCTIONALS REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO: MMA: Essential Lessons instructional. “Mental Training For MMA 2.0: A Fighter’s Guide to Mental Toughness”

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How To Defend & Counter The Achilles Hold

Recently I did a video on how to do an Achilles Hold and what are the 3 most common mistakes when executing it. In this video David Avellan demonstrates 5 ways to defend and counter the Achilles Hold. David Avellan is a fantastic MMA coach and a high level grappler from the US. For more…

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