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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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Achilles hold

Achilles Hold (Lock) – How To Do It And 3 Most Common Mistakes

Learn how to execute an Achilles Hold (Lock) and what are 3 most common mistakes. INSTRUCTIONALS REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO: MMA: Essential Lessons Shooting Takdowns – Double Leg

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Aikido VS MMA - MY THOUGHTS

Aikido VS MMA: MMA Coach’s Thoughts

Recently a video was released on youtube featuring a friendly sparring session between an Aikido black belt named Rokas Leonavičius and an MMA fighter. There were a lot of comments both from the Aikido community and the MMA community, and I also wanted to give my opinion on the sparring as well as Aikido in…

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How To Circle & Avoid Damage Like Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Learn how to circle away from danger and avoid damage in striking – just like Joanna Jedrzejczyk does. 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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