UFC 200 Nunes

UFC 200 — stacked and sucked

If I weren’t hanging out with people I liked, UFC 200 would have been a miserable time. UFC 200…lots of surprisingly positive write ups. I’m going to dissent. A card that looked good on poster but severely under delivered, with a splash of sideshow for good measure. First thing, great headlining fight. Glad to see:[…]

UFC sold or not… would be just in time before UFC 200

Getting a sale ahead of UFC 200 is probably a good idea There’s been a good sense that UFC 200 is not going to be the historic event UFC 100 was, but the early flux left casual fans not really even caring though the card now looks decent. The fact that it felt that Conor[…]

snake style

Your style and sparring

There is no style without sparring When people hear you do martial arts, the follow up question is usually, “what style?” Generally people mean what style you practice, and you could answer “clover poisoning sheep style,” and they wouldn’t care. But something we should be aware of is whatever style you practice is only somewhat[…]

Dan Inosanto greatest martial artist

Why calling Dan Inosanto greatest martial artist alive isn’t giving him enough credit

Dan Inosanto is the greatest martial artist of all time period. With the Dan Inosanto seminar coming into town, I thought I’d scribble this down. First, some definitions: martial arts is a body of knowledge and practice. In the modern sense we exclude from it practical aspects of war and combat. Looking at karate, which[…]

baddest motherfucker on the planet

The baddest motherfucker on the planet

If you want to be the baddest motherfucker on the planet, you should spend more time fundraising than shadowboxing We come to martial arts for many reasons, not the least of which is control over ourselves, over fear, and some modicum of influence over our destinies should a hand-to-hand combat situation arise. However both the[…]

Ronda Rousey go-to moves

Your go-to moves

Develop 2-3 go-to moves for each art you practice They’re famous–Ronda Rousey’s arm bar, Mirko Cro Cop’s left head kick. Go-to moves that are unstoppable even when you know they’re coming. There are 2 main benefits to having go-to moves aside from winning. First, it will quickly give you some measure of success and therefore[…]

Carlos Condit flying knee

Why I love Carlos Condit and how to be okay with never getting the title

Carlos Condit and Kenny Florian are cerebral fighters that strike creatively, finished fights, and have heart. I’ll often describe them as who I would want to be if I had a fighter’s disposition along with their mental and physical toughness. It’s hard to be a thoughtful person and do what they did/do, so I personally[…]

Deciding what techniques work for you

Be first (in adopting new techniques)

New techniques and how to add them to your fight game. Here is a flow chart that we intuitively use when adding new techniques to our arsenal, but is useful to write down explicitly: I’ll write more on this below, but recall my video on using hubad training from Filipino kali as a quick way[…]