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The first thing most people learn in the Martial Arts is a stance. What is the proper stance for use in MMA?

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One of the last video clips of our Coach and friend. Billy Robinson. 1938 – 2014. RIP

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In the past, we’ve seen a number of “Quick Kills” from Sensei Erik Paulson. But these were in the context of a takedown sequence. Now he applies the same concept to passing the guard and he shares his expertise with us at the 2013 Combat Submission Wrestling Camp.

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Gustavo Rodrigues is back, and this time he is showing a very ingenious way to escape from bottom Side Cross when your arm is trapped between your opponent’s arms and endangered. There is a lot to learn here if know what to look at. Notice the precision and attention to details when Gustavo explains the […]

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Study the Martial Arts long enough and eventually, you’ll begin to realize just how long it can take some times to learn a certain set of skills. I have been a huge fan of foot sweeps for years and as a result am perpetually on the hunt for different entries, set ups, details and insights […]

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Recently, Charles Haymon from www.50StatesOfBJJ.com visited our home gym, Mushin Self Defense in North Salt Lake, Utah. Traveling from his home town of New Orleans, Louisiana, Charles has set out to train Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in every state of the US. An ambitious, nobel and courageous goal indeed. It takes a lot of courage to step […]

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Judo Throws with Adam Blackburn

Published on October 21, 2013 by in Blog, Featured, Takedowns, Video

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What’s not to like about Judo. Originally the synthesis of many forms of Jujitsu, Judo has had a lasting impact on the world of Martial Arts. All modern belt ranking systems owe their existence to Judo’s founding father Jigaro Kano. “The Kimura” as it is widely known now, was named as such, as a result […]

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Catch As Catch Can Living Legend Billy Robinson is back again, and this time he’s helping Assistant Coach Sam and Ricky Lazaro refine a Kick Catch/Single Leg Suplex variation. When I first met Coach Robinson, I had a few brief moments to just sit and talk with him. Well, when I say, “talk” what I […]

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Sweep Counter to Guard Pass

Published on September 8, 2013 by in Blog, Submissions, Video

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Learn how to counter the Guard Pass with Gustavo Rodrigues and see other highlights from this year’s World Conference.

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This simple drill is designed to develop defensive reactions and coordination that will allow you to see various kicking attacks and apply the appropriate defense while also conditioning you to immediately retaliate with either the left or right Thai Kick.

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