TKMMA 3 FULL RESULTS
The Third installment of the Total Knockout MMA show is in the books, A great show with some good semi pro and pro match ups. The evening kicked off with Welterweight Champ Matt Holland opening the show with a win in an exhibition K1 fight with the 4oz MMA gloves, The Champion looked very relaxed on his feet showing off his kickboxing skills, even at one stage nearly scoring an Anthony Pettis style cage kick. And the event finished with the crowning of a new Featherweight Champion Tier Blundell winning by a beautiful belly down armbar win over Stuart Mcdowell.
This is an article I wrote which was recently published in America’s premier bjj publication, Jiu Jitsu Magazine. You can order back issues and get your subscription here: http://jiujitsumag.com
Because my surname isn’t Gracie and I didn’t start training when I was five, I’ve had to constantly and relentlessly search for supplemental training that will improve my game and allow me catch up with my Brazilian contemporaries.
Of all the additional systems and methods I’ve used to improve my jiu jitsu ability, I consider yoga to be by far the most effective. So much so, that I’ve eliminated almost all other supplemental training from my regime. This includes, kettlebell training, olympic lifting, swimming and rock climbing. I’m not claiming these aren’t great ways to improve your jiu jitsu. I’m saying that, at this point, I get a far bigger return investing my limited time into the practise of yoga.
The double guard pull is a hot topic right now - and this article by Ze Grappler makes some interesting points - check out his website here
Double Guard Pull You Say? It Makes Sense? Blasphemy?
Coming from Judo and having briefly wrestled in college, I instinctually had disdain for the double guard pull when I started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The thought of sitting down and conceding top position felt antithetical to my instincts and training to fight for top position, or at least outgrip the opponent and force him to sit first then work to pass.