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Ultimate Mma Training Program For The Beginner

The Mma QuickStart Training Program provides you with an easy to follow training program that will answer all questions. Everything you get is based on Jeff Joslin's lifetime experience as both a professional fighter and full-time instructor. The great thing is that you can do this entire training program solo and don't need or have to depend on a partner showing up to train with you. It's just you and Jeff, working together to turn you into a mixed martial artist!. No equipment needed other than a little open space, a stop watch and a jump rope. When you follow this program, you'll develop many skills: solid footwork, punching and kicking ability, a strong grasp of the most important basic techniques and vital solo ground movements that will prepare you for partner training in the future, all to help you develop a well rounded skill set and get the quick start you're looking for into the game of mixed martial arts. Inside the program manual is everything you need to know what warm-ups to do, which techniques to practice, the conditioning exercises to include and when to do them all. 18 different one-hour workouts, 2 dynamic warm-up routines including Jeff's actual pre-fight warm-up sequence and a ton of tips to get you good fast! The 12 week easy-to-follow program, with absolutely everything laid out for you. More here...

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I started using this book straight away after buying it. This is a guide like no other; it is friendly, direct and full of proven practical tips to develop your skills.

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Why Create Your Own

As years and years passed, I evolved into my own training style and left the bodybuilding scene. I grew interested in keeping the gladiator with in well and alive. I pursued mixed martial arts and learned that my strength training was truly inadequate. I suffered numerous injuries that sidelined me for more than just a few months. In turn I researched how to properly train for the sport of grappling and martial arts. I have since then completely changed my strength training program and in turn I feel healthier and more athletic. Unfortunately, during high school I read all the bodybuilding magazines. I followed the programs outlined in them and they had very little carry over to wrestling.

Religion Philosophy and Fists

Only a purely combative or sportive modem style is likely to lack such traits. Mixed martial arts (p. 189) and Greco-Roman Wrestling (pp. 205206) are examples of entirely sportive arts Krav Maga (p. 183) is a wholly combative one. Styles like this don't try to make you a better person through a philosophy or set of beliefs.

Europe and the Middle East

Europe and the Middle East have a martial-arts history as long and as colorful as that of Asia, although it hasn't featured as prominently in dreadful action movies. Highlights include the fighting arts of Classical Greece and Rome, the martial arts on both sides of the Crusades, the swordsmanship of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and of course the sport wrestling and mixed martial arts so popular across Europe today.

Catch and go combo to takedown

When an opponent launches an attack, your ideal reaction should be to slip his strike and then immediately come I forward with an attack of your own. It's ideal, but not always possible. If your opponent is a proficient striker it will be W very difficult to slip every one of his strikes. The chances are he will pay close attention to your footwork and movement, waiting for the moment when you are off balance or stretched out to launch his attack. If you find yourself in a situation where a strike is coming at you and you're out of position to slip it, your next best option is to block the Z strike. However, assuming a purely defensive posture can get you in trouble, as Tito Ortiz learned when he faced K Chuck Liddell in UFC 47. He covered up to block Liddell's punches, but that only led to more punches. Eventually one t sneaked through Ortiz's defenses. In order to avoid such an outcome when blocking a strike, a good tactic is to employ Z something I call catch and go. When an...

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Lightning Strike Effects Humans

The idea isn't as farfetched as it sounds. Consider the gorilla. It's been estimated to be capable of bench-pressing 4,000 pounds. Even the much smaller chimpanzee can contract its muscles powerfully enough to rip the door off a car. Imagine teaching a chimp how to execute the cross-body armbar and the rear choke, giving him a few boxing lessons, and turning him loose against any of the current mixed-martial arts champions. I can see the headline now Chimp vs. Champ. I'd be sure to bring a body bag and some bananas for the ape. Steve Neklia, UFC Judge, BJJ champ

Turtle to back Sequence Countering Defense

Turtle Position

When you utilize the previous technique to take your opponent's back from the top turtle position, flattening him belly-down on the mat should be your main priority. The instant you secure your second hook, you want to drive your weight into your opponent's lower back and sprawl your legs back to force him down to his belly. Once you achieve this, you can go to town with a barrage of punches to the side of his head or work to synch in the choke. When I fought Joey Gilbert early in my UFC career, I used this technique to flatten him out and then hammered away with punches. A few moments later, the referee put an end to the abuse by calling the fight.

Striking The Downed Guard

Striking Opponent

Striking at a downed opponent when you're standing is another situation completely unique to MMA competition. Usually you'll end up in this position when you knock your opponent down with a strike, execute a takedown or throw, or stand up in your opponent's guard. You may also end up here when fighting an opponent who wants to bring the fight to the ground but can't get the takedown, so he simply drops to his butt and scoots forward, trying to beckon you down. One of the best things about striking at an opponent who is lying on his back is that you have a ton of creative leeway. If you've watched a fair share of MMA competitions, you know exactly what I mean. There are fighters who like flying stomp kicks, jumping over-hand punches, cartwheel passes, and all sorts of other strikes and passes that you never thought imaginable. Other than the up-kick, your opponent doesn't have much he can do in the way of strikes. However, just because you have a smaller chance of getting knocked out...

The Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Mixed martial arts practitioners commonly wear shorts and gloves (women add a sport top) - the expected uniform in no-holds-barred matches. Typically, students train in shorts and t-shirts. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu stylists are a notable exception, usually training (and competing) in a gi, which they regard as an important part of their art.

Women in the Martial Arts

In the sports world, competitive Judo has a women's division that features many competitors at the Olympic level. Mixed martial arts and professional boxing and wrestling have women's tournaments, too, and participation levels have grown steadily. In Japan, local Kyudo (p. 181) and Kendo (p. 175) schools and clubs are co-ed, and women and men sometimes compete head-to-head.

De La Riva to Goes Guard

In the photos below I'm demonstrating how the De La Riva and Goes guards work interchangeably. Although both are highly effective in MMA competition, you have different options from each. In some situations it will be beneficial to assume the De La Riva guard, and in some situations the Goes guard will be more beneficial. Understanding how to

Standard Side Control to Mount

Although this is a very simple way to transition from the top side-control position into the mount, everyone entering MMA competition should have this technique in their arsenal. To execute this move, you want to establish tight head and arm control, plant your knee on your opponent's belly, and then drag your leg over to the other side.

ThCentury Europe

In the late 20th century, two developments exerted a major influence on European martial arts. The first was an increase in academic interest in the martial arts of medieval and Renaissance Europe, accompanied by the appearance of hobbyists who wished to replicate those arts. The second was the rapid spread of mixed martial arts (p. 189). Today's Europe is a cultural swirl of martial arts, with traditional armed and unarmed European arts, Asian imports, and the increasingly popular mixed martial arts among its mosaic of styles.


In the 1930s, when Soviet culture was on the rise, Anatolij A. Kharlampiev, Viktor A. Spiridonov, and Vasilij S. Oschepkov synthesized Sambo (p. 185) from many indigenous wrestling styles and Judo. Sambo went on to become the official martial art of the USSR. Aside from Sambo, only Judo - as an Olympic sport - enjoyed official sanction. Sambo practitioners have often done well in Judo and mixed martial arts competitions. Other martial arts have made inroads in the post-Soviet era, but Sambo's roots are firmly established and it remains Russia's signature fighting style.

United States

Few martial arts claim the U.S. as their point of origin, and even those that do - for instance, Hawaii's Kajukenbo (p. 168) and California's Jeet Kune Do (pp. 164-165) - can trace their development from Asian arts. Contact with America has changed many martial arts, though. The present-day U.S. has an eclectic collection of martial arts look hard enough and you can find almost any style within its borders. Asian styles and mixed martial arts are especially common. This makes the U.S. a hotbed of martial-arts development.

Other Competitions

No Holds Barred These tournaments are full-contact matches with few (or none) of the niceties mentioned above. Despite the name, some tactics - usually choke holds, hair pulling, and attacks to the eyes - are barred for legal and safety reasons. Mixed martial arts competitions, ancient

Guard Bottom

I've seen many excellent jiu-jitsu practitioners forget about submissions and sweeps when they find themselves in the bottom guard position in MMA competition. Instead of working their jiu-jitsu, they throw an assortment of strikes in an attempt to knock their opponent out. It wouldn't be so bad if they used strikes to help set up submissions, but often times they don't. They simply get comfortable striking from their back. Unless you land a strike just right or get extremely lucky and manage to open a cut, you generally aren't going to end a fight with strikes while lying on your back. You can irritate your opponent, you can force movement with strikes, but usually the only way you can end a fight from the bottom guard position is with a submission. For this reason, you should think of the bottom guard in straight jiu-jitsu terms. You have to tailor your jiu-jitsu to deal with incoming strikes, but your goals on the bottom should be purely jiu-jitsu oriented. The three goals you want...

Modern Japan

In late 20th- and early 21st-century Japan, mixed martial arts (p. 189) are becoming more popular. There are a number of competing brands or leagues, and fighters often compete in several of these. MMA and kickboxing matches are major television events, and participants endorse products and make TV appearances quite unrelated to fighting


There is insufficient time in a class to do justice to a complete stand up workout, and a good ground workout, although elements of both can be combined. There ore drills for each of the aspects of o Mixed Martial Arts cpompetition Striking, Closing the Distance, Takedowns, and Ground Fighting.

Belly Stomp

Belly Stomp

Gaining control of a downed opponent's legs opens up an assortment of stomps. The stomp to the face is always a good option, but it has been outlawed in MMA competition in America for quite some time. If you're competing in the United States, a stomp to the belly is a good alternative. 0 This is another option for when you gain control of a downed opponent's legs. Instead of using your control to stomp him in the belly or face, you use your control to force his legs back toward his head and put him up onto his shoulders. Digging your hips underneath his back keeps him trapped on his shoulders and allows you to get your offense going. His head will be lying on the mat beneath you, so punching him in the face is always a good option. Sakuraba, a well 0 known Japanese MMA fighter, likes to keep his opponents trapped in this position for a prolonged period of time and just punch away. I personally like to sock my opponent a couple of times, and then transition to side control so I can j...

Pentjak Silat

Mixed Martial Arts Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an emergent trend in modern martial arts. It isn't a style but an umbrella term for any style or combination of styles that includes both striking and grappling tactics for fighting limited-rules bouts. MMA events pit fighters from many different styles against one another, and are rapidly growing in popularity. Mixed martial arts competitors learn to punch and kick until they can grapple their adversary and finish him with a choke, lock, or close-in strike. Each fighter has his strengths and weaknesses, but no serious contender can afford to be without training at both striking and grappling. While almost any style that offers effective, fight-tested techniques and full-contact sparring can be part of a MMA curriculum, a striking stylist must learn a grappling art - and vice versa - to be competitive. Common MMA striking styles include Bando (pp. 151-152), Boxing (pp. 152-153), and Muay Thai (pp. 185-186). Nearly any grappling art makes...

By Richard Ryan

I was in Florida teaching a reality-fighting seminar with Walt Lysak Jr. when Ultimate Fighting Championship legend Royce Gracie stepped into the octagon to face welterweight champ Matt Hughes. As I watched, I couldn't help but think how far the mixed martial arts have come since the sport debuted in the United States. Gracie is credited with starting it all when he triumphed in the UFC I in 1993, then went on to dominate the UFC II, III, IV and V. He retired with a record of 12-1. Through those battles, he single-handedly brought the art of Brazilian jujutsu and with it the Gracie name to mainstream America. A popular misconception among the public is that the Gracies invented jujutsu. They did not. The Japanese created the art centuries ago. The Gracies merely modified it into a more efficient system for self-defense and sport fighting. In the early years of the UFC, fighters were not as diverse as they are today. As a result, Brazilian jujutsu dominated. But as the sport evolved,...

The Clinch

In mixed martial arts several different types of clinching styles can be utilized the Muay Thai clinch, the one-arm dirty boxing clinch, and the wrestling clinch. To become proficient in MMA, you must not only understand the core principles of each style, but you must also understand how to blend them together. A fighter who can tie his opponent up in the Muay Thai Clinch, land a couple of knees, and then transition to the wrestling clinch and execute a throw is a lot more dangerous than a fighter who is only proficient with one clinching style. Because it's nearly impossible to master all clinching styles at the same time, you should first concentrate on the clinch game that you most gravitate toward. If you come from a Muay Thai background or you derive the most enjoyment from training Muay Thai, focusing on the Muay Thai clinch is a good place to start. Once you feel confident with your Thai clinch, start experimenting with the wrestling or dirty boxing clinch to make your game...


Taking an opponent down in MMA competition is not always the easiest thing to accomplish, especially when going up against an opponent who is excellent at sprawling. If you shoot blindly in on an opponent who is standing in a proper stance just waiting for you to try and take him down, the chances are you're not going to achieve your I can't stress enough the important of this drill and others like it. To become a good MMA fighter, you not only need to understand the core principles of each discipline involved in the sport, such as kickboxing, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu, but you must also understand how to seamlessly blend those principals together so they work in conjuncture with one another. Every time you slip a jab or cross or hook there will be a select number of takedowns at your disposal due to the positioning of your body and your opponent's body, and drills such as Striker vs. Grappler allows you to learn those options. This is what the sport of MMA is all about. It is not...


There are three different mount positions that I utilize in MMA competition. The first one I call mount stabilization control. In this mount you are clinched up with your opponent and have one arm wrapped underneath his head. Because you're pinning your opponent flat on his back, it's an excellent position to stabilize the mount and set up submissions. However, it is not the best position from which to strike.

Belts and Grading

When Te (pp. 169-170) came to Japan and became Karate, it adopted Judo's ranking system. Funakoshi Gichin created the first karate-do black belts in 1924. Today, Karate (pp. 169-172) and Tae Kwon Do (p. 200) use similar systems, but with 10 kyu ranks and 10 dan ranks belt colors vary considerably. Kendo (p. 175) doesn't use belts, but has eight kyu and eight dan ranks. Chinese systems use sashes instead of belts, and the top color is red or gold. The only generalization one can make about other Asian styles is that the top and bottom ranks are black and white - usually. Outside Asia, sport styles typically have ranking systems based on belts or colored patches (e.g., Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and sport Sambo), fighting record (e.g., Boxing, Wrestling, and mixed martial arts), or a combination of the two (e.g., Savate).


However, due to the erratic nature of combat, you won't always be able to maintain a perfect stance. No matter what position you should be forced into, it is important to always be balanced because that balance is what allows you to attack and defend. If you only feel comfortable and have balance when in your traditional stance, every time you are pushed or knocked out of that stance, your entire offense and defense goes straight out the window. Acquiring balance and mobility doesn't always come easy, but it is worth your time and attention. A dangerous MMA fighter is one who can attack and defend from any position.

About This Book

The aim of this book is not to teach all of the techniques from each of the disciplines involved in mixed martial arts competition. Such a goal would be virtually impossible in anything under ten thousand pages. It also wouldn't be a book on mixed martial arts. Success in the sport is not based upon how many techniques you know from the striking arts and the grappling arts, but rather how well you can blend essential techniques from the different arts together. As a result, that's what we focused on in the following pages. Meshing techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, and wrestling, this book offers a complete mixed martial arts system that both beginners and experienced practitioners can follow.

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