Month: January 2014

choke escape
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Silat Choke Escape Technique

Luke Holloway of Raw Silat demonstrates an escape from the rear naked choke on the ground.There’s other stuff in here, but it isn’t so clear. The other stuff does give an idea of silat ground work.

I like a lot of what I’ve seen of silat ground work, but there is some technique in this video that I don’t think is terribly realistic. But hey, I like the escape. Looking forward to trying it in sparring.

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Dumog Techniques And Flow

I don’t really know anything much about this video. I was looking for to see if anyone was applying dumog techniques for MMA fighting. I still haven’t really found anything yet. I did find one particularly crappy series of videos: they looked like the presenter had very little idea about MMA or real fighting.

But this one was interesting. It looks like the teachers has a clue. The movement into control positions looks pretty simple and don’t really have any wasted movement.

There’s a lot of content in this clip: moving into control positions on the ground, twisting and breaking limbs, a throw into a neck-crank, and a silat-style neck throw.

Dominating from The Mount
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Dominating from the mount

Daniel Sullivan gives some advice for what to do when you are on top.

It starts off without much technical stuff… how to position and then your position to make life difficult for the poor guy downstairs.

Daniel gets a more technical as the video goes on: from raining blows down to smoothly getting into an armbar.

I love this guy. You don’t see it so much in this video, but he is one of the few guys who brings the Phillipino Martial Arts into MMA training.

choke defense
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Defence against front choke

Very simple technique. It would require at some drilling, because there is a little nuance to it. But it’s easy enough to be worked out.

Of course the technique is only the beginning of the defence. The defender would have to completely turn the situation around and dominate the situation. The instructor doesn’t really show a follow up.

Sanatan Shastarvidiya
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Footwork in Gatka

“07:00 a very philipino looking foot trap, around 8 mins he goes to attack with his kara as a knuckleduster, but catches it around his thumb so he can hit eny with an empty fist instead”

 

Shaster Vidiya means “knowledge of the sword”, a term used in Northern India for that regions martial arts.  In this clip, Nidar Singh gives an introduction to some concepts from his Gatka. The clip is about 17 minutes, but it gives a pretty idea of Shaster Vidiya concepts. What occurs to me is how pragmatic and aggressive this ancient art seems to be.

panantukan drill
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Panantukan Drill

Pretty awesome drill for a panantukan combination. Clip is from a promotional channel for a gym in Nottingham that includes Phillipino martial arts. This combo really will require a partner drill.

remove opponents cover
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Simply Dirty Boxing Technique

Very simple technique. The guy plugs his gym pretty hard, but it’s worth it to check out the two techniques.

The strategy is really simple: if you are in the initiative and striking to the head, a common response from the opponent is to cover up. Keeping your rhythm, you either pull away or push away half of the cover. Pulling away is attractive to me, because it merges will with southern mantis boxing: you get contact and you get the lateral angle. And you get to continue to aggressively strike.

I wish the video quality was higher though.

irish bareknuckle boxing
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Irish Fighting Techniques

Saving this one for later!

40+ minute instructional on dirty boxing. As far as I can figure out, the Irish have a traditional bare-knuckle style. There is some information about it here. The video goes straight into technique, and gives no information on the background or culture of the style. The style looks sporty, sophisticated and kinda brutal.

Irish Boxing is part of the martial tradition of Irish Travellers, groups of ethnic Irish “gypsies”, whose culture includes a love of bare-knuckle boxing matches. There have been documentaries on this topic. John L Sullivan, one of the greatest historical bare-knuckle fighters came from this tradition.

clinch fighting
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Hurting your opponent from the Pummel Clinch

Starts off just describing the basics of what the clinch is, but goes into a simple and powerful combination. There is a drill for the combo, and it looks like you can riff off it.

I have no idea who this guy is. But the basics seem pretty sound. Also the video is pretty high quality.