Not to scare anyone, but for those who say ‘I have no need’ to learn to fight… Know this. The mexican drug war that is pouring into the United states has produced more casualties than the WAR IN IRAQ… Read about it here The multimedia gallery on there is pretty graphic.
Below is what Dave and I did this morning.
Warmup consisted of
Power Clean x10 95#
Bag Drill- Side-mount knees, pass to mount elbows, pass to other side side-mount with opposite knees on bag x8
Neck strengthening for fighting (bridge with no hands. Rest on the top of your head)
Bag Drill- From guard, Left right elbow and kick hip and swim same arm to setup armbar x10
Depth jumps x6
then we did some sparring…
5:00 or tap (one man on feet and one on ass. The guy on his feet did open hand and forearm, looping knee soft striking to take a dominant mount or beatdown position. The guy on his ass was not allowed to strike and needed a submission to win the round.
Round 1 Jon on feet- I got caught in an armbar from a rubber guard
Round 2 Dave on feet- I caught Dave in an armbar from full guard
Rou 3 (This round we were both striking/submitting each other) I won that one by passing into full mount and dominant striking position.
Warmup shoulder and neck rotations 30 seconds each in both directions then 60 seconds of jump rope or easy rowing.
4 rounds of
Ring Dips x4 (Use weight if you can)
Muscle ups x4 (If you can’t do them, then practice by jumping over a tall fence, or go through the motion with weight on a Lat Pulldown machine)
Deadlift x6 (200#)
3 rounds for time of
KB swingx 10 (with a comfortable weight)
Med Ball Slam x10 (with a Comfortable weight) Continue reading
How the disputed Top Fighter in the world trains with backyard tools… In the videos below you will see how the emporrer of MMA trains with kettlebells, running, Jump Rope, Barbell, resistance bands, sledgehammer and tire and other low-tech high intensity methods. I say disputed because everyone knows he is the best, but UFC and Fedor’s M1 Global Representatives can’t come to an agreement and let him compete with the current top ranking UFC fighters. Fedor is a big inspiration to me not only by how he fights, but by how he lives his life and doesn’t sacrifice his beliefs and morals for money or fame. Despite the money he makes and respect he earns he keeps his simple life, stays out of the spotlight, refuses to brag or showboat, and does what he feels he needs to do and pushes the rest to the side. In an interview he was asked why he didn’t come to UFC to prove himself the best fighter in the world? His reply was “I don’t have anything to prove to anyone”. He has also said that he doesn’t consider himself a great fighter despite beating all of the former UFC champions and never having lost a fight (He technically has a loss due to a cut on his brow that brought a stoppage and holds a record of 31-1). He was never beaten. In another interview regarding UFC he says “They don’t treat fighters like people”… and ” Their demands were one sided”. He recently signed a contract with Strike Force and fought Brett Rogers so hopefully we will be seeing more fights from him.
His wikipedia page and fight record can be found here… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_Emelianenko
I attached training, history and fight highlight videos below for those interested Continue reading