Archive for August, 2009

30 Aug 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Escape Rear Grab

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    Escaping from a grab for both standing and after a throw-down.
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    27 Aug 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Ricky Lundell Gracie Jiujitsu Self Defense

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    Second of four with Ricky Lundell. Ricky explains the “self defense” aspects of Brazilian JiuJitsu vs Gracie Jiujitsu.

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    26 Aug 2009

  • Posted by Steve Spencer
  • Videos from Horn’s Fight Night 10 pulled

    Jeremy Horn’s Elite Fight Night has (understandably) had me pull down the videos that were up from the Fight Night 10 event.  I want to make sure everyone knows however, how cool Jenn Howe over there was, and as been throughout my interactions with them.

    Also, for those of you who got to see the videos, I hope you like them.  but regardless of rather you saw them or not, I have really got to tell you:  No video can possibly do justice to how amazing these events are!! The level of fighting, and just the sheer energy in the building is incredible.  I have been to UFC events (sat ring-side and watched Liddell beat the crap out of Tito… that was an uncomfortable after-party at the club with Tito :)  ) and I watch an MMA I can on TV and PPV… But these events are on par with, or better than anything I have ever seen put on.

    I haven’t seen a date announced for the next Fight Night yet, but seriously… don’t miss it.  They are as good as it gets.

    In the meantime, since you can’t get you video fix here, you can go register for free videos on Horn’s Elite web page.

    Thanks Jeremy, and Jenn for the amazing shows you put on!!

    24 Aug 2009

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  • No Gi Judo

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    no GI MMASome of you may have read my recent post about Kumikata, or grip fighting.  Along with Kazushi (balance), Kumikata really is the other half of any throw.  Basically, if you have your own Kazushi under control and where it should be, and use your Kumikata to be able to exert some level of control on your opponent’s Kazushi, their gonna fly.

    But what about when the Gi isn’t there?

    Especially when we look at Judo as more of a sport, but also self defense, it’s important to be aware of which of our throws might be effective against someone in a self defense situation, or in a no-Gi bout.  I outline these differently, because I think they are.

    Self defense:

    In a simple brawl, your opponent is coming in swinging at you, or trying to grab a head-lock or similar.  Many moves in Judo present themselves in this situation.  If your your attacker is wearing a jacket, then yee-ha folks.  Kumikata and kick some butt.

    If not, let’s look at some moves that will still potentially serve you well:

    Koshi Garuma, or the head-throw (known in wrestling as the head-and-arm) can be a very good throw as an opponent is swinging at you, or as you step in to punch.

    Osotogari is another, but as my Sensei over at Hidden Valley has shown us, you should take certain steps with your self-defense Osotogari that would not be allowed in a competition.  Namely, use the hand that would normally grab the lapel, and instead grab the chin of the victim, forcing the head back.  This is a great Kazushi breaker.

    I have seen people argue that Ouch Gari, or similar footwork might be good in a self defense situation, and mentally I can see how they would be… But I often times have a hard time hitting them, and feel I would be putting myself in jeopardy to try.  For me, if I shot for an Ouchi gari in a fight it would likely be to knock the leg back and set up an Osoto Gari or a Koshi Garuma or something similar.

    Many will also say the Ipon Seonage.  Again, this is true.  But woe be unto those who miss this throw in a real fight and end up with someone on their back.  Do it if you’re good at it… but I would think twice.

    I know that many of you are thinking hip-throws.  Ogoshi, Ukigoshi, etc.  I agree, but it really depends on how the person fights.  I think in a real fight that fewer people “lock up” like they will in a no-gi MMA style fight.  These may not really present themselves in a hay-maker slug-fest.

    No-Gi bout:

    Okay, so things are a bit different here… many of the folks you face will be more inclined to “lock up” in a stance almost like a wrestler.  This is good, in the it opens up certain throws that are harder when someone stands back and swings.  Notably, these are the Ogoshi, Uki Goshi, and similar hip throws.

    Another move that can be done no-Gi, by using both hands on one arm in the way that Mike Swain like to throw it is the Tai Otoshi, or dropping down into the Seoi Otoshi.  I like this one, but if the opponent has any skill in grappling, and especially once they get sweaty, it can be hard to grip good enough.  this is a similar issue with the Makikomi.  If you ca grip the wrist well enough most non-Judo folks don’t know this throw.  But once the sweat comes on your chance are slim.

    I find that most folks in a no-Gi situation like to stand with their feet far enough back that I have a real hard time hitting Ouchi Gari or similar moves.  Now, I know… I need to turn them, set up the move… create the Kazushi to allow me to hit the Ouchi.  Sounds good… but I haven’t gotten the hang of it in a situation like this.

    For me, I think it comes down to how good the other person’s Judo is.  If it’s pretty good then I think your hip throws, and possibly a Koshi Garuma are a good bet.  If the other person isn’t into Judo, then odds are they are going to shoot for your legs, so a sprawl into an anaconda choke is one of my favorites.

    I hope this helps, but more than anything else, I wanted to open up some dialog.  What do you find works best when the Gi is off?


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    22 Aug 2009

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  • Brabo Choke From Mount

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    The guys at Fusion academy (where I train) have started to be more active on the internet and put up some videos. In this one Eddie Edmunds shows a Brabo choke that flows from an opponent’s attempt to escape your S-mount. It works no-gi too.

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to more videos from them.


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    20 Aug 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Circle Strike Defense

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    This multiple strike can also be used as an escape.

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    20 Aug 2009

  • Posted by Steve Spencer
  • Adding Utah Martial Arts to Technorati

    Hi all!  We are always working to get more people involved in the discussions here, so we can get as many points of view as possible.

    To that end, we’re putting this post up to get our feed pulled into Technorati.  Please pardon our dust :)

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    19 Aug 2009

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  • U 0f U Fall ‘09 schedule

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    For those whom it may concern,

    The University of Utah MMA/Jujitsu class schedules are up. There are Monday-Thursday morning classes, and two Wednesday night classes.

    There are two changes to the official schedule as it’s posted now at www.utah.edu.

    One change is that the W 6:00-8:00PM Aikido class is really going to be a Jujitsu class.  Yes, there is a healthy relationship between Japanese Jujitsu and Aikido, but still, it won’t be an Aikido class. It will however, still be a lot of fun.

    The second change is that the Monday/Wednesday 9:30-10:40 AM class instructor is still being coordinated.

    Also, remember that the fitness classes are 1/2 a semester long, so make sure to sign up for both half-semester sessions if you want a full semester of training.


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    18 Aug 2009

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  • Hapkido TV Primary Location Defense Michael Hermosillo

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    Michael Hermosillo explains that there is more to self defense than all the right moves. Learn the importance of “Primary Location Defense”.

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    15 Aug 2009

  • Posted by Steve Spencer
  • Tweetstream from Horns Elite Fight Night 10

    Horn’s elite fight night 10 was AWESOME!!  We were there, tweeting the event real-time.  Following is the tweet stream from the event:

    [NOTE: The Videos below were pulled at the Request of Jeremy Horn's Gym... as a note, they were really cool about it... but I'll just be putting up pictures in the future.]

    Ringside seats at horns elite. Oh ya! Tweet me if u’r here #mma #Utah http://yfrog.com/0z4g0bj

    Ty’s gun show in front of the xsi logo #mma #utah http://yfrog.com/7b6shj

    Travis t-train Marx is first up tonight. One hell of a cool guy, amazing record

    Demarques Johnson shows us his little fighter in training, and what he’s fighting for http://yfrog.com/3yfyjj

    Powers facing Eastman #mma #utah http://yfrog.com/5u3nlj

    Powers iss too much for him. Mean elbows, kicks, punches… Overwhelming

    Round 2 about to start. I think powers will take it

    Powers wins. Arm crank that made me shudder. Nice job.

    Nick burgos from ny on far side Brady stanger near http://yfrog.com/5rlj0j

    Amazing strikes from both guys!!

    here’s some video of that fight!!

    Koffi adzitso (seen here) pummels Ryan birdsley till the ref stops it. http://yfrog.com/ei8quj

    Jailson Santos over Jordan Chandler by unan dec. Great fight!! http://yfrog.com/08brxoj

    Scottie Casey over Rudy cutmose. Chopped his leg and traded blows for 2 rnds. Coasted third to win. http://yfrog.com/bfui2vj

    Castillo next. Custom intro music. Super stoked!!

    Castillo by choke. Video here

    Eddie pelczynski by choke over Collins. Plus he has awesome tatts!! http://yfrog.com/0jhlgdj

    Foley up next… Oh ya!

    Crowd gets ugly after foley stoppage. Police escort out the last next to us. Amazing video of the fight to follow tomorrow #mma

    (as a note on that previous post:  There were some takedowns in this fight that were incredible.  I have video I still need to get uploaded of them… massive drops from overhead… ka-blam!)

    T train round 1 video

    T train round 2 video

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