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UFC 141: Brock Lesnar vs Alistair Overeem Preview and Odds

By Jonathan Stamey (September 21, 2011)
Posted in MMA Betting
Brock Lesnar vs Alistair Overeem

After the long overdue signing of one of the world’s top heavyweights, Alistair Overeem, the UFC provides him with his first test, and a stiff one at that—Brock Lesnar. This is the reason why MMA continues to outshine my favorite sport, boxing, because almost every fight is the next one we want to see. I can’t imagine a better heavyweight match up beyond Velasquez/Dos Santos than this one.

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25% Off BJJ Basics: Jiu-Jitsu for Beginners DVD

By Jonathan Stamey (May 05, 2011)
Posted in College of BJJ
BJJ BASICS: Jiu-Jitsu for Beginners

We just released our first grappling DVD entitled BJJ Basics: Jiu-Jitsu for Beginners covering the principles, positions, and strategies that will give you a 6-month headstart in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu before you even set foot on the mat.

Here’s a sample clip:

If you still have less than 6 months of training under your belt or have never had the luxury of a qualified instructor then this DVD is for … (Read more)

Three Things You Should Do Before You Begin Your MMA Workouts

By Jonathan Stamey (April 03, 2011)
Posted in Mixed Martial Arts S & C

Before you start the workouts I’m going to lay out for you it’s a good idea to have some simple barometers in place so you can track your success. Measurable results are what motivate us, both in fitness levels and appearance.

I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not much of a numbers guy, I usually go by feel and look and that’s what has worked for me, but since I hired a strength and co… (Read more)

One Trick That'll Improve your Grip Strength for Grappling Today

By Jeffrey Carter (March 14, 2011)
Posted in College of BJJ
Improve Your Grip Strength for Grappling

If you want to improve your grip in any form of grappling, whether it be Gi, No-Gi, or MMA, I am going to tell you the one tool to start using in the gym today.

Bring a hand towel with you!

Not a wash rag, but a decent size hand towel. What are you going to do with this you ask?

You are going to start using it for the mechanics of every workout.

Been doing tricep pull downs with the bar? Not anymore… (Read more)

MMA Gear Deals from MMAHQ.com

By Jonathan Stamey (February 22, 2011)
Posted in MMA Blog

This is a sponsored post from MMAHQ.com

Every day MMAHQ.com offers one great mma gear deal. Past offers have included.

A 2 Pack of Tokyo Five Tshirts for $25

Bad Boy Shorts for $20

Shipping from MMAHQ.com is $5 to the US, $10 to Canada and $15 to the UK and Australia. Orders ship the next business day. If you want great deals on MMA gear, give MMA HQ a look.

The Number 1 Rule for Fighting

By Jonathan Stamey (February 22, 2011)
Posted in Mixed Martial Arts S & C

”You know the escape, you just got tired. What’s the lesson?” ”Don’t get tired.” ”Let the other guy get tired.”
-Chiwetel Ejiofor in Redbelt

For me, I’ve always attempted to avoid conditioning. Not that I’m not in good shape, I mean I am but not ”fighting shape”…there’s a difference. It requires the total athletic package for one main purpose—don’t get tired.

There are secondary and tertiary goals su… (Read more)

The Jab-Left Hook Combination

By Jonathan Stamey (February 15, 2011)
Posted in School of Boxing
Left Hook

Shot a short how to video on the jab-left hook combination for you guys.

For more tips on the individual punches and their footwork please check out my MMA Boxing DVDs: Fast Feet or Fast Hands

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Betting on UFC 127: Fitch vs. Penn

By Jonathan Stamey (February 14, 2011)
Posted in MMA Betting
UFC 127

This is a Guest Post from John

MMA blogs and forums are already abuzz about the upcoming UFC 127 event on February 26th, with welterweights BJ Penn and Jon Fitch the headline attraction on the main card. Tickets immediately sold out when they went on sale (the fastest ever that tickets sold out, topping UFC 110 and UFC 115), with part of the … (Read more)

One Simple Concept to Increase Punching Power

By Jonathan Stamey (January 26, 2011)
Posted in School of Boxing

Those who think power punchers are born, not made, are idiots. I am my own example of that. I think my sister used to have more power than me…now I got a right hand that’ll move a tank.

There are plenty of technical pieces to the punching power equation such as: footwork, rotation, weight distribution, the delivery, and even a strength & conditioning component.

But the title says concept, not techniqu… (Read more)

The Best MMA Supplement

By Jonathan Stamey (January 24, 2011)
Posted in The MMA Diet
Whey Protein Powder

I’m asked on a continual basis one of the following generic questions: What’s the best thing I can do to lose weight? How can I burn fat? I want to put on a little bit of muscle, how do I do that?

Shortly following my first question (what do you eat?) I’ve realized that my FIRST suggestion is almost always the same…eat more protein.

Protein is the Answer

For all those questions above, the answer could easily… (Read more)

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