Big John McCarthy

Big John McCarthy – Legendary UFC Referee

Big John McCarthy is a highly respected legend within the sport of MMA. He has been around since the Ultimate Fighting Championship was created...
Josh Barnett

Josh Barnett “The Warmaster”

DOB: November 10th, 1977Nickname: The Warmaster, The Babyface Assassin Gym: UWF USALocation: Seattle, WashingtonMartial Arts Records: 35-8(MMA) 4-5(BJJ) 1-0(mixed rules bare knuckle boxing)Notable Championships: UFC...
Capoeira

Capoeira – The Complete Story Of The Brazilian Martial Art

To those with a bare knowledge of Capoeira, they see it as a martial art mixed with dance. But if you read into the...
Luta Livre

Luta Livre – Brazilian Freestyle Fighting

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wasn’t the only grappling martial art to be developed within Brazil. Luta Livre, which is often overshadowed by BJJ, has a...
How to pull guard

Pull Guard – BJJ Technique

In sport Jiu Jitsu, many of the best BJJ athletes in the world pull guard. Instead of fighting for a takedown or throw, they...
Dagestani Handcuff

Dagestani Handcuff – Everything You Need To Know

In MMA, Dagestani fighters have been taking over the sport. Using a variety of techniques that they were taught within Sambo and wrestling. One of...
single leg takedown

Single Leg Takedown: Explained

To go along with our breakdown of the double leg takedown, we’ll also spotlight the single leg takedown. The single leg is another must...
Double leg takedown

Double Leg Takedown: Explained

To get your opponent to the ground, nothing beats an old-fashioned double leg takedown. It is a rudimentary technique but is still the most...
MMA GYM

10 Reasons to Change Your MMA GYM or BJJ Academy to Another

Many long time practitioners of MMA and BJJ, or any martial art really, can tell you the importance of having a trustworthy gym. So...
UFC weight classes

UFC Weight Classes: Explained

The UFC has come a long way since it was originally a one night no-holds barred anything goes tournament. To survive, the UFC had...