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Lets compile some great matches, highlights and perhaps instructionals. There should be a vast amount of resources available on the internet to do so :slight_smile:

Direct links please, not necessarily downloads, there is another thread for that. This simply makes it easier to use and learn from. Also lets keep them well labeled. Lets try to get more than just MMA fights. It’s not the only sport out there, plus we can learn a lot by watching different aspects of MMA broken down into more concentrated mediums.
Lets stick to stuff we can really learn from as well :slight_smile:

Shinya Aoki vs Marcelo Garcia, ADCC 2005-

Roger Gracie vs Shinya Aoki, ADCC 2005 Absolute-

Roger Gracie vs Jacare, ADCC 2005 Absolute-

Jacare vs Marcelo, ADCC Absolute-

Jacare vs Marcelinho again, 2002 Mundials-

Robert Drysdale Vs Marcelo, ADCC-

Robert Drysdale vs Roger Gracie, Mundials???-

Roger Gracie vs Rodrigo Medeiros, ???-

Fedor Emelianenko Combat Sambo Fight, World 2006-

Fedor Emelianenko Vs Czech B, 2006-

Cukanov vs Emelianenko (2008), Combat Sambo-

Antoni Hardonk vs Eddie Sanchez


Cael Sanderson vs. Moon Eui Jae 2004 Olympic Gold medal match

Kurt Angle vs. Abbas Jadidi 1996 Olympic Gold Medal match

Alexander “The Experiment” Karelin vs. Craig Pittman 1989 World Championships

Joe Lewis vs. Melvin Cole PKA Karate Heavyweight match (Joe had just returned to the ring after 7 1/2 years of not training) sorry about the audio at time, skip ahead to about 2:30 for the fight

Roy Jones Jr. vs. Park Si-Hun 1988 Olympic Gold medal match (Olympic boxing rules suck)

Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Andreas Aldama 1976 Olympic Gold medal match

Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvelous Marvin Hagler highlights (best line: Hagler: “Fight like a man you little bitch!” Leonard;"…nooooo")

Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier 3 "the Thrilla in Manila (two of the great HW champs of all time)


Dan Gable-

Re-Shots- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSTpeeYi0kg

Bottom defenses- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YYlZFcH7EM

Near Wrist options- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiPwg1cXENQ

Double Leg attacks- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo_cOf9YhIQ&feature=related

Cael sanderson-

Finishing when the opponent sprawls- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1QsqnCxhbg

Proper sprawling mechanics- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVGCnkjyu70&feature=related

Finishing a high crotch when the opponent blocks the double- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcXOepJekpk&feature=related

Freddie Roach-

teaching the proper way to shoulder roll and Ed Futch’s favorite combination- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWbYhbDwwCM

Teaching proper stance and footwork- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3yQ2oUx3Sw&feature=related

Teaching some basic mechanics and combinations on a heavy bag- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai5tex84U_Y&feature=related

Some speed bag drills/ideas- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63nDNWJAPc0&feature=related

John Graden-

the jab- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGc2_vnWAc4

the hook on the focus mitts- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwWwpYb4Ug4&feature=related

On set point control- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m0lXwAwM7U

on rhythm and broken rhythm- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A_JTXsVmVc&feature=related


Xen as per usual you rock.
sento you just posted my first 5 wrestling instructionals.

No one makes it simpler then Dan Gable.
( except Bobby Douglas John Smith)

The Olympic finals you posted are superb.

I will post some links when I can



fucking great posts sento!

Knee Bar Sweep from Stacking Guard-

Eddie Bravo: The Electric Chair-

Kazushi Sakuraba vs Carlos Newton-


Anderson Silva vs Carlos Newton, pt 1-

Anderson Silva vs Carlos Newton, pt 2-

Rodrigo Gracie x Carlos Newton, ADCC-

Dean Lister vs. Nathan Marquardt, ADCC 2003-

Baret Yoshida vs Wellington Dias, ADCC-

ADCC -Takanori Gomi vs. Matt Serra:

ADCC 2003-Marcelo Garcia vs. Mike Van Arsdale:

Demian Maia vs Ronaldo Jacaré:

Demian Maia vs Gabriel “Napão” Gonzaga:

Training For Warriors-Sprawling Deadlift:

Training For Warriors-Bar Complex:

Badr Hari working thai pads:

Duke Roufus-Kicking Basics:

Rodney King-Crazy Monkey Boxing “Hit and Move”:

Rodney King-Crazy Monkey Boxing “When In Doubt,Jab”:

Rodney King-Crazy Monkey Boxing “Working Defense”:

Erik Paulson - Kneebar from Triangle Escape:

John Graden on Clearing footwork:

John Graden on an interesting drill to help feel what the correct distance and alignment are:

John Graden on “Position movement vs Target Movement”:

John Graden on firing from movement:

John Graden on How to Fake, and why:

John Graden on how to deal with a lead off fighter:

John Graden on how to deal with a counter fighter:

John Graden on Direct and Indirect attacks:

John Graden on a Front shoulder fake:

John Graden on a Rear shoulder fake drill:

John Graden on a Front Hip Fake:

John Graden on Position fakes:

John Graden on Technique fakes:

John Graden on “Intention fakes” (essence):

Tony Cecchine on transitioning from a heel hook to a step over toe hold if he attempts to roll out of it:

Tony Cecchine on how to make a sit-through/scarf hold extremely tight:

Unfortunately it looks like Cecchine has taken his other Catch wrestling material off of Youtube. :frowning: Bummer, he has lots of good stuff.

Great Thread! Don’t hate me because it’s crossfit, but they do have some good stuff on here at this link, especially the John Hackleman videos


Awesome, awesome stuff guys… and we’re probably the more crossfit-friendly part of the t-forums so no worries. Good info is good info, despite the source :slight_smile:

I’m loving the stuff from John Graden

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:
I’m loving the stuff from John Graden[/quote]

Glad you guys are enjoying it. His teacher Joe Lewis is among the best striking coaches in the world, and if not the best, at least damn close when it comes to strategy.

Now for to switch gears to some grappling stuff:

Gene Mills 2 on 1 to arm drag:

Gene Mills 2 on 1 to Polish:

Gene Mills 2 on 1 to foot sweep:

Gene Mills 2 on 1 to ankle pick:

Gene Mills 2 on 1 to sweep single:

Gene Mills 2 on 1 to Fireman’s carry:

Gene Mills 2 on 1 to High Crotch:

thank you for the Gene Mills

He was my college coach for two years.

Not a natural athlete, but an amazing technician
his half nelson series is excellent.
as is his top control…


Barry Davis on single leg takedowns:

Barry Davis on Double Leg takedowns part 1:

Barry Davis on Double Leg takedowns part 2:

Barry Davis on a drill to develop quickness in wrestling:

Barry Davis scramble drill:

Barry Davis cradle drill:

Barry Davis sprawl drill:

Barry Davis on pummeling:

[quote]kmcnyc wrote:
thank you for the Gene Mills

He was my college coach for two years.

Not a natural athlete, but an amazing technician
his half nelson series is excellent.
as is his top control…



Really? That’s awesome kmcnyc.

I haven’t seen any of his half nelson stuff. Do you know anywhere on the web where one can watch it (like youtube, dailymotion, etc…)? If so, please post it.

Ok you outed me…

SUNY Morrissville
for two years,then another semester,
I was a horrible student Coach Jim Hall
an excellent Greco coach former Oaklahoma State
NCAA champ Greco world contender he went to Tibilisi.

I got red shirted for acedmics had to “audition” at plenty of schools.

eventually I was admitted to Syracuse
circa 1991… did not start at first
eventually became a starter.

Gene has this “nephew” Mark who’e last name escapes me. He went to morrisville to
and this dude Paul Creighton who fought BJ penn at UFC 37.

Did two seasons,For Gene
then the OTC to be meat
and eventually bad academics, injuries
and burn out got to me.
Gene’s Voice is still stuck in my head.
I first met him at a wrestling camp
and he is an awesome coach.
He said I was the best guy who still sucked.
here is one clip of his series.


he is big on not flattening out the bottom guy and really cranking the turn.
the whole series is called pin to win

and it is working from the top while the opponent is on his knees.

Here is Gene at a BJJ school.

there are some videos on his website.
but I dont think they show much he sells a DVD.

I guess that is why I am so critical of wreslting.
ok hijack over



That is a link to what is posted on Gene’s site.

He still sells dvd’s etc so there is not too much out there.
If you watch his matches you can see some of the technique.

I get a litle emotional hearing his voice.
im soft.


Thanks for the info/link kmc. :slight_smile:

Donnie B on a MT driving kick:

Steve Morris on low kick angulation:

Vut Kamnark on a basic round kick:

Vut Kamnark on a “cross round kick”:

Vut Kamnark on kicking both legs at once: