The Fight Nerd

April 22, 2013

Jim Miller press-workout for UFC 159 at Modell’s

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Jim Miller and his brother Dan Miller were at Modell’s in midtown Manhattan on April 21, 2013, doing a workout for the press and MMA fans, leading into his fight against Pat Healy at UFC 159 in New Jersey this weekend. Jim warmed up with Dan with calisthenics and pummeling and wrestling, then hit the pads to show off his strikes, ending with an MMA match against his brother.

August 2, 2012

Technique of the Week: Frankie Edgar shows you how to slip a jab

Filed under: Techniques,Uncategorized,Videos — Tags: , , — The Fight Nerd @ 11:00 AM

Here is a very simple drill, as shown by former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, on how to effectively slip a jab. It’s all about the fundamentals when you get to the highest level, and Frankie is arguably one of the best defensive boxers in MMA right now, so give this a try with a partner next time you are in class.

This technique was filmed at the Paradise Warrior Retreat in NYC.

July 26, 2012

Technique of The Week: Dominate from the mount with Rory MacDonald

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Check out this technique, filmed at the 2012 NYC Paradise Warrior Retreat, featuring UFC fighter Rory MacDonald teaching some very useful skills from top control. Here in the mount, Rory shows you how to control, dominate, and finish however you may please from this highly advantageous position.

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July 19, 2012

Technique of the Week: Sprawl to back control with Frankie Edgar

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Here is another technique we filmed at the 2012 NYC Paradise Warrior Retreat, this time featuring former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

In this video, Frankie shows you how to defend a takedown with a sprawl, and how to follow up with it to gain back control in the most efficient way possible. It’s all about the details with this one, as many people know a similar technique like this, but few execute the way Frankie does. Try it out next time you get shot on!

Don’t forget to enter our contest to win a copy of Randy Couture’s new movie, “Hijacked”!

July 12, 2012

Technique of The Week: Renzo Gracie’s easy clinch takedown

Filed under: Techniques,Videos — Tags: , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 11:00 AM

BJJ and MMA legend Renzo Gracie demonstrates a super simple way to bring an opponent down from a Thai clinch in this week’s technique of the week. This video was filmed at the 2012 NYC Paradise Warrior Retreat by Jorge Abreu. Try it out (in class, not on a random person on the street… although that would be a good way to see how really effective it is…).

Don’t forget to enter our contest to win a copy of Randy Couture’s new movie, “Hijacked”!

March 17, 2010

Jamie Varner shows the Wall-Walk

Filed under: Lead Story,Techniques,Videos — Tags: , , , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 4:21 PM

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Former WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner, who we spoke to recently about his last match against Benson Henderson, shows us the wall-walk, a technique to use when you are against the fence and on your back. This move will get you not just back to your feet but in a more dominant position. This technique was filmed at Jamie Varner’s Combat Academy in Long Island, NY.

February 27, 2010

Straight armlock and reverse armlock from the guard

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Billy Hofacker, head instructor at Serra jiu-Jitsu in East Meadow, NY, demonstrates two very useful varations of the armbar from off your back. Give it a go next time you are on the mats and let us know how it worked for you!

January 4, 2010

Advanced Knife Defense technique with Tim Waid

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Tim Waid, certified instructor of the Pekiti-Tersia Kali System, demonstrates an advanced unarmed knife defense technique with Simon Burgess of the Five Points Academy in NYC.

December 2, 2009

Basic Rear Mount Escape with Jamie Alexandrino

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Jamie Alexandrino, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt from Lotus Club and teaching at NY San Da, demonstrates a basic rear mount escape.

October 21, 2009

How to throw the Fedor Punch AKA Sambo’s “casting” punch

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The Fight Nerd heads to NY Combat Sambo to breakdown and demonstrate how to throw a sambo style “casting punch”, which is most notably used by Fedor Emelianeko. Ever noticed how his punches might look “sloppy” or “loopy”? Here is why it looks that way to the untrained eye and how you can add this technique to your arsenal!

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