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Sep 14, 2017 11:13 am

This week with Dr. Pete: Rener Gracie – The Easiest Triangle in History

Last week Dr.Pete was able to get in some 1 on 1 time with world famous BJJ champion Rener Gracie at Gracie Academy in Torrance, California. In last weeks video Rener Gracie touched on how critical it is to establish and manage posture control of your opponent. “Whoever owns the posture in the closed guard,...

Sep 12, 2017 9:13 am

Learn, Teach, Heal with Dr. Pete: Rener Gracie – Closed Guard Posture Control

This week, Dr. Pete hit the mats with Rener Gracie at Gracie Academy in sun-soaked Torrance, California. Rener Gracie is the grandson of Brazilian jiu jitsu co founder Helio Gracie, and the son of UFC co creator Rorion Gracie. As the head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, and the co-creator of Gracie University, he...

Aug 22, 2017 8:44 am

TUTORIAL: 5 back attacks everyone should know

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. So now you’ve taken your opponent’s back. Success! Now what to do from here? Of course, taking an opponent’s back is just the first step to ending any conflict with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Usually in mixed martial arts, taking an opponent’s back signals that the end is near....

Aug 15, 2017 4:04 pm

Learn,Teach,Heal with Dr. Pete: Renato Laranja-Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

This week Dr. Pete spends some time with 27 time world champ and 10th degree red belt Renato Laranja. Renato demonstrates one of his famous chokes with details that only a grand master can give. Renato is renowned for many accomplishments. He is also a master at full contact capoeira. He famously choked out Eddie...

Aug 11, 2017 8:16 am

TUTORIAL: How to throw a side push kick

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Kicking in mixed martial arts or Muay Thai is a very effective offensive tactic. First of all, it is extremely powerful, and if you can land clean, it can end fights very quickly. One of the most significantly powerful kicks in all of martial arts is the...

Aug 10, 2017 1:25 am

TUTORIAL: 3 ways to set up a superman punch

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. The superman punch is one of the most distinct offensive maneuvers in all of mixed martial arts. The velocity at which the body travels towards the target with the intent of landing a huge punch generates loads of power. It is a punch, if execute correctly, can...

Aug 9, 2017 8:13 am

Learn,Teach,Heal with Dr. Pete: Nick Osipczak – Tai Chi

Nick Osipczak demonstrates this sequence of movements inspired by the Internal Martial Arts. The harmonizing with, and adding to the opponent’s turning will be particularly familiar to those who study Bagua or Aikido. Word of caution: this takedown will be lower percentage when attempted against a topless and sweaty opponent. The most important principle at...

Aug 4, 2017 9:01 am

TUTORIAL: Rick Marshall shows how to do a Gogoplata from rubber guard

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. In this video, 10th Planet black belt and Evolve instructor Rick Marshall shows us how to execute a Gogoplata from the rubber guard. The Gogoplata is one of the most creative submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And also one of the most unique submissions in mixed martial arts....

Jul 12, 2017 6:03 pm

TUTORIAL: Muay Thai World Champion demonstrates jumping roundhouse kick

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. When utilized in the correct manner, Muay Thai can prove to be an essential skill in combat. Mastering the martial art means continuous practice and perfection. As such, a practitioner must possess unwavering dedication and resolve. He or she must be willing to pay attention to the...

Jul 12, 2017 5:57 pm

TUTORIAL: Muay Thai World Champion breaks down scissor kick knockout

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Muay Thai, the art of eight limbs, is one the world’s most effective martial arts. It is an essential combat skill that is both effective and highly technical. Mastering Muay Thai means you have to put in the hours and focus on proper execution. Everyone who takes...

Jul 5, 2017 3:49 pm

FIGHT BREAKDOWN: Brutal left kick plus left elbow KO

Every fight starts out on the feet. It doesn’t matter how good a fighter’s ground game is. Whenever that bell rings and the referee tells the fighters to touch gloves, they come out swinging. It’s the natural progression of things in a fight. Which makes Muay Thai so extremely important. With a complete set of...

Jul 5, 2017 3:41 pm

TUTORIAL: Add this spinning back elbow to your Muay Thai weaponry

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Muay Thai, and ancient martial art developed by Thailand, is both brutal and beautiful in its artistry. The “Art of Eight Limbs” utilizes the human body’s most potent offensive weapons — the hands, the feet, the elbows, and the knees. With a solid Muay Thai game, fighters...

Jul 5, 2017 3:36 pm

FIGHT BREAKDOWN: Vicious right cross knockout in Muay Thai

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. On July 18th, 2016, Muay Thai warriors Olay Sitniwat and Thanadet Tor. Pran49 (wicked name right?) went to battle before an epic conclusion that left a packed Rajadamnern Stadium in awe. Thanadet was down and completely out. He was separated from his senses in every sense of...

Jun 27, 2017 11:08 am

TUTORIAL: Rafael Dos Anjos throws jumping switch knee

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos is known as one of MMA’s most vicious offensive fighters. His ability to batter his opponents with lightning quick punches and kicks has led to a series of highlight reel stoppages over the course of his career. Today, Dos Anjos...

Jun 27, 2017 10:58 am

TUTORIAL: BJJ legend Shinya Aoki demos 3 subs from rubber guard

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Known as one of the most effective grapplers in all of MMA, Japanese legend Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki is a BJJ master. His incredible flexibility and unparalleled technical mastery has led to 39 victories in the cage. Including a whopping 25 wins by submission. Needless to say,...

Jun 26, 2017 9:53 am

TUTORIAL: 5 ways to set up an armbar

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. The armbar is one of the most classic finishing submissions in all of mixed martial arts. The world’s most elite grapplers have all used this move at some point in their careers. It is a common move that pretty much everyone should have in their arsenal. Perhaps...

Jun 26, 2017 9:49 am

TUTORIAL: Bellator champion demonstrates clinch to double leg takedown

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Wrestling is an essential discipline for any serious fighter wanting to be successful in MMA. It is also one of the core fighting disciplines in the sport. Wrestling focuses on ontrolling the opponent, and in turn, controlling the outcome of a fight. That is why so many...

Jun 19, 2017 8:08 am

TUTORIAL: How to do an armbar from the back in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be very intricate at times. While some fighters just study the moves diligently on Youtube, to truly learn the technique you have to take direction from the masters. The only way to master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is by enrolling in a class and learning the...

Jun 15, 2017 7:04 am

TUTORIAL: Former UFC lightweight champ Rafael Dos Anjos shows how to throw straight knee

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Former UFC lightweight champion and member of the prestigious Evolve Fight Team, Rafael Dos Anjos, is one of the most complete fighters in all of mixed martial arts. His unparalleled skill and tenacity inside the cage is only brought about his incredible confidence in his skills. Of...

Jun 15, 2017 7:02 am

TUTORIAL: Learn this devastating elbow strike from a Muay Thai champion

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. The last time we saw Kru Orono, he was teaching us how to throw a proper roundhouse kick. Another one of the many common weapons in Muay Thai is the elbow strike. This time, Kru Orono is out to teach us how to throw this sick Muay...

Jun 12, 2017 6:46 pm

TUTORIAL: Ben Askren demonstrates head outside single to dump finish technique

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Wrestling, one of the core components of mixed martial arts, is an essential discipline for any serious fighter wanting to be successful in the sport. It is a martial art that focuses on controlling the opponent, and in turn, controlling the outcome of a fight. That is...

Jun 9, 2017 11:32 am

TUTORIAL: Learn this explosive jumping switch push kick!

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Muay Thai is such a beautiful thing — the fluidity of the movements, the power of the strikes, the tenacity of the discipline. When used in the right way, Muay Thai could be all that you need to be successful in combat. When the Thais developed this...

Jun 9, 2017 11:20 am

TUTORIAL: Learn 3 cartwheel kick combos from Muay Thai legend Saenchai

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Muay Thai will always be a great weapon to have in any serious mixed martial artist’s arsenal. Learning the proper striking techniques definitely goes a long way. It can also mean the difference between victory and defeat. When used in the right way, Muay Thai could be...

Jun 2, 2017 9:32 am

TUTORIAL: Angela Lee demonstrates rare Peruvian Necktie submission

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Angela Lee is back to teach fans a new move. Once again training with 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu’s Rick Marshall, Lee demonstrates a very rare submission called the Peruvian Necktie. It’s basically an unorthodox choke that is a little uncommon in mixed martial arts. Although Lee herself has...

May 19, 2017 11:12 am

Tutorial: Eduardo Novaes Demonstrates Rolling Collar Choke

This article/video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Three-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Eduard “Rigatto” Novaes has over 20 years of experience on the mat. He is a third degree BJJ black belt under Master Elcio Figueiredo. He also holds a silver medal at the Brazilian Nationals and is a three-time Sao Paolo State BJJ...

May 15, 2017 1:36 pm

Fight Breakdown: Nasty Muay Thai Elbow KO

This article/video was first published on Evolve MMA. Since all mixed martial arts bouts start on the feet, striking is one of the most important aspects of the sport. In fact, contrary to popular belief, an entire MMA bout can go the duration without ever going to the ground. That makes striking probably the most...

May 8, 2017 11:30 am

Tutorial: Rafael Dos Anjos Shows How to Throw a Head Kick

This video was first published on Evolve MMA. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos is one of the world’s most devastating strikers. The 32-year old’s ability to stop an opponent has led him to a plethora of highlight reel finishes. He is known as one of the most relentless offensive fighters in the UFC....