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Learn to defend leglocks. Even if leglocks are illegal in judo and in the lower belt categories of IBJJF competitions, most no-gi submission grappling competitions allow straight leglocks like achilles locks and kneebars. Some of them also allow the more dangerous twisting leglocks like toeholds and heel hooks. And in MMA it’s absolutely game on. If you train submission grappling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu or MMA, ignoring achilles locks, kneebars, toeholds, and heel hooks means leaving a massive hole in your game. Besides, any technique that can make Bas Rutten squeal like a little girl has to be good, right? (more…)

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Mac Danzig MMA seminar at Dynamic MMA in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of vegetarians-dominate-meat-eaters-01

Vancouver mixed martial arts fans take note – Dynamic MMA in Richmond, BC will be hosting an MMA seminar by UFC fighter Mac Danzig.

When: Sunday, October 23rd, 2011. Noon – 4pm.
Where: Unit #140 – 7951 Alderbridge Way, Richmond B.C.
How much: $50 in advance ($75 at the door)
Who can come: Anyone! Not limited to Dynamic MMA members.
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Half guard sparring – No-gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Photo by C. Bueno.

Half guard is arguably the most important development in the evolution of submission grappling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques. Before the development of half guard, effective bottom games revolved around the “full” guard positions (ie. closed and butterfly) where the guard player uses their legs to control both of the opponent’s hips and legs. Half guard gives bottom players offensive options when their legs are in control of just one one of their opponent’s legs. Among the advantages of building a half guard game are: more options when you’re unable to prevent an opponent who is starting to pass your guard, and having a very mobile bottom position to fight from. Not to mention that when you’re mounted or in turtle it’s easier to snag a leg and get into half guard than to recover closed guard.

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