Archive for the ‘Wrestling’ Category

Why EVERY Police Officer Should Be A Good Martial Artist

Ask any martial artist worth his or her salt, and they’ll tell you that it’s imperative for police officers to learn and regularly practice a solid martial art. This isn’t due to bias and preference; it’s due to the simple nature of what happens when a suspect resists arrest and, quite simply, puts you in […]

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Popular “Wrestler vs. Mountain Lion” Story is a Hoax! What We’ve Learned.

  Over the past couple days, one of the little, viral stories that began circulating through the internet was that of a man being assaulted by a mountain lion and then using a headlock to break the animal’s neck. Here, KSBY News reported that former NCAA wrestler Robin Olson had been hiking outside of a […]

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The Danger of Having an Un-Crushed Soul as a Fighter

In the early 2000’s, before beginning any martial arts training, I was a fan of Toughman boxing contests on TV. The draw of these bouts was their human-interest factor: two non-professional fighters would don headgear and 16oz gloves, meet in the ring, and slug it out for three one-minute rounds. This premise was ridiculous but […]

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The Need for Guerilla Warfare in the Cage: Why Holly Holm Beat Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.

Well, I’m glad I’m not a betting man, because I would have lost a lot of money last Saturday at UFC 193. I would have put all my money on Ronda Rousey beating Holly Holm via superior clinch work, takedowns, and ground control. Holm certainly prepared well, as she negated almost all of that. But […]

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Technique of the Week

Wrestling is a huge part of no gi jiu jitsu. In my opinion, if you’re not wrestling when you’re not training with the kimono, then you’re not doing no gi jiu jitsu. We train wrestling every no gi jiu jitsu class at NJ United MMA. Check out this defense of the single leg takedown… Bookmark […]

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Wrestling Builds Character

  Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Martial Arts help to build character in  kids and young adults. Check out this touching story… Click the Link Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Jordan Burroughs Highlight

Wrestling is one of the most important yet under appreciated aspects of Mixed Martial Arts. The ability to take your opponent down allows you to utilize your ground skills to either submit or ground and pound your opponent. Your ability to defend takedowns allows you to keep the fight standing on your feet to make […]

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