John Hackleman - Leg Catch Kick Defense
Want to make someone pay for trying to kick you? Protect yourself, then grab the leg for an effective takedown.
MMA | Defense | Takedown
Randy Couture - Closing the Distance
Defensive positions to close.
MMA | Grappling | Defense
Dave Kovar - Close Range Mitt Blocking Drills
Mitt drills are great for any martial arts class. This drill will help students defend against hook punches or "haymakers".
Punching | Parry | Self Defense | Blocking | Partner Drill
John Hackleman - Get Out of my Face
If your opponent is crowding your face, you can use this elbow defense to create some space. Your opponent's power will be used against them.
MMA | Bob | Elbow | Self Defense
John Hackleman - Drop and Pop
It is very important to defend the hips, because if an opponent controls your hips they can control your whole body. This drill develops the muscle memory to keep the hips out of the way.
MMA | Defense
John Hackleman - Shot Stopper
A knee can be a powerful takedown counter, but leaves you on one leg. It is safer to use a strong counter punch to stop the takedown.
MMA | Takedown | Defense | Counter Striking
Ernie Reyes Jr. - Slip, Bob & Weave Using Padded Sword
The slip and bob & weave are both very important defensive techniques for nearly any form of combat sport. Use an ActionFlex sword to help your students understand these important techniques.
Defense | Boxing | MMA
Ernie Reyes Jr. - Leg Checking Drill with Partner
Learn the proper way to perform leg checks, then drill the technique with a partner throwing round kicks.
MMA | Muay Thai | Kickboxing | Defense | Partner Drill
John Hackleman - Takedown Defense with Overhook
It is essential for strikers to keep the fight standing and use distance to avoid takedowns. Lateral movement is the key to this drill.
MMA | Takedown | Defense
Dave Kovar - Basic Takedown Defense
Learn about basic takedown defense. This is an important self defense concept that is often overlooked in classes of all styles.
Wrestling | Grappling | Takedown | Self Defense
Dave Kovar - Patty Cake Takedown Defense Drill
After your students understand the sprawl technique, this drill is great for helping students defend a takedown on instinct. Use conversation to distract from the actual takedown.
Basic | Intermediate | Takedown | Grappling | Wrestling | Self Defense | Partner Drill