Often times an assailant may try to take you down in the street, doing this gives them complete control and dominance over you. It is a lot harder to try and get back up when someone on top of you, then it is to stop the takedown. The front headlock is an excellent clinch to use in the event the assailant tries to take you down by attacking your legs (i.e. a wrestler's shot). How to perform the front headlock if the assailant leans down to grab your legs (i.e. wrestlers shot
If you're like most of us, you're doing some, if not all, of your shopping online. While it is a convenient way to shop, there are some very important things to watch out for, so you don't end up getting scammed and accidentally give up your personal, credit, or banking information to a hacker. Below are some safety tips for online shopping: Shop at websites you trust. If its an unfamiliar site, check out the business with an online search of the Better Business Bureau, Googl
Another great night of fights ONE Championship is Live and Free on Amazon Prime video at 8:00PM EST If you can’t get the fights, I will be commentating and calling the fights on Twitter @ONEChampionship and The Short Fight @Lawrenc38072879 #ONEonPrimeVideo5 #WeAreOne #ONEchampionship #mma #theshortfight
While you’ll be busy out shopping for gifts, and going to holiday parties, criminals will be out in full force ready to take away your holiday cheer. While the holiday season is always a special time of year, it is also a time when busy people become vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime: To help you navigate this holiday season safely, and securely, I compiled the following holiday safety tips from various law enforcement groups, and crime prevention sections. When sho
Today is #givingtuesday
This year for Giving Tuesday I am donating one-hour personal training sessions in either martial arts or fitness training. You can contact me here, or on my contact us page: https://www.theshortfight.com/contact-us
to schedule your session. There are no strings attached and you will not be asked to buy anything. This is purely a philanthropic endeavor. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement of donating your services, time, or products to help
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Have you been thinking about starting a self-defense or fitness program for yourself or a loved one? Well now is your chance to try one of our In-person, or Online, Self-defense and Fitness Programs for 50% Off! Weren't planning on starting it right away?
No problem! Once you purchase a program, you don't have to start it until you are ready.
Also, if you decide you want to continue on with the program, you can renew your membership at the same low price! Now that's a deal!
Most folks get stuffed on Thanksgiving, but that doesn't have to mean it has to be from bad calories. So why not make a healthy whole food plant based pecan pie that's incredibly delicious, rich, sweet, caramel-ly, loaded with pecans and the perfect holiday dessert? Introducing the Healthy Vegan Pecan Pie! Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 40 mins Total Time: 55 mins Servings: 8 Slices Calories: 395 kcal/slice Equipment: Pie Plate Pie Shield Ingredients: 1 oil free vegan pie cru
ONE Championship is putting on some epic fights tonight at 8pm! It’s free with an Amazon Prime subscription. Once again, I’ll be commentating on mine and their Twitter accounts if you want the play-by-play. #onechampionship @onechampionship #theshortfight @theshortfight #twitter @twitter
The low back is one of the most important areas of the body to exercise, unfortunately, it is also one of the most neglected. Part of the reason it is neglected is because the low back (part of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex), is used in all movements. However, that is no reason not to train it, if anything, that shows how important it IS to train that area. Strengthening your lower back will make you stronger in all functional and weight bearing movements. It also reduces low
The one-arm collar grab/clinch is a favorite among many Muay Thai Kickboxers, MMA fighters, and Krav Maga practitioners because it's simple to use and is brutally effective. This lesson shows an offensive version where you initiate the one-arm collar grab/clinch to striking. The next blog will teach you a defensive version. How to perform the one-arm collar grab/clinch: Facing your partner, wrap your hand (thumb and four fingers together) around his neck so your wrist is at t
Happy Veterans Day to my brothers and sisters who served! PTSD is real, and we all need help from time to time. If you ever want to talk or relieve some stress, contact me anytime, we’ll beat up the heavy bags and you’ll feel great afterward. If you don't live in the metro Atlanta area, no worries we will do a workout online. I’m here for you. For more workouts to improve your performance for fitness and self-defense, get my book, The Short Fight, on Amazon at https://www.am
Holiday weight gain is a worldwide phenomenon, and has been studied for years. Whether it's the social habits of having more treats for ourselves, family, and co-workers, or our biological cravings to eat more high fat foods during the colder season, it's a real issue. The problem is that this weight gain doesn't always come off after the holidays, as a matter of fact Harvard Medical studies showed that folks weights were 0.5% higher after the Christmas holidays and could be
Short on time but you need to get a workout in? No equipment to work out with? No worries. This functional body-weight exercise will leave you pumped and feeling great quickly. The Crab-walk Toe Touches is great total body exercise that works all of the physiological systems - upper and lower body musculature including the core muscles, cardiorespiratory, stabilization, and even some flexibility. Sets, Reps and Rest: Beginners perform one set of 5 reps per side (10 reps in to
Grabbing the assailants wrist is a great way to both control the assailant, and lessen the amount of strikes they deliver to you. Use this clinch to set up strikes, takedown, or throws. When the assailant attempts to pull their wrist away, they will pull you close to them. This gives the smaller fighter the reach necessary to attack.
How to strike while using the wrist grab: Facing your partner, use one hand to grab over the top of his same-side wrist. This is an overhand gr
Happy Halloween all! If you’re going trick or treating, please observe (and share with your kids) the following safety tips. Carry/use a flashlight. If not with your parent, trick or treat in groups of three or more. Take a cell phone in case you need to call home. Do not enter an unfamiliar home. Don't get into a car with a stranger. Walk, don't run in the street. Stay on sidewalks whenever possible. If there's no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic. O
Did you know that if you do not have great balance you will not be able to defend yourself effectively in a street fight? That's why balance and stabilization exercises have been a part of all martial arts and combative systems since the beginning of time. You cannot control an assailant if you cannot control yourself, and fighting is all about control. Additionally, having good balance and the ability to stabilize yourself during any activity is crucial in all areas in your
Happy First Responders Day to all the amazing people who serve as career and volunteer firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics. Every day they deal with extraordinary challenges that they face with bravery and dedication. You all are the real heroes! As a show of appreciation, I am offering all first responders a personally designed fitness or self-defense workout, and a free in-person (or online) training session. There are no strings attached and
The Over-hook is another great tactic to use when in the clinch. Over hooking occurs when, in the clinch, you wrap one of your arms around the assailant's tricep (upper arm). You control them by pulling them into you to meet your strikes. How to perform Single Over-Hook to Striking: Facing your partner, bring your same-side arm over their arm until your bicep/armpit is pinned around their tricep near their shoulder. Clasp your hands together and pull down to bring the assaila
Can what and how you eat affect your physical activity, and fighting? Whether you want to defend yourself, train optimally, or just operate at a highly efficient level throughout the day, what and how you eat definitely does affect your ability to perform. Now, we all know that you won't be able to perform optimally on a full stomach and that you need to wait a few hours after a big meal to train/exercise and fight, but I'm talking about how foods affect your performance base