Ground Fight

trianglechoke

Triangle Choke

Options from the Ground Last week we talked about the option of performing a kimora from the ground. To add to our arsenal of techniques that we can  perform from the ground, this week we will be looking at the triangle choke.…
KimoraFromGround

Kimora from Ground

Fighting from Your Back One of the worst places to be in a fist fight is on the ground, on your back, with your opponent on top of you striking down at you. It is incredibly hard to generate the…
ArmBar

Arm Bar from Front Mount

Dominant Position The four main positions in grappling are: front mount, rear mount, side mount, and closed guard. Today’s technique is performed from the most dominant position, front mount. By being on top of your opponent, you have a better…
Scissor Sweep Reversal

Scissor Sweep Reversal

Neck Wrench From the Ground In our last article on grappling we discussed how to take an opponent who is on top of you and flip them over using a neck wrench. This is was a useful technique for getting…
Neck Wrench From Ground

Neck Wrench From Ground

Neck Wrench Takedown If you haven’t seen our recent post on using a neck wrench to take an opponent to the ground, check it out over here to give you an idea of how to take someone down first. This…
Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

Joint Locks in Karate

An introduction to joint locks in Karate. Despite many people referring to Karate as a striking art without any grappling, this is only evidence of the watering down of Karate since it became a popular sport among kids. Karate contains…
Fighting from the Ground - Part II

Fighting from the Ground – Part II

In “Fighting from the Ground – Part 1″ I discussed some methods you can use to prevent a fight from going to the ground.  Those methods have been tested and proven to work, but even if you train those methods…
Fighting from the Ground - Part I

Fighting from the Ground – Part I

This is a topic that I feel very strongly about and I have found that it is a topic that non-martial artists tend to focus on more often than most martial artists.  Before we delve into this article on ground-fighting,…