Do NOT try the technique in this next video…
…if your grappling or fighting in MMA. You’ll get disqualified!
Check out this video from our jiu-jitsu distance education program.
We have all see the effectiveness of the ground and pound game in the UFC and other MMA events. Its effectiveness cannot be denied. But (you knew there would be but here right) the UFC and MMA are sports with rules designed to protect its fighters from serious injury.
In the UFC you cannot:
- Butting with the head
- Eye gouging of any kind
- Spitting at an opponent
- Hair pulling
- Fish hooking
- Groin attacks of any kind
- Putting a finger into any orifice or any cut or laceration of an opponent
- Small joint manipulation
- Striking downward using the point of the elbow
- Striking to the spine or the back of the head
- Kicking to the kidney with a heel
- Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea
- Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh
- Grabbing the clavicle
- Kicking the head of a grounded opponent
- Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent
- Stomping a grounded opponent
- Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes injury to an opponent
- Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck
Wow, that’s a lot of rules for a “no holds barred”. Guess what,in this next video from our distance education program I would be disqualified at least 3 times! Here is the video see for yourself.
A real fight and a fight in a controlled sporting environment are two very different things. All the things that would get you disqualified in the ring and exactly the attacks I would be doing in a real fight.
Remember the ground is a BAD place to be in a real altercation, even the Gracie’s say so, but if you’re on the ground you had better know what to do when you’re down there.
Jamie Rickard (Sensei)
Koketsu Kai – Tiger’s Den Jiu-jitsu and Grappling