My combative training is heavily influenced by StrongFirst principles – few things, but better, waviness of the load, continuity of training process, etc.

Example from our MMA lessons: Most of the time we work on the same drills in a “same, but different” way – jab, cross, hook, uppercut, overhand, low kick; Thai clinch, wrestling clinch; takedown from the distance and from the clinch; positional drills on the ground (mount, back mount, side mount, guard), ground and pound, and few very reliable submissions (rear naked choke, armbar, guillotine, Americana, Kimura, triangle choke).

That is about it.

I used to do all the crazy stuff, but found out that less, but better, is well… better. Thought of the day cannot be nothing else than:

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” – Bruce Lee


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