The PRO MAI Grading System

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The ultimate question when we’re considering the merits of any combat principle or technique is a simple one “Does it work?” This question is the guiding light of MMA, a technique or method has to work or have the potential to work in a real combat setting for it to be valid and worth our investment of time and effort. …

Not all submissions are made equal – Measuring Submission Strength

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All submissions have different strengths and weaknesses but some submission techniques are simply ‘better’ than others. There are some submissions that are so successful and so fundamental to success that no MMA competitor would be without them in their arsenal. There are other submissions that could quite comfortably be omitted from a competitors arsenal without too much impact. But how …

Mixed Martial Arts – The Learning Journey And Path To Evolution

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If you’ve been training in MMA or any other technical sport for a reasonable amount of time you will have almost certainly observed that even with seemingly simple aspects your knowledge and refinement grows massively over time. Your depth of knowledge is fundamental to being a successful Mixed Marital Artist and having an appreciation for the level of learning required …

What next in the evolution of MMA?

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To most of us that have been entrenched in MMA for a number of years the sport no longer feels new or niche and there’s a good argument to say that MMA could now be considered a completely mainstream sport. However you’ll get few people arguing the fact that MMA is still evolving. So what exactly is the evolution in …