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Archive for April, 2013


Pistol Progression – Carl Paoli

In this series, Coach Carl breaks down the Pistol movement into a number of progressions to develop the one-legged squat. We’ve talked about adding the Candlestick Roll and using its momentum as an assistance to the Pistol, but now Carl is on to exploring the strict version of the Pistol and exploring why it is so challenging for some athletes.

In this first video, Carl demonstrates a number of quick tests and drills to diagnose and challenge the athlete with regards to balance, strength, and mobility for the Pistol. Just like any other movement, as soon as we remove a point of contact and decrease the base of support, we instantly increase the difficulty as there are more degrees of freedom and less stability. When this happens, we need to go back to check that our movement mechanics are solid before removing the point of contact, and in this case we have to test to make sure our Squat and Lunge mechanics are solid before we attempt the Pistol.


In this segment Carl begins by reviewing proper squatting mechanics and positions for a normal two-legged squat. Carl explains the need to change orientation in order to engaging the posterior chain in order to stand up, and also emphasizes the need to drive the knees out in order to keep the shin vertical to avoid stress and shear on the knees while squatting. Finally, Carl progresses to the next drill which is to do step-ups onto a box.


In this video, Coach Carl continues to continues to use the step-up on the box to discuss the rotational component of the Pistol. Carl then moves to the side of the box and steps up and down with a hanging leg to a small swing to find balance and full range of motion in the hips for the squatting leg.

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Fernando Guerrero working the mitts

Middleweight contender Fernando Guerrero works the mitts at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, NY. He will fight undefeated middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin this Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.


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Tampa Pro In Slow-Mo

If I had access to this super slo mo camera that HiDefJoe and Auxilary Channel had during Tampa Pro, I would have pointed it at him while he was eating a banana. Then looped it. Turns out all they got is some great skating. Check out some super slo mo from Tampa Pro.



Leg Drag Pass – Reverse De La Riva/Half Spider Guard | Bruno Frazatto

Atos elite, Bruno Frazatto, shows some of his favorite leg drag passes.

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Atos elite, Bruno Frazatto, shows some of his favorite leg drag passes.



Leticia Bufoni wins GOLD in Women’s Skate Street at X Games Foz do Iguaçu

Leticia Bufoni takes home the gold in Skateboard Street at X Games Foz do Iguaçu.



Pedro Barros wins Gold in Skate Park at X Games Foz do Iguaçu

Pedro Barros scores a 43 in Skate Park at X Games Foz do Iguaçu.


Paul Rodriguez – Full Clip Friday

Paul Rodriguez – Full Clip Friday



Iowa Wrestling

Iowa Wrestling


Wrestling Basics – Jordan Burroughs – Positioning, Set Ups, Pins, Neutral Defense

Positioning and Set Ups

Jordan Burroughs spent a day with Eastbay to show us wrestling basics and some of his favorite moves. In this segment Jordan shows us proper positioning and neutral set-ups to introduce the offensive attacks shown in the next video.


In this segment Jordan shows us how to finish off your opponent with different pins from half-nelsons to arm bars. He also shows us a cheap tilt to sneak in some backpoints.

Neutral Defense

In this segment Jordan shows us the basics of defending an opponent’s attacks from the neutral position.



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Absoluto Roxa até Pena Seletiva Pan 2012 – Paulo Miyao, João Miyao, Nicolas Welker, Diego Kenji

Absoluto Roxa até Pena Seletiva Pan 2012 paulo miyao, joão miyao, nicolas welker, diego kenji


MARCIO ANDRE vs DENILSON BISCHILIARI – 2012 – Worlds / Brasileiro

This is the Purple Belt Feather Final at WORLD 2012.

Brasileiro 2012 – Final Pena Faixa Roxa.


CrossFit – Chad Vaughn Coaches Kayla Baumgardner

Chad Vaughn repeatedly tells Kayla Baumgardner to get comfortable in the bottom of her overhead squat.

Vaughn, a two-time Olympian, can tell being so low is an unfamiliar position for the 22-year-old, who is scheduled to compete at the Northern California Regional this year.

“You’re gonna have to get where you can hold tight in that bottomed-out position,” advises Vaughn, part owner of CrossFit CenTex in Belton, Texas.

The first step, he adds, is to become as comfortable and flexible in the position as possible.

“And flexible means that I can hold tight,” Vaughn explains.

To help in getting her lower, he recommends that Baumgardner widen her feet in her squat stance. He also tells her to narrow her grip a bit to bring the bar into a position near the pubic bone when she’s standing tall, and he recommends Baumgardner learn how to let go of the hook grip on the catch.

“One thing that will open up mobility immediately and allow you to keep the elbow up easier is letting go of the hook grip overhead,” Vaughn says.

Video by Dave Leys.



Floyd Mayweather Complete Mitt Workout UNEDITED

Floyd Mayweather trains for Robert Guerrero on the focus pads with Roger Mayweather.

CrossFit – Fixing the Jerk with Mike Burgener

CrossFit – Fixing the Jerk with Mike Burgener



FightHype.com was on hand at the Mayweather Boxing Club where undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather recently held a media workout ahead of his highly-anticipated return to the ring when he takes on multi-division world champion Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out how he looks as he puts in work on the heavy bag!


Posterior Chain Exercises

In the first part of a 3-part series, California Strength Head Strength Coach, Ernie Hernandez (MS, CSCS), explains some of the bi-lateral exercises that we use with our athletes and weightlifters to work on the posterior chain. These exercises include the eccentric glut ham raise, lying leg curl, reverse hyper, and back extension.

Part 2 will discuss uni-lateral movements, so stay tuned!

In part 2 of our Posterior Chain Exercise series, we continue to highlight exercises that we utilize to improve lagging strength in the hamstrings, and in particular fix imbalances in this video. In Part 1, we discussed the various bilateral movements that we use. In this video, we discuss some of the unilateral movements that we recommend, including the Single-leg Romanian Deadlift (RDL), the Kneeling Hamstring Curl, the Death March, and the 5-cone Touch. California Strength Head Strength Coach, Ernie Hernandez, demonstrates the technique for each exercise, as well as some of the benefits and targeted muscles for each.

In the 3rd and final segment of our Posterior Chain Video Series, Head Strength Coach Ernie Hernandez (MS, CSCS) discusses the big movements that we utilize for posterior chain training.


Estrangulamento Arco e Flecha com Ricardo Franjinha

O professor da Paragon BJJ, em Santa Barbara, Califórnia, EUA, ensina em vídeo exclusivo para GracieMag um belo estrangulamento arco e flecha com direito a rolamento. Uma finalização simples, plástica e eficiente. Para ajudar Franjinha, o faixa-preta Bill Cooper.



Rafael Mendes rolling with Ricardo Demente

Rafael Mendes rolling with Ricardo Demente | Art of Jiu Jitsu Academy


2013 WPJJC: Marcus Buchecha vs. Tarsis Humphreys

Watch an exclusive HD video of the male black belt open class semifinal of the 2013 WPJJC, between champion Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida and Tarsis Humphreys.



Tanquinho vs Cobrinha – Final – Abu Dhabi Pro 2013 – 70 kg

Tanquinho vs Cobrinha – Final – Abu Dhabi Pro 2013 – 70 kg

Tanquinho vs Cobrinha, final, hasta, 70 kilos, Abu Dhabi Pro, 2013


Paulo Miyao vs Keenan Cornelius final marron Abu Dhabi Pro 2013

Paulo Miyao vs Keenan Cornelius final marron Abu Dhabi Pro 2013


Marcus Buchecha vs Rodolfo Vieira final absoluto Abu Dhabi Pro 2013

Marcus Buchecha vs Rodolfo Vieira final absoluto Abu Dhabi Pro 2013

Full video of the match between Marcus Almeida Buchecha and Rodolfo Vieira at the 2013 Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship on April 13, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.