Ryron Gracie Keeping it Playful at Gracie Worlds

In this cool video produced by MMA Video Magazine, you’ll follow Ryron up to San Jose, CA where he went to teach a seminar and compete in the Gracie Worlds Jiu-Jitsu tournament. This year’s tournament is the first world tournament to abandon the points system, so the only way to win is by submission. Since there were no points in the tournament, Ryron engaged in his matches with the objective of keeping it as playful as possible, and that he did. Check out the video below.

P.S. –  Someone forgot to tell Ryron that you’re not supposed to play catch and release in jiu-jitsu tournaments.


Guns vs. Knives

What does a not-so-picture-perfect knife-attack scenario look like? Combat Focus Shooting expert Rob Pincus talks about that in his latest video, shot exclusively for Black Belt Magazine.

As a practitioner of shooting and knife fighting. I tend to criticize many so called self-defense experts demonstrating anything with guns and knives. I will give this article and video a thumb up.

I particularly like the duck under move used by Pincus, it provides some control in a better position.

Click the link below to read the full article and watch the video from Black Belt Magazine.


What is Joe Lewis talking about?

Joe Lewis’ Top 10 Martial Arts for Self-Defense


Joe Lewis is definitely a well accomplished martial artist and I respect him very much for what he has done for martial arts, especially in America.

Black Belt Magazine published Lewis’s recent decisions on which martial arts is most effective for self-defense. I can agree to why Lewis chose the martial arts that he did except for one.

What the hell is Outlaw Tai Chi?

I come from a family of Tai Chi practitioners and they never heard of such thing. I am not the only one to question this decision. I think Black Belt Magazine or Joe Lewis him self needs to explain.

Does anyone know what is Outlaw Tai Chi, because I don’t.

Black Belt Magazine’s Wing Chun Grandmaster William Cheung’s Technique Post (Combative Breakdown)

Wing Chun Kung Fu Grandmaster William Cheung Shows You How to Deal with Low Kicks From a Muay Thai Fighter!

A post from Black Belt Magazine. http://email.blackbeltmag.com/t?r=11&c=5974&l=11&ctl=466B8:BD1B6880428B636E3E06B980D4348693&%20martial-arts-dvd-preview-for-william-cheungs-street-fighting-applications-of-wing-chun-volume-3-muay-thai-melee

David Chan here after years of training and continually devoted in the studies of the combative arts, is here to breakdown an online post about martial arts.

This video shows Grandmaster William Cheung shin check an opponent’s rear low roundhouse kick. Grandmaster Cheung uses the checked leg to perform a huan guer (circle leg footwork) to move to the outside of the opponent. Then Grandmaster Cheung executes a series of gum sau (pressing hand) to the opponent’s lead hand and punches to the head.

First I understand that this video is only a small slice from Grandmaster Cheung’s new instructional DVD.

Lets address some of the most common comments.

The basic Muay Thai kicking technique is taught to finish the kick by returning the kicking leg back to the original fighting position, in the video the attacker does not do this. I can see several reasons why this is not performed. One is when the leg is checked the gum sau is performed almost simultaneously right after the shin check, the opponent does not have the opportunity to retract the kicking leg without being unbalanced falling forward. This would also mean that due to variables in hand/arm positions, the gum sau may need to become a grab and pull. Another possible outcome is when the kick is shin checked strong, the shin check created so much damage that the opponent neglected to return the leg, but this is not always the outcome.

What happens if the opponent does return the kicking leg back to the original fighting position?

This would mean Grandmaster Cheung would end up in the inside of the opponent. Though this is not the most favored situation to be in, Grandmaster Cheung can be in position to now face the opponent squared off with the opponent’s legs and feet in a neutral position, which means the opponent has to reposition to be more defensive or offensive.

What I would like to see.

I would like to see more. It would be interesting if Grandmaster Cheung addresses any of the common questions in the DVD. I think Grandmaster Cheung needs to show other variables that can happen, especially if you are talking about street fighting.

Thank you Black Belt Magazine for the post.