Mixed Martial Arts & Cage Fighting Basics : How to Sprawl in Mixed Martial Arts

Uploaded by expertvillage on 19.01.2008

ED WEDDING: So I demonstrated on taking a shot under his punches off of my punches.
Now I'm going to do the same thing, I'll do it off my punches, I'm going to take a shot
first and then he's going to do what's called a sprawl, it's defensive posture that he's
going to do by kicking his legs back and outing his weight right onto my head, okay. So we'll
do it slow, I'm doing a one, two, I take my shot, he's going to sprawl out, yes. Okay,
notice his arms, he can have his arms under my arms, called the [SOUNDS LIKE] cow catch,
okay? So he has better control of me, okay? Once again, I'm going to do it one, two, take
my shot, he's going to sprawl out, with his arms under my arms, underhooks what it's called.
He's got underhooks under my arms, okay. The reason being for the sprawl is look at his
legs, I cannot reach his legs, all his weight is on me now, this makes it very uncomfortable
for the bottom guy. Okay, I really have no options but to either circle him, get out
from under him or back up again, stand back up and start all over again, okay? So again,
my objective is to take him down, defensive objective is not to be taken down. Okay, so
he's the stand up guy, I'm the wrestler, I'm trying to take him down, shh, shh, shh, he's
going to sprawl on me, bam! He's punching, I'm trying to take him down, there is his
sprawl, okay? His legs are back, all his weight was on top of my head, shoulder area to make
me feel very uncomfortable, giving me only a couple options which is either to circle
around him, get out from underneath him, or back up and stand back up and start all over