Mixed Martial Arts & Cage Fighting Basics : How to Ground & Pound in Mixed Martial Arts

Uploaded by expertvillage on 19.01.2008

ED WEDDING: Now I'm going to show a ground-and-pound, okay, where I actually punch a guy instead
of submitting him, this is another aspect of the sport that makes a lot of fights end,
okay? So here I am again, side control, crossface, I'm going to bring my arm out, okay? I'm going
to do the same thing instead of posting on the mat or the ground, I'll post on his shoulder,
okay? I'm going to take my right hand, put it on his hip, okay, I'm going to do like
a pushup and pop up and put my knee on his stomach again, just like this. Why would I
do this? Just to keep him down so he can't move, okay? Now from here, here's my ground-and-pound,
they call it ground-and-pound because he's on the ground and this is the pound where
I'm punching him, okay. In mixed martial arts, if the guy does not righteously defend himself
here, they would call the fight, if he's here, he's not defending himself, they will stop
the fight, okay? If he's defending himself and he's doing stuff defensively, moving his
body to get out of that position, they'll keep it going. If I'm not connecting with
him cleanly, he's safe, he's okay but at the moment he--the ref doesn't see him protecting
himself effectively or he could be hurt, they're going to stop the fight, okay, so this is
the ground-and-pound, okay, just like that. Working straight punches like the jab cross
we did standing straight up, now I'm doing it straight on his face with my knee on his
stomach, I'm keeping all the weight on him, okay? I went from here, I did my--I have one
option which is my circle armbar or armlock, I can work on this arm or I can pop up by
pushing on his shoulder or his hip or I can do from the mat, either way. I like the shoulder
and the hip because as I'm getting up--if I do it here like this, this gives him space
to turn but if I put my weight on him right here, he can't turn cause I have my weight
on him. Okay, then, shh, shh, shh, or I can throw my elbows, okay, shh, shh, shh, down
to his head.