Archive for 'September,2013'

How MMA Training Caught on in Little Rhode Island

How MMA Training Caught on in Little Rhode Island

It’s not often that you get elite Mixed Martial Arts talent wondering through Southern Rhode Island, however, just over a year ago we here at Black Diamond MMA were lucky to have the grizzled UFC vet, [...]

Renato Migliaccio: Returning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to it’s Original Roots

If God forbid you ever find yourself in a bar fight the last thing you should do is pull guard is in short what Renato Migliaccio told me in my interview with him. He has brought [...]

BJJ Solo Training Without a Grappling Dummy

I’m sure most of us out there are fitness junkies to some degree.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu commands a certain degree of athleticism and fitness that it’s hard not to be!  Whether your workout of choice calls [...]

Setting Up Takedowns For Grapplers

There are certain things in the Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu worlds that cross over with one another, and even crossover into the world of Mixed Martial Arts.  Despite certain shared traits, the sports are all [...]

World Champion Robson Moura on Beating Bigger and Stronger Opponents

World Champion Robson Moura on Beating Bigger and Stronger Opponents

Dan Faggella is a No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized Expert  in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports Mag, and more – and his [...]

Improve Your Jiu Jitsu Game By Logging In Independent Training Time!

There comes a point in our grappling lives where we find out that we have “the bug.”  It could be the first time you train, compete, or learn an advanced technique; no matter when it strikes, [...]

Drilling Armbars With The Help Of A Grappling Dummy

Drilling Armbars With The Help Of A Grappling Dummy

Think back of when you first started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  What were some of the very first moves and submissions you learned?  I’m willing to bet good money that during those first few classes you learned [...]

Crazy Spinning Armbar

Crazy Spinning Armbar

Poughkeepsie MMA MMA Tampa [...]

Training with Dummies-Breaking Down & Analyzing Your Game

The benefits of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with a grappling dummy are vast and important.  While I can tell you how it will help you get into better shape and find comfortable spots, I’m going to [...]

MMA Triangle Choke

MMA Triangle Choke

Poughkeepsie MMA coach Brian McLaughlin hits a triangle choke in his Ring of Combat title fight For a great guillotine choke click here – MMA Tampa [...]