In this video, Kid Nate and Dallas Winston talk about the cutting edge of MMA grappling including: the importance of ground and pound, elbows from the guard, combat sambo, Olympic judokas, catch wrestling, front chokes and advanced BJJ concepts like the 50/50 guard, rubber guard, and novel submissions like the twister, calf slicers and more.
I'm back with another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse. Bloody Elbow's own preview specialist Dallas Winston joins me for this edition as we discuss the future evolution of MMA grappling.
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We chew over a couple of techniques that Dallas thinks are going to have a bigger and bigger impact on MMA in the short term:
* Improved ground and pound
* Elbows from the guard
Then we segue into a discussion of successful MMA fighters with somewhat untypical (ie non-BJJ, non-wrestling) backgrounds:
* Khabilov and Volkov and combat sambo
* Rousey and Hawn and Olympic judo with a digression on the no-gi throwing innovations of Karo Parisyan
Then we talk about two trends in jiu-jitsu and their potential to impact the sport:
* the 50/50 guard and advanced leg locks
* Eddie Bravo's rubber guard system
From there we get into a discussion of "gimme submissions" and ways wrestlers can improve their submission game:
* Front chokes - d'arce, brabo, the Dave Schulz headlock
* Catch wrestling and neck cranks
Then we wrap it up with a look at some rare submissions that have been getting taps at the highest levels:
* Calf slicers
* Neck/face cranks