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Bloody Basics

A new Bloody Elbow technical series, looking at the foundational techniques of different martial arts and those unique to Mixed Martial Arts. Often overshadowed by flashier and more complicated moves, these basics of fighting are the building blocks on which fighters construct their games.

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Bloody Basics: Running the Pipe

We often hear about fighters running the pipe during wrestling sequences during MMA bouts. Mike Riordan explains exactly what it means to run the pipe.

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Bloody Basics: The Teep Kick

A Bloody Elbow series that focuses on the foundational techniques of different martial arts and those unique to Mixed Martial Arts. In this installment, Connor Ruebusch looks at a fundamental technique of Muay Thai that is often overlooked and underappreciated in MMA circles: the teep.

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Bloody Basics: Striking Stance

A new Bloody Elbow technical series, looking at the foundational techniques of different martial arts and those unique to Mixed Martial Arts. This installment explains the elements of an effective stance designed for striking.

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Bloody Basics: The Mount

Bloody Basics examines the mount position, one of the most dominant in all of combat sports. In this article T.P. Grant examines the basics of controlling and attacking from the position.

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Bloody Basics: The Bridge

A new Bloody Elbow technical series, looking at the foundational techniques of different martial arts and those unique to Mixed Martial Arts. This second article looks at a technique present in all ground grappling arts, the bridge.

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Bloody Basics: The Hip Escape

A new Bloody Elbow technical series, looking at the foundational techniques of different martial arts and those unique to Mixed Martial Arts. This first edition focuses on the hip escape, the corner stone of grappling from the bottom.

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