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Brand new show is in the books.
So we recently got some new gear to help us improve the audio quality. Some new microphones and a fancy mixer to help us adjust the volumes and what not. I think you can really hear the improvement. Things are a clearer and the volume is nice and loud. Let us know what you think.
Today we talked about:
Quick video showing a great way to relieve upper back and neck pain. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I really hope this helps you out.
I have definitely had my share of neck pain over the years. I also stand all day while working and at times my posture really gets bad and makes my neck hurt. Doing ‘this’ has helped a ton. First it reminds me to keep good posture and to stay loose. As soon as I start to hunch or slouch I can adjust.
Also it is a really nice stretch and after just a few minutes I notice a lot of the tension and tightness easing up.
So if you need help putting that little belt system together just let me know send me and email or message me or whatever is easiest but Ill try to walk you through it again.
You can tie it off if you want to wear it like that for a bit or you can just do some nice stretches while your shoulders are pulled back.
I really like wearing it for a bit. Its great to wear while responding to emails because as I am typing I can do some light stretching and really loosen up my back, traps and neck.
So give it a shot and let me know what you think!
So today I did a quick talk where I shared some tips that will help keep you safe if you are ever attacked and find your self having to defend yourself. These tips do not involve techniques they are all mental but they will help keep you safe regardless of how much training you have done. Obviously the more training the better. So let me just share these tips quickly and if you have any questions please let me know.
First things first you have to know you are ready and that you will be okay. Do not let fear getting into your mind at all. Now training is something that will definitely help you here. The better your training the easier it is to be confident. At first when I was training in a karate like style I was not truly confident. It helped and I thought I would be okay when I needed to defend myself but it wasn’t until I got pretty good in Judo / BJJ that I was truly confident in defending myself. And its a great feeling to have.
This will help a ton. Simply put you want to know where you are strong and try to make the ‘fight’ happen there. Avoid your weak areas at all costs and make sure that is not what determines the outcome of the fight. I know I am strong in terms of throwing or in the clinch and on the ground if I end up there. So I want to make all self defense situations about throwing if I can. I dont want it to look like a boxing match at all!!
To be honest a lot of people really mess this up! The goal of a self defense situation is to get home safe. That is it. You dont need to look cool, you dont need to hurt the other person and you dont need to try a cool move you learned on youtube. You just need to get home safe. Make sure your ego does not get the better of you.
No matter how good you are.. or how strong the other guy is. You should 100% out work your attacker. Your life is in the line. Make sure you do everything you can to accomplish your goal. Whatever it takes you need to get home to your family. Dont forget that.
If you want to watch the video where I talk about this in a bit more detail please visit www.facebook.com/scrantonmma
As always if you have any questions please just let us know and we will do our very best to help you out!
Ok So today I shot a video where I share a few tips that will help you defeat a larger attacker. No obviously this is something that training will help. However just training might not be enough or if this is something you do not address in your training you might be in for a bit of a surprise. I think it is very beneficial to train with some if these tips in mind and Some of the best grapplers out there always keep these in mind while training.
If you want to watch the short video.. its only about 90 seconds.. then just click here: https://youtu.be/3NUgJajrr9w
So with all that said lets get into the tips.
1. You Choose Where The Fight Happen.
I think the number one thing you can do to give yourself an edge against a larger attacker is to chose where the fight will happen. The most obvious way to use this tip is that if the attacker wants to make the attack look like a boxing match it is to your advantage to make it a grappling match. Most people would agree that it is much easier to fight a stronger person on the ground especially if that person does not know how to fight on the ground. Being proficient in ground fighting actually lets you use the attackers strength to attack them.
2. Change What Determines The Outcome
Again this goes to taking control of the situation as best you can. Why would you want the fight to be all about strength. Instead turn things around so that the winner will be determined by things like technique, timing and speed. Again one of the easiest ways to make this happen is to not get into a strength contest. Make it a grappling contest.. take the fight to the ground. This allows the person who is more proficient at ground fighting to win the fight.
3.Use Lots of Your Muscles To Attack Small Parts of Their Body
The easiest way to end a fight against a large attacker is to use a submision. Submissions allow you to use a lot of your body parts / muscles to attack small(er) parts of your attacker. For instance when you armbar someone you get to use your arms, legs and back muscles to attack a persons arm. You have a very good chance of winning that battle.