During my time in Phuket, Thailand, I dropped by AKA Thailand to do some MMA sparring with their pro MMA athletes! I got to move around and do some technical sparring with some of the fighters, and I also had to bang it out with others (who were preparing for fights). Overall very nice and respectful people and a very beautiful gym!
Today's episode of MMA Athlete Day to Day, I will be breaking down some MMA wresting. Me and my partner go light with the strikes but hard with the wrestling! I will then be breaking down teammate Ben's title fight (for those who have not been following this series, in episode 2 we were training for his fight).
Today I'll be going through how MMA striking is different from traditional striking disciplines like Kickboxing, Muay Thai or Boxing. And because of all these solid reasons, elite kickboxers like Gohan Saki, Mirko Cro Cop, and Duane Ludwig were outstriked in an MMA bout.
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It's the weekend again and I have one more "Inside Look @ Tristar Gym" video for you! Part 3 is all on me grappling and wrestling with the guys at Tristar. I got to grapple with elite BJJ competitors like Ethan Crelinsten, UFC fighter Alex Garcia, Bellator fighter Mandel Nallo, as well as, many other professional athletes! I was lucky enough that Firas allowed me to film for a week, so I hope you guys have been enjoying the footage I've got at Tristar. I am now going to Tristar every Tuesday to train indefinitely to be part of Aiemann Zahabi's fight camp, but unfortunately, I won't be able to film it.
In the following weekends, you can expect more striking/BJJ tutorials, breakdowns of UFC fighters and MMA Athlete Day to Day vlogs!
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This weekend's video is another Inside Look @ Tristar Gym! This video is focused on my one on one training with famous coach Firas Zahabi. During my visit to Tristar, I had the opportunity to spar, roll and hit pads with Firas, I even got to eat dinner with him! He is such a high level coach and I learned so much from him.
Firas has invited me to come spar his brother Aiemann Zahabi every Tuesday to help prepare for his UFC fight in May against Vince Morales, so I will be getting more training in at Tristar!