Combat Course: Lessons from the Cage










Since Jun 27, 2017 Kostas Fantaousakis is a blogger/technique analyst for Bloodyelbow.com

He posts articles on a weekly basis in a series titled: "Combat Course: Lessons from the Cage"

Please keep in mind that the main focus of these posts is to educate rather than entertain. These are not your usual highlight reel knockouts or submissions. In this series, coaches, fighters and educated fans who train in MMA or in the individual disciplines which comprise mixed martial arts will be able to examine some effective and/or alternative techniques which can be added to their arsenal.

These are techniques that can be incorporated both in a training and a fighting situation. Of course chance, fatigue or a bad day in a fighter’s life can influence the successful application of a technique, but nevertheless, all techniques examined in this series are based on solid concepts or fundamental principles.

This is a great opportunity for students of the game to appreciate diverse approaches to MMA fighting. This diversity of fighting backgrounds, when applied in action against each-other, is what makes our sport so exciting.

That said, here is Kostas' contribution to the library of MMA techniques and combinations:




01.Combat Course: Lessons from the Cage #1   Jun 27, 2017

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https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/5/25/17386584/ufc-fight-night-demian-maia-vs-kamaru-usman-moves-to-remember-fight-breakdown-santiago-chile


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/5/10/17335314/dutch-muay-thai-moves-to-remember-part-1-ernesto-hoost-k1-peter-aerts-ramon-dekkers-rob-kaman-glory


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/4/25/17277002/ufc-fight-night-128-barboza-vs-lee-moves-to-remember-technical-breakdown-frankie-edgar-cub-swanson


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/4/21/17263596/ufc-on-fox-poirier-vs-gaethje-moves-to-remember-technique-breakdown-carlos-condit-adesanya

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/4/14/17163542/rose-namajunas-vs-joanna-jedrzejczyk-2-moves-to-remember-ufc-223-khabib-iaquinta-technique-breakdown

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/4/6/17190270/anthony-joshua-vs-joseph-parker-technique-breakdown-moves-to-remember-boxing-technique-analysis


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/3/23/17097264/ufc-fight-night-werdum-vs-volkov-moves-to-remember-technique-breakdown-london-edwards-duquesnoy
 
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/3/10/16906498/ufc-222-moves-to-remember-technique-breakdown-tutorials-brian-ortega-frankie-edgar-cyborg

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/3/3/17071936/combat-course-lessons-from-the-cage-32-definition-mma-striking-boxing-ufc-on-fox-emmett-stephens

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/2/24/17046060/ufc-fight-night-cowboy-vs-medeiros-technique-breakdown-moves-to-remember-mma-training-lessons

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/2/17/17017860/ufc-221-romero-vs-rockhold-technique-breakdown-moves-to-remember-mark-hunt-mma-training-lessons

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/2/10/16993106/mma-striking-basics-trapping-to-strikes-technique-breakdown-skills-training

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/1/31/16951394/grappling-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-training-introduction-part-4-importance-basics-fundamentals

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/1/27/16934374/ufc-220-technique-breakdown-moves-to-remember-stipe-miocic-francis-ngannou-daniel-cormier

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/1/19/16906628/ufc-st-louis-jeremy-stephens-vs-dooho-choi-breakdown-moves-remember-tech-recap-paige-vanzant-mma


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/1/12/16874744/striking-mittwork-partner-drills-mma-kickboxing-technique

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/1/6/16847076/ufc-219-moves-to-remember-technical-breakdown-mma-tutorial-techniques-cyborg-holm-khabib



https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/12/29/16829206/mma-grappling-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-training-concept-driven-training-understanding-game-no-gi



https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/12/16/16782454/vasyl-lomachenko-vs-guillermo-rigondeaux-12-moves-to-remember-technical-analysis

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/12/9/16748098/ufc-218-holloway-vs-aldo-2-technical-recap-moves-to-remember-technical-breakdown

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/12/1/16724396/ufc-shanghai-michael-bisping-vs-kelvin-gastelum-moves-to-remember-technical-breakdown

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/11/24/16694758/ufc-fight-night-121-sidney-fabricio-werdum-vs-marcin-tybura-breakdown-moves-to-remember-breakdown


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/11/8/16615240/ufc-217-technical-breakdown-15-moves-to-remember-georges-st-pierre-tj-dillashaw-rose-namajunas


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/11/3/16594416/jabs-elbows-and-high-kicks-a-breakdown-of-joanna-jedrzejczyk-game-rose-namajunas-ufc-217


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/10/30/16563572/ufc-217-georges-st-pierre-michael-bisping-breakdown-combat-course


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/10/25/16526156/ufn-cerrone-vs-till-moves-to-remember-gdansk-ufc-fight-night-118


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/10/15/16468548/ufc-216-moves-to-remember-ferguson-vs-lee-demetrious-johnson


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/10/7/16439094/tony-ferguson-el-cucuy-the-boogeymans-top-ten-moves-kevin-lee

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/9/30/16380110/combat-course-lessons-from-the-cage-14-ufn-116-rockhold-vs-branch-ufn-117-saint-preux-vs-okami

Canelo vs Golovkin Breakdown: Moves to remember

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/9/14/16297468/ufc-215-amanda-nunes-vs-valentina-shevchenko-moves-to-remember-combat-course-technical-analysis

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/9/7/16221970/ufc-fight-night-115-rotterdam-stefan-struve-vs-alexander-volkov-moves-to-remember-technical-analysis 

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/9/1/16232236/floyd-mayweather-vs-conor-mcgregor-moves-to-remember-combat-course-money-fight-technical-recap

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/8/25/16197860/floyd-mayweather-vs-conor-mcgregor-breakdown-analysis-game-changer-dat-left-doe-hand-mma-boxing

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/8/22/16173274/floyd-mayweather-vs-conor-mcgregor-combat-course-fighting-southpaws-part-2-boxing-technical-analysis

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/8/19/16167126/conor-mcgregor-vs-floyd-mayweather-fighting-southpaws-part-1-combat-course-technical-analysis-boxing 

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/8/10/16115522/ufc-moves-to-remember-sergio-pettis-brandon-moreno-grappling-striking 

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/8/2/16072630/ufc-214-jones-vs-cormier-moves-to-remember-lawler-cerrone-mma-technique 

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/7/26/16021732/ufc-214-breakdown-combat-course-daniel-cormier-striking-jon-jones-analysis-technique-mma

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/7/20/15956234/defeating-the-goat-how-to-beat-jon-jones-part-2-mma-ufc-214-daniel-cormier

 https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/7/11/15918932/defeating-goat-beat-jon-jones-part-1-technical-breakdown-ufc-striking-wrestling-grappling-editorial
 
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/6/27/15876742/combat-course-lessons-from-the-cage-1-mma-grappling-striking-technique