Just got back from training some talent at the UCLA Big Man Football Camp. 5 rounds of 15 players for 10 minutes meant we had to work fast in getting in some no nonsense training. We had players working Panantukan style Hammer Fist punching combine with some JKD straight blasts straight from Bruce Lee! Then we supercharge their hand/eye coordination and hand speed with FMA hubud and grappling drills. A quick session, but we definitely saw some potential in those students that recognized the value in the training.
"Reportedly, Jones has been working in the offseason with MMA trainers to improve his hand usage, and the results have been fantastic. He regularly used his violent first step, not as his primary weapon, but as a complementary element in his skill set. I saw him neutralize punching hands, throw down textbook swim moves, and generally just look more complete as a pass rusher than I have ever seen him up to this point. The highlight of Tuesday’s Senior Bowl practices to me was Jones being the only defensive player to beat potential top-10 offensive tackle Eric Fisher. Using his deadly quickness, he jab-stepped hard to outside before knifing back in on a great club-swim and gave himself a direct path to the quarterback. It was a beautiful move and the proof that I needed that Datone Jones is more than what he showed at UCLA."
An LA Times article featuring Gridiron Combatives instructors will be featured in Thursdays (12/20/12) LA Time. Check it out!
Gridiron Combatives will be featured in an article in The LA Times soon! Stay tuned for the publication date.