How to keep your guard up in a fight

http://youtu.be/Vs8Ls6Dx1F0

It’s been a while since I wrote a “how-to” guide so here is another one: how to keep your guard up in a fight.
First, a quick explanation: The focus of this guide is combat sports like MMA, muay Thai and boxing. That said, to a degree, you can use the same information for self-defense and traditional martial arts as well. In those, you sometimes have to keep your hands in a specific place, for instance on center-line, chambered at the hip, etc. Some of the ideas I write here will apply there as well but not all of them. As always, use whatever you can and ignore the rest.

Takedown Defense Epic Fail

Takedown Defense Epic Fail

Basic Striking Drill for Stand-Up Fighting

http://youtu.be/YohZu55UYLU

A drill to improve your stand-up fighting

Anderson Silva, his leg kick break and how to avoid it

Anderson Silva, his leg kick break and how to avoid it.

Cocky MMA fighter gets knocked out

Cocky MMA fighter gets knocked out