EMA Free Sparring + Interactive Coaching & Audio Commentary | Effective Martial Arts

EMA Free Sparring + Interactive Coaching & Audio Commentary | Effective Martial Arts

– [Patrick] Hi guys, Patrick Fulop here. This is Effective Martial Arts and in this lesson, a very cool sparring session with commentary by yours truly. With Rodel that you see right here, the orange belt on the side. A little jab over here
testing the distance. Blocking, leg kick, checked. Going on top, going low. Here, Rodel’s been training with us just under a year and he’s been improving really fast. You’re gonna get to see
a lot of cool techniques in this video. Leg catch, but, I slip it out. Here, working the distance shield block, leg kick, making him lose his balance a little bit. High jab, low jab. Body kick. I like to start really slow usually in striking and in sparring rounds, Just to feel the other person out, see what they got, see their range, see their moves, try to read the patterns. I think that’s a good strategy to adopt in striking. Also, you want to start nice and relaxed so that both partners feel comfortable. Let’s slip over here, body shot again, little duck under, little angle step, going high, going low. I’m trying to see what
he’s all about here. Striking, striking. Obviously, we’re controlling
the power of our strikes, that’s very important for safety. Check out our safe sparring video for exactly how to do so. We do not hit, we touch with our strikes, but with correct technical execution. Playing with the head movements over here. He strikes again, I’m staying out of the range. Working the angles, a little
bit of foot work over here. Turtle Block, Answer the Phone. Leg kick, going on top, going low. Here on top. Leg kick to the head, very controlled, very important for safety, guys. Here, inside leg kick again, not too hard. Block counter, going into the Clinch. Trying to break the posture. Over/Under, grabbing the head. Looking to see if I can get a Guillotine. And, probably go for
a Rollback Guillotine. I’m trying to get on top, but he’s done a good
job of blocking my hips so I’m forced to switch my position, gets my hips on the other side so I’m controlling the head on that side. Wrap it up and Guillotine finish. He should have gone to his toes in order to relieve the pressure on the choke and escape the choke. We’re gonna see the Guillotine and
defense in a future video. A little bit more striking here, punch and body kick. On top, body kick again, landed. Jab, got pretty long reach with the hands. Body kick, bring the hips forward, high, low, high, little uppercut, grabbing the head again. Wrapping up the head, and I’m going for just a
“throw to the side” takedown. Wrapping up the Turtle, I’m trying to put my hooks in over here to attack the back, making sure I post with
my hand on the ground at the same time so I don’t fall forward. Once I have my hooks in, I work on sinking in the choke. Going for the back-mount, there we go, and the choke is there underneath the chin and then squeeze. You always wanna get your position first and only squeeze when you have it. That’s true for all submissions. Rodel again, punch on top. He’s working his strikes over here. Body shot, wrap him up again. I go for a Locked Double over here. Locking my hands and switching the angle so go for a side control
position over here so now he has my head
and he does not let go even though I pass the Guard and that would be a mistake because that allows me to go for a Von Flue Choke. That’s what we’re working for here, connecting my hands,
working the fingertips, working the grip. I’m driving my left shoulder into his neck and locking his arm in place and putting pressure with his own shoulder and there’s the tap. So there’s the Von Flue Choke. Look it up. We will be covering that
in a future video as well. There we go, here, body kick, blocked. Striking again, body kick. Here, working the distance, little bit out of range, Turning Side Kick again. Let’s see, nice body kick. Block with the forearms,
working the distance. Trying to bait him with my head forward, I like to do that
sometimes and draw them out and that’s a good opportunity after that to counter sometimes. Strike on top, cached the kick, leads me to the double. Now, I’m going to test him again, I told him to let go of the head, I’m telling him right now to let go but now he can’t, at this point. He’s trying to, but I’m locking him in. I want to make it harder myself. I was able to land the strike (meant submission) once, and I tell him how to defend, but I’m still able to finish
that submission again. Very important, if you’re
able to land something once, twice, on your partner, coach ’em. That’s what I’m doing now. I’m explaining to him how to get out of that particular submission. So, if the person shoots on you and you wrap up the head but then they pass your guard, you want to let go of that head and frame immediately and start creating distance. You do not want to hold
onto someone’s head when they are in Side
Control on top of you. They will counter, Von Flue Choke you. So, we’ll see how now I’m going to test him in the application. I go in for the Clinch. Body kick, get a hip
motion moving forward, reaching far, leg kick,
little Side Kick to the leg, that’s a nice one. Side Kick to the face,
switching up the hight, a little head movement,
body shot, lunging forward, reaching distance, nice wide base. Thigh punch, there body
kick again, side kick. I think I’m gonna go for another takedown and see he’s wrapping up the head but he let it go. Which is very good, what I was going for. I was coaching him to do so. I still got the guard past though, he’s keeping his elbows
in which is pretty good. Working a little bit of
elbows Ground & Pound, staying heavy. Now, here I start wrapping up the arm for Americana Shoulder Lock. I feel I could finish it but I decide to coach
him on how to escape. I’m telling him, “Elbow to your ribs”. You want to bring your
elbows to your ribs, there we go, and that’s what he does. Very important to coach your partners when they have less experience
so they get something out of it as well when you
have a sparring session. Now, beat down position over here, great position for Ground & Pound. Locking the arm with my shin over here so he can’t escape it, and now I’m coaching him on how to do so. Palm to the ground, elbow towards the top, but that gives me the
opportunity to go to mount and I still have the arm locked over here so type of S-Mount and I take my Americana
Shoulder Lock again because he did expose his elbow and I want to practice
that submission too, so I go nice and slow. Get the finish, get the tap. We reset on top. So, it’s a valuable experience for somebody who has less experience to practice with somebody who has more, so you get to see what the attacks are. It’s a valuable practice time as well when you’re dealing with somebody who’s less experienced. You can land moves that
you don’t necessarily land all the time and you can really refine your offensive skills. Rollback Guillotine,
this is a very nice move, Rollback Guillotine, but he pushes me off, does a great job and
he’s fighting my hips, doesn’t want me to get back on top, very good defense from Rodel right here, but I keep on holding onto his neck and right back to my Mounted Guillotine. I try to finish with one arm, can’t do it because
he’s grip fighting well, so I need to connect my hands and that’s where I get the tap. So, there we go, Mounted Guillotine. Again, we will cover that in
a future video, don’t worry. But look it up in the meantime, there’s great content out there. So, back to the striking
range, working Turtle Block, now I’m trying to kinda
test my Turtle Block. I want him to really strike me, so I just kinda Turtle
and let him strike me and we’ll see how effective
my Turtle block is. Let him go loose, but then
I’m gonna use that to counter, here, there we go. I kind of make him feel comfortable and then not expect a counter and then that’s when you counter. Nice Lateral Drop, so pushing
forward, creating a reaction and then switching direction immediately. Nice little takedown. Play that again if you wanna see it, so feel free to rewind any moves that you’ve liked in
this sparring session. Now, I’m in North/South, I’m going for the North/South Choke. So, he’s trying to relieve the pressure by pulling on my shoulder,
but he can’t quite get it. And I do wanna get the finish because I wanna practice my finish. I’m gonna drop my shoulder to the mat and really wiggle in place,
make final adjustments and that’s where I get the tap. Now, even though he has tapped, I want to tell him how to escape, so I’m telling him now to push on my head, push on my chin, and elevate my head and that’s a great defense
for the North/South Choke, because you’re preventing
the person from squeezing by pushing their head away. So, it forces me to
transition to something else. So, there we go, now I’m
on top, Side Control. He’s flaring the elbows a
little bit but it’s good prayer position, he’s using them to frame. Now, I go to the Knee-On-Belly Position. Nice platform to strike, Knee-On-Belly, and he gives me an arm so I take it, and pull the slack out of it and finish the Armbar
against the elbow like this. Again, I will coach him now
on how to escape the Armbar, very important, or
actually, how to prevent. So, from Knee-On-Belly, I’m telling him, “Guys, knees, elbows to the
ribs, elbows to the ribs”. You do not have your elbows, you’re making space for
the guys to come in, but if you have your
elbow glued to your ribs, the person will not be
able to isolate the arm, and will not be able to
do the Armbar submission or many other submissions for that matter. Shoulder locks, triangles and
so on, will not be possible as long as the elbow is stuck to the ribs. Now, I’m coaching him on
the Kneel on Belly escape. One of the escapes is
to spin under, like so. Obviously, it’s a new drill, but it’s a nice way to practice, is to kind of see the
application and techniques and then we’ll drill them later. So, open guard situation,
down guard standing, I’m trying to control the legs, now I’m trying to explore a little bit my Ground & Pound, so
bringing the hips forward and landing a couple strikes over here. Now, very important to have hip pressure so you don’t fall back,
and have a nice, wide base so the person can’t make you fall. Now, when we’re practicing
Ground & Pound, you don’t even need to touch, really. I’m going to touch his face, I’m going to land my strike,
but, you guys, no power. You don’t need any power in this situation for the other person to
know that they’re open. They can see it and they feel it, okay? But you don’t need to hurt your partner. Safety is very important. So, pinning the wrist down,
that’s a very nice move made popular by Khabib Nurmagomedov, so pinning one arm and using
the other one to strike, that’s a very nice little Ground & Pound technique for you guys. So, controlling one arm and then striking. Now, I go into guard pass
and I coach him on how to redirect my energy and retain guard. Now, open guard situation again, he’s trying to get in on
the legs, going for a sweep, I’m staying heavy, a nice, wide base and allow him to sweep
me and then I’m coaching him on what to do after. You want to sweep the guy and
then you want to immediately get up on top by controlling the ankles, but he over-commits and
allows me to sweep him again. So, that’s a common
mistake when we’re starting guard passing, over-committing, which will lead to a sweep
or sometimes a submission. So, now I’m in here, I coach him again on how to control my ankles,
sweep me, and I ball up. Here, he gets on top. Now I’m in on a leg, I
wanna practice a little bit of my leg locks over here. So, wrapping up a leg, some
type of an Ashi Garami position, Ashi leg entanglement, I’m trying to hold onto the leg and I’m coaching him on the
defense at the same time. I’m telling him what to do to escape. Push away, try to clear the
knee line, fight the grip, controlling the top leg, over here, trying to immobilize him, but he escapes and I wrap up the inside
triangle leg position, or otherwise known as an Inside Sankaku, in order to isolate the leg and I go for an inside
Heel Hook on that side. Now, he’s fighting it, I’m coaching him on trying to punch me, so I’m seeing if I’m safe
from punches over here. And there we go, so the leg
is here, now I have the bite, I’m warning him that the tap is coming, he’s not necessarily experienced
Heel Hooks in the past, and I want to go extra slow on the finish. I do wanna know where my finish is, and I wanna be able to finish, but I’m gonna go super, super slow. Give him time to tap and
he feels it and taps. Heel Hooks are very
dangerous because there’s not a lot of give in that ligament
in the side of the knee. Now, this was a birthday
present for Rodel, so I said we’ll go a
couple rounds and have fun and I was expecting him to
have enough at this point, but he said he wanted to
continue, so great! I was happy to oblige and have more fun. So, now another situation
here, I gave him my back. I said, “Hey, let’s start from here”. So, that’s another important tool when you are practicing with people who have less experience, put
yourself in bad situations and help them practice their
offense, review your defense. See, I’m dropping my back to the mat and I’m coaching him on how to retain back control by switching sides. I’m coaching him on how to get
the grip he needs to choke. A little bit of mistake
here, crossing the ankles. He goes under and he
lets go of one over hook, again, that’s another mistake. You do not want to let go
of any one of the hooks, and see my right hip here is
free because he has no hook, and I’m gonna use that to escape. I’m just kinda hanging out there, doing a little bit of grip
fighting in the meantime, controlling the arms. That’s pretty much the
only thing you can do when you’re in side back control, you really want to have good grip fighting going on, and there it is. I just spin around into top Half-Guard, because he did not have his hook in. And here I give him my back again, I say, “Hey, let’s go. Take my back.” And he sinks the arm underneath the chin, but now he doesn’t post on
his hand in order to retain, stay low on the back,
which allows me to do the Shake Off escape, as you can see here. So, when you are in top
Turtle and you have the back, you want to be ready to post
so that you don’t slide off. And give him the guard pass again. So I’m in a bad position,
he gets here, top mount, work a little bit, the defense
against the Ground & Pound, so protecting myself by burying my head and controlling the body. And on the way down, boom,
Bridge and Roll to escape the Full Mount position, we saw
that in the Full Mount video. So, here, now he’s got
some type of a grip, some type of his forearm is in my neck, but it’s not really a submission
and he’s forcing too much, so I’m telling him to relax, it’s not worth the effort
to try to finish there, it’s not really a submission. So, here, I’m telling him
here to break my posture, very important. So, whenever your partner, you feel he doesn’t
really know what to do, he’s not really doing the right thing, you can definitely coach
him and that’s good. If you have more experience,
if you’re an instructor especially or if you’re
a coach of some kind, you do want to help the
people you spar with if you have more experience. Now, Guillotine defense. I’m seeing if he’s able
to finish the Guillotine. As you can see, I’m tripoding on my toes, a lot of shoulder pressure in the chest, preventing him from
going to his right side, which is what he would
need in order to finish the Guillotine, but I’m
pinning him to the ground so he can’t do so and I’m grip
fighting at the same time. Can’t quite see this there,
but I’m grip fighting the Guillotine grip in order
for the choke not to work. So, right here, fighting grip, and eventually I’m freeing
my head, there he goes. So, I’m back in his guard, working a little bit of
ground and pound some more, isolating both wrists with one hand in order to land a strike. So, I’m coaching him now on escaping the grip that I’m doing. So, if I pin one arm over here, he wants to get that arm
free, that’s his priority because otherwise he will eat some strikes as long as I’m controlling
one of his arms. So he must let it get free, that’s what I’m telling him right now. He does and that allows him
to pursue the interaction. A little Half-Guard
over here, Knee Shield, now working my Ground & Pound again, trying to get rid of the Knee
Shield, but he brings it back. I’m coaching him on how
to frame on the shoulder, in order to prevent against those punches and the other shoulder will do the job of blocking the other side. I can come under with an upper cut but he needs to goaltend both options, on top and underneath, with that arm, but then his goal would be to escape once he’s safe from strikes. You just wanna work on his frames, creating distance and technical getup to get back to his feet. Beautifully done. And we’re back to striking range. So, back to striking. A couple punches, blocked, working the angles, the distance. Adjusting my headgear. Nice little combo, but he
was there for the counter. So, strike. Now what I’m telling him is, “You come in and then when you finish your
interaction, you come out”. And he does the same mistake again, so now I’m gonna show him how it’s done. So, come in, strike, come out. So, a lot of top fighters do that, come in, come out. Demetrious Johnson is the
best probably for those types of evasive movements
so don’t be there, and Rodel applies it
beautifully right after. So, he strikes and he’s outta there so I can not counterstrike
him at this point anymore. So, very good striking
strategy for you guys. A little leg kick, almost lose my balance, strike, strike, block and counter. A little Answer the Phone technique, blocking the leg kick. There, to the face, to the body, kicking, Side Kick to the knee,
very effective strike. I like it a lot. Turning Side Kick, controlled obviously, you wanna control the
power of those strikes. Little Shield Block, and
goes on top, top and bottom. I’m changing my posture a little bit, and yeah, Jumping Jab, very cool. Jab again, working on his defense. Working the body, leg, body. He’s doing a good job of
mixing the variety of strikes. Here, I like that little
trip on the way out, this gives us the Clinch very often. Here, wrapping up the head, I’m
going for an Anaconda Choke, to wrap up the hand underneath the armpit and do kind of a Rear Naked Choke
grip and spin around. I don’t feel I can finish it from here, I don’t really have the right angles, so I switch and get to my knees. And it’s always better
to be on top anyways, and I switch it in, sink my arm in in order to get the D’Arce Choke, D-apostrophe-A-R-C-E or it’s
also known as Brabo Choke and there it is, lift the shoulder, lift the elbow in
order to get the finish. And that’s our little sparring session and Rodel’s birthday party, so go ahead and leave
in the comments below congratulate him on this little session. He did a very good job, less
than a year of training, so a very good student and Martial Artist. If you enjoy little sparring
commentaries like this one, please leave a comment below, tell us so, we’ll be happy to make
more of these in the future and we will be doing more awesome content and video tutorials for
techniques in Martial Arts in every range of fighting in the future. So, if you’re new to this
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only for self-defense.


13 thoughts on “EMA Free Sparring + Interactive Coaching & Audio Commentary | Effective Martial Arts”

  • Flavio Triunfo-Loviselli says:

    Hey Patrick it’s me your student i have a question will there be high kicks like kicking in the air thank you for you time bye


  • I actually shared this one in 3 different Facebook chat groups, cuz it's such a nice video providing good value and fun to watch as well. I wonder are you the head coach at a martial arts gym, an assistant instructor, or an advanced student? Also, what's the gym called… is it pretty much MMA, or is there a system you teach? I find MMA interesting in the sense that there's the fundamentals approach, but there's so many different expressions of it… I notice your style is quite different from the student's, you switch stance much more. I wonder do you have a preference of southpaw or orthodox are both sides equal to you? It'd make for an interesting video, if you went over your particular fighting style and how it's evolved from different phases to the style it is currently. 🙂

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