UFC 179 - Aldo vs Mendes II - Analysis from Coach Michael Sutherland: This fight was a great display of striking technique and takedown defense. Aldo was a clear winner but Mendes had the opportunity to take the belt. Mendes had a much stronger game this time around putting Aldo on his heels multiple times, and did a much better job of calculating his shots. Aldo easily took the first two rounds from Mendes w...
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CrossFit Workout Today! All MMA Members are welcome to join today's workout to support Sandy and Jimmy for their upcoming fight in Italy (World Kickboxing Association US National Team)! Sandy has a fundraiser set up for her event : http://www.plumfund.com/pf/SandyFighterNezi. Back Squats 4x8 "Fight Gone to Italy: Ciao Sandy and Jimmy" This WOD is dedicated to Sandy and Jimmy, who are part of the NovaMMA te...
October 23, 2014
Great video on Guillotine from the Butterfly Guard and some thoughts by NOVAMMA Coach Scott: "1) Brilliant, high percentage butterfly sweep--works so well because it's simple. Grips on the head and elbow. Compress until the opponent is slightly off balance then throw your hips underneath them and turn to your side. Simple and brilliant. 2) Guillotine off of your opponents defense--when they counterbalance wit...
October 21, 2014
NovaMMA Lost and Found Items! Come get it while its hot! $50 for shaker bottle, a variety to choose from plus get a free pair of shoes with a shaker bottle purchase! Random hoodie with purchase of $10 used socks https://www.facebook.com/novamma/photos/pcb.733936459993157/733935266659943/?type=1&relevant_count=4
October 15, 2014
Interview with trainer & MMA fighter Michael Sutherland: Name: Michael Sutherland Age: 21 Residence: Fairfax, VA What disciplines do you practice? Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is my core program, but I also do wrestling (have done since high school), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, boxing, and Muay Thai. How did you get into them? I started out wrestling in high school and watching UFC, and decided I wanted to st...
October 14, 2014
Sandy "the Fighter" Nezi training with Coach Teddy https://www.facebook.com/novamma/photos/a.575901155796689.1073741828.138425589544250/729270617126408/?type=1&relevant_count=1
Good video on side and mount control. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH-7sL6urQ0&list=PLhcEo3QkzVTRox0KMVdhrqfhMCXgyecUl&index=7