Everyone has heard of Khabib Nurmagomedov, one of the GOATs of MMA. Even now you can probably hear him say “smesh” when you think of the ground and pound position. Why fight your opponent on the feet when you can hold him down with his back anchored on the ground while you pound away on him and take away all sense of control?
In this instructional, you will learn about the crucifix position from Coach Neil Sheppard aka "Coach Buzzsaw", who received his black belt under Coach Firas Zahabi and is one of the main MMA instructors at Tristar Gym in Montreal.
Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds. The Crucifix position is one of Coach Buzzsaw’s specialties and in this instructional he goes over it step-by-step, covering a number of finishes. The crucifix is a powerful position that ensures that your opponent is immobilized and set up for a variety of finishes in both BJJ and MMA contexts. It is objectively one of the strongest positions in MMA and works at the highest and professional levels.
Volume 1 covers key details on how to control your partner on his back with an emphasis on the importance of staying on top. You will learn to hold down the opposition in side control, mount them, or take their back; all while opening up ground and pound opportunities from the top.
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