Monday, July 12, 2010

Back to Basics: the sprawl for MMA

Sprawling is the act of dropping your hips while extending your legs back and away from your opponent in order to defend a takedown.

This simple movement is often performed incorrectly. Fighters sometimes drop to the side of their hip or neglect to 'hip' into their opponent.

The most effective way to perform this movement is to drop your hips, not freely but forcefully and directly, into your opponent. It should also be understood that the sprawl is not an attempt to flee your opponent. The sprawl is just as much of an offensive technique as it is defensive movement.


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