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Rarius
5/29/2014 7:47am,
Here's a short promo video featuring some sparring from our MMA class earlier this week. MMA is still pretty much a nascent sport in Malta, so you won't be seeing UFC level of fighters, but enthusiasm is high and we've got a good bunch of guys who have been trainining regularly between a few months to a couple of years now :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqHaahEeMM4

gregaquaman
5/29/2014 8:40pm,
Looks good.

Guillotine as takedown defence?

Rarius
5/30/2014 1:27am,
Looks good.

Guillotine as takedown defence?

You mean the bit at 00:38? The shirtless guys with black and white/blue shorts?

gregaquaman
5/30/2014 1:33am,
You mean the bit at 00:38? The shirtless guys with black and white/blue shorts?

Saw it a couple of times.

Rarius
5/30/2014 1:44am,
Saw it a couple of times.

The bit at 00:38, the guy who tried the guillottine was doing his first ever MMA sparring round. He's from a boxing background and hasn't been training long in grappling :)

The other guy who tried the guillottine was me! (black/red badboy rashguard). My opponent pushed me back against the cage, and thought I saw the opening for the guillottine, and that I could pull guard from there before he did the takedown....basically, wrong decision and I screwed up! hehe

I ended up paying for it as I spent most of the round trying to fend off his ground and pound, only managed to get up a few seconds before coach called time.