"If you can touch, then you can punch or take down," teaches Anderson Silva, deemed by many as the greatest fighter in UFC history. In this seminar taught at André Galvão's Atos Jiu-Jitsu, in San Diego, the Spider teaches several valuable concepts so that you can defend properly.
A master in the art of finding the right distance to hit an opponent from, Anderson teaches one of his tricks for measuring that distance, by touching the enemy's hand.
In this stage of the seminar, Anderson teaches how to defend against one of his best-known weapons, his fearsome Muay Thai clinch -- used so many times to control an opponent and punish him with knees and more. In Anderson's view, this clinch is indeed good for the BJJ practitioner, because the adversary has already gotten where they wanted to get, which is a grappling situation. Check out the Spider's own defense technique for this important fighting scenario.
To wrap up the seminar, Anderson explains how he likes to position himself on the bottom, playing guard, in order to defend against the punches and counter-attack. Pay attention and practice the Spider's self-defense technique. Simple and efficient.
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