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I had been wanting to film this technique all last week after UFC 150 but it wasn’t until last night that I finally had the chance.

This video breaks down the details of the upkick that Ben Henderson hit Frankie Edgar with at UFC 150. I also include some other details that you can use in your training to make the attack very effective.

Hope you can put it to good use!

It’s been too long!

Too long since I posted a new MMA technique. I’ve been so busy with the new “Slammer in the Hammer” mixed martial arts event I’m promoting –on June 17th at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton– along with all of the other coaching I’ve been doing.

But I’m back and I promise to be back posting new, cool and useful stuff regularly.

In this video I show one way that I use often to work my way back to my feet from the closed guard position.

Check it out!

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Thanks to everyone for your feedback on the fighting stance video. The response was great.

I’m really glad you liked it and I hope it helps you get hit less often during your training and of course your fights as well :).

A few guys posted and emailed to tell me that they like to keep their front foot facing forward instead of using my slightly inward style foot positioning.

What’s their reasoning for using that variation?

A few of them said so they can easily step forward while extending their jab.

They were wondering if I had any trouble jabbing from my stance.  If you watch any of my fights notice that the jab is one of my best weapons.

My stance is the main reason the punch works so well for me during training and in my fights!

It just takes some solid instruction and a lot of practice to master it.

In response to those questions I created a video to break down the basics of how I throw my jab and have also included some footage of me landing it against some tough opponents.

The instructional part of that video is one of the 100+ training videos that make up my new MMA QuickStart Training Program.

The program, designed specifically for beginners and those looking to master the basics is now available


It’s full of many great features and I’m very excited to say that it is ready to launch after more than two years in development.

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I’m starting a contest right now to give away 3 FREE COPIES OF THE MMA QUICKSTART PROGRAM.

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All you have to do is tell me — WHY YOU NEED THIS PROGRAM? (in 300 words or less). Post your answer in the comment section and I’ll pick the 3 winners this Saturday night.

Good luck!

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My New MMA Training Program for Beginners!

To be completely honest, I remember a time, nearly fifteen years ago, when I couldn’t imagine my life without the thrill of competition.

I’d often ask my Dad, who was a three-time Canadian champion, when he had to retire from fighting.

I was worried that with every passing year my time to retire would come. Funny thing was that I was probably only twenty-three years old at the time.

What would I do? The thought was truly unbearable.

Unfortunately, I was forced to stop fighting in 2007 because of post concussion syndrome caused by an accumulation of hits taken throughout a lifetime of martial arts

Did my world end?

I’ll admit it; things were really rough for a while but I now find myself more motivated than ever before.

My goal?

A powerful desire to teach others how to become skilled mixed martial artists. To help them achieve their goals and experience the many benefits MMA training has given me in my life.

That desire and the fact that so many people out there are in search of quality MMA training inspired me to create my new MMA QuickStart Training Program.

and finally after more than two years in development it’s ready!

You’ll be able to purchase it this Monday Night (December 13th) at 12 O’clock midnight (EST)

I designed the MMA QuickStart Training Program to:

  • Get you off to the best start in your MMA training by teaching you the foundational techniques in the right order.
  • Lead you through every single workout with step by step instructions.
  • Prevent you from developing bad habits that are nearly impossible to break.
  • Allow you to train anytime and pretty much anyplace you like.
  • Get you into great shape while you have a lot of fun.

I’ll be having a contest before the launch date where I’ll be giving away 3 FREE copies of MMA QuickStart.

Check back tomorrow to find out how you can win…

Of course, as a coach, I’ll miss the opportunity to KO my opponent in front of 20,000 fanatical fans or win the “Submission of the Night.” bonus check at my next UFC fight.

That’s OK. My rewards are the kind words of appreciation I’ve received from my students both on and offline are just as awesome.

Here are a few of my favourites so far…

14 Time UFC Fighter Spencer The King Fisher

Alon Z

“I am 35 Years old and extremely busy running a business…I have been training (during my off season) 3 months a year in the Winter with Jeff Joslin for around 10 years now doing private lessons…

Although I live and work in Toronto and have to commute over 2 hours (round trip) to see Jeff, it is well worth it. Training with Jeff is like therapy for the mind and body and despite trying some local MMA guys here and there, there is NO Comparison for having Jeff train me.

He is not only extremely knowledgeable, he is intelligent and organized and teaches you in a systematic way so that you can build on your learning (even if it is not as consistent as you would like). Also he is a down to earth guy who is easy to talk to and has a great sense of humour (which makes the sometimes gruelling sessions more enjoyable!)

I cannot get motivated to go to the Gym, or do Cardio but cannot wait to get to my training sessions with Jeff every time we have a session scheduled.

Although I run a successful business…I have struggled over the years with anxiety, depression etc…and there has been no medication as effective as training with Jeff to get me through difficult times.

Training with Jeff has been an important part of my life and I look forward to training with him for years to come…”

Ryan Dickson - (4-0 Amateur MMA Fighter)

“I began training with Jeff Joslin just over three years ago. Since then I’ve improved tremendously and am enjoying every second of it.

I’ve had four MMA fights and won each of them thanks to the coaching of Jeff and the preparation we did for each.

Jeff has a very effective and extremely fun style of teaching that is easy to learn from. I believe his method of teaching works so well because of his intense focus on the basics. In all my competitions I really feel that my fundamental techniques are what have made the difference.”

Tapio T - Japan

“Hi Jeff,

I just got a knee injury so my training isn’t going as well as it could. I was a bit depressed for a while because of it, but your tips gave me more strength to go on and find new aspects in training!! Thank you so much for the message. It gave me more hope!

Your videos have also helped me a lot to get my basics in real good condition. There were so many wrong things that I was concentrating on and the videos helped me correct those things!!

Thanks again and please keep up the good job!!”

Tapio T – (Japan)

Paul Guagliano, Head of Boys Phys. Ed, Westmount Secondary School
“I have been a Martial Artist myself for over 20 years and I can say, beyond any doubt, Jeff is the best instructor I have ever met.

His voice, mannerisms, discipline, control and pace to his classes, are second to none. My students love him. Each and every time he teaches one of my classes, not only are my classes learning valuable, efficient, appropriate, self defense moves, even with my background, I learn too.”

My Beginner MMA Program – MMA QuickStart launches on October 6th, 2010

Ever since I began offering online mixed martial arts (MMA)  instruction through this website, I’ve received countless emails from people asking for an MMA program training program specifically for those with little to no experience. Many mentioned that they don’t have access to high quality training, others were searching for a head start before they join a nearby gym.

Well, after more than 2 years in development the program is ready to go so I’ve set a launch date…

Check it out…


Jeff Joslin MMA Live!

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Live BJJ, MMA, Boxing, Kickboxing and Submission Wrestling Technique plus a lot more!

It’ll all be available on a new page I’ve just added to the site and  I’m really excited about it. The page is called Jeff Joslin MMA live! and can be accessed through the Learn-MMA menu tab.

Look for future live streams from my home and workplace at Joslin’s Mixed Martial Arts. Content will include live group classes, private lessons, live special events, a weekly MMA show and anything else that will help provide MMA technique, info and entertainment for those in search of it.

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Self Defense Tip #8

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Awareness is the key

Increasing your personal awareness is probably the most important part of self-defense. An awareness of crime and violence along with an awareness of your environment are the keys to personal security. You do not have to be paranoid, simply be aware of the things that are happening around you. Be alert and use common sense to help you remain safe.

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Self Defense Tip #7

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Your first priority is escape

If you do end up in a dangerous situation, remember that you main priority is to escape not to fight. If you cannot escape immediately you may want to comply, at least until you can escape. When faced with someone who demands your wallet, purse etc. give it to them, and escape. No possession is worth risking your life over.

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Self-Defense Tip #6

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Avoid presenting a victim profile

An attacker will attack the targets that appear easiest. They will avoid those that appear to know what’s going on and might put up a fight. When you are out in public, look people in the eye, keep your head up, and walk confidently. This will take away their element of surprise and they will likely pass you up for an easier target.

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