Lyoto Machida, son of karate master Yoshizo Machida, is one of the top-ranked mixed martial arts competitors in the world. After earning his karate black belt at thirteen, he mastered a number of other martial arts disciplines, including sumo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Combining techniques from the various disciplines to form an unorthodox and highly effective fighting style, Machida took the martial arts world by storm, defeating legendary mixed martial artists such as BJ Penn, Rich Franklin, and Tito Ortiz. Now, for the first time, Machida divulges the secrets to his revolutionary fighting system.
Whether you’re new to the martial arts or an experienced fighter, Machida-do is for you. Detailing everything from stance to complex combinations to elaborate counterattacks to intricate ground fighting tactics, Machida has left no stone unturned. In Machida-Do, Lyoto Machida shares the fighting system that elevated him to the top of the MMA mountain.
In DVD1, Movement and Fundamental Strikes, Machida breaks down the foundation of his fighting system through descriptive narrative, multiple camera angles, and slow motion sequences. In the movement section, he teaches everything from basic footwork to complex pivot turns, and then demonstrates how these movements can be used for both offense and defense. In the striking section, he teaches you how to throw vicious punches, devastating kicks, ruthless elbow strikes, and brutal knee strikes on both the pads and an opponent. He also details the range, target, timing, and proper angle of entry for each strike. With these unique movements and strikes being the foundation of the Machida-Do system, this DVD is a must have for both beginners and advanced practitioners.
In DVD 2, Striking Attacks and Takedowns, Machida teaches you how to blend footwork with various strikes to form complex combinations. He demonstrates how to break your opponent’s guard using hand-tapping techniques, utilize the low-high principle to land a larger percentage of your strikes, combine punches, kicks, elbows, and knees into a single combination, and setup takedowns such as sweeps and trips using striking and feints. In addition to the core techniques, he offers combinations you can practice on the focus mitts and Thai pads. If your goal is to develop aggressive combinations that can overwhelm any opponent, this DVD is for you.
In DVD 3, Intercepting Attacks, Takedown Defense, and The Clinch, Machida teaches you how to make your opponent pay every time he attacks you. He demonstrates numerous ways to intercept your opponent’s kicks and punches by combining footwork with strikes, and then follow up with aggressive attacks that exploit your opponent’s positioning. Next, he teaches highly effective techniques for countering your opponent’s takedowns, including double and single leg takedowns. Finally, he unveils the clinch. He demonstrates how to use the Muay Thai clinch to off balance your opponent and land ruthless strikes. He demonstrates how to utilize the over-under clinch to sweep, trip, and throw your opponent. He even demonstrates how to escape both the Muay Thai and over-under clinch when you find yourself in an inferior position. If your goal is to steer the direction of a fight and inflict damage without taking abuse, this DVD is for you.
In DVD 4, The Ground Game, Machida teaches you how to dominate your opponent when the fight goes to the mat. He begins by offering a handful of aggressive strikes, submissions, and passes that can be utilize after tripping, sweeping, or throwing your opponent to his back. Next, he demonstrates dozens of ground-and-pound and submission techniques that can be applied from the guard, half guard, side control, mount, and the back. With the top positions thoroughly covered, he moves on to the bottom positions, demonstrating numerous submissions, sweeps, and escapes that can be used to gain the upper hand while lying on your back. Unlike most martial arts instructional DVDs, Machida-Do: The Ground Game is not a compilation of random moves. It’s a complete, easy-to-follow ground fighting system. Whether you’re new to the grappling arts or an experienced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner designing techniques that have been proven at the highest levels of MMA competition, this DVD is for you.