Greg Jackson's MMA Articles

October 2009 // Fighting Fit
MMA 101

When I was a kid, my parents instilled in me the importance of helping others, which is what drew me to teaching. Martial arts is what I know and love best, and I honestly hope the information between the pages of Jackson’s MMA, The Stand Up Game will either help people defend themselves or win [...]

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December 2008 // Names in the Game
Psychology of Victory

Most mixed martial artists are already familiar with the concept of pragmatism, even though they might not be aware of it. When they start training, they assume that they’ll apply the formula that promises to yield the best results. Mixed martial arts techniques are perfect examples, not simply of pragmatism, but specifi cally of “American [...]

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Oct/Nov 2007 // Names in the Game
The Determining Factor

Determination is the root of victory, and for mixed martial artists it is as essential as air. It gets a fighter through the rough times, and keeps him focused on his goal in the good times. Determination leads to mental and physical toughness, skills, and knowledge. It gives one the ability to execute the correct [...]

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