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TXMMA Technique of the Week – Mark Muñoz and Jake Ellenberger Show Wrestling for MMA at Paradigm TC

HOUSTON, TX, October 17, 2011 – We’re back with another edition of the TXMMA Technique of the Week, where we display some of the moves that have taken our MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stars from Texas and around the world to another level.

This time around we feature UFC star and “Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Muñoz of Team Reign. Mark was recently in Houston, TX for the UFC Expo and to teach an MMA and wrestling-focused seminar at Paradigm Training Center alongside Reed Shelger and another UFC fighter in Jake Ellenberger.

Just to highlight some of Mark Muñoz’s accomplishments, not only is he one of top contenders in the world at 185, he’s also a two-time NCAA All-American wrestling for John Smith at Oklahoma State University and a longtime-coach of wrestling at all levels in his native California.

As for Ellenberger, he too is a top fighter having recently knocked out Jake Shields and also has a lengthy wrestling background as an assistant wrestling coach for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, an NCAA Division II National Champion school.

See the videos below as these UFC fighters demonstrate a few wrestling tidbits that apply to mixed martial arts. Afterwards, check out the album on the TXMMA Facebook Page for a ton of photos from the seminar.

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Watch Muñoz demonstrate an effective way to gain the takedown using misdirection from the clinch to off-balance his opponent before changing levels.



Also, here’s Mark and Jake showing the importance of maintaining a good stance for wrestling and any sport.


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