New to MMA, martial arts, boxing, wrestling or BJJ?
Take a look at our comprehensive list of fundamental techniques that cover striking – from boxing and Thai boxing, stand-up grappling techniques & takedowns from wrestling and judo and BJJ/submission grappling.

Striking refers to kicking, punching, kneeing etc.

Grappling is composed of a range of techniques which consist of holding onto the opponent or part of the opponent such as his/her leg, or arm.

The two can of course be combined. With such techniques as kneeing an opponent whilst holding him/her in a Thai Clinch or a wrestling headlock.


Striking & Boxing Techniques


How to Jab in Boxing

How to Counter & Defend a Jab in boxing

How to Double Jab in Boxing & MMA

How to do a Cross Punch in Boxing

How to do a Hook Punch in Boxing


Boxing Combinations

How to do a RoundHouse Kick

RoundHouse Kick Defense (please scroll down to the bottom of the page linked to)

How to do a Teep/Front Kick

Teep/Front Kick Counter





How to do a Thai Clinch
How to defend Thai Clinch Defense



Ground Fighting / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques (BJJ)


BJJ Guard

Guillotine for MMA & BJJ

Open Guard Passing

Side Control in MMA & BJJ

Full Mount in MMA & BJJ

Framing & Scrambling for BJJ Grappling

Armbar & Armbar Escape



For more information on how to apply these techniques, we have also produced a number of comprehensive blog posts & pages including how to fight a taller opponent and how to fight a bigger guy.

If you’re a beginner to the sweet science of boxing then check out boxing tips and boxing combinations.

You’ll also find some great articles on how to apply these techniques elsewhere on the site such as:

How to fight a bigger guy

How to fight a taller opponent