One day after his main event bout at UFC 234 against Isreal Adesanya, Anderson Silva was in Hammers Gym teaching some of the techniques he is most well known and admired for.
At 43 years of age Anderson is already a legend of the sport facing almost every top ranked opponent in recent memory including current heavyweight UFC champion of the world Daniel Cormier. Silva began with Kung Fu style parry/deflection techniques to defend against punches mixed with evasive footwork as seen in many of his classic fights.
Next he demonstrated some spacial awareness drills for controlling striking distance also seen in most of his bouts. Lastly Anderson took questions about techniques including demonstration of his “lockdown” techniques in relation to bottom half guard – a common Brazilian Jiu Jitsu position seen in MMA. All enjoyed the seminar and enjoyed the passion and commitment from arguably the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. Stay tuned for the next upcoming seminar.