Happy Birthday Sensei Erik Paulson!

Educated MMA fans know Sensei Erik Paulson as one of the legends of the sport. Kru Joey knows him as ‘coach.’ For those who don’t know him, Sensei Paulson reigned as the Shooto light-heavyweight world champion for five years. He was the first American ever to wear the belt. His lineage is one of the deepest you’ll find and the …

Video: Erik Paulson’s many submissions from front headlock

Sensei Erik Paulson (Sifu Joey’s CSW coach) demonstrates some of the many submissions available from the front headlock position: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqVRfMe-Uaw?rel=0&w=640&h=510] Timeline: 0:07 – anaconda choke 2:07 – figure-four guillotine 2:44 – grovit facelock/neckcrank (“A lot of guys go, ‘Hey, how come nobody uses that in the UFC?’ Nobody knows it.”) 3:45 – chin cup and pancake/cowcatcher, neckcrank to mounted …

Congrats to Greg Nelson, Erik Paulson & Brock Lesnar

Just wanted to give a shout out to Greg Nelson and my CSW coach Erik Paulson who did a great job with Brock Lesnar in his match against Frank Mir at UFC 100.  Greg Nelson was recently at our school and was a great character and showed some cool stuff.  We look forward to his return to our school-Jd