Archive for the ‘MMA’ Category

On location in Tokyo with Scrambler Rikako Yuasa

by Matt M ~ posted September 8th, 2016

Scramble x Judge Dredd coming soon.

by Matt M ~ posted September 2nd, 2016

 

Read more about our latest collaboration here

 

JMMA legend Minowaman at Polaris 4!

by Matt M ~ posted September 1st, 2016

So excited to see Japanese MMA legend and veteran of over 100 fights; Ikuhisa Minowa scheduled for a match against Polaris veteran AJ Agazarm.

Once again we are proud to sponsor this event and help support professional JiuJitsu.

 - Doors open: 15:00 UK time.
- Preliminary card (streamed free on YouTube) scheduled for 16:00 UK time.
- Main card (pay per view) scheduled to start at 18:30 UK time.

- More information about the PPV will be released closer to the event on the Polaris website.

- Live tickets range from £35 to £75
- 15% discount for groups of 8 or more (call to book on 01202 280000)
- 15% discount for under 12 and over 60

- Book live tickets online here or by calling the Lighthouse on 01202 280000.

- Don’t forget to follow Polaris on instagram and facebook and visit their YouTube channel to see highlights and full matches from previous shows!

Masakazu Imanari on Polaris 4

by Matt M ~ posted August 31st, 2016

Scrambler Masakazu Imanari getting ready for Polaris Professional Jiu Jitsu Invitational 4 where he will face off against Denny Prokopos.

State of No Mind.

 

 

Half Guard technique video by Scrambler Fred Greenall

by Matt M ~ posted August 15th, 2016

Check out this cool little half guard video by Fred Greenall from Positive Options Check out more of what Fred does on the Positive Options facebook page.

Scrambler Masakazu Imanari vs Denny Prokopos at Polaris 4

by Matt M ~ posted August 11th, 2016

Once again we are looking forward to sponsoring Polaris 4 with their upcoming show on the 29th October 2016. This will be held at the Lighthouse in Poole, Dorset, UK and will feature some of the best grapplers in the world competing in a supermatch format.

The first announced match is between the feared ‘Ashikan Judan’ Masakazu Imanari and Eddie Bravo’s first black belt; Denny Prokopos. This is sure to be an exciting match and we can’t wait to see some of the rest of the lineup planned.

You can find out more about Polaris by following them on Facebook, Instagram and watch some of the previous events on YouTube.

Scrambler Tom Breese and a Hammer

by Matt M ~ posted August 1st, 2016

Congrats to UFC welterweight and Scrambler Tom Breese on winning both his division and the open at Kleos grappling last weekend. Prize for the absolute was an amazing Mad Max themed war hammer.

Modified Triphasic Routine For Grapplers and MMA Fighters (Low Axial loading)

by William Wayland ~ posted June 9th, 2016

Heres a program for you if you struggle with conventional squats or movements that place a lot of pressure on your back.

I’ve been tinkering with the triphasic format (focus on specific eccentric, isometric and concentric movement) for a while now, trying different exercise selections and matching the program to the needs and requirements of the athlete. The biggest  modification is the proper application of stress, minimising negative stress while trying to get positive adaptive stress. Sometimes I’m thrown a curve ball that means I have to ditch preferred exercises and try something different. I won’t go into too much detail about the triphasic method (shiny new website) as that has been done to death!

Here is a triphasic routine I’ve used that tries to strip out axial loading (loading on the top of the spine) which grapplers with bad necks and spines can have problems with. Applying Dan John’s ‘Armor Building’ idea for fighters our two main movements become Zercher Squat and Snatch Grip Deadlift. Below is a 2 day template if you were to add a third day, I suggest tempo based single leg work and a week off between Isometric and Concentric weeks. This program is just a jumping off point and totally modifiable.

Eccentric Block

Eccentric 2-3 Weeks
Day 1 Triphasic 80-87.5%
Tempo/notes
Day2 Dynamic 90%+
Tempo/notes
Main Movement
+Jump option
Zercher Squat 3 x 3 @ 80-87.5
6010
Snatch Grip Deadlift
Work to a heavy single then take off 10-15% and perform 3-4 doubles.
Regular
Upper Push/Pull
Weighted Ring Push-up 3 x 6
Pull-up 3 x 6
Overhead Flyes 3 x 10
6010
6010
Push Press
Work to a heavy single then take off 10-15% and perform 3-4 doubles.
For every set of Push-Press do a set of Rows
Regular
PC/Hamstring
Hip thrusts or Romanian Deadlifts 3 x 5
6010
Direct Hamstring Work
GHR/Slides
Regular
Core/Arms
Heavy Single Arm Farmers Walks
Tri/Bi work
Time or Distance
6010
Roll outs
Tri/Bi work (thick grip)

Isometric Block

Isometric 2-3 Weeks
Day 1 Triphasic 80-87.5%
Tempo/notes
Day2 Dynamic 90%+
Tempo/notes
Main Movement
+Jump option
Zercher Squat 3 x 3 @ 80-87.5
1310
Pause Bottom
Snatch Grip Deadlift
Work to a heavy single then take off 10-15% and perform 3-4 doubles.
Regular
Upper Push/Pull
Weighted Ring Push-up 3 x 6
Pull-up 3 x 6
Overhead Flyes 3 x 10
1310
1310
Pause top
Push Press
Work to a heavy single then take off 10-15% and perform 3-4 doubles.
For every set of Push-Press do a set of Rows
Regular
PC/Hamstring
Hip thrusts or Romanian Deadlifts 3 x 5
1310
Direct Hamstring Work
GHR/Slides
Regular
Core/Arms
Heavy Single Arm Farmers Walks
Tri/Bi work
Time or Distance
1310
Roll outs
Tri/Bi work (thick grip)

Concentric Block

Concentric 2-3 Weeks
Day 1 Triphasic 80-87.5%
Tempo/notes
Day2 Dynamic 90%+
Tempo/notes
Main Movement
+Jump option
Zercher Squat 3 x 3 @ 80-87.5
Fast
Use bands or Chains
Snatch Grip Deadlift
Work to a heavy single then take off 10-15% and perform 3-4 doubles.
Regular
Upper Push/Pull
Weighted Ring Push-up 3 x 6
Pull-up 3 x 6
Overhead Flyes 3 x 10
Fast
Fast
Push Press
Work to a heavy single then take off 10-15% and perform 3-4 doubles.
For every set of Push-Press do a set of Rows
Regular
PC/Hamstring
Hip thrusts or Romanian Deadlifts 3 x 5
Fast
Direct Hamstring Work
GHR/Slides
Regular
Core/Arms
Heavy Single Arm Farmers Walks
Tri/Bi work
Time or Distance
Fast
Roll outs
Tri/Bi work (thick grip)
 

 

This is an ongoing series of blog posts from William Wayland of Powering Through, who works with UFC and other high level combat athletes. Twitter. Facebook

Big few weeks for Scramblers!

by Matt M ~ posted May 18th, 2016

 

In what could be called one of the best female MMA matches of all time and a definite candidate for fight of the year, Scrambler Mei Yamaguchi took on Angela Lee in a back and forth match that ended in a decision win for Lee. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the whole fight below and you definitely should. Mei is sporting a custom Scramble sports bra and vt shorts in our duckprint camo.

 

 

Ronnie Mann defeated a tough opponent in Graham ‘Afterburner’ Turner at BAMMA 25 coming by way of an outstanding knockout in the 1st Round. Ronnie is a black belt under Braulio Estima and with this win, advances his MMA record to 25-8.

Matt Hallam defeated Alexander Bergman via TKO in the first round. Training out of London Shootfighters alongside his longtime training partner Judo Jimmy Wallhead, Matt now advances his MMA record to 6-2. Matt is wearing our Real vale tudo shorts.

In the main event of Invicta FC 17, Scrambler Colleen Schneider fought a hard, 5 round fight for the bantamweight title against the reigning champion, Tonya Evinger, but unfortunately lost via a decision.

Massive congratulations to Scramble fan Angela Hill on winning the Invicta FC strawweight title after defeating erstwhile champion Livia Renata Souza by split decision. Angela is a big fan of our sushi spats!

 

Tom Hardy Spotted in Scramble

by Matt - Scramble ~ posted October 30th, 2015

British actor Tom Hardy, famous for playing a load of flippin’ nutcases including Bane and Bronson, wore Scramble at a recent launch party for Triumph Motorcycles.

There were many high fives exchanged around Scramble HQ.

He’s wearing the Strong Beard t-shirt, which you can find here.

 

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