Learn coveted striking secrets from decorated UFC vet and American top team coach, Thiago Alves

  • Enjoy high level instruction that will serve beginners and advanced strikers alike
  • Discover simple defensive procedures and vicious counters to the most common striking combinations
  • Recruit the most important pad work sequences to help you narrow your focus and sharpen your striking skill set


Explosive Striking by Thiago Alves

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Learn coveted striking secrets from decorated UFC vet and American top team coach, Thiago Alves

Enjoy high level instruction that will serve beginners and advanced strikers alike

What Will You Learn?

With a storied MMA career and an extensive background in several styles of combat, Thiago Alves is more than qualified to assist you in ENHANCING YOUR STRIKING PEDIGREE, regardless of your current skill level. Alves has constructed the perfect outline of all the most important conceptual themes pertaining to DEVELOPING A MORE EXPLOSIVE AND DYNAMIC striking toolbox.

Now a coach at American Top Team, “The Pitbull” has developed a true passion for instructing and sharing his knowledge. This instructional will add tremendous value to the arsenal of any striker at any level. With BRILLIANT FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS and the perfect flow of instruction, Alves will shed light on some of the most important themes you've never thought of!

This instruction is defense and counter heavy, providing the best information on how to LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE YOU TAKE ON and answer with precision and aggression. You'll start with understanding how to defend the most common strikes in the game such as the jab, the cross, the overhand, and the hook (plus so much more), all combined with important footwork to help you connect the dots and stay moving.

As you move into punch counters, you’ll be instructed on how to AVOID COMMON STRIKES and fire back with vicious kicks of all kinds to make the opposing party think twice about their approach. You’ll finish up with some kicking concepts that pertain specifically to MMA and some fantastic pad work to help you round out your skill set and keep you SHARP AND EXPLOSIVE!

Hook Defense The Block

So, What Exactly Do You Get?

Volume 1:

  • Intro 
  • Importance of Fundamentals and Defense 
  • Punch Defense - Jab Defense - The slip
  • Jab Defense - The block 
  • Jab defense - The half step
  • Jab defense - Slip and rip counter 
  • Cross defense - the slip 
  • Cross defense - the block 
  • Cross defense - creating distance with footwork 
  • Cross defense - slip and rip counter 
  • Countering the 1-2 
  • Hook defense - the roll 
  • Hook defense - the half step 
  • Hook defense - the block 
  • Hook defense - block and clinch
  • Hook defense - block and counter punch 
  • Overhand defense - the slip 
  • Overhand defense - the step out 
  • Overhand defense - the block 
  • Overhand defense - block and counter punch 

Volume 2:

  • Punch Counters with Kicks - Jab Counter - outside Low kick 
  • Jab Counter - inside low kick 
  • Jab counter - rear leg body kick 
  • Jab counter - lead leg body kick 
  • Jab counter - high kick 
  • Jab counter - half step to high kick 
  • Jab counter - inside high kick 
  • Cross counter - push kick 
  • Cross counter - knee to punch 
  • Cross counter - high kick 
  • Hook counter - low kick 
  • Kicking for MMA Fundamentals - Outside Low kick 
  • Inside low kick 
  • Rear leg High kicks 
  • Lead leg high kicks
  • Pad Work - Jab Series
  • Cross series 
  • Hook series 
  • 1-2 Counter 

Outside Low Kick

So, What Does It Cost?

$77