Though rarely mentioned, the importance of a fighter’s balance can’t be underestimated based on the role it plays in both striking and grappling. Throw a strike off balance, you may end up on your backside like Chael Sonnen in his last meeting with Anderson Silva. Lose your balance while in the clutches of a foe, you may end up on your back in an Armbar.
One person who knows a thing or two about balance (and Armbars for that matter) is Ronda Rousey. In this feature you can check out a few drills the Strikeforce bantamweight champ uses to make sure she won’t be losing her footing in any future fights.
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