Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHY DOES iFIGHT.TV EXIST AND WHY SHOULD I USE THIS SITE?

I have been involved in MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 1993, spending well over 10,000 hours on the mat. Over the years I have refereed hundreds of MMA matches and thousands of BJJ and submission grappling matches. I have been a UFC referee, earned a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-itsu, wrote the sport’s largest book (1001 Submissions), co-founded the sport’s largest discussion forum (The Underground), and generally spent the majority of my time training, teaching, and thinking about combat sports.

Ever since YouTube.com started getting popular back in 2006, I’ve been watching videos online to expand my skills, clarify techniques, get new ideas, or just to be entertained. I’m sure many of you reading this have too.

While YouTube is a great, free service, the big problem I have with finding videos I want to watch is that there are too many of them, of uncertain quality, in no particular order. If you search YouTube for ‘Armbar from guard’, you get over 4,200 results. Then you have to sift through the videos to find one that holds your interest, and that has been taught by a competent instructor.

Sometimes you get lucky, and find a good video right away, or even a few. Other times you spend an hour finding one you can enjoy, and the next thing you know, it’s three hours later and you’ve watched only a handful of legitimate videos. And if you’re a beginner, it’s much harder to tell the difference between a competent instructor and smooth-talking phony (They’re everywhere).

I started this site so that we can more easily find what we want right away, knowing that the moves are taught by someone competent. Even if you don’t know what you want to watch, a few clicks on iFight.tv and you’ll be watching something cool and legitimate.

I don’t claim to know every technique out there. I couldn’t learn every valid technique in 10 lifetimes. But after 20 years of doing this, I feel I have a built-in, shock-proof BS detector. If a video I come across was shot by someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing, or if the technique is too far fetched to work against trained, active resistance, it won’t get posted on iFight.tv. You will not find ‘Monkey steals the peach’ on this website. Okay, maybe you will, but don’t teach it to anyone; it’s too deadly.

Jokes aside, I hope this site will save you many hours of your life searching through all the pile of techniques on YouTube, and gain you many more hours on the mats improving what you love.

~Dave Roy – BJJ Black Belt

WHERE ARE ALL THE VIDEOS?

We haven’t officially launched this website yet, but you are free to watch the videos that are currently in the menu. During the next few months, hundreds and hundreds more videos will be added. Please be patient. If you have requests, send them to us here.

WHAT KIND OF VIDEOS ARE ON THIS SITE?

We are loading the site with Submission grappling videos first but will expand in the near future with MMA videos, Muay Thai videos, BJJ videos & more!

DO YOU HOST THESE VIDEOS?

No. All videos on iFight.tv are hosted by a third party. i.e. YouTube, DailyMotion, Metacafe, Vimeo, etc.

HOW DO I FIND STUFF?

The idea is hopefully a very simple one. Just think of what you want to find based on the position the technique comes from. Here are some examples.

Example: “I am having trouble escaping from side control.”
You’d probably want to follow a route similar to this in the menu tree:
Submission Grappling > Ground work > Side Control Positions > Basic Side Control > Bottom Side Control > Escapes & reversals

Example: “I want to see some closed guard passing techniques.”
Follow a route in the menu tree to something like this:

Submission Grappling > Ground work > Guard Positions > Top > Passing The Closed Guard

Hopefully this will make more sense as soon as you start clicking around on the menu tree on the right side of the site, on the front page.

About iFight.tv

iFight.tv is a growing database of organized, 3rd party technique & sparring videos in the MMA genre.

We are loading the site with Submission grappling videos first but we hope to expand in the near future with MMA videos, Muay Thai videos, BJJ videos & more!
 

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