Jack Slack

  • joined Jan 02, 2012
  • last login Apr 14, 2014
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I am a passionate martial arts practitioner and striking analyst. I write for BloodyElbow and my own website

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Gokhan Saki Pre Glory 11 Breakdown


Hey guys, The kind guys at Glory gave me access to all their HD footage and asked if I wouldn't mind doing some pre and post event breakdowns. Not much good posting them to Bleacher Report because they don't really cover kickboxing so I thought some of you guys might enjoy it!

UFC 157: Machida vs Henderson - Open Guard 101


A look at the fundamental errors that prevented Dan Henderson from catching Lyoto Machida.

Henderson vs Machida: The Minimalists


Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson are men who use a couple of techniques better than anyone else in the world. They are truly minimalists but have beaten the stiffest competition out there

Mike Tyson's Angles


A little video I put together while playing with some new software. It's awful quality but I thought the idea of video analysis might interest some readers. Let me know what you think about the concept and the shoddy editing ;)

McDonald vs Barao - The Striking


Renan Barao and Michael McDonald meet at UFC on Fuel 7. Both are highly touted strikers so today we take a brief look at the favourite methods of each man.

Slack's Greatest Strikers: Saenchai Sor. Kingstar


Few Muay Thai practitioners have brought as much flair and creativity to their work as Saenchai. Today we look at just a couple of his tricks.

Slack's Greatest Strikers: Roy Jones Jr.


There might never have been a better boxer for pure offense than Roy Jones Jr. who led with power punches and set up his punches with psychology and corner cutting movements in equal measure.

Jack Slack's Greatest Strikers: Giorgio Petrosyan


Giorgio Petrosyan is perhaps the greatest kickboxer on earth and one of the best in history. Today we look at some of the great Armenian's techniques with a focus on his bout with Albert Kraus.

Alistair Overeem and Discipline in Striking


Even the best strikers in the world can be knocked out when they behave foolishly. We take a look at how Overeem threw away the fight.

Killing the King: Jose Aldo


We take a look at the greatest featherweight in our young sport's history, Jose Aldo, as Frankie Edgar attempts to commit his second divisional regicide.

UFC on Fox 6: The Jack Slack Breakdown


A look at how Anthony Pettis shut down Donald Cerrone, Glover Teixeira and Quinton Jackson's brawl, and Demetrious Johnson's Ong Bak elbows at UFC on Fox 6.

The Striking of Pettis and Cerrone


Will it be the chopping power kicks of Donald Cerrone that carry the day, or the spectacular kicks of 'Showtime' Anthony Pettis?

Pulling Back the Curtain on Muhammad Ali


Jack Slack pulls back the curtain to reveal what made Ali so successful in the strongest heavyweight division in boxing's history.

How Belfort tricked and kicked Bisping


Vitor Belfort's high kicks seemed to come out of nowhere, but in truth Bisping had been ducking towards them from the first time he slipped Belfort's classic left straight. We look at the set up...

The Tricks of Prince Naseem Hamed


We look at some of the tricks which made Naseem Hamed such an enigmatic and problematic fighter for his opponents.

Vitor Belfort: A Brawler Not a Boxer


Vitor Belfort is often credited as being an example of high level MMA boxing but lacks a great many of the fundamental skills which a good technical boxer or striker should use consistently.

How Saffiedine Battered Marquardt


We examine the techniques which Tarec Saffiedine used to take Nate Marquardt's Strikeforce welterweight title.

Michael Bisping's Problematic Chin


Michael Bisping's ability to take a punch is the talk of the media before every Bisping fight. Today we look at the defensive flaws which leave Bisping's chin so exposed in his bouts.

Edson Barboza: Style Over Substance?


Today we take a look at the surprisingly simplistic striking of Edson Barboza ahead of UFC on FX 7.


Greatest Rivalries: Patterson - Johansson I

Hey guys, It's been a while since I brought a piece over but it's also been a while since I wrote a boxing piece. I wanted to take a look at the Patterson - Johansson trilogy because they were...

Slack's Greatest Rivalries: Patterson vs Johansson


Ingemar Johansson and Floyd Patterson had perhaps the greatest right hand and left hook in boxing respectively during their brutal trilogy. Today we take a look at how Johansson pulled off the...

Randy Couture: Boxing into the Clinch


The clinch has always been an important position - but many wrestlers still struggle to get to the clinch on their own terms without being hit. Today we look at drawing an opponent into the clinch...

UFC 155: How Cain Killed the King


Jack Slack examines the incredible UFC 155 main event with an eye for how Cain Velasquez took control of the fight early and out boxed Dos Santos.

UFC 155: Brad Pickett in Brief


Jack Slack takes a brief look at Brad Pickett with insights on his striking techniques and flaws.

Killing the King: Junior Dos Santos


We take a look at the opportunities for committing divisional regicide against heavyweight monarch, Junior dos Santos.

UFC 155 - Cain Velasquez: Easy to Hit


Cain Velasquez's heavy hands and hard kicks have led to the belief that he is an elite heavyweight striker. Today we look at just how often Cain gets caught.

UFC on Fox 5: The Jack Slack Breakdown


A little later than intended, we examine some of the finer moments from UFC on Fox 5's undercard.

Jack Slack's TUF 16 Finale Breakdown


As another series of a reality show most avoid watching limped over the finish line we were treated to a surprisingly exciting and heavy breathing free couple of heavyweight bouts. Jack Slack...

UFC on FX 6: The Jack Slack Breakdown


Ross Pearson put on a boxing masterclass against jab fanatic George Sotiropoulos. Today we look at Ross Pearson and the inside slip.

Jack Slack's UFC on Fox 5 Breakdown


We take a look at the fights on the main card of UFC on Fox 5.

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