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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Jack Slack's Cheat Sheet: Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua


Jack Slack addresses some of the issues with Shogun's game ahead of his bout with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on Fox 5.

Jack Slack's Greatest Rivalries: Overeem - Hari II


Badr Hari's rematch with Alistair Overeem was among the most exciting fights of 2009. It was also a complete reversal of the first bout. Today we examine what Hari did differently.

Jack Slack's Greatest Rivalries: Overeem vs Hari 1


What began as a classic Japanese New Years Eve freak show match became one of K-1's greatest storylines when Overeem pulled off the upset and knocked out the over-aggressive Hari in the first...

B.J. Penn Cheat Sheet


One of the greatest fighters of all time, B.J. Penn returns to action against Rory MacDonald at UFC on Fox 5. Jack Slack takes a look at the strengths, weaknesses and quirks of B.J. Penn's game.

Finish of the Week: Badr Hari's Crane Kick


Jack Slack breaks down Badr Hari's one sided destruction of K-1 legend, Peter Aerts.

Mauricio Shogun Rua's 5 Greatest Moments


Few fighters will ever accomplish as much in their weight division as Mauricio Rua has in his. Shogun's career has been full of ups and downs but Shogun has had so many truly spectacular moments...

How Alexander Gustafsson beat Thiago Silva


Alexander Gustafsson is preparing for the biggest fight of his life against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua. Is the hype around Gustafsson deserved? Jack Slack examines his bout against Thiago Silva.

Jack Slack's UFC 154 Breakdown


UFC 154 provided some exciting stoppages, a questionable decision and a brilliant five round title fight. There was also a ton of technique on display and as always Jack Slack breaks down some of...

Jack Slack's Cheat Sheet: Carlos Condit


How will Condit's active BJJ guard and adventurous kicking abilities hold up against Georges St. Pierre: possibly the greatest wrestler in Mixed Martial Arts? Jack Slack analyses the strengths and...

UFC Macao: Post-Fight Breakdown Judo Chop


Jack Slack breaks down the striking feats and failures of fighters on the UFC's first Chinese card.

Killing the King: Georges St. Pierre


Jack Slack examines Georges St. Pierre's game with a fine tooth comb looking for the holes necessary to commit divisional regicide. A huge striking break down ahead of UFC 154.

Cung Le and MMA's all-time best kickers


Kicking is becoming a new force in MMA - the champion is no longer the guy with a sprawl and knockout power, but the man who has the kicks to keep the bout at range. Jack Slack lists some of his...

Mike Winkeljohn talks Jon Jones, Carlos Condit +


Elite coach Mike Winkeljohn talks striking strategy and mixed martial arts with Jack Slack.

Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin: The Striking


Jack Slack breaks down the striking aspects of the main event at UFC Macau. Will Rich Franklin's goofy boxing or Cung Le's Sanshou be the story of the fight?

Judo Chop: Gomi versus Kawajiri


Takanori Gomi is arguably the most accomplished lightweight in mixed martial arts history - defeating nine top 10 ranked lightweights throughout his career. Today we examine his incredible bout...

Judo Chop: Anderson Silva, Cung Le & the side kick


Just three of four years ago it was impossible to think of side kicks as a practical technique in mixed martial arts, yet in modern MMA Anderson Silva, Cung Le and Jon Jones have brought the side...

Judo Chop: Georges St. Pierre's Jab


In Jack's first look at UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges St. Pierre, he discusses St. Pierre's stand up clinic against Josh Koscheck and the Safety Lead.


Elementary Striking Release Party!

It's here folks! After a lot of time and effort my second ebook, Elementary Striking is here! Jack Slack's second publication, this 192 page guide introduces all of the basic concepts of...

Anderson Silva and the art of rolling with punches


Jack Slack discusses the ability to roll with punches, how it is acquired and why it works.

How Carlos Condit out-struck Nick Diaz


Jack Slack examines the most controversial main event in recent history and details the techniques utilized by UFC Interim Welterweight Champion, Carlos Condit.

Judo Chop: Eddie Alvarez's head kick


Eddie Alvarez triumphed at Bellator 77 with a first round high kick knockout of Patricky Freire. Today Jack Slack looks at how Alvarez used his signature right hand lead to set up the finish.

Jack Slack breaks down Maldonado vs Texeira


Fabio Maldonado and Glover Teixeira put on a violent bloodbath in their bout at UFC 153 but all that was really revealed was Maldonado's obviously deficient boxing and Teixeira's inability to mix...

Jack Slack's Top Strikers: Rafael Aghayev


Competition Karate Kumite is awash with men who play it as a glorified game of tag. Jack Slack begins his series on his favourite strikers from all disciplines with the one man who is bucking that...

Jack Slack breaks downAnderson's Rope-a-Dope


Anderson Silva successfully ground down the larger Stephan Bonnar with his own back against the cage for much of the fight. Jack Slack takes a look at Silva's masterful performance against his...

Anderson Silva: 5 Signature Moves


Anderson Silva's technical prowess is legendary and his bag of tricks seems bottomless. Jack Slack examines some of the under appreciated staples of Silva's arsenal including the shoulder roll and...

The Go To Techniques of Big Nog


Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has some of the most recognizable recurring techniques in MMA. Jack Slack looks at a few of Nogueira's "go to" moves.

The Overrated Boxing of Fabio Maldonado


Fabio Maldonado is a fearsome puncher with a granite chin but his basic boxing skills are lacking. Jack Slack examines the weaknesses in Maldonado's technical boxing game.


Greatest 50s Knockouts Part 2

Hey guys, Part 2 of the greatest knockouts of the 50s. Please let us know if you'd like to see more - we'd like to do the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s but in honesty there haven't been that many...

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