Jack Slack

  • joined Jan 02, 2012
  • last login Apr 14, 2014
  • posts 219
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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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Judo Chop: Is Lyoto Machida Ready for Jon Jones?


Lyoto Machida starched Ryan Bader at UFC on Fox 4 in a classic performance. Jack Slack recaps how Machida does it and why he's not ready for Jon Jones.

Judo Chop: The Real Signature Moves of Lyoto Machi


Lyoto Machida's bag of tricks extends far beyond those "signature moves" shown in a recent UFC promo video. Jack Slack provides real analysis of The Dragon's techniques.

Finish of the Week - Alistair Overeem


Alistair Overeem's knockout of Peter Aerts was the crowning achievement of his career, as he won the K-1 Grand Prix. Jack Slack breaks down the fight in Bloody Elbow's Judo Chop.

Judo Chop: The Weaknesses of Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua


Mauricio Shogun Rua is one of the best strikers in MMA, but he is also one of the most inconsistent. Jack Slack examines why Dan Henderson was able to outstrike the Brazilian legend.

The Curious Case of Cro Cop


Mirko Cro Cop was one of the finest strikers to ever enter Mixed Martial Arts competition. Jack Slack evaluates his rise and fall.

Judo Chop: The Striking of Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua


Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is considered one of the most dangerous strikers in MMA. Jack Slack examines the effective facets of Shogun's style.

Judo Chop: Barao vs Faber Full Fight Analysis


Urijah Faber's striking flaws are becoming more and more obvious to top coaches. Jack Slack breaks down the details of Faber vs Barao and where it all went wrong for Urijah.


Examining Joe Louis: The Blackburn Crouch and Rear Hand Parries

Hey folks, My name is Jack and I'm a writer at Bloody Elbow. I have been training boxing since I was in my teens and one of the ways that I used to up my own game was studying fight film of the so...


Examining Joe Louis: The Blackburn Crouch and Rear Hand Parries

I have been promising to write some detailed pieces on Joe Louis for some time. Very few fighters in any discipline have stylistically affected my own sparring, training and teaching as much as...

Judo Chop: Urijah Faber's Weaknesses


Urijah Faber is a remarkably hit and miss fighter in his striking performances. Jack Slack examines why he can outstrike Eddie Wineland and Brian Bowles, but be beaten by Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz.


The Origins of the Name

Hey guys, NotTheFace made an excellent post a few weeks ago that referenced Jack Slack (the original) and lots of folk seemed surprised and confused! ;) To clarify, like many Eastern European...

Judo Chop: Renan Barao


Renan Barao is often compared to his team mate Jose Aldo. Jack Slack examines the legitimacy of these comparisons.

Judo Chop: Marquardt's Rough Striking


Nate Marquardt and Tyron Woodley went back and forth for four rounds at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Kennedy. Jack Slack breaks down some of the key exchanges and the brutal elbow finish.

Judo Chop: Chris Weidman's Hybrid Stand Up


Chris Weidman knocked out Mark Munoz last night with a beautiful counter elbow strike. Many are talking about it but few understood how it happened so easily. Jack Slack breaks the match down in...


Taking Current Requests

Hey guys, As you know, I believe that fight analysis is the most important part of MMA journalism, but if I don't pick current topics traffic lags. To put it in perspective - Anderson Silva's...

Judo Chop: Michael Bisping's British Dirty Boxing


Michael Bisping has some of the best technical striking in the middleweight division. Jack Slack examines the roots of Bisping's boxing technique.

UFC 148 Judo Chop: How Sonnen Out Struck Silva


Chael Sonnen decisively outstruck Anderson Silva in their first meeting despite being almost exclusively a wrestler. Jack Slack breaks down how he was able to do it.

Judo Chop: Beating Anderson Silva


How can Chael Sonnen hope to beat Anderson Silva in their rematch? Jack Slack examines the few weaknesses in Silva's incredible game.

Judo Chop: Lyoto Machida's Tai-Sabaki


Lyoto Machida is the best counter fighter in MMA largely due to his karate background. Jack Slack breaks it down.

Judo Chop: Lyoto Machida's Sen-No-Sen


Lyoto Machida has proven an enigma for so many fighters, despite average kickboxing. Jack Slack examines the elite timing developed through a karate background.

Fedor's Fake & Shogun Rua's Superman Hook


Fedor Emelianenko capped off his career with a knockout of Pedro Rizzo. Jack Slack shows you how he did it.

Judo Chop: Analyzing Anderson Silva's Thai Plum


Jack Slack looks at how exactly Anderson Silva worked his Thai clinch magic on Rich Franklin over two separate UFC title shots.

Judo Chop: Anderson Silva's Right Hooks


Anderson Silva is the greatest counter striker in MMA. Jack Slack breaks down his masterful destruction of Forrest Griffin.


Switch Hitting: Southpaw Guide

Hey folks,I've been promising a third installment of the southpaw guide, and this morning I actually found the time to write it. This edition will focus entirely on switch hitting - whether it be...

The Boxing Style Of The Great Teofilo Stevenson


The great Teofilo Stevenson passed away this week. What made him so great? Jack Slack Investigates.

Judo Chop: The Tactical Decline Of Wanderlei Silva


Bloody Elbow striking analyst Jack Slack looks at the long-term decline in the technique of UFC legend Wanderlei Silva in advance of UFC 147.


Teofilo Stevenson - The Greatest Amateur Boxer to Ever Live

The best amateur boxer to ever live passed away last night. After winning 3 olympic golds in a row, the Cuban was offered one million dollars to fight Muhammad Ali and famously stated "What is one...

Judo Chop: Wineland's Counters


UFC striking analyst Jack Slack looks at the techniques Eddie Wineland used to KO Scott Jorgensen at UFC on FX 3.

Timothy Bradley Attends Conference In Wheelchair After Beating Pacquiao


Timothy Bradley fought Manny Pacquiao with a broken foot.

Judo Chop: Analyzing Fedor's Punch and Clutch


Jack Slack breaks down the striking technique of Fedor Emelianenko in this Bloody Elbow Judo Chop.

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