Going to the Ground

  • Also available as a digital download. Please see bottom of page for details

I’ve been teaching about the entry-breakdown-takedown-finish for a great many years. However, I’ve released very little of it on video. For a number of years in my sessions at both Gloucester and Enfield we’ve been experimenting and trying to marry the standup with the ground, which share certain commonalities that may not be immediately obvious. Once you understand them you will have a deeper understanding of the whole fight.

Going to the Ground is the first in a new series that will highlight the rationale underlying the entry-breakdown-takedown-finish and its applications depending on the individual and the situational context. It was recorded with my Enfield group in live, unscripted teaching sessions.

This is a huge topic. In deciding how to begin covering it, I was faced with an interconnected web of concepts and technical applications. As with everything I do, this material holistically connects to the principles of standup and movement in general. That makes it difficult to capture in a single session. For this reason, I’m offering more than one view of the material, from more than one angle. I’m not teaching moves, I’m trying to get across certain concepts that are fundamental to all aspects of fighting. You will see the extension of my work on striking in this material, but in a new way. Everything links together coherently.

These are DVDs that will reward repeated viewing and careful study. They are heavily loaded with information and examples.

We are selling two different versions of Going to the Ground. They cover the same principles, approached in a slightly different way each time. Neither one is better than the other. They are different.

There is also one Bonus Material disc available, which can only be purchased together with one of the Going to the Ground DVDs. If you want this disc, you need to choose the option that includes it when you order either Going to the Ground or Going to the Ground (alt). There is some brilliant material on this disc, but we don’t sell it separately.

Click here to see a list of topics covered on Going to the Ground

NOTE: This title is also available as a digital download. If you would prefer a digital version, please enter DIGITAL in the coupon field at checkout. We will send you a link to access the files and offer a small refund on shipping costs. Please note that this is not an instant download–it has to be done manually at our end. It’s faster than mail, though.

Going to the Ground (2 discs, approx. 180 mins) £47.50


Going to the Ground + Bonus  (3 discs, approx 300 mins) £60.00


Going to the Ground (alt) (2 discs, approx 180 mins) £47.50


Going to the Ground (alt) + Bonus  (3 discs, approx 300 mins)  £60.00


Click here to see a list of topics covered on Going to the Ground (alt)