Does Rockhold have a traditional martial arts background?

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  1. Jimmy Jazz

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    For better(awesome spinning kicks, footwork) or worse( poor boxing defense) I have allways seen alot of tkd or tma in Rockholds style. Anyone know if he had any formal training as a youth? I imagine it is difficult to pickup at an mma gym or as an adult. Anyone know ?
     
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    He practiced Dbag-do and Northern Douche-u. Apparently had a brief stint in pro Smug-fu.

    Not to mention a bit of Cringe-chun for good measure.

    So I'd say pretty extensive.
     
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    I heard the vast majority of his experience is in Smug-fu, and that's he's actually a 10th dan Smug-fu black belt.
     
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    davidlemonparty Green Belt

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    Apparently no TKD, which i do find interesting. I think his kicking is pretty much a function of his natural talent and athleticism and his adult training.

    Judo and jitz in his childhood according to wikipedia, and wrasslin at high school.
     
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    <mma4>Very accurate
     
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    6th degree blackbelt in whining with white stripes of pure salt.
     
  8. Black Paladin

    Black Paladin #BrownsForever

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    He did some Sol Ti seminars, I heard.
     
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    He’s clearly an Aikido specialist
     
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    I heard he does Salt Jitsu.
     
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    A gust of wind and he shows his Black belt in the aincent art of chicken dance.
     
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    Kicking technique is all Muay Thai. Has too much faith in his kicks and his boxing sucks, so his performance suffers.
    If he develops dat McGregor style counter-boxing he would MURDER ppl...
     
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    He only started training in striking arts when he decided to pursue an MMA career. Before that it was just wrestling and BJJ.
     
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    He also took a few courses in Dee Nai Oh which really showed when he talked about the greatest opponent he ever faced.
     
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    Darth_Inv1ctu5 I will shit on everything you love

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    I could be wrong but I wouldn't call black belt in salt mining a "traditional martial art", thoughts?
     
  16. mudrubble

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    yeah they taught him that one eyebrow raise and I'll be damned if it doesn't work to increase smugness on the spot.
     
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    Yeah, he's a 6th degree black belt in douche-fu.
     
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    Skatesurf style bro.
     
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    Chicken Fu is strong.

     
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    His male modeling background combined with amazing Rockhard good looks along with amazing top control, means opponents are in for a loooong night.
     
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