Bas Rutten's MMA Fighting Style

I encourage you to be inspired.

Click the "Like" button... it's satisfying

Then leave a Comment or Question down below... I answer stuff.


Arrow Cartoonish Down


  • Romeo Serback

    Reply Reply March 30, 2018

    That was an awesome tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Have a great Easter with your family!

  • Jake

    Reply Reply March 30, 2018

    Power depends on how fast you can lock out and drive with your hips. The secret to an effective power jab and some other strikes is to throw your arm as loose and fast as you can and wait until impact to lock out and drive your hips to transfer momentum. That’s why Bruce Lee practiced the one-inch punch but didn’t use it in fights. He was learning to lock out and torque his hips quickly over a short distance (the end of a power jab). It uses less energy and front loads a punch with speed that your hips catch up with and use at the last second before impact. It’s a harder technique to master than a haymaker.

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply March 30, 2018

    I love bringing in a backfist on failed kick like that. People just don’t expect it.

  • Clive

    Reply Reply March 30, 2018

    Top tips from a seasoned fight guru – devastating blows – thanks Trav

  • Alan

    Reply Reply March 30, 2018

    Rel good lessons. He had a unorthodox style, but the explanations really make sense. I want to try it myself.

  • Grant

    Reply Reply March 31, 2018

    Awesome stuff Trav. I really like Bas’s theatrical methods. It’s also super nice of you plugging Shane Fazen’s video/channel

  • Ismael

    Reply Reply March 31, 2018

    Very beneficial practical tips and instruction
    Thank you

  • Jon David Natan

    Reply Reply March 31, 2018

    Good, BUT, in our style, we kick the groin! Full power. If Bas wanted to get the extension and power in his backhand, from the leg back stance, all he had to do was shift his hips and bring his back leg forward to a position like you use!

  • Ralph Gillespie

    Reply Reply March 31, 2018

    Well grounded, and nothing says I love you like an elbow to the foot. Zone blocking with the elbows is a must learn for everyone. Just my opinion.

  • Dave

    Reply Reply March 31, 2018

    Good stuff!

  • Christian

    Reply Reply March 31, 2018

    Very good stuff. The point about the reach of the rear hand being increased by being more square, good. But I think the forgotten element is the pivoting of the rear foot on the ball, as well as, sliding it up during the execution. Bas’ foot was flat and square.

  • Frank

    Reply Reply March 31, 2018

    Awesome video Trav
    Thanks for sharing bro
    Have a blessed Easter

  • Leonard

    Reply Reply March 31, 2018

    Thanks, Trav!

  • Antonio

    Reply Reply April 2, 2018

    Hey Trav, this is cool as fuck!
    Why is that, you may ask?
    Because Shane is my other online coach. Between the two of you, I’ve picked up a ton of very usable information. (I purchase exclusively from you Trav, U R #1)
    Much respect for Bas. When he talks, I listen…

  • Steve

    Reply Reply April 2, 2018

    Awesome talent .

  • Steve

    Reply Reply April 2, 2018

    Thanks for posting this.?

  • James Rederburg

    Reply Reply April 12, 2018

    As an amateur, I love the science. This example of premeditated assault is a treasure of style and coherent structure. Some people have gifts and people have them in various skill sets. I have an engineering vision; I can look at a mechanical issue and a solution will appear, but this man’s gift is to see what appears to be obvious options to specific movements, or positions. After his example, I can see the common sense initiation, of an attack, or defense, but only after his very structured and coherent explanation. What I mean is everything was a blur, like tapioca, then he explained the details, so even I could see the science. He’s a gift.

  • Adam

    Reply Reply April 23, 2018

    Not by any means questioning the Bas here! But I was taught to hammer-fist instead of back fist for two reasons: 1 – it positions the hard part of your elbow towards the opponent, in case he stepped in while your back was turned and 2 – the carpals/metacarpals are tiny bones and much less likely to break with a hammer fist to the skull than a back fist. Thoughts?

* Denotes Required Field