This Saturday, November 7th 2015, SBG Manchester, HQ of SBG UK, hosted its first SBG supa seminar. Three of UKMMA’s finest pros in Matt Inman, Saul Rogers and Martin Stapleton came together to deliver a three hour grappling seminar on a packed mat.
Saul Rogers put the afternoon in motion with a focus on wrestling postures, looking at small details that make the huge differences. ‘Stapes’ Stapleton followed suit demonstrating a pressure in the guard, using some wrestling concepts, to get the sweep or submission. Inman finished off the seminar with his signature heel hook, addressing the stigma that surrounds the submission when dangerously approached. The seminar closed out with a quick Q&A with all three coaches present, sharing their expertise to solve problems for those in attendance.
The three teammates are all head coaches in their own gyms. Matt leading the classes at SBG Manchester, Stapleton at FCPC, Saul Rogers at Team Saul Roger’s MMA Academy, the value on the mat could not be taken for granted. The environment created by the quality of coaching combined with dedicated students was nothing short of world class. With Stapes fighting for the BAMMA world title in under a week, Inman looking for his third consecutive win in the past three months the week after, and Saul currently in The Ultimate Fighter the afternoon was a literal example of leading from the front.