If you watch AKA fighters you know that they have a unique ability of being able to hold their opponent down on their back. This isn’t just because they have heavy hips and lay on their opponents. The techniques taught at AKA have become a universal way of knowing how to take your opponent down and then punish them on their backs.
AKA Thailand founder and longtime American Kickboxing Academy fighter, Mike Swick, demonstrates the AKA way of making life miserable for an opponent. While Swick always preferred to stand up and outstrike his opponents, he became an expert at ’embracing the grind’. When you train with guys like Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Josh Thomson, Daniel Cormier, and Cain Velasquez, you have to figure out really quickly how to even the score.
Check out our video of Swick sharing his knowledge on how to suffocate an opponent from all those years of training at AKA.