How to Generate Power in Ground and Pound
Almost all of the concepts and techniques in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) can be found in other disciplines of fighting. Boxing has punches. Muay Thai has strikes which include knees and elbows. Wrestling has takedowns. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch have the submission holds. However, it is very hard to find a fighting sport that such a emphasis on "Ground and Pound" as much as MMA.
Being a veteran of 25 MMA fights, I have been "grounded and pounded" a few times. Some of my opponent's ground and pound techniques were very strong, while others lacked power. What was the difference? Was it a natural ability or a practiced skill?
I think the answer is both. Although we can increase our "natural ability" thru training, nothing beats good proper technique.
With that in mind, our friends at VT1 gym have put together a video tutorial on ways to improve your punching power.