Anderson Silva teaches 'backdoor' low kick to new student


Considering the rise in popularity of mixed martial arts, the thought of training alongside a UFC superstar inhabits the minds of most prospective fighters. Imagine training with someone many consider to be the greatest mixed martial artist of all-time and learning a favorite technique from the man himself.

Warlley Alves, 21, started training at the X-Gym nine months ago and lived out the experience with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

“Training MMA with Anderson is like playing soccer with Ronaldinho or [Lionel] Messi,” Alves said. “Without a doubt, it is one of the greatest gifts God has given me. I must confess, I was impressed by his humility. He’s always ready to help all of those around him.”

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ya site profile image  

3/29/12 3:25 AM by ya

Originally it's a football (soccer) move, but to execute it during a fight to me was very impressive. (even if the opponent only was Leites)Apparantly it's called a "rabona".demo (0:34s) here's the great Maradona performing the same move during a Argentina game(0:39s)

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3/29/12 12:32 AM by Kirik

(:40 :-)  

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3/28/12 11:55 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

cool. auto-play. nice.

thebewildered site profile image  

3/28/12 9:30 PM by thebewildered

He said he tried the kick and it didn't work, so don't go do it and blame it on him. So the opposite of the headline.

BigDave88 site profile image  

3/28/12 8:58 PM by BigDave88

Thanks for clearing that up SC.

superCalo site profile image  

3/28/12 8:52 PM by superCalo

I would think not, as far as I am aware Anderson is not allowed to show anyone else the secret of the Seagul kicks, they were done under strict supervision under a cone of silence with the understanding that Seagul owned the kick and was lending it to Anderson to use on special occasions, if this kick he is teaching is a Seagul kick then Anderson would expect to hear from Seagals lawyers pretty quick and could land himself in some serious financial stife because of it.

BigDave88 site profile image  

3/28/12 8:48 PM by BigDave88

Is this kick one of those badass ones that Steven seagal showed silva?

Immaculata site profile image  

3/28/12 8:45 PM by Immaculata


Stea1th site profile image  

3/28/12 8:39 PM by Stea1th

 Sometimes i wish people would turn off autofocus

RandyDarsh site profile image  

3/28/12 8:36 PM by RandyDarsh

The video was outta focus or was it just me