Coach: Jones' striking to get to Anderson Silva level


Speaking to Sherdog Radio, Winkeljohn, one of "Bones'" trainers, says that even though the 25-year-old phenom was primarily a wrestler when he arrived at Jackson-Winkeljohn Mixed Martial Arts in Albuquerque, N.M., his evolution as a lethal striker is coming along just fine:

"Since he's come to camp, I'm real blessed that this young man listens and he went from being mostly a wrestler to now he's turning over to becoming a great striker in the division. He's almost there, he's almost to that Anderson Silva place where he is going to start getting those one punch and one kick knockouts. Just wait, you haven't seen anything yet."

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10/24/12 5:53 PM by HITMAN DAN DIAZ

By the age of twelve his family was able to set aside enough money to start him in Tae Kwon Do lessons, from which he moved on to Capoeira, before finally settling on Muay Thai at the age of sixteen.[14] Silva initially fought in his native Brazil in the welterweight category. According to, Silva made his professional debut in 1997 with a pair of wins.(he was 22)  also of note he lost a boxing match in 1998 winning or losing is of no difference. he still had to put in adequate training and preparation. looking at the time he has put into training the training partners he has had and their levels of expertise the training demands of getting them ready for their title fights along with he himself also having to get ready seems to indicate that he has well over the 10,000 hrs needed to master his skill set.  not to discount jones at all but he has alot of work ahead of him to get those hrs in in striking and MT.   additionally although it seems that he has it already he would have to have the primal instict to fight and not flee when he is struck repeadedly in a fight. this is from my experiance something you cant teach it has to be preprogrammed. something that silva has. 

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Enter the Rua brothers As the older of the Rua brothers, Murilo “Ninja” Rua had an impressive run during his years with PRIDE FC. Wins over Mario Sperry, Akira Shoji and Alexander Otsuka established him as a respectable contender in the organization. His younger brother Mauricio "Shogun" Rua would also enter the PRIDE fighting championships and would prove the most successful fighter produced by Chute Boxe under Wanderlei Silva's and Ninja's guidance. Former Chute Boxe fighters / trained with Wanderlei Silva (former PRIDE Middleweight Champion) -> Left Chute Boxe in 2007 to train with Xtreme Couture, in 2008 Silva opened a new gym under the banner "Wand Fight Team".[4] Mauricio Rua (PRIDE 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix champion and former UFC champion lightheavy weight) -> Left Chute Boxe in 2007 and founded Universidade da luta Murilo Rua (former Elite XC Middleweight Champion) -> Left Chute Boxe in 2007 and founded Universidade da luta Anderson Silva (Current UFC middleweight champion) -> Left Chute Boxe in 2003 to start MuayThai Dream Team. Left MuayThai Dream Team to start at Black House. Gabriel Gonzaga -> Left Chute Boxe in 2006 to move to Ludlow, Massachusetts and join Team Link. Assuerio Silva -> Left Chute Boxe in 2003 to start MuayThai Dream Team. Mauricio Veio -> Left Chute Boxe in 2007 and founded Universidade da luta Thiago Silva Left Chute Boxe in 2008 and joined American Top Team Andre Dida -> Left Chute Boxe in 2007 and founded Universidade da luta Edgars Simans -> Left Chute Boxe in 2009 and joined Golden Glory Cristiano Marcello -> Left Chute Boxe in 2009 to go full force with his own martial arts academy, CM System. Jorge Patino -> (Current LFC Welterweight Champion, former Vale Tudo Champion) Started Gold Team Fighters USA/Gold Team Fighters Houston. Established other Gold Team academies across the globe.    

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10/24/12 5:36 PM by HITMAN DAN DIAZ

The Chute Boxe Academy (Portuguese pronunciation: [??ut?i ?b?ksi], Kick-Boxing) opened as a Muay Thai academy in 1978 in Curitiba, Brazil. Head trainer Rudimar Fedrigo later expanded the program in 1991 to include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other aspects of modern mixed martial arts. By 1995, the Chute Boxe team was considered a prime training ground for Vale Tudo fighters. The Chute Boxe team first made a name for themselves in the MMA world during the late 1990s in the Brazilian vale tudo promotion known as the IVC. With an aggressive and physical style focused around their muay thai skills, Chute Boxe fighters captured three of the four title belts in the promotion (Wanderlei Silva winning the light heavyweight belt, Jose Landi-Jons winning the middleweight belt, and Rafael Cordeiro winning the lightweight belt). The promotion ended up serving as a spring board for the Chute Boxe team (as well as many other Brazilian MMA stars) into the lucrative Japanese MMA market. For Chute Boxe specifically, it would help to launch their careers in Japan's PRIDE FC.

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10/24/12 5:33 PM by HITMAN DAN DIAZ

A common theme that appears throughout Outliers is the "10,000-Hour Rule", based on a study by Anders Ericsson. Gladwell claims that greatness requires enormous time, using the source of The Beatles' musical talents and Gates' computer savvy as examples.[3] The Beatles performed live in Hamburg, Germany over 1,200 times from 1960 to 1964, amassing more than 10,000 hours of playing time, therefore meeting the 10,000-Hour Rule. Gladwell asserts that all of the time The Beatles spent performing shaped their talent, and quotes Beatles' biographer Philip Norman as saying, "So by the time they returned to England from Hamburg, Germany, 'they sounded like no one else. It was the making of them.'"[3] Gates met the 10,000-Hour Rule when he gained access to a high school computer in 1968 at the age of 13, and spent 10,000 hours programming on it.[3]    

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10/24/12 5:32 PM by HITMAN DAN DIAZ

  Outliers: The Story of Success is a non-fiction book written by Malcolm Gladwell   In Outliers,Gladwell examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success. To support his thesis, he examines the causes of why the majority of Canadian ice hockey players are born in the first few months of the calendar year, how Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates achieved his extreme wealth, how The Beatles became one of the most successful musical acts in human history, how cultural differences play a large part in perceived intelligence and rational decision making, and how two people with exceptional intelligence, Christopher Langan and J. Robert Oppenheimer, end up with such vastly different fortunes. Throughout the publication, Gladwell repeatedly mentions the "10,000-Hour Rule", claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours. While writing the book, Gladwell noted that "the biggest misconception about success is that we do it solely on our smarts, ambition, hustle and hard work."[3] In Outliers, he hopes to show that there are a lot more variables involved in an individual's success than society cares to admit,[3] and he wants people to "move away from the notion that everything that happens to a person is up to that person".[1] Gladwell noted that, although there was little that could be done with regard to a person's fate, society can still impact the "man"-affected part of an individual's success.[1] When asked what message he wanted people to take away after reading Outliers, Gladwell responded, "What we do as a community, as a society, for each other, matters as much as what we do for ourselves. It sounds a little trite, but there's a powerful amount of truth in that, I think."[1]  

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10/24/12 4:56 PM by inf0

HEY GUYS THE BEST WAY TO BEAT GSP IS TO HURT HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

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10/24/12 4:16 PM by T Bag

dont have the GIF but Jack slack included pics of it in his breakdown of Machida What Jones did was to switch to the same stance as Machida, fake a kick to cause Machida to counter, and then connect a rear hook on the side that Machida drops his hand. (G) This was also not a one off event in the fight - Jones hit Machida with a hard rear hook on the jaw in the first part of the second round - showing not just how open Machida is to this punch

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10/24/12 4:14 PM by SKARHEAD

Jon Jones BROKE Shogun via strikes...made him quit to avoid the pain...No better way to steal the warrior spirit from a former Chute Box fighter IMO...Shogun will remember the one man that broke him in MMA

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10/24/12 4:10 PM by Phisher

Reading the source of the thread title with the quote in context is for pussies.

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10/24/12 4:09 PM by mixedmartialparks

Nice defense