On February 12-13, 2008, a CrossFit HQ staff went to Alamo CrossFit in San Antonio, TX for a special Level 1 certification seminar. Members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from the Brooke Army Medical Center gathered to learn the basics of functional movement and how to scale for any starting point.
In this video from CrossFit Again Faster, Kyle Maynard from No Excuses Athletics CrossFit demos some wrestling and MMA tactics that he uses when he fights. What’s especially impressive about this is that Kyle is a congenital amputee, which means he was born with no elbows or knees.
Kyle demonstrates these moves against Jon Gilson. And while no one would confuse Jon for a UFC fighter, Kyle is able to effectively demo takedowns, chokes, and an armbar against Jon, a guy substantially taller and heavier than he.
The video culminates with a move called the Jawbreaker. If you’re into this kind of thing, turn up the volume to hear the sounds Jon makes when experiencing the Jawbreaker.