I originally wrote this article around 2000 or 2002 and Black Belt Magazine was going to publish it but after a few years of waiting I gave up and gave permission to the Uechi Journal to publish it in 2005.

The article was met with a lot of bashing by the mma folk at the time particularly a forum (Bullshido I think) but now we can see striking from the ground starting in mma. The problem now is the same as in 2005 the mma folk do not seem to understand using expansion and contraction to generate power which is why they bashed it in 2005 and still cannot hit as hard as they should in 2014.

Yes You Can Strike Back