santinodefranco

Santino Defranco

MMA trainer. BJJ black belt. Former pro fighter. Writer. Photographer.

Lady Liberty and NYC by water. #mma #ufc #nyc #ladyliberty #statueofliberty
Suite seats at the Nets game.
When in NY, you eat corner store pizza! #pizza #picassopizza
And team Cejudo title defense has arrived in NYC! #mma #ufc #ufcbrooklyn
Is @panchsaenz trying to look like @nochancemma here, or the other way around? 🤔 #mma #ufc #fighters #runwaymodel
Whoa! Look what @paris_superhero444 found! Even he’s surprised with this one. #trianglechoke #bjj #grappling #mma #ufc #blackbelt #fun #martialarts
I am beyond grateful to the fighters who trust in me to lead their careers to the next level. Love them all so much! #Repost @filipinoflashmma with @get_repost ・・・ “The good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.” That’s what makes our head coach @santinodefranco a coach of a lifetime. Coach of the year is too under appreciated. The hours and hours of pushing his athletes don’t go unnoticed. A coach can show you technique, timing, and all of the above. Santino will remind us the most important. That we do what we do because we love it and how crucial self-belief is. I can only speak for myself but I’ve seen lightbulbs spark everyday in the training room, I can’t possibly feel alone. 2019 is ours for the taking. We have more people on the mat than I’ve ever seen before and I invite all to come in and get some work with us @fightready ! #filipinoflash #fightready #mma #coach #mixedmartialarts #martialarts #headcoach #dream #sacrifice #victory
When youre so tall you can be on one knee wrestling and still be taller than your 5’9” partner, you are “Tall Eric” tall! @eric_fimbres @siegemma #mma #wrestling #wrestlinglife #mmatraining #nogi
I love wrapping hands. A proper hand wrap can mean the difference between winning and losing, and keep fighters from long layoffs (due to healing hands) in between fights. Fighters regularly compliment my hand wrap and ask where I learned to wrap. The answer: trial and error. Well, mostly. I watched how my hands were wrapped while I was a fighter, and tried to emulate what was done to me. From there, I added, subtracted, changed and morphed my gauze and tape technique into what it is today to protect the money makers for a fighter. ______________________________________ #handwraps #boxingtraining #muaythai #handwrapping #cutman #coach #mma #ufc
Warming up with reaction drills (the glasses limit visibility) for @henry_cejudo ‘s title defense vs bantamweight champ, TJ Dillashaw. Three weeks out, and he’s ready to save the flyweight division! _______________________________ @chicanojohn @neuroforceone @paullamoth @aviersbkb #mma #ufc #ufcbrooklyn #champion #goldmedalist #ufcchamp
I came across this life sized chess board and set earlier today at the Biltmore (iphone cameras are amazing these days), and it made me think about how much chess we play in our lives. Chess is a game of strategy, and one needs to think about the risks and rewards of, not only a single move, but the butterfly effect of each move—numerous moves away. Taking the rook now may seem like a good idea, but it may leave you vulnerable 10 moves away and, conversely, sacrificing the bishop now may seem painful, but 10 moves later, it may pay dividends. Just like chess, life is a game of choices, and each of those choices has consequences. If you consistently make good choices, chances are you’ll win more games than you’ll lose, but if you regularly make “bad” short-sighted choices, you’ll find your king tipped over and check mated more than you like. ___________________________________#chess #life #chesslife #gooddecisions #bebetter #mma #ufc #checkmate
Jan 19th @henry_cejudo will upset the odds makers once again. People dont understand what kind of an athlete (both mentally and physically) Henry is. Come Jan 19th, they will have to start to recognize his abilities. I am confident in him, and the team we’ve put together for this camp. ______________________________________#ufc #mma #champcamp #champion #theydontknow #shocktheworld #thebest
Had a great time coaching at the #usmto Muay Thai tournament the other day. I wish the competitors had more fights (especially for each coach having to pay $60 and each competitor paying paying $100 for the day), but all in all, it was a good day. #muaythai #muaythaigirls #muaythaitraining #muaythailifestyle #mma #kickboxing #usmto #fighting #competing
Christmas party time!
Sometimes in MMA/Grappling, your teeth get kicked out of your head when youre least expecting it. May as well have a good sense of humor about it! #mma #toothless #brokentooth #ufc #fighterlife #grappling #wrestling #shintoface #ouch #dentist
A little practice for the recital.
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