This week's edition of Technique Tuesday sponsored by The Grapple Club features Kam Atakuru. In this video, Kam breaks down a position that he adapted from his extensive wrestling background. Check out the "Dagestani Handcuff Hammer", read more about Kam below and let us know what you think!
Considered as one of the best grapplers to come from the North of England, Kam has experience in MMA, Grappling, Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, and BJJ. His current role is the head coach of ASW Manchester. His father put him into football at an early age, Kam took to it right away. He focused on football as a youth, playing to a high level. As he progressed he began to look for different outlets when a friend introduced him to JKD and Muay Thai. In the same facility, there was a group that was starting to train BJJ in the Gi. Kam tried it out and he has not looked back since.
“ I want to have the best guard game that the world has never seen.” is a favorite quote. Kam is known for being an explosive wrestler, an expert from the top position and a nasty submission artist. He has been focused on how to connect the standing work to the mat work for a long time, as well as understanding how to blend and combine techniques from varieties grappling styles. The result is Kam has very unique (and brutal) style of grappling which he has used to break opponents on the grappling mat and in the cage. In recent years he has been passing this style along to his students of having seen much success in every competition setting.