Building the Fistic Edge in Competition & Self-Defense for Men & Women
Author: Mark Hatmaker
Pubpsher: Tracks Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Although dramatic head kicks and garrote-tight submissions may get most of the airplay in highlight reels, the stats show that punching combinations and knockouts reap more MMA victories than any other fighting technique. This boxing primer not only covers the basics, including stance, footwork, punches, and combinations, it takes these boxing skills and views them through an MMA prism that addresses the realities of the mixed martial arts game. While there are some must-know fistic skills for MMA, there are also more than a few boxing tactics that will get you smashed in MMA. Boxing for MMA builds on the good and tosses the bad, discussing the differences in strategy and tactics when it comes to facing likely MMA scenarios. Matchups covered include Boxing vs. Wrestling, Boxing vs. Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing vs. Muay Thai, Boxing vs. the Slugger, Dirty Boxing Inside the Clinch, and Boxing off of the Fence. All the techniques are illustrated in hundreds of action-sequence images, making this guide the go-to resource for blending boxing skills into your fighting arsenal.
Release on 2014-06-19 | by Mike Fitzgerald,Patrick Morley
33 of Boxing's Best Referees and Their Stories
Author: Mike Fitzgerald,Patrick Morley
Pubpsher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Officiating a professional boxing match can be a thankless job. When a match goes well, no one focuses on the referee. But when a controversy arises, everyone remembers the man who made the call. Third Man in the Ring explores the lives of thirty-three officials as they discuss what goes on inside the ropes and recount the disputes and clashes that have occurred when they worked at home and abroad. The referees share stories from the high-profile fights they worked, with such superstars as Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Larry Holmes, and Julio Cesar Chavez. Readers will hear from Rudy Battle, the first ref to officiate a title fight in an Eastern bloc country, and about Mills Lane, the third man during the infamous Mike Tyson/Evander Holyfield ear-biting match. Several officials reveal memorable moments such as arbitrating contests in nations experiencing civil unrest. One referee admits fearing for his life after disqualifying a hometown hero in front of a packed stadium, while another recalls his experience officiating in communist North Korea. MMA legend Big John McCarthy describes from his experience the differences between officiating a boxing contest in a traditional ring versus the increasingly popular mixed martial arts (MMA) events held in a cage. Readers will also hear stories from refs who have gone Hollywood, consulting on film sets alongside such legends as Sylvester Stallone. An old boxing adage states, The best referees are the ones no one knows are there. Third Man in the Ring sheds much-needed light on these hardworking officials and their stories.
Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing, covers muay thai stances and such moves as: Upper body strikes and defenses Lower body strikes and defenses Plum/clinch tie up defenses Stalking and retreating Also, read about what equipment is best to use, training and endurance drills, and specific problem areas. This martial arts book is an outstanding aid to anyone training in muay thai or mixed martial arts. New students will learn the moves efficiently through clear diagrams that include centerline, levels, directional angles, and linear positioning. Over 200 color photographs supplement the diagrams, making it easy for more experienced students to refine their techniques.
This book presents a sweeping view of boxing in the United States and the influence of the sport on American culture. • Includes information from the early "bare knuckles" era of boxing up to modern-day stars and matchups, presenting the history of boxing in a chronological fashion
Release on 2011-12-01 | by Adam T. Heath,David L. Hudson
The Top 10 Book of Crazy Combat, Great Grappling, and Sick Submissions
Author: Adam T. Heath,David L. Hudson
Pubpsher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Mixed martial arts hasn t been dubbed the world 's fastest growing sport for nothing. It 's noticeably rocked the sporting world since the creation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship nearly two decades ago and has even shaken up the pop culture scene. Who would have expected popular MMA fighter Chuck Liddell to trade in his sparring gloves for dance shoes on "Dancing with the Stars"? A combo of grappling, punching, kneeing, and kicking, this sport looks like it will be grounding and pounding, sprawling and brawling, for some time to come."Mixed Martial Arts Most Wanted " steps into the cage and brings you round after round of fighting deeds and details worthy of a sport known for bloody battles and ingenious tactics. Authors Adam T. Heath and David L. Hudson Jr. have knocked out sixty top-ten lists detailing the low blows, grappling greats, human anomalies, and fighting females that make up the compelling world of mixed martial arts.There 's no need to be an insider Heath and Hudson bring you all of the sport 's best bouts, dirtiest moves, and brainscrambling kayos in a book that will keep MMA enthusiasts reeling for months.
"This book provides an overview of the cognitive and behavioral profiles of the cortical dementias in a readable and clinically relevant manner. Its emphasis on disease entities primarily affecting cortical structures allows for a more comprehensive description of the latest insights into the pathogenesis and assessment of a number of different disease processes... Weighted Numerical Score: 98 - 5 Stars!" Melissa Jones, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) Doody's Medical Reviews The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias addresses in depth the neuropsychological impact and features of the full range of cortical dementias. It examines the differential neuropathological and pathophysiological bases of these dementias and emphasizes their behavioral and cognitive aspects in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. The book also presents the most advanced techniques and strategies for disease-specific treatment. Important legal/ethical issues and the role of caregivers in treating dementia patients are also covered. Featuring contributions from such diverse disciplines as neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and clinical psychology, this volume provides a broad interdisciplinary perspective for practicing clinical neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, and psychologists who work with patients with dementia. Key Features: Includes comprehensive, clinically focused coverage of all major cortical dementias Covers neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of dementia patients, as well as legal and ethical issues Discusses assessment and diagnosis from the perspectives of neuroimaging and cognitive and behavioral symptoms Discusses a range of interventions (pharmacological, cognitive behavioral, etc.) and management issues related to dementia treatment Informed by contributions from such diverse disciplines as neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and clinical psychology
How to Develop Knockout Punching Power, Kicking Power, Grappling Power, and Ground Fighting Power
Author: J. Barnes
Pubpsher: Fitness Lifestyle
Category: Sports & Recreation
Learn The #1 Power Training System for Martial Arts, MMA, Boxing, Wrestling, and Self-Defense. Based on scientific training methods of combat masters, such as Bruce Lee, and champion boxers, MMA fighters, and wrestlers...Power Training for Combat, MMA, Boxing, Wrestling, Martial Arts, and Self-Defense provides basic, intermediate, and advanced teachings and training methods to maximize striking and grappling power. Discover The 8 Keys to Superior Combat Power. 1. Knockouts and Submissions: Knockout power is the great equalizer in a fight because it can deliver a fast and definitive victory for the well-trained power fighter. Learn the science and physiology of knockout striking and power grappling. 2. Combat PowerSync: Developing total fighting power is the key to maximizing your innate power potential. Combat PowerSync is the most rapid and effective process for maximizing your total combat power and ability to finish fights quickly. 3. Power Principles: Learn the seven fundamental principles of combat power. With knowledge of these core principles, you will have a solid starting point for building the foundation of your power training program. 4. Power Attributes: Discover the most important attributes for knockout power. You will master the building blocks of combat power and learn how to close your power gaps! 5. Power Weapons: Learn proven strikes, takedowns, chokes, and locks to incapacitate an opponent in seconds. Based on science and statistics--these are the "go-to weapons" for power fighters, because they deliver consistent knockouts and submissions. 6. Power Training Tools: Improve your power attributes and skills in the shortest possible time with the same training tools and equipment used by combat champions for maximizing knockout and submission proficiency. 7. Power Training Program: Get a successful jumpstart on your power development by creating a customized training program. Using simple and convenient tools--you will learn how to plan, execute, and adapt your training for continuous power improvements. 8. Combat Power Inspiration: Gain rare insights into the power of the greatest knockout strikers and grapplers. Plus, learn how to increase your power IQ and maintain your training motivation.