Offering cohesion and clarification for what is currently a loose collection of strategies, this reference delves into the “ground and pound” fighting method—winning a fight by striking an opponent after a takedown. Demonstrating through fight metrics how just as many matches are won by strikes as submissions, this manual addresses the importance of proper “grounding” and lists an array of riding, pinning, and transitioning skills. Following the first element up by introducing an exhaustive “pounding” vocabulary, this guide is key to making stand-up strikers all the more formidable on the floor. Guaranteed to improve the game of even the best submission players, this handbook ensures tighter defense and enhanced offensive tactics, offering a one-stop solution for this vital but often overlooked aspect of the mixed martial arts arena.
Offering cohesion and clarification for what is currently a loose collection of strategies, this reference delves into the ''ground and pound '' fighting method - winning a fight by striking an opponent after a takedown. Demonstrating through fight metrics how just as many matches are won by strikes as submissions, this manual addresses the importance of proper ''grounding '' and lists an array of riding, pinning, and transitioning skills. Following the first element up by introducing an exhaustive ''pounding '' vocabulary, this guide is key to making stand-up strikers all the more formidable on the floor. Guaranteed to improve the game of even the best submission players, this handbook ensures tighter defense and enhanced offensive tactics, offering a one-stop solution for this vital but often overlooked aspect of the mixed martial arts arena.
Emphasizing the “mix” in mixed martial arts, this manual addresses the inherent problems in combining different fighting styles. Pioneering a unique drilling matrix that allows the fighter to dissolve the distinctions between separate arts, this guide allows practitioners to effortlessly blend the different disciplines into one seamless whole. Covering both offensive and defensive aspects, this training handbook is the definitive reference for executing optimal flow-chain drills.
Illustrates how top mixed martial-arts fighters effectively use strike combinations, in a guide to essential tactics that includes coverage of footwork, recommendations for merging defensive and offensive moves and tips for overcoming range-related challenges. Original.
The author of the best-selling Boxing Mastery introduces a diverse and unique group of drill sets that can be completed alone or with a partner combining floor exercises with boxing-specific equipment including the heavy bag, medicine ball and jump rope. Original.
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.
One of the most feared and useful weapons in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition is dissected and discussed in this fully-illustrated guide to both perfecting and defending against the low kick. Many competitors view this technique as a single tool in their arsenal, limiting themselves when they could be taking this low-line method of attack and modifying it to fit far more kicking situations than those commonly used. This volume demonstrates how to expand the low-kicking arsenal, showing how a simple alteration in leg targeting can strongly challenge an opponent's defense, and how to hone low-line kicking power and speed so that rapid-fire low-line kicking becomes a powerful advantage. These techniques are prime for MMA competitors and anyone who wants to improve both their self-defense and competition skills with the best empirical information available.
FAST, FURIOUS, UNFORGIVING - 25 fights, 250 questions. The follow-up to Mixed Martial Arts IQ (Volume I) has the biggest events, craziest stories, the fighters you love, the fighters you love to hate, and more. Accept the challenge. Ranger Up Presents Mixed Martial Arts IQ (Volume II) is going to kick the crap out of you, and you'll love it. Ranger Up Apparel Company and author Zac Robinson have partnered to develop a pound-for-pound champion. In this book you'll find 25 sets of ten trivia questions that are full of MMA history. Each set of questions represents a fight. Answer them all and you've scored a big stoppage, miss a few and you're waking up asking "Stitch" Duran what happened. In the end you'll have a 25-fight record and be a champ ... or a can. Either way, with more than 20 photographs and stories shared by MMA stars for the first time and exclusively to Zac Robinson for this book, you'll have fun, and you'll be helping out deserving people, as a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Soldiers' Angels and Hire Heroes USA. Among the numerous MMA stars who have already contributed to this book and its effort to support these organizations are Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin, Tim Kennedy, Chael Sonnen, Nate Quarry, Chris Leben, Gray Maynard, Matt Lindland, Tim Credeur, Jorge Rivera, Brian Stann, Denis Kang, King Mo, Jason Miller, and Pat Cote. So you see, you don't stand a chance ... but give it a shot anyway! Maybe you'll be one of the few who rises through the ranks to contend for the title of Greatest of All Time, and if not, after reading Ranger Up Presents Mixed Martial Arts IQ you at least won't ever be called a TUF newb. Praise for MMA IQ, Volume II “I doubt you could have found this many top athletes willing to participate from any other sport. It’s a credit to each one of these fine gentleman and the sport of MMA as a whole that they chose to be involved.” — “The Fight Professor” Stephen Quadros. “This is truly a unique partnership and unique book. It will certainly entertain MMA fans and it will make a difference in the lives of those who served.” — Fight! Magazine Editor in Chief Donovan Craig. Praise for MMA IQ, Volume I “Every time I work on a cut I am being tested and I feel confident I can pass the test. After reading MMA IQ I’m not so sure I can do the same with this book.” ⎯ UFC Cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran, www.stitchdurangear.com “MMA fans everywhere pay attention—this is your best chance to reign supreme in your favorite bar stool. The trivia and stories come at you so fast and so furious you’ll wish Stitch Duran was in your corner getting you ready to do battle.” ⎯ Sam Hendricks, award-winning author of Fantasy Football Tips: 201 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting “From the rookie fan to the pound for pound trivia champs, MMA IQ has something that will challenge the wide spectrum of fans that follow the sport.” ⎯ Robert Joyner, www.mmapayout.com “I thought I knew MMA, but this book took my MMA IQ to a whole new level . . . fun read, highly recommended.” ⎯ William Li, www.findmmagym.com