Chock-full of go-to finishing holds and tap-outs, this action-filled guide illustrates how to skillfully perform these essential fighting moves. More than 100 high-percentage submissions are detailed using sequenced action photographs to help strengthen the wrestling vocabulary of Mixed Martial Arts athletes. Whether used during competition or on the street, these submissions will allow both novice and seasoned no-holds-barred fighters to hold their own.
When violence becomes unavoidable, it's best to be informed, and this self-defence book provides revolutionary information that could mean the difference between life and death in the event of a physical assault. Included are drills to increase awareness, examples for using the environment as a self-defence tool, and methods that allow victims to best use their inherent strengths to repel an attack. An interesting look at the psychology of an attack -- exploring the mindset of both attacker and victim, and illuminating the dynamic between the two -- this manual puts the power back into the hands of concerned citizens.
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.
How did the old school, all time champs — like Jack Dempsey, Kid McCoy, Sonny Liston and Stanley Ketchel — do it? This manual examines some of the best and most interesting fighters in boxing history and gets inside the historical import of what they accomplished. Examining the training, technique and tactics of past champions, this book provides readers with recreated templates to drill and box precisely as the greats did. Here are five benefits a reader will gain from this book: 1. Gain historical perspective on one of mankind's most riveting and oldest sports. 2. Hone boxing skills via historical recreation modeling. 3. Create bonding with the material through historical perspective and physical execution. 4. Transform your boxing game as you learn to shift gears through champion mindsets. 5. Learn the valuable skill of immersion training versus simulacra training.
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.
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 defence and enhanced offensive tactics, offering a one-stop solution for this vital but often overlooked aspect of the mixed martial arts arena.
This advanced guide to submission wrestling--the underlying fighting skill associated with such events as the Ultimate Fighting Championships--continues the straightforward, pragmatic approach to ultimate-fighting instruction begun in "No Holds Barred Fighting." 450 photos.
An photo-illustrated guide for mixed martial arts training that explains boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian jujitsu, and wrestling techniques and describes how the fighter can blend each of the techniques into one cohesive fighting style.