From the Back Cover
Your full–color guide to this wildly popular combat sport! Mixed martial arts is sweeping the globe! In this practical guide, legendary MMA Champion Frank Shamrock shares his expertise and love for the sport. He introduces you to his famous training and fighting system, explaining the virtues, ethics, and techniques of MMA in clear detail while showing you how to develop a safe, effective training regimen. Begin with MMA basics discover the history, the fighting styles, and modern rules and training techniques Prepare to start training strengthen your body, focus your mind, learn the concepts of combat, and find a good instructor Stand up for yourself your introductory course in stand up fighting, from essential strikes and defense to inside fighting with the clinch and takedowns Get ready to grapple understand the essentials of ground fighting, including the guard position, submissions, and escapes Become a well–rounded fighter improve your nutrition, develop a warm–up routine, expand your mental training, and get the rest you need Open the book and find: Proven strategies to train your body and mind More than 150 step–by–step, full–color photos illustrating proper technique The 8 positions of power Necessary MMA training equipment The styles and strategies of MMA competition Fight–specific training drills and games Tips for increasing your speed and avoiding injury Advice from the expert on improving your ground game
About the Author
Frank Shamrock is an MMA legend and considered by many to be the prototype for the modern mixed martial artist. He has earned titles in the UFC, WEC, andStrikeforce promotions. Outside of the ring, Shamrock is an MMA color commentator on CBS, Showtime, and ESPN2. Also internationally known as one of the world′s top martial arts instructors and trainers, Shamrock is the highest–ranking instructor of the Submission Fighting style of martial arts in the United States.