Mixed Martial Arts Unleashed: Mastering the Most Effective Moves for Victory Paperback – 1 Sep 2008
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About the Author
Mickey Dimic has thirty-four years of experience in martial arts. A two-time middleweight world champion, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame member, and fifth-degree black belt, he has trained six world champions and countless students at his dojo. Living in Ontario, he is currently the coach for the Canadian Jiu-Jitsu Association.
Christopher Miller is a judo black belt and successful national- and international-level competitor with podium finishes in major judo, submission grappling, and amateur MMA events.
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It covers the history of combat sports and MMA (a fascinating area to me) and then covers the essential tactics and skills from all aspects of the modern game seen in cagefighting the world over.
It goes into depth on the bread and butter techniques with nice photos and detailed text on how to get them to work.
The style of writing is nice and keeps the interest of the reader as if having a live instructor and is easy to understand.
A great little book that I recommend to all of my students.
Does help put into context why you do certain drills and sparring in isolation and why you would look to mix styles in sparring too (striker versus grappler - and then swap rolls).
It also emphasises the importance of not injurring your training partners, which I think a lot of martial artists seem to forget - that your team in order to prepare.
Some people have complained that the pics are in black and white, but I dont think colour would add too much to the experience other than price.
It could maybe have a few more drills in there too, but I think it is attempting to be a broad introduction to MMA rather than focusing soley on one aspect such as fitness or tactics for example. It does get you thinking about how you can focus your drills etc to get better at one aspect of fighting before going the whole hog.
A lot of this I already knew, but I did still find it helpful and would certainly recommend to anyone who is new to stepping in an MMA gym.
When I ordered this book, I didn't know what I was going to get, but it looked good: written by a combination of UFC champions, amateur MMA champions and grappling and striking specialists in pro MMA, some in UFC others in other leagues. However, besides Carlos Newton, I wasn't too familiar with who the others were, but this is probably more due to my interest in MMA being more in participating than in keeping stats on all the fighters. But, WOW, the book does impress! It takes the mystery and confusion out of the sport by starting with the building block techniques like strikes, takedowns, pins, guard work and subs, and then shows how you link them together, and then how to strategize and train to maximize your chances against an opponent. What I really like is how, unlike it seems every other book out there, they prioritize moves, showing which ones are most common and effective, and not just throwing out an unorganized mess of moves that the player has to experiment with to see what he finds better than what. One other thing I really like is that the book is written for amateur players too. There are more restrictions on amateur events, and this book helps you to navigate through them. The drills in the book are very useful and even fun, and opened my eyes to more efficient ways of training. Many of them are situational based, and the book describes the most "go for" moves from each, for both attacker and defender, and how to do them.Read more ›
Great addition to my collection and glad I bought it (cheaper than I thought). Will write a further review after finishing it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Has a lot of info but is black and white and feels a little cheaply made
Not bad, I've seen better books though
Great book, simple straight forward manual of things that work. Really helpful with some great tips, would def recommend to everyonePublished on 23 Oct. 2013 by Mr L