- ISBN: 9780470390719 | 0470390719
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/20/2009
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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 techniquesPrepare to start training - strengthen your body, focus your mind, learn the concepts of combat, and find a good instructorStand up for yourself - your introductory course in stand up fighting, from essential strikes and defense to inside fighting with the clinch and takedownsGet ready to grapple - understand the essentials of ground fighting, including the guard position, submissions, and escapesBecome a well-rounded fighter - improve your nutrition, develop a warm-up routine, expand your mental training, and get the rest you needOpen the book and find:Proven strategies to train your body and mindMore than 150 step-by-step, full-color photos illustrating proper techniqueThe 8 positions of powerNecessary MMA training equipmentThe styles and strategies of MMA competitionFight-specific training drills and gamesTips for increasing your speed and avoiding injuryAdvice from the expert on improving your ground game