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mma-for-dummiesThe success of mixed martial arts (MMA) over the past 10 years has fundamentally changed the focus of combat sports. Although athletes will continue to specialize in boxing, or wrestling, or one of the traditional martial arts, such as karate or tae kwon do, today's fighters must become proficient with their fists, feet, knees, and elbows, they must be able to fight while standing and while on the ground, and they must be able to execute and defend against complex submission holds, such as those featured in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  In other words, today's fighters must become mixed martial artists.

 

 

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FOR DUMMIES BY FRANK SHAMROCK.
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Mixed Martial Arts for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2009; ISBN: 978-0-470-39071-9) was written by Frank Shamrock, an MMA legend who is considered by many to be the prototype for the modern mixed martial artist. Shamrock was the first UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) middleweight champion, and after defending his title five times retired from the UFC undefeated. 

book-sampleHe has also held championship titles in the WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) and Strikeforce organizations. Outside of the ring, Shamrock is an MMA color commentator, and he is internationally known as one of the world's top martial arts instructors and trainers.

  1. Part I: Welcome to My World (Of Pain)
  2. Part II: Stand-Up Fighting
  3. Part III: Grappling: You Gotta Have a Ground Game
  4. Part IV: Becoming a Well-Rounded Fighter - And Person
  5. Part V: The Part of Tens

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