whats good? i was wondering whats a great MMA book for learning submissions and all that kind of stuff.. im looking to learn more about the sport
Do you want a history of the sport or a book of techniques?
my fault bro.. i meant a book of techniques to learn
The Big Books of Combat by Bas Rutten is always the place to start. It teaches everything associated with MMA from techniques to conditioning to weight training, etc.
awesome, im going to run a search for it right now dude, thanks. any other books come to mind?
Mastering the Rubber Guard
Muay Thai Unleashed
That's all I can think of at the moment...
im looking into Mastering the Rubber Guard because of the price.. so this teaches a lot of moves/techniques bro?
Yes, but they are not intended for people that don't have a good grappling base.
hmm. im looking for just basic techniques and such.. like arm-bar and techniques like that
ok. well yeah, im a newb, but i love watching ufc and everything and want to learn a lot of stuff
The best way to learn how to apply the techniques is to go to an MMA school and roll/spar with the other students.
You can look at photo's in a book - the Gracies have great picture books as does Dave Camarillo.
However, you will never really understand how to apply them without actually training at a good school.
By the photo you will see how to hold the arm and lean back.
In a school you will learn the importance on having the thumb pointing the right way, shifting your hips to the right angle, pushing your hips up, hugging the arm etc.
An arm bar applied with your opponent resistant has to be this technical for you to pull it off, this is stuff a book will never be able to teach you.
thanks for the info karategirl! do u know any books that rodja may not have mentioned?
Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu: Revolutionizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Paperback) by: Dave Camarillo , Erich Krauss
Theory and Technique
by Renzo and Royler Gracie
^^ yeah thats prob me lol
Can't believe nobody's mentioned Mark Hatmaker's books:
No Holds Barred Fighting: Savage Strikes: The Complete Guide to Real World Striking for NHB Competition and Street Defense,
No Holds Barred Fighting: The Ultimate Guide to Submission Wrestling
No Holds Barred Fighting: Takedowns: Throws, Trips, Drops and Slams for NHB Competition and Street Defense
No Holds Barred Fighting: The Clinch: Offensive and Defensive Concepts Inside NHB's Most Grueling Position (No Holds Barred Fighting)
More No Holds Barred Fighting: Killer Submissions
Boxing Mastery: Advanced Technique, Tactics, and Strategies from the Sweet Science
yo ex, thanks for the feedback! im looking into all of these.. do u guys know any good dvd's for a beginner?