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    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

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    Do you want a history of the sport or a book of techniques?
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    my fault bro.. i meant a book of techniques to learn
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    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.
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    awesome, im going to run a search for it right now dude, thanks. any other books come to mind?
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    1001 submissions
    Mastering the Rubber Guard
    Muay Thai Unleashed

    That's all I can think of at the moment...
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    im looking into Mastering the Rubber Guard because of the price.. so this teaches a lot of moves/techniques bro?
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    Yes, but they are not intended for people that don't have a good grappling base.
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    hmm. im looking for just basic techniques and such.. like arm-bar and techniques like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by P4D2A022 View Post
    hmm. im looking for just basic techniques and such.. like arm-bar and techniques like that
    Oh, boy. Well an armbar is a not exactly a basic technique: there are many, many types of armbars. My suggestion is to go to a BJJ school for a few months to pick up techniques. Books are good resources for different ideas, but should not be to foundation of your training.
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    ok. well yeah, im a newb, but i love watching ufc and everything and want to learn a lot of stuff
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    The best way to learn how to apply the techniques is to go to an MMA school and roll/spar with the other students.
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    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.
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    thanks for the info karategirl! do u know any books that rodja may not have mentioned?
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    I like:
    Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu: Revolutionizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Paperback) by: Dave Camarillo , Erich Krauss

    and

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    Theory and Technique
    by Renzo and Royler Gracie
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    Quote Originally Posted by karategirl View Post
    I like:
    Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu: Revolutionizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Paperback) by: Dave Camarillo , Erich Krauss

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    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    Theory and Technique
    by Renzo and Royler Gracie
    Guerrilla JJ is a good book, but the combo of Judo and BJJ is a lot for someone without a good grappling base.
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    ^^ yeah thats prob me lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by P4D2A022 View Post
    ^^ yeah thats prob me lol
    Dave Cammarillo was a black belt in Judoka before he started BJJ. His style is a amalgam of judo and BJJ.
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    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)

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    yo ex, thanks for the feedback! im looking into all of these.. do u guys know any good dvd's for a beginner?
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    For total beginners, no. Check out Randy Couture's centuryvision videos, Bas Rutten's big dvd of combat, Brandon Vera's MMA gameplan and Rob Kaman's old panther video series for some excellent instruction on almost all facets of fighting though.
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    i decided to get brazilian jiu-jitsu theory and technique with renzo and royler gracie. im very satisfied!
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    Glad you liked it
    Its a pretty good introduction with some great pictures.

    I train Guerrilla JJ which is why Daves book was probably more basic for me than a traditional JJ guy, so sorry if it seemed too advanced,
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    no problem girl! any recommendations for a second book i should look at?
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    A little OT, but I saw one with Joe Rogan in the pictures. I know he's no joke at bjj, but I still found it amusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas123 View Post
    A little OT, but I saw one with Joe Rogan in the pictures. I know he's no joke at bjj, but I still found it amusing.
    He is good friends with Eddie Bravo. Hence, I am assuming, his inclusion in Bravo's books.
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    ya know, at first i didnt like rogan, mainly because he was a pest on fear factor.. but now, i do have respect for him in the ufc and everything..... i dunno, just my .02 i guess
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    The Bible of Bujutsu


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    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

    The Bible of Bujutsu has every thing from the history
    of MMA to stuff that many MMA or Jiu Jitsu techniques,
    and the original names for the techniques. There is a lot of weak links in this decent of the Japanese JuJutsu and this book fills
    in the gaps.
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    If you want to be a good MMA fight you gotta wear a tapout hat, affliction shirt, and sprawl shorts. Also, you gotta not know wtf your talking about when it comes to MMA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exnihilo View Post
    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
    I was thinking the same thbing here. They are inexpensive books with a good variety of techniques. Again though, to truly understand you need to get into a school and spar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CryingEmo View Post
    If you want to be a good MMA fight you gotta wear a tapout hat, affliction shirt, and sprawl shorts. Also, you gotta not know wtf your talking about when it comes to MMA.
    True. Thats the way to do it.
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