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What are the best MMA books

What are the best MMA books

You’ve probably always wanted to know what are the best MMA books to help you achieve your goals? This decision is hard to make with quite a lot of good books out there and also lots of rubbish. We don’t want you wasting your time reading some trash talking or about how to get really pumped.  So what are the best MMA books and why are they the best? A good MMA book must be informative, instructional, easy to follow but also a book that will make you think. Our choices all fit into these categories so you will know for certain what are the best MMA books. There is no point being a dull weapon, you must be sharp of the mind and body to defeat challengers.

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Jiu-jitsu University by Saul Ribeiro.

Ribeiro is one of the best instructors and practitioners in the world; he breaks down everything making it so easy to follow. The Attention to detail in the book and explanation of techniques are second to none. Jiu-jitsu University is a great book for beginners while also essential for anyone starting their journey into BJJ. However, it is also very useful for anyone studying up to intermediate and instructor level as it will take you from white belt all the way through to a black belt. Jiu-jitsu University by Saul Ribeiro gives you a fantastic attitude towards  MMA training and is also that good it could even be used to plan lessons. Saul Ribeiro’s no ego approach to teaching is clear and methodical and explained with illustrated photos from every angle. It is also full of lots of tips and techniques which will have you thinking all day and eager to get to the dojo to try out.  In conclusion it is a great reference book to be check again and again through your progression.

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Fedor: The Fighting System of the World’s Undisputed King of MMA by Fedor Emelianenko

This book doesn’t mess around filling you with page after page of Fedor as a child or what he got for Christmas until he was 18; it has a brief background and then gets right to it. This is a no nonsense and no-frills approach to training how to fight like an undisputed king of MMA. Fedor covers the basics of striking, clinch and ground work before moving on to advanced techniques and strategies that he has used to dispose of some of the most dangerous MMA fighters in the world. The book also gives you an immense understanding as to why Fedor Emelianenko does each technique teaching you how the unbeatable wins every time. Fedor has 2500 photos to hold your hand through every technique of his submissions, strikes, counters and combinations. It is an inspiration not only for training and fighting but also for the way a fighter should live his life.

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The Book Of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

“The primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means. Whenever you parry, hit, spring, strike or touch the enemy’s cutting sword, you must cut the enemy in the same movement. It is essential to attain this. If you think only of hitting, springing, striking or touching the enemy, you will not be able actually to cut him.”
― Miyamoto MusashiThe Book of Five Rings

A masterpiece of Japanese literature takings us back to the days of the Samurai but highly relatable to life today. A 17th century classic which although primary focuses on swordsmanship can be applied to any technique. Miyamoto Musashi’s book will ultimately make you a better person if you are willing to dedicate yourself to his teachings. Most of all a book of the mind and body where they are one in the same. Informative and insightful focusing on martial arts physical and metaphysical development in addition to having great quotes to live your life by. Musashi teaches concepts of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Emptiness which incorporate, clear mind, calmness, self-perseverance and self-discipline. Therefore the book of five rings is possibly the best training manual you will ever read. It may take you a lifetime to fully understand all the teachings, but the journey will be worth it.

 

“there is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.”
― Miyamoto MusashiThe Book of Five Rings

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BJ Penn’s “Book of Knowledge”

Penn was one of the best MMA fighters in the world an unstoppable machine of a man a colossus of the cage. In the “Book of Knowledge” Penn the former two weight UFC champion produces the perfect guide from amateur to pro. The book follows a logical path covering the basics well, before focusing more on how to apply these in fights. The techniques are so easy to follow and provided with pictures from many angles. Penn’s striking descriptions which run throughout the book are most noteworthy as they are covered from all possible positions. Furthermore you will learn the best submissions, strikes, wrestling, boxing combinations and how to defend against submissions and setup take downs. In the Book of Knowledge nothing is left out, every area of the fight is given it due respect. Overall, a great book for an amateur, pro or anyone interested in mixed martial arts.

 

We hope this has helped you in some way decide what are the best MMA books but if you have any suggestions please leave a comment and let us know.

 

 

 

 

 

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Stop bullying

 

Stop bullying

Stop bullying with MMA.

How to stop bullying is something that is a major challenge for schools and parents alike.  As a child bullying can consume your entire existence, and you think there is no way to stop the bullying. According to the Annual Bullying Survey 2017 ” 1-in-2 children have experienced bullying, with 1-in-10 having been bullied within the past week. The impacts on health, self-esteem and performance are significant. 36% of those who have been bullied said it made them feel depressed and 1-in-4 turned to self-harm as a coping mechanism”. These days children can’t even get away from it at home with social media and cyber bullying. Bullying can be a terrible thing at school and even after they leave.

How to stop bullying?

MMA can stop bullying by giving your child skills to protect themselves and confidence and self-discipline to rise above. They will be too busy learning Brazil Jui Jitsu techniques to care what someone tagged them in on Facebook. Your child can stop bullying by being more physically fit and therefore in a much stronger position to challenge any bullying. Have you ever heard the sentence “oh that kid that does Muay Thai just got picked on”?  The simple answer is no and you never will. MMA can help your child make friends and break down barriers that may be causing them to be a target.

MMA can even help the bully, “yes help the bully”! No we don’t mean help the bully beat up your child. What we mean is if your child is a bully, MMA will help them channel this energy for good. Most bullies are just trying to show off or have too much energy and need an outlet. MMA is the perfect outlet and promotes team work, positives attitudes and self-discipline. Your child will have fun learning MMA, they will not be moaning about how bored they are in their untidy rooms. They will be out meeting people, learning important life enhancing skills and becoming better people.

Is MMA dangerous for your child?

Firstly, no MMA club is going to put your child in danger, they will learn in a safe and friendly environment. Your local MMA club aims to protect and teach your kids skills so that you will worry less, not more. AmazingMMA would say it is more dangerous not to let you child learn MMA. Kids are too static these days, they spend all their time watching “You tube”, gaming or playing with fidget spinners. To be blunt they have become fat, lazy and unhealthy.

It is vital for children to get active, otherwise the consequences could have dramatic effects on their health. Physical activity and mental acuity go hand in hand, giving the child that studies MMA a better advantage over their peers. Furthermore MMA produces increased concentration and discipline, which will help your child achieve more at school. So whether your child is being bullied, becoming a bully or just needs to get out of gaming all day? MMA can be the perfect solution. Learning mixed martial arts is a combination of all the things your child needs to develop, all under one safe and secure roof. All in all, we only see positives coming out of your child learning MMA.

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Should you learn MMA?

We believe MMA is not just for UFC fighters and over-bulked muscle machines, although if you are one, we still love you. We think MMA should be for everyone. MMA is not a new phenomenon it has been around for a very long time. Some say it started life in ancient Greece as a way for armies to practice their martial arts and keep active in times of peace.

This however doesn’t mean you have to be a Greek warrior to learn, trust us it takes all shapes and sizes to make a dojo.  There are many different types of mixed martial arts, so you have a lot to choose from.  Maybe you imagine kicking your way through a lesson in some Muay Thai shorts or grappling with no Gi in shorts and T-shirt. You may fancy yourself as the next Royce Gracie, one of the leading practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu or (Bjj). In the world of MMA there is something for everyone.

Get out of your bubble and get fit with MMA.

One of the main benefits of studying mixed martial arts is that it will get you fit. You will train a number of times per week, working on good cardiovascular and strength exercises to get you in shape and build up your endurance. Most of all you will then practice, practice, and practice fighting techniques until they become second nature. A great way to practice these techniques is by sparring, which is also an amazing way to keep you fit. You will see in no time at all how you can train the human body to do almost anything you put your mind to. Take a look at Resources page for the best Gyms, clubs and classes in the UK.

A great advantage MMA offers to the modern world is getting you out of your bubble and allowing you to mix with real people. Social interaction can be a great help for anyone suffering from anxiety and depression. We understand it is hard to make that first step, but once you do you will never look back. How depressed do you think someone is after kicking the hell out of a leather bag for 30 mins? It is much better getting out all that built up stress, instead of keeping it all locked in and letting negativity take over. However, if you are not quite ready to join a club yet, maybe get yourself a bag and some gloves. 

 Try it out at home, a few punches and kicks to get started and you can always find resources online.

 

The Annual Bullying Survey 2017

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