Serial No.:- 67
|The Mixed Martial Arts Handbook|
Category:- Informative Book (11. Sports and Games )
Book:- The Mixed Martial Arts Handbook: The Insider's Guide to Fighting Techniques
Author:- John Ritschel
Publisher:- Skyhorse; Illustrated edition
Published on:- January 27, 2010
No. of Pages:- 192
My after reading review (May 07, 2022):- As an Mixed Martial Arts learner I was finding a good complete book on MMA. I need to know the theory part also about the sport I am practicing. It good to have a clear understanding about the theory of any sport to practice it effectively. But unfortunately there is almost no good and complete book I have found in the market.
At last I find this one "The Mixed Martial Arts Handbook" by John Ritschel.
This is a good book and covers almost all topics (except a few - defence against striking, top mount and defence against top mount). I can't say it's in depth, but touches almost each topics. And the book comes with lots of clear colour pictures to demonstrate each and every moves.
The book covers standing fight, ground fight, transition between standing to ground - takedown and throw. The author also includes the overlapping areas such as stand-up grappling and striking on the ground.
There is not a single complete good book on this sport. Even this book is good but not complete. If the author would include the chapters on this three topics - defence against striking, top mount and defence against top mount, then it could be almost complete. That's the only complain I have against the author. He covers everything but why did he missed out to cover those important parts.
Whatever, overall this is great book for any MMA fighter who is practicing this sport.