Best Mixed Martial Arts Books

Here you will get Best Mixed Martial Arts Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Lover Unveiled (The Black Dagger Brotherhood series Book 19)

Author: by J.R. Ward
April 20, 2021

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In this heart-pounding installment in J.R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, a long-lost member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood finds true loveand evil incarnatein Caldwell, New York. Sahvage has been living under the radar for centuriesand he has every intention of of staying dead and buried.

But when a civilian female sucks him into her dangerous battle with an evil as ancient as time, his protective side overrides his common sense. Mae has lost everything, and desperation sets her on a collision course with fate. Determined to reverse a tragedy, she goes where mortals should fear to treadand comes face-to-face with the Brotherhood’s new enemy.

She also discovers a love she never expected to find with Sahvage, but there can be no future for them. Knowing they will part, the two band together to fight against what Mae unknowingly unleashedas the Brotherhood closes in to reclaim one of their damned, and evil vows to destroy them all

2. Jiu-Jitsu University

Author: by Saulo Ribeiro
Victory Belt Publishing

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Saulo Ribeirosix-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championis world-renowned for his functional jiu-jitsu knowledge and flawless technique. In Jiu-Jitsu University, Ribeiro shares with the public for the first time his revolutionary system of grappling, mapping out more than 200 techniques that carry you from white to black belt.

Illuminating common jiu-jitsu errors and then illustrating practical remedies, this book is a must for all who train in jiu-jitsu. Not your run-of-the-mill technique book, Jiu-Jitsu University is a detailed training manual that will ultimately change the way jiu-jitsu is taught around the globe.

3. Footwork Wins Fights: The Footwork of Boxing, Kickboxing, Martial Arts & MMA

Author: by David Christian
249 pages

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The first comprehensive book on footwork in martial arts covers everything you need to know to take your training to the next level. Footwork Wins Fights goes into great detail on everything you need to know about footwork, from:*Body Mechanics Basic and Clear Rules on how to move efficiently.

Comprehensive List of Footwork Beginner To AdvancedIn depth explanations from the very basics all the way to the advanced footwork of great masters like Dominick Cruz, Willie Pep and Mike Tyson. Superior Positions Learn which positions leave you least vulnerable and most likely to land strikes and secure takedowns.

Techniques And StrategiesThere are a vast array of different strategies that can be employed in footwork; from the mobility biased styles of fighters like Muhammad Ali and Dominick Cruz to patient minimalists like Joe Louis. Footwork Patterns to Attain Superior PositionsEvery exchange of blows has an Entry and an Exit, with potential Adjustments happening in between.

4. Aggressive Defense: Blocks, Head Movement & Counters for Boxing, Kickboxing & MMA

Author: by David James Christian
322 pages

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The first comprehensive book on blocks, parries, and head movement in martial arts covers everything you need to know to take your training to the next level. Aggressive Defense goes into great detail on everything you need to know about defense, from: *Basic to Advanced Blocks, Rolls, Parries, Head Movement and counters.

All Pro Guards and Styles Cross Guard, Philly Shell, Long Guard, Peek-A-Boo, Low Guard and more. Beginner To Advanced In depth explanations with over 1,000 pictures, from the very basics all the way to advanced counters. Reference Sections – After each chapter pro fighters are listed that used the techniques shown, along with fights where that technique made a huge difference.

If the technique is rare or hard to pull off, specific rounds and even times are given. After learning each technique you can look up the fights referenced to see it used by masters like Muhammad Ali, Anderson Silva, Saenchai, Willie Pep, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao, GSP, Buakaw, Mike Tyson and many more.

5. Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence

Author: by Rory Miller
YMAA Publication Center
202 pages

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A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real-World Violence. Experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer Sgt. Rory Miller distills what he has learned from jailhouse brawls, tactical operations and ambushes to explore the differences between martial arts and the subject martial arts were designed to deal with: Violence.

Sgt. Miller introduces the myths, metaphors and expectations that most martial artists have about what they will ultimately learn in their dojo. This is then compared with the complexity of the reality of violence. Complexity is one of the recurring themes throughout this work.

Section Two examines how to think critically about violence, how to evaluate sources of knowledge and clearly explains the concepts of strategy and tactics. Sections Three and Four focus on the dynamics of violence itself and the predators who perpetuate it.

Drawing on hundreds of encounters and thousands of hours spent with criminals Sgt. Miller explains the types of violence; how, where, when and why it develops; the effects of adrenaline; how criminals think, and even the effects of drugs and altered states of consciousness in a fight.

6. Lives Laid Away (An August Snow Novel Book 2)

Author: by Stephen Mack Jones
January 8, 2019

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Detroit ex-cop August Snow takes up vigilante justice when his beloved neighborhood of Mexicantown is caught in the crosshairs of a human trafficking scheme. When the body of an unidentified young Hispanic woman is dredged from the Detroit River, the Wayne County coroner gives her photo to ex-police detective August Snow, insisting August ask around his native Mexicantown to see if anyone recognizes her.

August’s good friend Elena, an advocate for undocumented immigrants, immediately pinpoints the girl as local teenager Isadora del Torres. It turns out Izzy isn’t the only young woman to have disappeared during an ICE raid only to turn up dead a few weeks later.

Preyed upon by the law itself, the people of Mexicantown have no one to turn to but August. In a guns-blazing wild ride across Detroit, he will put his own life on the line to protect the community he loves.

7. Principles of Power: Power Generation for Boxing, Kickboxing & MMA

Author: by David James Christian
183 pages

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Principles of Power explains the physics behind the hardest hitting fighters in history, then demonstrates practical ways to incorporate these principles into your own striking arsenal in an easy to understand, no nonsense way.. For years sports scientists have studied how to put the most power into movement patterns from popular sports; from a pitcher throwing a baseball to a golfer swinging his golf club.

This same attention has rarely been given to combat sports or martial arts, in part because a fighter must balance mobility and defense along with power generation. But the lack of research has not stopped generations of talented fighters of all disciplines from finding ways to incorporate massive power building techniques into their own unique styles.

This book not only explains the physics behind massive power generation, it also gives hundreds of examples of how to use them. Each physics principle is followed with a Practical Applications section. This section demonstrates several proven set ups and techniques used by the world’s greatest fighters, from simple, staple techniques to complex, advanced methods.

8. Bound (Mastered Book 1)

Author: by Lorelei James
Berkley (February 4, 2014)
February 4, 2014

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FIRST IN A NEW SERIESIn the new Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a woman’s desire to shatter her inhibitions leaves her unprepared for where that erotic journey will take her. Former small-town girl Amery Hardwick is living her dream as a graphic designer in Denver, Colorado.

She’s focused on building her business, which leaves little time for datingnot that she needs a romantic entanglement to fulfill her. When her friend signs up for a self-defense class as part of her recovery after an attack, Amery joins her for support.

That’s where she meets him. Ronin Black, owner of the dojo, is so drawn to Amery that he takes over her trainingin public and in private. The enigmatic Ronin pushes Amery’s boundaries from the start, and with each new tryst, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure and to him.

But when Amery senses Ronin is hiding something, she questions her total trust in him, despite the undeniable thrill of his possession.

9. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Ultimate Guide to Dominating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Combat

Author: by Alexandre Paiva
Tuttle Publishing
192 pages

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a guide to the most efficient and devastating techniques in popular martial arts by World Champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Alexandre Paiva. The book contains over 1,000 full-color photographs demonstrating the moves that made the author the most feared competitor in BJJ circles and now one of the most sought-after instructors.

Jiu-Jitsu or Jujutsu came into prominence in the early 90’s when jiu-jitsu expert Royce Gracie won the first, second, and fourth Ultimate Fighting Championships against much larger opponents who were using other styles such as boxing, muay thai, karate, and wrestling.

Since then it has become one of the most popular methods in MMA due to its focus on ground fighting. Learn the techniques that have proven dominant in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and the Mixed Martial Arts cage: Takedowns The Closed Guard Passing The Closed Guard Butterfly Guard Open Guard Pass Side Control Half Guard Back Mount With sections devoted to both gi and no-gi techniques, whether training for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament or a Mixed Martial Arts fight, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one book no true competitor can afford to miss.

10. Worth Defending: How Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Saved My Life

Author: by Richard Bresler
296 pages

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“My friend, have you ever done any martial arts? My family has been doing Jiu-Jitsu for sixty-five years.We’re champions. We’re very well known in Brazil. Why don’t you come by for a free class?”I couldn’t have imagined it then, but that moment would mark the beginning of the rest of my life…

Richard Bresler was Rorion Gracie’s first student in LA, and is widely recognized as the first student of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the USA. His memoir, WORTH DEFENDING, chronicles his over 40 years’ involvement with the Gracie family and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, including the almost 20 years he spent working closely alongside Rorion helping to grow Jiu-Jitsu through the “Gracie Garages” (the first of which was in the house that Richard and Rorion shared in Hermosa Beach, CA), the founding of the Gracie Academy (made possible by a loan Richard made to Rorion), and the inception of the UFC (in which Richard invested and at which he was ringside with Hlio Gracie himself).

Read the story of the birth of modern MMA from someone who was there every step of the way! This memoir includes: Richard’s journey out of addiction and depression through the transformative power of the martial arts. Richard’s experiences training privately with many members of the Gracie family, including Rorion, Rickson, Royce, and Grandmaster Hlio himself.

11. Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts (Martial Science)

Author: by Jason Thalken Ph.D.
YMAA Publication Center

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An in-depth look into the physics behind martial arts. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book gives you an unfair advantage by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work.Did you know?

Momentum is for knocking people over Energy is for breaking bones and causing pain A haymaker travels 3. 14159 times farther than a jab You are only an object when you are rigid Fight Like a Physicist blends inquiry, skepticism, and irreverent humorall while punching holes in myth and mysticism.

Highlights include Making physics your unfair advantage, in the ring and on the street Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault Busting up Hollywood action clichs Fight Like a Physicist reads like a manifesto on the rational practice of martial arts.

12. I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done. David Goggins: Motivational Notebook/Journal/Diary For Fans

Author: by PDG Publishing
132 pages

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What are you going to do today to change who you see in the mirror? ~David GogginsWould you like to achieve your goals and be more motivated? Do you feel frustrated because you often take some actions, but usually give up after just a few days?

Would you like to be successful in every area of your life? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, keep reading. We know how you feel because we had the same problem too. What you need is the right way to control and analyze your actions.

This method of taking an honest look at yourself will make you draw the right conclusions and get you closer to achieving your goal from day to day. That’s why we created this journal, to HELP YOU achieve everything you dream of.

This journal can be used to write down your notes. It will be your best friend and push you forward! Reading your feedback, we have changed the interior of our product and designed it properly. Now it contains: 62 David Goggins’s quotes to accompany you on your two-month journey to achieving your goalNumbered days from 1 to 31 with a space for the date, which cause that you decide when you start keeping this journalThis journal is two months long and is prepared for 31 days per month, which makes this journal universal and makes it suitable for any month of any yearDaily After Action Report so you can analyze your day every day, reflect on what went well, what didn’t, and what needs to be improvedA rating from 1 to 10 so you can stand in front of your Mirror of Truth and determine how satisfied you are with your day and your accomplishmentsMonthly After Action Report, which will give you a longer-term perspective on how your month wentIf you know David Goggins’s book Can’t Hurt Me, you know what we’re talking about.

13. Delavier's Mixed Martial Arts Anatomy

Author: by Frederic Delavier
Human Kinetics
144 pages

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From powerful blows to explosive kicks, Delavier’s Mixed Martial Arts Anatomy takes you inside the action and impact of one of the world’s most popular, grueling, and challenging sports. Over 230 full-color photos and 120 anatomical illustrations allow you to go inside more than 120 exercises specifically selected for the neuromuscular demands of the sport.

You’ll see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and how variations and sequencing can isolate specific muscles to enhance the full arsenal of combat skills. Delavier’s Mixed Martial Arts Anatomy features an anatomomorphological approach to allow you to choose the most effective exercises for your body type, physical conditioning, and fighting style.

From boxing to ground fighting, you’ll enhance your strengths and minimize your weaknesses with more than 20 proven programs. Featuring the latest exercises for injury prevention and foam roller techniques for muscle regeneration, it’s all here and all in the stunning detail that only Frdric Delavier can provide.

14. Basic Wing Chun Training: Wing Chun For Street Fighting and Self Defense

Author: by Sam Fury
150 pages

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Teach Yourself Wing Chun Adapted for the Streets! This is Wing Chun martial arts training as modern self-defense. It starts with Wing Chun techniques for beginners and advances up to sticky hands (Wing Chun Chi Sao). Anyone interested in martial arts will learn from these Wing Chun training techniques.

Those who will benefit most are:People who are thinking about learning Wing Chun Kung Fu but first want an insightThose who want to know basic principles and techniques before joining a Wing Chun dojoBeginners who want to supplement their trainingAnyone that wants to learn how to adapt classic Wing Chun to the streets of todayTeachers of Wing Chun Kung Fu who want some ideas on training beginner studentsAnyone that wants to self-train in Wing Chun Kung FuYou’ll love this Wing Chun training manual, because it adapts a proven martial art to the streets of today.Get it now.

Jam-packed with Wing Chun Training TechniquesThe legendary Wing Chun punchArm-locksWing Chun strikes including punches, kicks, elbows, knees, and the chopTrapping and grabbingInterception and counter-attackRepeating punchesDefending against common attacks and combinations…And much more. Contains 42 Wing Chun Lessons, 97 Training Exercises, and a Never-Ending Training Timetable!

15. Win or Learn: MMA, Conor McGregor & Me: A Trainer's Journey

Author: by John Kavanagh
Penguin UK
240 pages

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Growing up in Dublin, John Kavanagh was frequently bullied. As a young man, after suffering a bad beating when he intervened to help a woman who was being attacked, he decided he had to learn to defend himself. Before long, he was training fighters in a tiny shed, and promoting the earliest mixed-martial arts events in Ireland.

And then, a cocky kid called Conor McGregor walked into his gym. Here, John Kavanagh tells his own remarkable life storywhich is at the heart of the story of the extraordinary explosion of MMA in Ireland and globally. Employing the motto “win or learn,” Kavanagh has become a guru to young men and women seeking to master the arts of combat.

And as the trainer of the world’s most charismatic champion, his gym has become a magnet for talented fighters from all over the globe. Kavanagh’s portrait of Conor McGregorwho he has seen in his lowest moments, as well as in his greatest triumphsis a revelation.

What emerges is a remarkable portrait of ambition, discipline, and persistence in the face of years and years of disappointment. It is a must read for every MMA fanbut also for anyone who wants to understand how to follow a dream and realize a vision.

16. Quitters Never Win: My Life in UFC ― The American Edition

Author: by Michael Bisping
Diversion Books
416 pages

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With brand new material exclusive to this Updated American Edition, herein his own wordsis the story of the newest member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame, Britain’s own Rocky Balboa, Michael Bisping Featuring an entirely new chapter for U.S.

Readers, the story of his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame, fresh insights about his fighting career, never-before-told stories about his film and TV career, and a harrowing account of his fighting off attempted kidnappers while filming in South Africa, Quitters Never Win tells the incredible story of how he went from rough and humble beginnings and then on to a legendary mixed martial arts career capped by winning the Middleweight Championship in one of the greatest upsets in UFC history.

If I quit the first time I tasted defeat, I wouldn’t be here now, Bisping once said. The ultimate UFC underdog, Bisping fought his way to Number One contender three times, only to be knocked back each time. But he refused to give in, clawing his way to his first World Title shot at the age of 37and becoming the first ever British UFC world champion.