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Old 11-15-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
Phil Zito
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Books on MMA

I am looking for books on Muay Thai and kickboxing to help me learn basic striking. I have a punching bag and speed bag. I would like to be able to at least teach myself the basics before I start going to a gym.

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:19 PM   #2
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Re: Books on MMA

You should go straight to the gym in my opinion.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:28 PM   #3
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Re: Books on MMA

I will next year after taxes ( I have two kids) but until then I don't see the harm in learn the "basic" strikes.
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:29 AM   #4
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Re: Books on MMA

download Rodney King's vid's on striking, if you can't find it hit me up.. I'll upload some for you

some literature on rodney king

http://www.fightgood.com/article/crazy-monkey/

w/f safe
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:15 PM   #5
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Re: Books on MMA

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...until then I don't see the harm in learn the "basic" strikes.
Phil,

I hear you. You wanna get a head start and that's very valid, but I agree w/ Jason. You should go straight to a gym and learn the basics correctly from day one. If you don't, you are likely to develop bad habits/wrong techinques that will then have to be corrected by your coach, rather than turning yourself in as a blank canvas and getting right from the start. So your attempt to get a headstart may very well "harm" you indeed and set you back.

Best thing you can do is harness that willingness to learn and channel it into preparing yourself physically for the demand that lies ahead. Ex: d
o A LOT of jumping rope and streching.

Good Luck!
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:53 AM   #6
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I will next year after taxes ( I have two kids) but until then I don't see the harm in learn the "basic" strikes.
Celia said what I didn't. I agree with him 100%.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:22 AM   #7
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Re: Books on MMA

Another way to say it is: Muay Thai & kickboxing is all basic strikes. You will not be learning any Dim Mak or Wire-fu type moves.

The advanced techniques are "just" combining the basic strikes with breathing, movement, parrying, blocking, and each other.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:18 PM   #8
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Celia said what I didn't. I agree with him 100%.
Extra WOD for you today Mr. Lopez. Courtesy of Celio Silva.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:20 PM   #9
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Another way to say it is: Muay Thai & kickboxing is all basic strikes. You will not be learning any Dim Mak or Wire-fu type moves.

The advanced techniques are "just" combining the basic strikes with breathing, movement, parrying, blocking, and each other.

Word up John...
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:43 PM   #10
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Re: Books on MMA

Phil although getting into a good gym asap is important. But I see no reason why if you want to put the time in you could not become familiar with striking and muay thai in particular. I highly recommend this book Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques written by Christoph Delp. I have been practicing muay thai for two years now and I even picked things up from this book. Full color photographs illustrate basic strikes and clinch techniques in a simple and understandable way. Also there is a ton of interesting background and cultural information about muay thai that is great to pick up before you get to a gym.
(and at 15 bucks itís a great stocking stuffer to get yourself!)

best of luck with your training.
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