Archive for December, 2009
with the Editors of Golf Digest
©Marc Wickert www.knucklepit.com
Obviously this is not an MMA book being reviewed, but I’m sick to death of the parasites in the media making a buck from rubbishing Tiger Woods.
What they could be filling their newspapers and air time with is that, in 2009, the world’s greatest golfer was voted:
PGA Tour Player of the Year by his peers for the 10th time,
Athlete of the Decade by The Associated Press,
Player of the Year for the 10th time by Golf Writers Association of America,
and, after major knee surgery, closed the decade with six victories on tour in 2009.
The media could also be focusing their attention on the incredible charity work Woods is involved in to assist children, provide education opportunities, help the environment… through Tiger Woods Foundation, Tiger Woods Learning Foundation, Rainforest Foundation Fund…
Since the media’s assault on Tiger’s private life – something that these editors and reporters seem to be entitled to – major sponsors have withdrawn their support for the world’s greatest golfer. I wonder how much profit the media organizations have made from trashing Woods, how much of that profit has gone to charities, and how much the beneficiaries of Tiger’s funds have lost.
with Erich Krauss
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Eleven of cage fighting’s most elite gladiators contribute techniques and strategies from their acclaimed areas of expertise to make this an essential MMA bible of ultimate fighting. As Erich Krauss states, “In The Ultimate Mixed Martial Artist, the legends of the sport unveil the secrets that allowed them to climb to the top of the MMA mountain.”
The Ultimate Mixed Martial Artist is presented in three sections:
Part One: Striking
Areas covered include stand-up striking (punches, elbows, kicks, and knees), striking combinations, and counterstriking.
Your Mentors: Shawn Tompkins, Forrest Griffin, Shawn Yarborough, and Anuwat Kaewsamrit.
Part Two: Striking to Takedown and Takedown Defense
Areas covered include transitioning from striking to the takedown, counterstriking to the takedown, and defending against being taken down.
Your Mentors: Jon Fitch, Greg Jackson, Forrest Griffin, Shawn Tompkins, Anderson Silva, Karo Parisyan, Erin Toughill, and Dave Camarillo.
Part Three: The Clinch
Areas covered include dirty boxing clinch, Muay Thai clinch, wrestling clinches, takedowns from the clinch, and progressing from the clinch to the takedown and then submissions.
Your Mentors: Randy Couture, Jon Fitch, Erin Toughill, Anuwat Kaewsamrit, Anderson Silva, Shawn Yarborough, and Karo Parisyan.
This outstanding book also contains an introduction by Xtreme Couture’s head instructor, Shawn Tompkins, which involves strategies and facets of training for upcoming bouts.
All of the above techniques have been battle-tested by their practitioners and are certain to provide nightmares for your adversaries.
For more info on The Ultimate Mixed Martial Artist: www.victorybelt.com.
Semtex for Sydney?
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All photos copyright 2004 Zuffa LLC
Photography by Joshua Hedges
Special thanks to Wad Alameddine
Paul “Semtex” Daley made his Octagon debut on September 19, 2009, at UFC 103. During his match against Martin Kampmann, Daley previewed a small snippet of his total MMA game to fans as they witnessed one of the most exciting bouts on the card.
And while Semtex is known for his explosive fighting style and swashbuckling KOs, there is much more depth to this UK star’s trick bag, despite Joe Rogan stating during the Daley vs. Kampmann match that Martin “was more well-rounded than Daley”. Daley is a man of few words and lets his fights do the talking. His response to Joe’s comment was straight to the point: “Kampmann has good submissions, but who won the fight? So who is the more complete fighter?”
Paul made short work of his first UFC outing, putting Martin away by TKO in just 2:31 of the opening round, without demonstrating any of his respectable wrestling skills or his ever-improving BJJ techniques. When asked if he thought his ground game was underrated, Daley replied, “Yes… But this will work to my advantage.”