Summary and Info
This is one of the shorter, most down to earth, and practical overviews of MMA fighting styles that I have run across. The authors did a very good job of writing and structuring the book's contents, giving newcomers --and more advanced practitioners-- an introduction to the history, culture, goals, classic techniques, and modern variations.One thing I particularly enjoyed was that the authors allocated a fair amount of the discussion to Judo. It seems to me that Judo is often overlooked as a functional set of techniques that can serve any MMA athlete quite well. For example, fighters such as Mikey Dimic (one of the authors) and Karo Parisyan have fared very well using judo on the mats and in the octagon, with Mickey winning two world titles in Sport Jujitsu, and Karo holding the UFC welter-weight title belt for a period of time.