Synopses & Reviews
With its complete focus on a single fighting position, this handbook unsparingly examines the clinch. In the clinch, the no-holds-barred combat techniques of striking and grappling meet, posing new challenges and calling for new strategies. With these detailed explanations of each aspect of positioning in the clinch, fighters can set up their own clinch takedowns and beat those used against them in the ring. The unique striking tools, protection strategies, and takedowns the clinch requires are explained for both offense and defense, moving smoothly between each fighting element to maximize advantage. A clinch situation is an inevitability in NHB fighting, and this reference gives fighters the most complete education in turning the clinch to their advantage.
Ideal for aspiring or practicing no-holds-barred (NHB) athletes or for anyone seeking an elite fitness routine, this manual employs the regimens of top NHB athletes. Explaining how to apply the scientific concepts of specificity and synergy to create tailored workout routines, this manual features scores of exercisesfrom old standbys to modern training techniquesfor any type of athlete. Requiring minimal time and equipment, the programs in this resource add excitement to routines and keep readers stimulated while providing fundamental training information for all skill levels.
About the Author
Mark Hatmaker is the author of Boxing Mastery, No Holds Barred Fighting: The Clinch and Boxing Mastery, No Holds Barred Fighting: Savage Strikes, No Holds Barred Fighting: Takedowns, and More No Holds Barred Fighting: Killer Submissions. He is the founder of Extreme Self Protection, a research body that compiles, analyzes, and teaches unarmed combat methods. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.