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  1. Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns, & Tactics
    Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns, & Tactics
    Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns, & Tactics
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  2. Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns, & Tactics

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This innovative book demonstrates how the study of sumo wrestling techniques can benefit practitioners of modern mixed martial arts (MMA), as well as other grappling arts. Sumo, Japan's ancient martial art, has its own particular variations of MMA-style body locks, throws, and trips, among other techniques.

MMA competitors know their sport grew with the evolution of jujitsu, but many do not realize sumo can be seen as the root of jujitsu. Sumo uses distraction, angles, and leverage to steal an opponent's balance and take him down.

Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts focuses on kimarite, or winning moves. Knowledge of these techniques can allow competitors to catch their opponents off guard with unorthodox clinches, takedowns, and tactics. The author places special emphasis on how smaller players can defeat larger adversaries.
This book features

  • In-depth demonstrations of 48 sumo kimarite (winning moves) with step-by-step instructions
  • Over 300 photos
  • Case studies of famous rikishi (sumo wrestlers)
  • Discussion of sumo's development, rules, and training, as well as recent changes in sumo techniques

The author provides analysis of the three basic types of fighters in MMA and how sumo techniques and tactics can enhance their skills. He examines the fighting style of former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who made highly effective use of sumo wrestling in MMA competition.
In Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts Andrew Zerling casts an ancient martial art in new light. He combines his decades of training with a passion for research. MMA competitors, grapplers, wrestlers, and fans of sumo will appreciate the author's analysis and attention to detail. They will also come away with a wealth of new techniques.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Especially for a newcomer like myself, Andrew Zerling’s book is an extremely well-written, informative, and knowledgeable account of Sumo and winning clinches, takedowns, and tactics. I came across it by chance and once I picked it up & started reading, I just couldn’t put it down. Who knew the history of “Sumo Mixed Martial Arts” could be so fascinating? Between the clear and instructive writing, plus the distinct photos of takedowns, etc., a reader will learn quite a bit about sumo wrestling techniques and the MMA.
Andrew Zerling presents his fresh and unique perspective in his application of sumo technique to mixed martial arts. The book is comprehensively researched and illustrated and is a truly interesting read. The ample body of technical photos is clear and well described. Any serious student of martial arts would do well to add Zerling's book to their library!
one of the best MMA martial art manual's I've
seen, I've been, a FAN, and taken Martial-ART Leasons
off- and on .
I would love to learn Ninjutsu and sumo Wrestling but I would wouldn't.
want to be 300 pounds like most Athelics.
I wish I could be a PRO-MMA Fighter.
Thanks Dave-Fisherman.-N.Y.
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