From the arenas of ancient Rome to the MMA cages of modern Las Vegas, men have always wrestled for dominance. Ground fighting is the cornerstone of combat, and The Ultimate Guide to Grappling pays homage to the art with more than 30 years’ worth of instructional essays and interviews collected from the Black Belt archives.
Written by the world’s foremost experts on the subject, The Ultimate Guide to Grappling will slam you on the mat, choke you out and break your elbow. From legends like Mike Swain, John Machado and Gokor Chivichyan and others, you’ll learn about the bone-snapping legacy of Greek pankration, the dizzying physiological effects of being choked unconscious, reality-based ground techniques for police officers and soldiers, the differences between classical jujutsu and submission wrestling, and more.
The Ultimate Guide to Grappling won’t just teach you how to armbar your way to victory, it will also help you transform your traditional art into a well-rounded and effective self-defense system. This book captures ground fighting in its renaissance, just as you will capture your next opponent in a spleen-crushing body triangle.
Isotonics and Judo
Physics and Judo
When two throws are better than one
Art of the uke
Counter-throws in Judo
Secret to Judo throws
Hapkido's science of throwing
Royce Gracie's secret weapon
10 keys to ground superiority
Attacks and traps from the guard
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu primer: the half guard
The ground game: Pankration still rules after 3000 years!
JKD to grappling part 1
JKD to grappling part 2
Ground fighters guide
Fighting from the bottom: 5 techniques for submitting an opponent in your guard
Twisted techniques: CACC Wrestling descended from the original NHB fighting art
Certain Victory: 4 tried and true submissions from Gokor
Up for Grabs
Submission grappling vs classical jujutsu
Gracie fighting secrets revealed!: Marcio Feitosa talks about training, techniques, and teams in Brazil
Master Grappling: BJJ pioneer Alvaro Barreto speaks out
Down and out: Wrestling's single and double leg attacks
Sneaky set ups for armbars
BJJ over 40
BJJ made better
3 Facets of Grappling by John Machado
BJ Penn reveals his training and fighting secrets