* Publisher: Tracks Publishing * Number Of Pages: 224 * Publication Date: 2005-11-01 * ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1884654258 * ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781884654251 Product Description: This fourth No Holds Barred Fighting training manual contains all fighters need to know about the art of takedowns, or "shooting," and how to counter takedown tactics used by an opponent. Readers learn to see it from both sides with offensive and defensive stances, footwork, setups, and shooting techniques. Several variations of the most commonly employed shots are featured—double leg takedowns, single leg takedowns, snatch singles, and low singles—as well as counters for each. Hundreds of sequential photos illustrate the steps, grips, and angles of every move, and takedowns are included for use inside the inevitable clinch. Sections on drills and chains, as well as a list of resources for further practice, round out the text. Summary: Practical within any environment Rating: 5 Understanding the fundamentals of high percentage takedowns along with their subsequent counters, are essential tools for anyone desiring a complete "fighting" repertoire. That is the goal of this book, and it succeeds. There are numerous takedowns available to the martial artist, competition and combatives practitioner. Only a handful of takedowns are high percentage movements (mostly successful as opposed to rarely successful), however. This book offers an enriched version of our most successful takedowns, regardless of our training, competitive or combative environments. Like any skill, mastery demands that we actually engage the physical principles first hand, with an experienced coach or instructor guiding the practice. What we receive from Mark Hatmaker's NHB Takedowns is a well produced and organized teaching aid that breaks down and details double leg and single leg takedowns and their variants into their multiple, intricate pieces, providing visual accompaniment with its corresponding photos. We will find information about all the basics that work in concert for successful double and single leg takedowns, with all the important nuances included, that work off of these two primary workhorse takedowns, into subsequent takedown tactics. If one knows how to get into a good, basic double leg takedown, but stumbles a bit when it doesn't work out quite like he planned, this book will assist the practitioner into learning all the different options available. Other trips, drops and slams are readily available just like the title affirms. One will see clearly, these options, and what actually is available to a grappler once he is able to grab onto his adversary. Hesitation will be left to the way side. We are offered concise explanations of our stances, level change, motion, penetration, lift and finishing. These basics are all brought to a high level of flow, with nothing being left behind or in an isolated form. We will see how to tie up and set up the adversary in specific applications utilizing collar ties, arm drags, and specific motion, along with the appropriate counters to adversarial set ups and ties. What makes all of ,Mark's books unique is that all of the applications found in his books and in this one, is that the technical aspects on each page work with and off of each other, providing an unbreakable chain of techniques which ebb and flow one into another, in fluid transitions. We will NOT find isolated actions or techniques documented in this book, and then be left to our own devices to try and organize for ourselves how to mix and match the appropriate actions. Mark has done all of this for the reader and practitioner who really wants to learn these very successful, high yield takedowns. The technical essence found in Takedowns is a concert of action connected in a perfect amalgamation of aggressive takedown applications. Okay, so we won't find high and mighty aerial throws like in Judo, which are very impractical for street defense or MMA competition. What will be discovered is the in depth coverage for taking an adversary down hard and true, with less risk to us, as soon as we are able to touch our opponent. From stance, approach, to finishing in an explosive, hard slamming, successful takedown, this book prevails and dominates over much of its competition, just like a well executed, high percentage takedown accomplishes. Rev. Arthur Bodhi Chenevey, RM, DD Hikaze Learning Corner Two Pines Training Facility Summary: a very good discussion of takedown techniques Rating: 5 This is a small, well produced book with a lot of techniques that work if you practice them with a non-compliant partner. The author is well schooled and experienced. It's primarily designed for mixed martial arts environments, but has application to self defense environments as well. Dealing with real fighting is, according to the literature, difficult. And real fights generally don't start with opponents in uniforms twenty feet from each other, with referees, on mats or polished wood floors. They generally start at very close range when somebody says "Howdy!" and somebody else says "I know what you meant by that, you bleep of a bleep!" And then a lot of stuff happens very quickly at very close range. This small volume provides a huge amount of information about close range grappling. Obviously, grappling absolutely requires practice with an opponent. If you are practicing striking techniques, you can at least make some progress by hitting a bag or a makiwara. But this is a useful and extensive laundry list of ways to take somebody off their feet starting real close. Including several things you really don't want to do in a grappling environment. These techniques are an eclectic grouping, and people who grapple a lot would be well advised to study them. Whether you study bjj, judo, or wrestling, there'll be a trick or two in here that may give your opponent a surprise. And that's the primary use of this sort of survey book. Summary: very good book again and again Rating: 5 mark hatmaker did it again. another very good book on NHB. mark is a credible author who can share his knowledge easily and practical. a 5 star rating was given for a very good author and NHB practitioner. hoping for more books to come Summary: Worth a look Rating: 5 Good writing style, good wit, good demonstration and explanation of technique. You can tell there is a ton of research and experience behind every book. The author has consistently given a solid quality product. Good for him! Summary: Good basic book for boxers but weak for grapplers Rating: 3 I like Hatmaker and enjoy his easy writing style and ability to simplify fighting concepts. This book is a nice catalog of takedowns for someone who is used to stand up fights and wants to learn how to take his opponent to the mat. Boxer, kick boxers and karate grounded guys can see a wide range of techniques. 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