In a follow-up to his popular Championship Sambo: Submission Holds and Groundfighting, Steve Scott teaches you 85 essential armlocks for jujitsu, judo, sambo and mixed martial arts. The armlocks taught in the Armlock Encyclopedia apply to gi and no-gi combat sports, allowing you to use them in a wide variety of situations, including self-defense and street applications. Steve Scott makes it easy to learn the most effective and popular armlocks of modern grappling sports by organizing them into four broad categories: the cross-body armlock, the bent armlock, the straight armlock and the armpit lock. In addition to teaching how to set-up and apply each of the locks, he shows you how to defend against common armlocks, fight from both the mount and guard, lever your opponent’s arm free for an attack and vary your grip for maximum power. For those new to grappling, you’ll also learn the core skills of applying armlocks, controlling position, and training smart plus a glossary of grappling terms and a Rules of the Room guide to common sense rules on the mat.
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Customer Rating: Summary: Armlock Encyclopedia Comment: A large number of books on the market cater to beginners who know a couple of basic moves and drills with little knowledge of how to go beyond that. They offer little guidance for experienced fighters or combat athletes. Armlock Encyclopedia is one of these.
The photos are OK and it's well-written. Some of the other more critical reviews probably originate in the book's inclusion of armbars that no one would or could ever use with little to distinguish them from high probability moves. It is more like a compendium of variations on different armbars than the sort of book that will help you deal with a fight - either in sport or on the street.
I use it primarily to think of different ways to position myself for an armbar. While it is reasonable for that, the truth is I haven't looked at it for a long time and find other books to be much more helpful. It may be useful for someone who is not quite a beginner, but for anyone more advanced than that, it probably won't provide much instruction. Customer Rating: Summary: Very basic Comment: Not really that good. Very basic. I would say it gives a couple of good turn over attacks, but either basic or unrealistic against someone knowlegeable. I was very disappointed. Customer Rating: Summary: Nothing new here... Poor quality photos Comment: I've studied BJJ and Judo for about 5 years now and was hoping this book would be a nice reference catalog of armbars - That is not the case. The title is a bit deceptive. It's realy just a handfull of armbars with several slight variations... So if you have at least 1 year of BJJ, Judo, Sambo or submission wrestling, you already know all of these. If you are new to the game, this book won't help you too much. e.g. The illustrations and descriptions are weak so you will stuggle to pick up anything out of it. It reminds me of all those crapy books from when I was a kid - the ones where you couldn't tell from the pictures what the heck you were supposed to do... Customer Rating: Summary: Pictures Comment: In my opinion all the pictures should be bigger and in colour, so that the drills coud be more understood. But all techniques are very well explained and it's a very good reference for all levels of grappling fighters. Customer Rating: Summary: Excellent Book! Comment: This book is easily my favorite on the subject. The techniques are high percentage variations of the strongest armlocks anywhere in the martial arts. Clear pictures, excellent descriptions and thoroughly knowledgeable tips combine to create a useful reference for students of any level.
I especially enjoyed the quotation from my Sensei, Rene Pommerelle on page 239. Thanks to Steve Scott for a great job!