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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796
EAN: 9781884654206
ISBN: 1884654207
Label: Tracks Publishing
Manufacturer: Tracks Publishing
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
Publisher: Tracks Publishing
Studio: Tracks Publishing

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Editorial Reviews:

The techniques taught in this book enable fighters and self-defense students to knockdown and knockout their opponents. Maneuvers covered include the unique no holds barred (NHB) striking stance and the complete NHB striking arsenal-every punch, kick, elbow blow, knee strike, head-butt, forearm shot, and shoulder-butt is detailed. No holds barred defenses are also taught for all of these shots. Instructions on counter-striking sequences and the smart shots to land when the fight hits the mat are also included.


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Summary: Not Perfect But A Good Book With Lots Of Good Overall Basic Yet Fairly Solid Information
Comment: If you are looking for detailed information on how to execute a particular technique, then this is not the book for you. If you are looking for detailed information on techniques that can be applied in a self-defense situation, then this isn't the book for you either.

However, if you are looking for a book that gives you a very good overall look at the various punches and strikes that are used in MMA or NHB competition, then this is definitely one of the books that you will want to own. Are all of the techniques shown in this book demonstrated correctly? Well, that is a matter of opinion, and my opinion is NO! But then you have to remember that each person is going to do a particular technique slightly different because of physical limitations, body types, experience, etc.

It is quite obvious that the author knows what he is talking about and he does seem to convey that knowledge fairly easily within the pages of this book. I own it and found quite a few interesting and informative things within its pages that I have no reservation in recommending this book to anyone who buys it for the right reasons, that being to learn the various strikes used in MMA or NHB competition.

Can these techniques be used effectively in an actual self-defense situation? Of course they can, but not before some modifications. Some slight, while others are quite extensive in their modifications for self-defense use.

Shawn Kovacich
Martial Artist/Author of the Achieving Kicking Excellence series.

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Summary: you can't learn it from a book...or CAN you?
Comment: I have read dozens of books about martial arts and self-defense, and this one totally stands out in its complete lack of BS and filler! Not just for the NHB student, but for anyone interested in realistic self-defense tactics. The photos and instructions are wonderfully concise and practical, telling you exactly what you need to know---nothing more, nothing less. No self-aggrandizing, overbearing machismo like that commonly found in most allegedly "reality-based" self defense books such as Marc McYoung's (I like his books overall, but sometimes his verbal swagger gets a bit annoying), just straight, to the point, economical and efficient writing...ah, the sweetness of SIMPLICITY!

In all seriousness, you still need a competent instructor or at least a training partner if you want to really pick up these techniques, of course. But if you absolutely can't have either, this book is the next best thing and simply wipes the floor with all other books on this subject.

Ten stars!!!

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Summary: Excellent...Almost.
Comment: This book is really geared toward MMA sport fighters, and my only complaint is that the self-defense section was a bit lacking compared to the boxing stuff, as well as I would have liked to see some diversity with hand strikes, for example palm strikes, finger jabs and such. However, great section on combinations in the back that made up for anything that was slightly off with the rest. Lots of ideas you can put to work in your training.

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Summary: KO
Comment: This is all the book you will ever need for striking. It covers everything from basics punches, to edvanced combos. If you want to know how to fight on the street then get this book and a jiu-jitsu book. Practice these moves on a heavybag, get about a thousand reps on each technique and your on your way. I've used most of these in real life and they are good stuff.

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Summary: No Holds Barred Fighting: Savage Strikes: The Complete Guide to Real World Striking for NHB Competition and Street Defense
Comment: This is truly an excellent book. Ive purchased all of Mark Hatmaker books and think he is truly an excellent instructor.
His explanations and teaching skills make it very easy to learn and understand all his techniques. I encourage all serious Martial Artists Students & Instructors to buy all of Mark Hatmaker books. Ive learnt a lots of new tactics and my skills have improved a 100 percent. Buy the book!



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