IN STOCK NOW! -- Winning on the Ground: Training and Techniques for Judo and MMA Fighters by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr. features Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison demonstrating techniques for taking your MMA and/or judo game to the next level!

Black Belt is proud to announce a NEW BOOK addressing judo techniques, MMA techniques and training strategies for ground fighters in both styles! In Winning on the Ground: Training and Techniques for Judo and MMA Fighters (IN STOCK NOW!), authors Dr. AnnMaria De Mars (1984 world judo champion) and James Pedro Sr. (coach of international judo medalists) present a variety of judo techniques and MMA techniques. Their coaching has helped MMA fighter Ronda Rousey (the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo) and Kayla Harrison (the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in judo) take their ground-fighting games to new levels. With in-depth technique demonstrations by both these Olympic judo champions, Winning on the Ground: Training and Techniques for Judo and MMA Fighters can help YOU overcome any opponent — even from positions that may seem hopeless! Winning on the Ground: Training and Techniques for Judo and MMA Fighters includes detailed discussion of the following topics:
  • six secrets to better mat work (and mistakes to avoid)
  • coaching tips from the authors
  • a dozen quick ways to gain an opponent’s submission
  • how to do the perfect armbar and half nelson
  • smarter training: drills for connecting techniques for the win
… and MUCH MORE!

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