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Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir explains how he balances diet, workouts and MMA training against the backdrop of family and everyday life. Learn from a guy who’s definitely “been there, done that” so YOU can start improving your OWN program!

Frank Mir is one of the most compelling UFC heavyweights for a number of reasons, not the least of which is, after the motorcycle accident he had in 2004, he wasn’t supposed to be alive. With his twice-fractured femur and ripped knee ligaments, he also wasn’t supposed to walk again, to fight again or to win again. Yet he’s done all those things and more — perhaps the most noteworthy of which was defeating Brock Lesnar at the UFC 81 in 2008. No obstacle that landed in Frank Mir’s path seemed to matter. His life serves as a textbook example of Friedrich Nietzsche’s most famous saying: “What does not kill me, makes me stronger.”

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NEW TITLES: Fumio Demura's long-out-of-print Kama: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense plus Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.'s new book, Winning On the Ground (featuring Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison).

The following martial arts books by George Kirby, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr., Jim Wagner, Antonio Graceffo, Avi Nardia and Albert Timen (with John Machado) and titles featuring other martial arts experts such as Michael Janich, Tony Blauer, Mike Lee Kanarek, Richard Ryan, Kelly McCann, Ari Kandel, Dan Inosanto, Tim Tackett, Bob Bremer and Dr. Jerry Beasley are available for purchase as downloadable martial arts e-books for your iPad, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook! To purchase each of these martial arts e-books as presented for each e-reader format, simply click on the format that matches your mobile reading device and download your new martial arts e-books from your vendor of choice! KAMA: KARATE WEAPON OF SELF-DEFENSE — DIGITAL EDITION WITH BONUS CONTENT
by Fumio Demura
Available for the first time in 20 years in any format, this new digital version of Kama is a must-have for all karate weapons enthusiasts. Bonus content includes four Black Belt magazine interviews with Fumio Demura, master of ancient self-defense weapons and one of the most highly respected and influential karateka in the world today.

WINNING ON THE GROUND: TRAINING AND TECHNIQUES FOR JUDO AND MMA FIGHTERS
by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.
Overcome any opponent — even from a position that may seem hopeless! Renowned judo coaches Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr. explain (while Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison demonstrate) six mat-work secrets, one dozen lightning-fast submissions, how to do the perfect armbar and half nelson, and much more!

JUJITSU FIGURE-4 LOCKS: SUBMISSION HOLDS OF THE GENTLE ART
by George Kirby
George Kirby continues his four-decade journey of documenting the evolution of jujitsu techniques for readers of all skill levels, this time focusing on the essential principles of jujitsu’s most effective technique: the figure-4 lock and its variations.

KAPAP COMBAT CONCEPTS: MARTIAL ARTS OF THE ISRAELI SPECIAL FORCES
by Avi Nardia and Albert Timen (with John Machado)
Upgrade your toolbox of personal combat skills with Israel’s kapap techniques. It includes 350-plus color photos, original kapap fighting theories, position/movement principles for real-life conflict applications, how to train for multiple-defensive responses, reality-based combat conditioning knife drills, striking tactics and more!

ADVANCED JUJITSU: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE GENTLE ART
by George Kirby
Learn the advanced concepts that will grant you deeper access to the inner workings of jujitsu. Learn how kata connect the mind and body, how meditation enhances physical performance, how to use balance for tactical advantage and how “less is more” can lead to success in all areas of life!

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For many years, I thought about how I could improve “the game” that Carlos Newton displayed (See Israeli Self-Defense: The Genesis of Kapap Techniques and Their Application Against Attackers -- Part 1!) to make it more applicable to self-defense. A Turning Point for Kapap Techniques After moving to the United States, I worked with some of the best defensive-tactics instructors. On one occasion, I was explaining to an International Kapap Federation instructor named Bob Jobe — a U.S. marshal who also served as a defensive-tactics trainer — what I saw Carlos Newton do — and he suggested that we call it “relative position.” The concept holds that your position relative to your opponent’s can put you at an advantage or a disadvantage. If you’re in front of him, you’re more likely to get punched or kicked. If you’re behind him, you’re less likely to get struck simply because human arms and legs work more effectively forward than backward. How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Influenced Modern Kapap Techniques That was helpful, but it didn’t complete the picture for me. At the time, I lived in Los Angeles and was training under John Machado. One day during our jiu-jitsu class, my understanding of relative position became a lot clearer. After any move or technique, John Machado demonstrated how he could transition to any position he wanted and take control as if he was playing a game of chess. Like any good kapap student, I decided not to reveal who I was or why I was there so I could simply be the student and absorb new knowledge.

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There are a few videos floating around the Web of old-time catch-as-catch-can wrestler Billy Robinson. In one of them, he recounts easily handling a famous strongman in the early 1970s. After beating him over and over, Billy Robinson claims the bewildered powerlifter asked him, “What makes you so good?”

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