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  1. Silva is surely a great MMA fighter and I love watching his fights. This however does not automatically make his book any better than others. To give you a reference point, I am boxing and kickboxing for 2.5 years and just got into MMA; not terribly much but not nothing either.

    On the book

    The good:

    The format is great, having an A4-sized layout gives one much more space for the pics. The pics themselves are great quality – I always wondered why it is that even relatively new books on martial arts keep putting pics in that look like they are from the 60ies, and often you can’t see any detail. Well done on those formalities, I wish every MA book would adobt them. Guess it drives the price of the book up though.

    The bad:

    The techniques are mostly very basic, the fancy ones too fancy for someone who needs this book in the first place (reverse uppercut elbow?), and all are only described at a very high level without any detail. After 3 or 4 KB sessions in the gym, you’ll know most of them better than this book describes them. There is very little ‘why’ or tips on corret form and key things to keep in mind when performing the respective techniques, and there is only very limited ‘how’ apart from the pics. The text for most techniques seems to be purely a placeholder and could usually have been ommited. Fortunately the book does go into combinations but does not explain the logic of them much, ie why do I combine those techniques, what would I want to achive by them etc. Also, no tips on how to finetune ones’ own techniques, how to train them, and how to internalise them.

    Some reviewers commented on how much insight there is on angles etc – I found maybe 5 respective tips in the form of very short comments across the entire book. I would have expected 50.

    Finally, I find the switching between right and left forward very confusing and would prefer to either always have it my way (left) or always have to mentally reverse it.

    Overall, very little insight and in my view good to teach you the very basics, in theory – at home on your couch and if you dont intend to ever hit a gym. If you do intend to, this book is a waste of money.

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