Beyond the Lion's Den

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-15
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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This book highlights the fighting life of Ken Shamrock, one of the most popular professional wrestlers in the WWE and the second most popular combatant in UFC history. It covers Shamrock's beginnings in amateur wrestling, his bouts in the WWE, to his most recent return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It exposes the victories, injuries, and personal struggles behind Shamrock's failures and successes. Featuring descriptions of his most pivotal fights, this book is a perfect complement toInside the Lion's Denand will let readers into the full story of the "World's Most Dangerous Man." Also featured is a complete how-to section that covers Shamrock's most devastating techniques. With easy-to-follow instructions and photographs for 70 techniques, this book teaches Shamrock's entire submission fighting system.

Author Biography

Ken Shamrock dominated no-holds-barred martial arts competitions in both America and Asia. He was the first Superfight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the first King of Pancrase, the pioneering Japanese fighting circuit, and is a former WWE superstar. He lives in San Diego, CA.

Erich Krauss is the author of six books including Brawl: A Behind the Scenes Look at Mixed Martial Arts Competition. He currently lives in Thailand.

Table of Contents

From Rage to Redemption
The Road to the Ringp. 3
Off the Ropesp. 11
Land of the Rising Sunp. 18
A Glimpse of the Futurep. 26
Sweat, Blood, and Sacrificep. 30
The Toll of Battlep. 39
Under the Lightsp. 45
On the Roadp. 51
Rock Bottomp. 56
Lessons Learnedp. 61
The Art of Submission Fighting
Submission Fightingp. 67
Strikingp. 69
Stancep. 69
Movementp. 72
Punchingp. 74
Kickingp. 87
Combinationsp. 98
Striking from the Clinchp. 103
Takedownsp. 115
Shooting for the Takedownp. 115
Takedowns from the Clinchp. 129
Wall Takedownsp. 141
Takedown Defensep. 148
Top Guard Positionp. 156
Introduction to Top Guard Positionp. 157
Passing the Guardp. 164
Submissions from the Top Guard Positionp. 170
Side Mount Positionp. 185
Introduction to Side Mountp. 186
Side Mount Submissionsp. 190
The Mount Positionp. 220
Introduction to the Mountp. 220
Mount Submissionsp. 223
Rear Mount Positionp. 231
Introduction to Rear Mountp. 231
Rear Mount Submissionsp. 237
Bottom Guard Positionp. 251
Introduction to Bottom Guard Positionp. 251
Escaping the Bottom Guard Positionp. 254
Bottom Guard Submissionsp. 263
Half Guard Submissionsp. 273
Acknowledgmentsp. 279
About the Authorsp. 280
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