Mixed Martial Arts (Mma) Striker's Guide For Trainer's And Fighter's

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The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Strikers Guide for Trainers and Fighters is an essential tool in the learning and development of striking skills for the beginning stand up or MMA fighter. If you already have good hands and experience, this guidebook will assist in improving positioning for vicious strikes without getting beat-up in the process. This book, though written for strikers, is also very useful to the grappler. It will aid the grappler in obtaining positions for takedowns through the utilization of the ...
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Overview

The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Strikers Guide for Trainers and Fighters is an essential tool in the learning and development of striking skills for the beginning stand up or MMA fighter. If you already have good hands and experience, this guidebook will assist in improving positioning for vicious strikes without getting beat-up in the process. This book, though written for strikers, is also very useful to the grappler. It will aid the grappler in obtaining positions for takedowns through the utilization of the various defenses and defensive strategies.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449096120
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 1,129,507
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA) STRIKERS GUIDE for TRAINERS and FIGHTERS


By Joseph Paulo Florez de la Guevara

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2010 Joseph F. de la Guevara
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4490-9612-0


Chapter One

FIST/HANDWRAPS

Fist How to make a Fist: Every fighter should practice the right method of doubling the fist and knowing how to hit with the knuckles. This will aid the fighter in avoiding dislocated joints and broken bones. When closing the fist, bring the tips of the fingers well over and tucked into the palm. The thumb is turned inside and over the first joint of the index and middle fingers. See figure CI-01 Basic hitting: Basic hitting utilizes all four knuckles. Basic hitting consists of jabs, fast combinations, and set up punches. See figure CI-02

Hard hitting: Hard hitting utilizes the two knuckles of the index and middle fingers. Hard damaging punches are aimed at specific soft (weak) spots of the head and body. See figures CI-03, CI-A & CI-B Hand Wrap Guide Types and Sizes of Handwraps There are many types of handwraps which can be broken down by size. There is the cotton herringbone or the elastic, 2"x 120" up to 2"x 180", for training. The US Amateur Boxing rules refer to them as velpeau (training wraps). The gauze, 2"x 10 yards up to 2"x 15 yards, is used for competition. See figure CI-04 The cotton herringbone does not stretch, are reusable, and should be washed after each use. The elastic style, better known as the Mexican Handwraps (because they are often made in Mexico), have some stretch to them and tend to be more comfortable. They are also reusable and should be washed after each use. The gauze (soft surgical bandage) hand wrap is mostly used in amateur and professional competition and used by some professionals during training. They are not used much in gymnasiums since they are disposable and therefore not the most practical. Gauze has no give, is much thinner, and is used with trainers tape (surgeon's adhesive tape). Functions Wrapping ones hands for the gymnasium is subject to preference of type, style, and size of hand wrap. The main thing to remember is that the purpose of the wrap is to protect the hand from injury. Protection from injury also applies to the amateur and professional competition wraps except that they are guided legally by the California State Athletic Commission's (CSAC) Rules; and are inspected and cleared by the CSAC's trained Athletic Inspectors' prior to competition.

Style of Wraps for Training Purposes The Basic handwrap is for beginners or younger fighters. This wrap does not go between the fingers as the hands may not yet be developed and may be too small. Start with the palm facing down, with fingers spread apart. Keep the hand spread at all times while wrapping. This insures that when you make a fist and your hand expands the wrap, it will feel firm but not tight. Loop the hand wrap over the thumb. Next pull away from thumb and wrap around the wrist a few times. See figures CI-05 & CI-06 Proceed to wrap around the knuckles a few times. A rule of thumb is to match the edge of the wrap with the middle knuckles of the fingers; this way when you make a fist the wrap will cover all the knuckles. Check for firmness. See figures CI-07 & CI-08 Come back up, wrap completely around the thumb, and check for firmness. See figures CI-09 & CI-10 Go back to the wrist, then to the knuckles, and then to the back of the hand, keeping the wraps neat and evenly distributed. Check firmness. See figures CI-11 & CI-12 Finish up at the wrist. See figures CI-13 & CI-14

The Advanced I (Untucked) is one of the more widely used methods of wrapping for both the amateur and professional fighter. It wraps between the fingers but is not tucked under the palm.

Starting with the palm facing down and fingers spread apart. Keep the hand spread at all times while wrapping. This way, when you make a fist and your hand expands the wrap will feel firm and not tight. Loop the hand wrap over the thumb, pull away from the thumb, and wrap around wrist a few times. See figures CI-15 & CI-16 Next proceed to wrap around the knuckles a few times. A rule of thumb is to match the edge of the wrap with the middle knuckles of the fingers. This way when you make a fist the wrap will cover all the knuckles. Check for firmness. See figures CI-17 & CI-18 Wrap completely around the thumb and check for firmness. See figures CI-19 & CI-20 Bring the wraps between the fingers starting at the outside or inside finger coming over the thumb each time and check for firmness. See figures CI-21 thru 22 Bring the wrap back under the palm and around the knuckles to clean it up. Finish up at the wrist. See figures CI-23, CH-24, & CI-25

The Advanced II (Tucked) is one of the lesser used methods of wrapping for both the amateur and professional fighter. It wraps between the fingers but is also tucked under the palm. Some will like the added grip it gives with the added wrap on the palm while others will not.

Start with the palm facing down and fingers spread apart. Keep the hand spread at all times while wrapping. This way when you make a fist and your hand expands the wrap will feel firm and not tight. Loop hand wraps over the thumb, pull away from the thumb and wrap around the wrist a few times. See figures CI-26 & CI-27 Proceed to wrap around the knuckles a few times. A rule of thumb is to match the edge of the wrap with the middle knuckles of the fingers. This way, when you make a fist, the wrap will cover all the knuckles. Check for firmness. See figures CI-28 & CI-29 Wrap completely around the thumb and check for firmness. See figures CI-30 & CI-31 Bring the wraps between the fingers starting at the outside or inside finger coming over the thumb each time and check for firmness. See figures CI-32 thru 34 Turn palm up and tuck the wrap into and through the wrap under the knuckles. Pull and wrap back over the thumb then back under into, and through the wrap under the knuckles. Repeat for the remaining knuckles and check for firmness. See figures CI-35 thru 37 Bring the wrap back over hand and around the knuckles to clean it up. Finish up at the wrist. See figures CI-38 thru 41

The Ribbon/Stack Advanced I or II is another style that has its followers and will benefit the fighter that needs and/or wants the added cushion over the knuckles. This style is mostly used with the gauze and tape during competition and can be used with either the Advanced I or II styles above.

Start with the palm facing down, and fingers spread apart. Keep the hand spread at all times while wrapping. This way when you make a fist and your hand expands the wrap will feel firm and not tight. Loop hand wrap over the thumb, then pull away from the thumb and wrap around the wrist a few times. See figures CI-42 & CI-43 Next proceed to wrap around the knuckles a few times. A rule of thumb is to match the edge of the wrap with the middle knuckles of the fingers. This way when you make a fist, the wrap will cover all the knuckles. Check for firmness. See figures CI-44 & CI-45 Now lay the wraps back and forth over the knuckles, making a ribbon or stack pattern. Hold inside edge with thumb. See figures CI-46 & CI-47 Completely wrap around knuckles and back to wrist. See figures CI-48 Wrap completely around the thumb. See figure CI-49 Bring the wraps between the fingers starting at the outside or inside finger, coming over the thumb each time and check for firmness. See figures CI-50 thru 52

Bring the wrap back under the palm and around the knuckles to clean it up. Finish up at the wrist. See figures CI-53 & CI-54

California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) Legal Guidelines for Amateur and Professional Competition Wraps

Amateur Boxing References and Rules Legal Competition Wraps for Amateur Boxers Licensed Amateur Boxers have the option of any of the Advanced I or II styles or the Ribbon/Stack A-I or A-II styles mentioned above. Most utilize the Ribbon/Stack styles and can only use Soft Surgical Bandage (Gauze), Surgeon's Adhesive Tape (Tape), or Velpeau (training wraps) See figure CI-55 All Licensed Amateur Boxers will adhere to the State Athletic Commissions Policy's listed from the United States Amateur Boxing Regulation's: Section 7. Bandages (USABR-Section 103.5 Bandages (handwraps) and Tape specifications) Surgeon's adhesive tape (tape) over the knuckles is prohibited. For competitions in the United States, each boxer shall wear handwraps. The use of water or any liquid or material on any part of the handwrap is strictly prohibited. Only soft surgical bandages (gauze), surgeon's adhesive tape (tape), or velpeau (training wraps) are allowed. See figure CI-55 Bandages should be supervised by an official specifically assigned for this purpose. The wraps should also be re-inspected before the gloves are fitted and taped for competition. Bandages shall not exceed the following restrictions: Amateur boxers can use (15) fifteen yards of(2") two inch gauze and a minimum of(3') three feet up to a maximum of(6') six feet of(1") one inch tape per hand. The tape must be applied (1") one inch behind the knuckles. Strips of tape placed between the fingers in the joint to hold down the bandages are permitted, but will not extend past or on the knuckles. Tape (1") one inch by (8") eight inches may secure the bandages around the wrist. See figures CI-56 thru CI-58

Amateur boxers can use (8') eight feet (2 % ") two and one quarter inches of Velpeau and a minimum of(3') three feet up to a maximum of(6') six feet of(1") one inch tape per hand. Strips of tape placed between the fingers in the joint to hold down the bandages are permitted, but will not extend past or on the knuckles. Tape (1") one inch by (8") eight inches may secure the bandages around the wrist. See figure CI-59

Amateur and Professional Kickboxing References and Rules Legal Competition Wraps for Amateur and Professional Kickboxers Licensed Amateur and Professional Kickboxers have the option of any of the Advanced I or II styles or the Ribbon/Stack A-I or A-II styles mentioned above. Most utilize the Ribbon/ Stack styles and can only use Soft Surgical Bandage (Gauze), Surgeon's Adhesive Tape (Tape), Velpeau (training wraps) See figures CI-60 All Licensed Amateur Boxers will adhere to the State Athletic Commissions Policy's listed from the Commissions: "Amateur and Professional Kickboxing Rules and Referee Guidelines" 2008. Section 9. Bandages Bandages are optional. Tape over the knuckles is prohibited. If bandages are used, don't start handwrapping without an Inspector present. Bandages shall not exceed the following restrictions: The use of water or any liquid or material on any part of the handwrap is strictly prohibited. Bandages will be adjusted in the dressing room in the presence of both contestants and a Commission Representative. All bandages/wrappings are to be signed off by a Commission Representative. Either contestant may waive his privilege of witnessing the bandaging/ wrapping of his opponent's hands. Bandages will not exceed the following restrictions: One winding of surgeon's adhesive tape, not over one and one-half inches wide, placed directly on the hand to protect that part of the hand near the wrist. Said tape may cross the back of the hand twice but will not extend within one-inch of the knuckles when the hand is clenched to make a fist. See figure CI-61 Contestants will use soft surgical bandage, not over two inches wide, held in place by no more than eight (8) feet of surgeon's adhesive tape for each hand. One thirty (30) yard roll of bandage should complete the wrapping for each hand. See figures CI-62 thru CI-66

Professional Boxer References and Rules Professional Boxer Licensed Professional Boxers have the option of any of the Advanced I or II styles or the Ribbon/Stack style mentioned above. Most utilize the Ribbon/Stack styles and can only use Soft Surgical Bandage (Gauze) and Surgeon's Adhesive Tape (Tape). See figure CI-67 All Professional Boxers will adhere to the State Athletic Commissions Policy's listed from the Commissions: "Professional Boxing Rules" 2009. Bandages and Handwraps Advise the Chief Second that the wrapping and gloving of the participant must be done in the presence of an Inspector. If a wrap has started without supervision, kindly ask to have the wrap removed and restarted in the presence of an Inspector. In all weight classes, all bandages and hand wraps applied to each hand are restricted to: Section 323. Bandages Bandages shall not exceed the following restrictions: One winding of surgeon's adhesive tape, not over one and one-half inches wide, placed directly on the hand to protect that part of the hand near the wrist. Said tape may cross the back of the hand twice but shall not extend within one inch of the knuckles when hand is clenched to make a fist. See figure CI-68

Contestants shall use soft surgical bandage not over two inches wide, held in place by not more than ten yards of surgeon's adhesive tape for each hand. Not more than twenty yards of bandage may be used to complete the wrapping for each hand. See figures CI-69 thru CI-72

Bandages shall be applied in the dressing room in the presence of a Commission Representative and both contestants. Either contestant may waive his privilege of witnessing the bandaging of his opponents hands.

No tape may be applied across the knuckles of any participant.

The tape portion of the hand wrap must not extend past the top of the hand when a fist is made.

Alternating (stacking) between tape and gauze is prohibited.

The application of any liquid or substance to the hand wraps or bandages is prohibited.

Report any violations immediately to the Dressing Room or Event Lead.

(Continues...)



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Contents

INTRODUCTION....................PAGE 1 Introduction....................Page 11 Introduction....................Page 13 How to protect your stomach without blocking (breathing)....................Page 18 Introduction....................Page 19 Introduction....................Page 21 Introduction....................Page 21 Introduction....................Page 23 Introduction to the "Judicious Feint"....................Page 24 Introduction....................Page 26 Introduction to Punching and Knockout Blows....................Page 26 Introduction to the Solar Plexus punch or Body Shot....................Page 27 Introduction to in-fighting....................Page 28 Introduction....................Page 29 Introduction....................Page 29 Introduction....................Page 31 Introduction....................Page 35
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