Tapmonster: Ideas about Grappling for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestler + Money Trunk (An Action Flick Short Story) [NOOK Book]

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There is nothing in the world like grappling! It is primal and in its very essence it is what life is all about; the chase, fun, struggle and survival. It teaches you how to cope with trying situations; teaches you to always search for options and that you can triumph even when the odds are against you.

This combat art puts you on the Quixotic hunt for the real you, the champ lurking inside. It wants you to find that inner beast that allows ...
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Tapmonster: Ideas about Grappling for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestler + Money Trunk (An Action Flick Short Story)

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Overview

There is nothing in the world like grappling! It is primal and in its very essence it is what life is all about; the chase, fun, struggle and survival. It teaches you how to cope with trying situations; teaches you to always search for options and that you can triumph even when the odds are against you.

This combat art puts you on the Quixotic hunt for the real you, the champ lurking inside. It wants you to find that inner beast that allows you to rip off your shirt, look your opponent in the eye and utter those immortal fighting words made famous by Kimbo Slice, “Run it!” And that is the spirit, in which this book was written.

"Tapmonster" was written for that grappler who is looking for an extra edge and alternative approaches to grappling.

In my decade of grappling, I have used many ideas to increase my skills. And since my inspiration has come from many sources, I did not hesitate to include ideas from academic research, other sports and from the ordinary man on the street in this book. I also know that the best way to learn is from those who do it the best. That is why Tapmonster is also filled with ideas from the champions of our sport.

Tapmonster covers:

-How to deal with FNGs
-The Pump Fake
-The Hands Off Approach
-Snatching and Tripping
-Ambidextrous Thinking
-Shaquille O'Neal and Grappling
-The Importance of Gimmicks
-Belt Chasing
-Grappling Finance
-ADCC and BJJ World Champ, Robert Drysdale's key to training
-What Felipe Costa (BJJ World Champion) says about getting good
-How to use the flipped classroom in the grappling environment
-How does Tito Ortiz’s thoughts on MMA relate to grappling?
-The Power of Love and Hate in Grappling
-What can Arnold Schwarzenegger do for your grappling game?
-Why does BJJ World Champ, JT Torres always seem so happy?
-What made Eddie Bravo so confident that he would whisper, “Are you ready?” into an opponent’s ear?

And much more, so much more!

(***Tapmonster is not an instructional and is not an exercise book. It is an entertaining book of ideas based on the DIME Concept (Dream - Inspire - Motivate - Entertain/Educate)

BONUS**** You also will receive Money Trunk!

Money Trunk! - An Action Flick Short Story

What would you do if you found almost half a million dollars in cash and no one knew anything about it?

Would you keep it? Or, would you try to find out whom it belonged to?

Meet Chris Copeland, who doesn’t have to think about what he'll do. You will have to read “Money Trunk!” to find out if he kept the money. But whatever he did, he’s in a hell of a lot of trouble for it.

Excerpt:

“Chris was nervous as he stood with the bolt cutters. The old, brown footlocker at his feet had to be at least 70 years old and the lock used to secure it seemed even older. The trunk had a mildew smell, as if it hadn’t seen daylight in a few years. It looked like one of those ones you see in the barracks of every World War II or Vietnam movie ever made.”

--- Reviews of Money Trunk!

“This book is shocking, sexy and surprising. The ending will freak you out!” - LA Hub

“After reading this, I don’t know what I would have done. Chris Copeland is my new hero!” – The Max Club
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014346368
  • Publisher: Academic Group Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 437 KB

Meet the Author

Bakari Akil II, Ph.D. has been practicing no-gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu since 2004 and BJJ with a gi since 2008. He has also written about grappling for Black Belt Magazine and his blog, Jiujitsu365, has been nominated twice for “Best BJJ Blog” by the Fightworks Podcast in 2008 and 2009.

Akil holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Florida State University. He is currently a Professor and teaches mass media, journalism and communication courses. He has taught and counseled hundreds of people over the years in areas related to graduate education, mass media and how to be more effective communicators.

He also writes for Psychology Today and his blog, Communication Central.
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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    BUY THIS BOOK!!

    I don"t ordinarily write reviews, but I am notorious for reading and using reviews to make purchases. This will be my second review ever. That alone should tell you that this book was able to motivate me to actually write this!
    Where ever you are at in your grappling game, BUY THIS BOOK! I am currently preparing for my first BJJ tourney, had a horrible class and could not stop thinking about all I had done wrong earlier on the mats. After about 3 hours of tossing and turning. I thought maybe I"ll find a book of some kind, some nugget of wisdom that will rescue the "whatever" BJJ game I had left. I had purchased one of this authors other books and this one seemed somewhat new. While I understand that this review seems contrived in that this book ended up being just what I needed, but it truly was. I dont know if it will rescue my game, but it assuredly got me motivated to get back to work on it!! What ever level in your grappling journey, this book will help you. It will more specifically tell you things that no one ordinarily talks about, on or off the mats. It"s a quick read, but the true take away is that you're not alone in the feelings, the blood, sweat and tears and just plain difficulty that is the grappling arts! You will not be diaappointed with this purchase! And though I havent written reviews yet, I have also purchased 20 ways to improve your Grappling, and Grappling for Newbies, both by this author, both highly, highly recommended!Hope this review helps! W

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Wow! I was thoroughly entertained when reading this; and I bough

    Wow! I was thoroughly entertained when reading this; and I bought it for the grappling wisdom alone. This is my first time reading one of his books, but I will be reading more in the future.

    Excellent!

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