Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns, & Tactics

Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns, & Tactics

by Andrew Zerling

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Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns, & Tactics by Andrew Zerling

ForeWord Reviews Indie Award FINALIST - 2016
USA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2017
CATCH YOUR OPPONENT OFF GUARD WITH WINNING CLINCHES, TAKEDOWNS, AND TACTICSThis innovative book demonstrates how the study of sumo wrestling techniques can benefit practitioners of modern mixed martial arts (MMA), as well as other grappling arts. Sumo, Japan’s ancient martial art, has its own particular variations of MMA-style body locks, throws, and trips, among other techniques.MMA competitors know their sport grew with the evolution of jujitsu, but many do not realize sumo can be seen as the root of jujitsu. Sumo uses distraction, angles, and leverage to steal an opponent’s balance and take him down.Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts focuses on kimarite, or winning moves. Knowledge of these techniques can allow competitors to catch their opponents off guard with unorthodox clinches, takedowns, and tactics. The author places special emphasis on how smaller players can defeat larger adversaries.
This book features• In-depth demonstrations of 48 sumo kimarite (winning moves) with step-by-step instructions• Over 300 photos• Case studies of famous rikishi (sumo wrestlers)• Discussion of sumo’s development, rules, and training, as well as recent changes in sumo techniques
The author provides analysis of the three basic types of fighters in MMA and how sumo techniques and tactics can enhance their skills. He examines the fighting style of former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who made highly effective use of sumo wrestling in MMA competition.
In Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts Andrew Zerling casts an ancient martial art in new light. He combines his decades of training with a passion for research. MMA competitors, grapplers, wrestlers, and fans of sumo will appreciate the author’s analysis and attention to detail. They will also come away with a wealth of new techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594394096
Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
Publication date: 12/07/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 630,201
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Andrew Zerling is a black-belt martial artist with over two decades of experience in a variety of styles. His work has appeared in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts and Black Belt Magazine with Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie. Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns & Tactics is Andrew’s first book. Andrew Zerling resides in Rumson, New Jersey.

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Foreword by Roy Dean
Foreword by Stephan Kesting
Foreword by Michael DeMarco
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Sumo Wrestling Overview
Introduction
Sumo History and
Practice
Sumo vs. Other
Japanese Martial Arts
Professional vs.
Amateur Sumo
Sumo’s Winning Moves
Overview Conclusion
Chapter 2: Sumo Wrestling Case
StudiesIntroductionCase Study No. 1:
Mainoumi: “Department Store of Techniques”Case Study No. 2:
Akebono: Grand Champion, YokozunaCase Study No. 3:
Konishiki: Ozeki “Meat Bomb”Case Study No. 4:
Terao: The “Iron Man” of SumoCase Study No. 5:
Open-Hand AttacksCase Study No. 6:
Dominating Techniques




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Case Studies
Conclusion
Chapter 3: Sumo and MMA
Introduction
The Clinch Phase
The Over-Under Clinch
Why the Takedown?
The Complete MMA
Fighter
Top MMA Fighter: Lyoto
“The Dragon” Machida: Sumo Expert
Top MMA Fighter: Roy
“Big Country” Nelson: His Sumo Experience
David vs. Goliath
Physical Conditioning
Sumo and MMA
Conclusion
Chapter 4: Technical Photos Section
Introduction
Breakfalls
MMA Fighting Stance
Basic Exercises
Kimarite: Sumo’s
Winning Techniques
Basic Techniques
Throwing Techniques
Leg Tripping
Twist Down Techniques
Special Techniques
Conclusion
References
About the Author
Index

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