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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing; Original edition (September 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977731545
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977731541
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The perceived best mixed martial artist on the planet."—ESPN

About the Author

Fedor Emelianenko is the Pride Heavyweight Champion of the world. He lives in Stariy Oskol, Russia.

Erich Krauss is a professional Muay Thai kickboxer who has trained and competed in Thailand. He has written or co-authored fifteen books, including Wrestling for Fighting: The "Natural Way".

Glen Cordoza is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and co-author of Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge.

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Book is well written, photos are great and Fedor explains stuff very good.
Marin Radovan
Advanced practitoners will benefit from enhancing situational techniques, and learning more of a ground and pound style.
Kyle
I'd only recommend this book to Fedor fans or anyone who has actual experience with MMA.
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Format: Paperback
Written by Jacob Regar

There is no one hundred percent fail-proof recipe for unarmed combat. Practitioners must learn all they can to prepare themselves for any possible fighting scenario. Techniques alone do not ensure victory in the modern fighting chess match that is MMA. Subtleties like footwork, combinations set up off of evasive movements and offensive feints, and timing, are the essence of fighting success. These variables are difficult to perceive, let alone define, and the ability to fuse them with game-tested techniques against a skilled and prepared opponent marks the clearest indication of a modern fighting master.

In FEDOR: the Fighting System of the World's Undisputed King of MMA, the martial arts public can finally find answers to their ongoing question: how does Fedor Emelianenko do what he does in the ring? He writes in the introduction to the book's section on "counter attacks:"

"The goal in any fight is to constantly remain on the offensive and either rack up enough points to earn a judges' decision or put your opponent to sleep. If your opponent is timid or dramatically outclassed, achieving your goal can be quite easy. You simply beat on him until he drops. However, the majority of opponents you face will climb into the ring or cage with the exact same goal as you, which means you'll have to contend with his attacks. The only way to remain offensive against an opponent who is also offensive-minded is to learn how to counter his attacks. By attacking, evading his strikes, and then immediately launching counterattacks, your opponent will be locked in defense mode even though he is throwing every strike in the book at you. And as long as he is constantly defending, you'll be winning the fight.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ron Cole VINE VOICE on July 28, 2009
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_Fedor: The Fighting System of the World's Undisputed King of MMA_ is one of the best books I've read in regards to the basics of fighting. It contains over 200 pages of techniques covering all three of the major fight ranges (striking distance, the clinch, and grappling). These techniques are explained both through the use of multiple full-color photographs and informative captions. Together, they do an excellent job of allowing readers to understand what they are reading so that they can duplicate it while practicing. This is the textbook for Mixed Martial Arts 101, and should be in the library of every new student of the fighting arts.

The book's strength as a beginner's guide, however, is also its biggest weakness. The authors devote an entire page to showing readers how to get into the proper stance; two more pages and 12 photos on how to throw a straight snap jab; two more pages and nine photos detailing how to throw a straight long jab; two pages on how to throw a left hook; etc, etc, etc... Beginning fighters should love this, as it will allow them to understand almost exactly how Fedor fights; more experienced fighters with their own styles will find themselves skimming page after page of this book trying to find something that they don't already know. Those nuggets of gold are in there, but they tend to be rare because so much of the book is devoted to the basics. With such a grand title as "The Fighting System of the World's Undisputed King of MMA," many readers will expect a book that has more uniqueness to it. What they get is an excellent guide to the basics of Fedor's style, but little else beyond a beginner to intermediate technique manual.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By William A. Pitts on March 25, 2009
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I have had probably a hundred martial arts books over the years and this is one of the best for "down to earth" nothing fancy fighting techniques that work. I was very impressed with the knowledge of Fedor about strikes, balance, and always covering with the other hand when you strike. I was a boxing coach for ten years and had state champions. If there is one thing I have seen that is the number one flaw I see with mixed martial artists is when they punch they generally drop their other hand. Something basic but of utmost importance. Fedor covers it better than any martial arts books with the exception of "Jeet Kune Do" by Bruce Lee who was light years ahead of those of his time. He spoke of mixing martial arts back forty years ago. This book covers strikes, checking kicks,(which many don't cover) takedowns, throws, ground submissions and just common sense wisdom by a man that has tested these techniques in the fires of real combat. He even states that you have to consider your body frame and use what works best for your type of frame. Which I believe is real wisdom. A tall lanky fighter uses his strength of reach and leverage in striking while a short stocky fighter uses his physical strength and grappling to stay with his strengths. The best part I liked in this book was mixing the techniques and formulating them into a fighting system. Is it the best system? It is for Fedor! Use what works best for you but this book is a sound book no fighter should be without.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Deitch on March 14, 2010
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10/10 This is 263 pages of Fedors mma system
Every page you read is like being personaly coached
Very acurate explanations and photos
From punching to kicking to ground game, defense and offense
In the book he shows in great detail all his best moves
You will recognise them if you have seen videos of his fights
But at full speed its hard to understand some techniques
This book shows it all, i also suggest watching his seminar videos
Awesome book thankyou for this Fedor!
Peace David (T666) D
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