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The Grappler's Manifesto: The Guide to Strangling, Torquing, & Bludgeoning Your Way to Victory in The Cage Paperback – December 22, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (December 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982565895
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982565896
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,068,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lance Freimuth is a writer, editor and photographer who lives in Las Vegas, NV. He also teaches grappling at Xtreme Couture, one of the most highly respected MMA gyms in the world.

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Manjushri on April 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is packed with grappling techniques that have proven their worth in MMA. Best of all, a range of excellent MMAists and MMA trainers show the little wrinkles and setups they use to make the techniques work. Anyone with any kind of grappling experience knows that the devil is in the details, and finding one or two small tips to tighten a technique can make all the difference in the world.

However, as solid as this information is, there's not a lot new here for someone who is an intermediate or above level grappler already. There are no "game changing" concepts or positions. All you need to do is look at the contributors list: Jon Fitch, Greg Jackson, Forrest Griffin, and Randy Couture are all great, but they aren't exactly Marcelo Garcia, Dean Lister, Robert Drysdale and Andre Galvao. Perhaps this book should have been called "MMA Grappling."

If you are new to grappling or primarily interested in MMA, this book is a gold mine. If you are experienced and primarily interested in straight grappling/ BJJ, it might still be worth a pick up, but I would advise you to look through it at a book store before deciding it's worth it for you.

On a complete side note, what's with the duct tape/ ransom note thing? It probably confirms that the books target audience is kids who are just getting into grappling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cpl. Hicks on April 18, 2013
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Did not have high expectations, ordered this book because it was on sale.

What you get is techniques from various MMA fighters; covering basic positions (mount, guard, north-south etc.) There aren't any flashy techniques and the book layout is nice, making the presented ones easy to understand.

I have been wrestling/grappling for more than 10 years and I wasn't expecting to learn anything new; what I did get was a reminder that I could bring back a couple of techniques from this book to my repertoaire.

This is one of those books you should get if it is on clearance and go thru it to refresh you memory.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Marc Wickert on December 29, 2011
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THE GRAPPLER'S MANIFESTO
The Guide to Strangling, Torquing & Bludgeoning
Your Way to Victory in the Cage
By Lance Freimuth
presented by Victory Belt
© Marc Wickert [...]

It's hard to believe the human body consists of just a head, torso, two arms, and two legs. And yet there seem to be an infinite number of ways to tie up your opponent and submit or choke him out.

Just when you think you've seen every conceivable move, a book like this comes along and pulls the mats from under you. UK's Geoff Thompson often says "With ability comes humility", and The Grappler's Manifesto is a book that could humble any fighter with its revolutionary techniques.

When you first flick through Lance Freimuth's book it's like sitting in the Millennium Falcon's cockpit and thinking "Okay, we've done the Milky Way, now let's start the journey." But what a crew you're riding with! Onboard are Randy Couture, Antonio Nogueira, Greg Jackson, Forrest Griffin, Dave Camarillo, Neil Melanson and Jon Fitch, plus author Freimuth who taught grappling at the renowned Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand and was a wrestling instructor at Randy Couture's Xtreme Couture MMA gym in Las Vegas.

The Grappler's Manifesto's 347 pages of instruction will beam your ground game way past any opponent's out there and send you into MMA hyperspace as you put into practice never-before-seen grappling tactics. What a blast!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction to Full Guard Bottom
Full Guard Bottom
Passive vs.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 12, 2012
Format: Paperback
Victory Belt definitely makes the best instructional books out there. I own quite a few of em, and this is another winner. What I really like about this one is it offers perspectives and techniques from several elite level grapplers. As usual with Victory Belt books, it is packed with loads of pictures. I learned a bunch from this one and I can easily recommend this book to any aspiring grapplers.
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