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    Recommended books for striking

    Here is hoping this is the correct place for this.

    Hey bullies I'm interested in doing some reading on the topic of striking, and was hoping you had some solid recommendations for me.

    While it's up to you what books are worthy of recommendations I would especially be interested in books that focus on the more competitive martial arts (boxing, MT, that stuff), and ones that include information on elements that often seem to get over looked like feints and overall strategy.

    Thanks in advance guys.

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    I recommend a phone book. Preferably a metropolitan one which has more mass.

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    the yellow pages boxing gym section

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    ^oh snap beaten to it

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    Here you go.

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    -Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee - nothing else like it. Has exactly what you want in terms of strategy and 'overlooked elements'.

    -Anderson Silva's MMA striking textbooks are good. Great technique reference.

    -Kirk Lawson has probably the best books on boxing and wrestling, he reproduces old books and is just generally awesome in all things martial: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/lawson

    Now, if you're reading random books about striking, you gotta know that striking is one phase in a fight. That's good and fine if you're competing in a striking-only sport, but if you're reading about striking for 'how to fight', you need to know what grappling is, you need to know your positions, how a grappler attacks a striker, or what two well-rounded guys are gonna do. So add to your list:

    -Matt Lindland's Dirty Boxing. Haven't read it, but it's been reccomended to me alot.

    -Randy Couture's Wrestling for Fighting.

    If you have no clue about grappling, find the BJJ Road Map by Stephan Kesting. Between everything I've listed is a pretty decent picture of what sound fighting looks like. And some very good striking resources. Now, to the library, dude.

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    Phone book is good in a pinch, but I'd recommend something with a hard back. Ebbing's general chemistry or chang's 1900 page treatise on physical chemistry are solid choices. Another option is to buy a book belt, then you have a handy mace too.
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    older book but a good one Benny the Jet training and fighting skills

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    As far as books go, I have to agree with Omega on Jackson's stand up book. It has some different combinations that I have added to mine.

    I know it has been stated already, but if you are thinking about becoming self-taught in the wonderful area of striking, you are fooling yourself. Technique needs to be corrected by a qualified coach or instructor.

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