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  1. War Wizard is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas
    Hitman: Glad to hear some more support for Hatmaker. I think I might just pick up boxing mastery, and maybe grab one of the other ones when I get some more time.
    All of the striking books are great, but as has been mentioned elsewhere on Bullshido, just be sure to stay away from his submission stuff.
    "Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
    What is the draw to books over videos? I really like seeing the video of whatever is being presented rather than a series of still and a text description.
    To watch a video you need a player, usually a PC or some other device. With a book on the other hand, you can read them even when you are taking a dump.

    You can read the same paragraphs over and over to get the idea to sink in. You could replay a section of a video over and over as well, but it's let's natural than reading the same passage over and over. Plus, at least in my case, I like to write notes on the sides of the books.

    There are things that videos convey better than book (some aspects of grappling, for example), but books work better, at least for me.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

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    Posted On:
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    Yeah, I'm also a horrible audio learner. I need to read **** for it to sink in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
    What is the draw to books over videos? I really like seeing the video of whatever is being presented rather than a series of still and a text description.
    If you really want to know why, start here: Learning Theory
    "Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."
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    Are there any good recommendations for boxing videos?
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    Stay away from Werner's book. He exaggerates a lot of moves to illustrate a principle. I bought it about 5 or 6 years ago when I was boxing. I hurt myself trying them out.
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    Boxing Mastery is good and covers most, if not all, of what is in Boxing Start Up.

    It covers different styles, stances and punches, and covers the mechanics in a clear and thoughtful way.

    Of the few books available it's among the best.
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    Just got boxing mastery. Thank you very much for the recommend. It is in fact a stellar book.
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