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This book begins where the second book left off. In his first manual, Anderson covered all of the basic strikes--punches, kicks, knees, elbows--as well as fundamental footwork, evasive maneuvers, counterattacks, striking combinations, and striking into the clinch. In this book, he covers the clinch in great detail highlighting the front clinch, or Muay Thai clinch, and counters from the Muay Thai clinch. This is a very unique section that highlights one of Anderson's strongest attributes. The attacks and especially the counterattacks that he demonstrates are unlike anything that I've seen in other martial art books. He also shows you how to use the Muay Thai clinch to effectively stop takedowns as well as several methods for escaping the body lock position. This is awesome if you're a striker that struggles using the Muay Thai clinch against wrestlers. In addition to a detailed Muay Thai clinch chapter, Anderson also covers cage tactic strategies, takedown and takedown defense, ground, and a focus mitt section.
Cage Tactics: This chapter details several techniques for escaping your back off the cage as well as methods for keeping your opponent pinned against the cage. It's not as detailed as the Muay Thai clinch section, but the techniques coincide with his style, which is unique and unorthodox.
Takedowns and Takedown Defense: The takedowns definitely cater to the striker. The vast majority of his takedowns are in the form of a counter. In the introduction he discusses how most fighters that have a striking background don't feel comfortable shooting in for takedowns off of strikes. This makes sense and follows the goal of the striker, which is to keep the fight standing so that they can knock an opponent out, or engage in the Muay Thai clinch. Also, because strikers are used to slipping punches and feel comfortable evading strikes, you can shoot in past your opponent's defensive lines more effectively, which increases your chances of completing the takedown. In the takedown defense section, he covers several ways to counter takedowns with strikes, as well as how to properly maintain distance and evade the shot. He also covers several methods for defending the single and double leg takedown, all of which are unique to his style.
Ground Game: Although Anderson isnt known for his jiu-jitsu, he is a black belt and has proved to have an effective ground game. This section of the book outlines basic methods for striking past an opponent's guard, as well as several ground and pound combinations. He also basic and some extremely unorthodox guard attacks. I found the defense to ground and pound to be unique and informative, but some of the transition were a bit complicated.
Focus Mitt Combinations: This was a nice addition to the book that was unexpected. It compliments the book by providing around seventy combinations on the focus mitts. It's even broken down into same stance and opposite stance combinations, complete with feints and counterattacks. Although the authors highlight this in the book, these combinations should be performed using Thai pads instead of focus mitts because Anderson throws punches, kicks, knees, and elbows. This is probably one of the most useful chapters in the book because it's something that can be taken into the gym and the combinations can be drilled using a heavy bag, shadow boxing, hitting thai pads, or sparring.
Although the majority of the techniques are unorthodox, I found the book to be insightful and shed light on some basic concepts of positioning, attacks, defense, and counter tactics. The Muay Thai section is amazing and makes the book. The focus mitt combinations are also an excellent training tool that I've used in the gym, pulling out techniques to work on the heavy bag and with partners. Another great book to add to the martial art collection!