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Finishing Machine, the book co-authored by criminal defense attorneys Mike Arnold and Emilia Gardner about Gerald Strebendt and the 2014 shooting that resulted in a murder charge, is now available to pre-order as an E-Book on Amazon.  The E-Book is currently available at $0.99, for a limited time, and will be delivered on December 10, 2016.  The hard copy of the book is expected to also be available for purchase in December, 2016.

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MMA Tip: Be Cerebral

MMA tip from #finishingmachine Gerald Strebendt:

Be Cerebral. Any technique will work if drilled properly and believed in. Ask questions, and take notes. Why the “S” grip? Why the Gable grip? Why turn the corner on a double leg takedown? What is the 10 finger guillotine? Understand why drilling is important. Believe that “perfect practice makes perfect.” Have faith in the techniques of the arts and know that the proper technique applied at the proper time is unstoppable. Don’t take shortcuts ever. Keep a training log of where you have trained and what you have learned and share it with those you deem worthy!!!

Finishing Machine, the book co-authored by criminal defense attorneys Mike Arnold and Emilia Gardner about Gerald Strebendt and the 2014 shooting that resulted in a murder charge, is now available to pre-order as an E-Book on Amazon.  The E-Book is currently available at $0.99, for a limited time, and will be delivered on December 10, 2016.  The hard copy of the book is expected to also be available for purchase in December, 2016.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the Finishing Machine E-Book on Amazon.com

MMA Tip: Be Inspired

MMA tip from #finishingmachine Gerald Strebendt:

Be Inspired. Tito Ortiz was bigger, stronger, and a better wrestler when he fought Frank Shamrock. Frank cried out to his corner, Maurice Smith, “He’s too strong!” Maurice calmed him down and they worked through it real time, as it was happening. We all know the outcome. Igor Vovchanchyn had nothing on Mark Kerr who was a 265 lb Olympic wrestler, faster, and stronger. Mark had 6 inches of height and reach and he was in his prime, but Igor took him apart. Why? Because Igor believed in himself. We can draw on the strength of people like James “Buster” Douglas and Igor Vovchanchyn if we do our research and understand what drove them. We can learn to harness our doubts and fears and we can overcome them when we are inspired and when we believe.

Finishing Machine, the book co-authored by criminal defense attorneys Mike Arnold and Emilia Gardner about Gerald Strebendt and the 2014 shooting that resulted in a murder charge, is now available to pre-order as an E-Book on Amazon.  The E-Book is currently available at $0.99, for a limited time, and will be delivered on December 10, 2016.  The hard copy of the book is expected to also be available for purchase in December, 2016.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the Finishing Machine E-Book on Amazon.com

Snake River Musing

From Gerald:

It’s the evening, and I just walked circle after circle, barefoot, through the grass of the football field. Every night the grass is heavily watered and then under intense sun all day. it grows faster than the men can cut it, so I was just walking through cool, ankle deep clover with honey bees buzzing everywhere. It was wonderful. When’s the last time you walked barefoot in the grass, or in the ocean? I swear, almost anything can be cured by sun, wind, and dirt.

 

Finishing Machine, the book co-authored by criminal defense attorneys Mike Arnold and Emilia Gardner about Gerald Strebendt and the 2014 shooting that resulted in a murder charge, is now available to pre-order as an E-Book on Amazon.  The E-Book is currently available at $0.99, for a limited time, and will be delivered on December 10, 2016.  The hard copy of the book is expected to also be available for purchase in December, 2016.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the Finishing Machine E-Book on Amazon.com

MMA Tip: Be Humble

MMA Tip from #finishingmachine Gerald Strebendt:

Be Humble. Remember the old masters and pay your respects. Thank them when you see them. One day all of our experience and youth with reach its apex and we may be able to beat our teachers. This is the natural progression. Stay grounded. How many omoplatas has Ricardo Liborio defended? How many liver kicks has Bas Rutten landed? We need this knowledge down to the slightest nuance! Do everything possible in your martial arts journey to make sure you are deserving of these treasures.

Finishing Machine, the book co-authored by criminal defense attorneys Mike Arnold and Emilia Gardner about Gerald Strebendt and the 2014 shooting that resulted in a murder charge, is now available to pre-order as an E-Book on Amazon.  The E-Book is currently available at $0.99, for a limited time, and will be delivered on December 10, 2016.  The hard copy of the book is expected to also be available for purchase in December, 2016.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the Finishing Machine E-Book on Amazon.com

MMA Tip: Pass It On

MMA Tip from #finishingmachine Gerald Strebendt:

Pass It On. Don’t keep anything back. Give credit and refer to where you learned your favorite moves. The Darce Choke, the X-Guard, the Twister! Keep the history of these techniques alive and tell your students about them. Take time when you teach and remember that the weight of martial art should be on your shoulders. Many of us are only one or two generations back to the Master. Machado. Gracie. De La Riva. Liborio. This is a way of life.

Finishing Machine, the book co-authored by criminal defense attorneys Mike Arnold and Emilia Gardner about Gerald Strebendt and the 2014 shooting that resulted in a murder charge, is now available to pre-order as an E-Book on Amazon.  The E-Book is currently available at $0.99, for a limited time, and will be delivered on December 10, 2016.  The hard copy of the book is expected to also be available for purchase in December, 2016.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the Finishing Machine E-Book on Amazon.com

MMA Tip: Plan Your Ending

MMA Tip from #finishingmachine Gerald Strebendt:

Plan Your Ending. Will you be on the mat well into your 80’s like Helio? Do you want to build a legacy and a family business? Is jiu-jitsu a pastime and a way to stay in shape, or is it your life’s calling? How will you train as your body grows older? How will you ensure that what you have worked so hard to learn isn’t lost when you are finished?

Finishing Machine, the book co-authored by criminal defense attorneys Mike Arnold and Emilia Gardner about Gerald Strebendt and the 2014 shooting that resulted in a murder charge, is now available to pre-order as an E-Book on Amazon.  The E-Book is currently available at $0.99, for a limited time, and will be delivered on December 10, 2016.  The hard copy of the book is expected to also be available for purchase in December, 2016.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the Finishing Machine E-Book on Amazon.com

MMA Tip: Old Instincts

MMA Tip from #finishingmachine Gerald Strebendt:

Bunkerd Fairtex (Faphimai) said many years ago in Thailand that the young fighters were made to stand in waist deep water to overcome the habit of blinking. They would splash their hands and allow droplets of water to hit their faces while just staring down. Sometimes our instincts hold us back in martial arts. It’s tough being on the bottom in a fight, so sitting back to a leg lock may be something reserved for the last ten seconds of a round. Why? In an exchange of punches, the best idea may be to push forward, especially while slipping punches and counter punching. The same idea applies when defending knees in a clinch. All top strikers have overcome the instinct of moving backwards in an exchange. Like a shortstop rushing a ground ball or a race car driver going wide before a corner, we have to overcome our basic instincts and turn our survival mode into a highly tuned strategic fight plan. What does B.J. Penn mean when he tells his fighters to “be first”? We all like throwing hard leg kicks but why is it important that we set them up before throwing them with full power? Sakuraba overcome the fear of giving his back and won many fights from that position. Why? How? Take an inventory of your bad habits and you’ll find that most of them stem from age old instincts.

Finishing Machine, the book co-authored by criminal defense attorneys Mike Arnold and Emilia Gardner about Gerald Strebendt and the 2014 shooting that resulted in a murder charge, is now available to pre-order as an E-Book on Amazon.  The E-Book is currently available at $0.99, for a limited time, and will be delivered on December 10, 2016.  The hard copy of the book is expected to also be available for purchase in December, 2016.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the Finishing Machine E-Book on Amazon.com

MMA Tip: Take Inventory

MMA Tip from #finishingmachine Gerald Strebendt.

Take Inventory. With the help of your coaches and teammates, take an honest look at your strengths and weaknesses. All good fighters do this. Do you avoid attempting arm bars from the guard because your opponent always seems to posture and pass? Do you have a hard time establishing an effective jab? Do you always pass guard the same way? In the very first Abu Dhabi World Championships, Jean Jacques pointed to a fighter that he was going to have to beat to win the whole tournament. The guy hadn’t lost yet and Jean Jacques said, “I notice nobody has attempted to pass to his left. I will pass this way and I will catch him.” Jean Jacques did exactly that, and tapped him with a rear naked choke to win the whole thing. We have to work our weaknesses if we want to have any depth to draw from in the finals. What are your weaknesses?

Finishing Machine, the book co-authored by criminal defense attorneys Mike Arnold and Emilia Gardner about Gerald Strebendt and the 2014 shooting that resulted in a murder charge, is now available to pre-order as an E-Book on Amazon.  The E-Book is currently available at $0.99, for a limited time, and will be delivered on December 10, 2016.  The hard copy of the book is expected to also be available for purchase in December, 2016.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the Finishing Machine E-Book on Amazon.com