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Kelly Crigger
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978-0981504407
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098150440X
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Victory Belt Publishing (July 15, 2008)
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Excellent look into Mixed Martial Arts. Crigger is a lieutenant colonel in the US Army, and served in the 1st Special Forces Group and the 3rd Infantry Division as well as completing the Army's Ranger School.

Excellent look into Mixed Martial Arts. Kelly Crigger does a great job of not only getting involved in MMA itself, but also the minds and philosophies of the fighters. He spends time at many of best gyms in the country and shows firsthand what makes fighters tick. His military career has included trips to the holiday destination of Afghanistan.

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In 2007, Army Officer Kelly Crigger embarked on a year-long journey into. I’ve written for a plethora of Mixed Martial Arts outlets and in 2007 wrote Title Shot about my journey through the world of professional fighting. That led to two books about Greg Jackson's fighting techniques. A few years ago I met Zak Bagans and struck up a friendship.

In 2007, Army Officer Kelly Crigger embarked on a year-long journey into the shark tank of mixed martial arts . Knowing firsthand about action, Crigger takes a trek across the US on a quest to see what makes mixed martial artists tick

In 2007, Army Officer Kelly Crigger embarked on a year-long journey into the shark tank of mixed martial arts competition. Knowing firsthand about action, Crigger takes a trek across the US on a quest to see what makes mixed martial artists tick. Title Shot opens with a visit from BJ Penn who "wants to do something for the troops" before he hooks up with Crigger. Of BJ, the author says, "He was gracious, humble, and genuinely happy to spend time with soldiers of Fort Lewis, Washington.

Manufacturer: Victory Belt Publishing Release date: 15 July 2008 ISBN-10 : 098150440X ISBN-13: 9780981504407.

US ARMY CORNEL KELLY CRIGGER is a columnist for Real Fighter and is the author of Title Shot: Into the Shark Tank of Mixed Martial Arts.

James Milton Kelly (May 5, 1946 – June 29, 2013) was an American athlete, actor, and martial artist. Kelly rose to fame in the early 1970s appearing in several blaxploitation films. Kelly is perhaps best known for his role as Williams in the 1973 martial arts action film Enter the Dragon. He also had lead roles in 1974's Black Belt Jones as the title character and Three the Hard Way as Mister Keyes. Kelly died of cancer on June 29, 2013 at age 67.

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Mixed Martial Arts outlines the revolutionary system of fighting used by world-renowned fighter BJ Penn. Penn, one of the most technical and decorated fighters in the world today, illustrates fighting techniques that teach you how to mix strikes with takedowns, ground and pound an opponent into submission, fight. By Greg Jackson; Kelly Crigger 50% Off. Greg Jackson was raised in a neighborhood where he had to fight to survive. He tried every martial art he could get his hands on, only to find they all lacked practicality. The UFC middleweight and lightweight titles were on the line Saturday, October 14, 2006 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 2007, Army Officer Kelly Crigger embarked on a year-long journey into the shark tank of mixed martial arts competition. His quest was two-fold—to learn what drove fighters to put themselves through years of grueling training and into the cage, and to uncover the mainstream media's reason for focusing on the seedier side of the sport and its athletes. To dig for answers, he lived in five of the top MMA training camps in the United States, hung out at the toughest tournaments the sport had to offer, and spent time with the biggest names in the sport, including UFC President Dana White. Title Shot divulges the truths and personal stories he unearthed. Laced with sarcasm, humor and a touch of daredevil bravado, Crigger sheds a never-before-seen light on a misunderstood sport and its combatants. Whether you're a hardcore MMA junkie or a casual fan, Title Shot will have you hanging on the edge of your seat.
  • Awesome inside account of what goes on in MMA gyms. Good read if you're a fan of the sport and the fighters.

  • Excellent look into Mixed Martial Arts. Kelly Crigger does a great job of not only getting involved in MMA itself, but also the minds and philosophies of the fighters. He spends time at many of best gyms in the country and shows firsthand what makes fighters tick. Great book that I highly recommend for any interested in MMA.

  • Really enjoyed this one. There was a story at each setting to go along with the tale of Crigger's journey to find out what makes MMA fighters do what they do. Definitely would recommend this to my friends.

  • i, like most of you looking at this book love mixed martial arts. but this book is nothing more than some boring guy trying to decide if he likes the sport or not, and trying to compare everything to the army.
    there is a few cool insights into some of the different training camp he visits, but still.....
    have a look at A Fighter's Heart: One Man's Journey Through the World of Fighting if you are into fighting and training.

  • TITLE SHOT
    Into the Shark Tank of Mixed Martial Arts
    by Kelly Crigger (Victory Belt)
    © Marc Wickert November 19, 2008
    [...]

    Title Shot is to mixed martial arts what Jack Kerouac's On the Road was to bebop, with author Kelly Crigger taking readers on an up-close tour of some of America's most successful MMA gyms, where they encounter very colorful coaches and competitors.

    Crigger is a lieutenant colonel in the US Army, and served in the 1st Special Forces Group and the 3rd Infantry Division as well as completing the Army's Ranger School. His military career has included trips to the holiday destination of Afghanistan. Knowing firsthand about action, Crigger takes a trek across the US on a quest to see what makes mixed martial artists tick.

    Title Shot opens with a visit from BJ Penn who "wants to do something for the troops" before he hooks up with Crigger. Of BJ, the author says, "He was gracious, humble, and genuinely happy to spend time with soldiers of Fort Lewis, Washington."

    Like Kerouac's Dean Moriarty (Neal Cassady), Kelly Crigger then commences his yearlong journey across America, starting at Matt Lindland's Team Quest in Portland, Oregon, then travels to Cesar Gracie's, David Terrell's and Ivan Salaverry's gyms in Northern California, before cruising down to spend time with Greg Jackson in Albuquerque. Kelly leap-frogs up to Somerville, Massachusetts, to take in Mark DellaGrotte and his Sityodtong Muay Thai Academy, where Crigger plays some very amusing mind games with Mark using a stone dragon ornament that adds a lot of humor to the book.

    Readers get more firsthand experience of MMA when they're escorted to IFL finals in Florida, and Coconut Creek's American Top Team gym. But probably the highlight of Crigger's tour is his arrival at UFC 79 in Las Vegas, where there are cameo appearances from such names as Georges St-Pierre, Matt Hughes, Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva. The experience is capped off with the author's interview of Dana White, which is both enjoyable and an extreme eye opener.

    There are encounters with too many big names of ultimate fighting to list them all, but I can say you won't be disappointed.

    This book is very satisfying reading and a must for all MMA fans.

  • Ex-Army Ranger Kelly Crigger produces an entertaining inside look at the growing world of MMA. MMA fans will likely find this book a delight. His approach is to visit and write about the top MMA training venues around the country, with some side trips to the US Army Combatives tournament, the IFL and UFC 79.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book and have only three criticisms, two quibbling, one more substantive.

    First, the omission of Miletich Fighting Systems in Bettendorf, IA is huge. So many elite fighters come from there, it's astonishing that one can tour the top training venues and skip over Bettendorf. It's like writing about Olympic highlights from Beijing and not mentioning Michael Phelps.

    Second, in the effort to be funny, Crigger over-uses some humor conventions. Someone is "as grim as an IRS agent on April 15th." He was out of it like a ... And on and on and on. Nearly every page has one of these would-be witticisms. Some are amusing but after a while it gets tiresome and repetitive, repetitive, repeti - oh, well, you get the idea.

    Third, at times Crigger - the ex Army guy - feels obliged to explain in asides how various ,members of the training dojo correspond to the hierarchy of the US Army. Ok, so...? Why should the reader care? He is shoehorning his Army experience into the book in a way that does nothing to add to the story.

    Don't get me wrong, though. This is a fun book and Crigger takes at once a respectful yet puckish approach to the world of MMA. He takes the sport seriously but not too seriously.

    Even with these reservations, I WOULD recommend "Title Shot"!!

  • I was browsing books and saw it sticking out. I picked it up and started to flip through it. I saw all the names I like to read about, BJ Penn, Matt Lindland, Deigo Sanchez, The Diaz brothers, etc. I figured it would be a good book to read someday but not now. I was about to put it back and saw a picture of Matt Larsen. I joking thought that I was going to read something on "The Father of MACP" or "Godfather." I flipped few pages saw Tim Kennedy's name flip some more and then saw my name! I was shocked. I read about the fight I had in the Army Combatives tournament. Its not everyday you pick a book and read about yourself; so of course I was sold on the book.

    So now for the actual review. Kelly Grigger does a great job in exploring the sport. He not only talks about the big names but also shows love to the lil guys. His style of writing is entertaining and easy to read. If you're a fan of the sport you need to read this book.