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Each generation produces only a handful of great fighters, and Mike Swain is without doubt one of this generation's finest. A former World and Olympic Champion, senior international instructor and authority in Grappling arts, his fame and popularity have come from the perfection of his technique, depth of Jiu Jitsu knowledge, and teaching ability. In this volume, Mike Swain shows the techniques and principles necessary for any student of Mixed Martial Arts to improve the "clinch factor." The information is for students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Learn the Clinch techniques and strategies of a style that changed the world of combat sports. This book, which will raise your submission grappling proficiency to a new plateau, is for all Submission grappling and Mixed Martial Arts practitioners.
Mike Swain, a business marketing graduate from San Jose State University, has become synonymous with judo worldwide. Swain made history in 1987 by becoming the first male World Champion from the western hemisphere. In addition, Mr. Swain has won medals in all major international tournaments, including the Olympics (1988 bronze), World Championships (1985 silver, 1987 gold, 1989 silver), and Pan American Games (1987 gold). He is a four-time Olympian, five-time World Team member, and was the 1996 U.S. Olympic judo coach for the Atlanta Games. His knowledge of Judo and grappling techniques is unsurpassed, making of him one of the most sought-after submission teachers in the world.
Chuck Jefferson began his Judo training at the age of 5 under coach Ernie Smith at the local Judo Club. In his sophomore year in college, Chuck broke through to get his first medal at the senior nationals. In 1999 he completed his degree, earning a B.A. in Communication Studies. During his collegiate judo career, Mr. Jefferson established himself as a top prospect for USA Judo, being one of the very few people who won four straight collegiate national titles. He is also an Assistant coach at San Jose State University. His international experience and understanding of elite judo and grappling competition makes him one of the most knowledgeable experts in the field.
By Chuck Jefferson. Softcover. 263 pages.