Inside the Lion's Den

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Tuttle Publishing, Mar 15, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 211 pages
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Inside the Lion's Den is the remarkable story of Ken Shamrock's ascent to the top of reality martial combat.

A legendary Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and former professional wrestler, Shamrock is an inspiration to thousands. This is the story of his rise from a troubled youth to champion in the ring in both America and Asia. The first "King of Pancrase" in the Japanese fighting circuit, and the first "Superfight Champion" of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Shamrock also founded the Lion's Den in Northern California, a facility that has trained many champion MMA fighters.

Readers and fans will learn the secrets of Shamrock's ultra-efficient submissions fighting system and the training regimen that he and his trainees followed. With over 150 dynamic photos, Inside the Lion's Den is both an inspiring portrait of the fighter known as the "World's Most Dangerous Man" and an invaluable guide for the martial artist, novice and master alike.

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Inside the Lion's Den is two (thin) books in one. The first, and longer, part is an autobiography of MMA fighter Ken Shamrock, and the latter part is a guide to his approach to submission fighting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bernie Gourley - Goodreads

Inside the Lion's Den is two (thin) books in one. The first, and longer, part is an autobiography of MMA fighter Ken Shamrock, and the latter part is a guide to his approach to submission fighting ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Ken Shamrock is the legendary martial artist who dominated no-holds-barred martial arts competition in both America and Asia. He was the first Superfight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the popular martial arts event, and the first King of Pancrase, the pioneering Japanese fighting circuit. He is also the founder of the Lion's Den in Northern California, where many of the world's top bare-knuckle warriors hone and harden their skills. Step into the Lion's Den and learn the remarkable story of Shamrock's rise from a troubled youth to the pinnacle of reality martial combat. Learn, too, the secrets of Shamrock's ultra-efficient submissions fighting system and the training regimen that makes his fighters champions in the United States, South America, and Asia.

Richard Hanner is a bureau chief and columnist for The Stockton Record where he has won numerous awards for enterprise and feature writing. His freelance work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Parade, the California Journal, and Runner's World. He lives in Woodbridge, California, with his wife Judith and their sons Mitchell and Alexander.

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