MMA: Heroic History

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This title examines the history of mixed martial arts as it evolved to include pankration from ancient Greece, Asian martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and other fighting styles, and examines the growth of mixed martial arts from individual fights to the establishment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Bold, dynamic photos, a timeline, and informative sidebars enhance the text. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 5
BISACS JNF054180, JNF054080
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies, Sports
Copyright 2023
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Abdo & Daughters
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Season 2022-12-15
ISBN 9781532199226, 9781098274429
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 796.81
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8.25 x 10.25
Lexile 1060
ATOS Interest Level NOT AR
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
 

Mixed Martial Arts- Booklist

MMA, mixed martial arts, is a relatively new form of professional sports that has experienced steadily increasing popularity over the past few decades. These graphics-rich titles offer stirring descriptions and lively action photos that aptly convey the intensity of these matches. MMA Heroic History explains how fights featuring two opponents that allow just about anything except biting and eye-gouging go back to ancient Greece and traces how schools of manual combat evolved around the world. MMA Ferocious Fighting Styles reviews the most common arts (boxing, wrestling, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, kickboxing) and their strategic uses. MMA Lasting Legends profiles superstars of the sport, past and present, along with rising newcomers. MME Female Fighters profiles women competitors (and it’s notable that women are routinely included throughout the series). The writing in all four books is straightforward and authoritative, and the volumes share the same format: brief, photo-filled chapters; numerous subheadings, insets, and fact boxes; and title-specific timelines, glossaries, and QR-code bibliographies. There is some repetition across the titles (MMA vocabulary, how winners are determined, occasional images) and some books’ timeliness could be better (MMA Ferocious Fighting Styles is cur?rent through about 2020 and MMA Heroic History through 2019). That said, fans won’t care. There’s a dearth of material on this topic for this age group, and the attention-grabbing covers are sure to please. -Kathleen McBroom

Author: Frazer Andrew Krohn