I needed to find a way to make my fight scenes more realistic, to understand how moves work not just what they are. At first, I thought I'd take a class. I've always wanted to be a bad ass. But then I realized I know nothing about fighting styles (other than what I learned watching Dragon Ball Z). So I bought a book: Mixed Martial Arts for Dummies.
|This is the cover (in case you couldn't figure that out)|
It helped a lot. I didn't have a specific fighting style in mind. I want hand-to-hand combat, and I want to write about it in a way that makes sense to me. Because if I can understand it and visualize it, my readers will be able to. I'm not using everything in this book. I don't plan to title my moves in my book (because who really knows what those words mean other than the actual fighters?).
Here's the biggest thing: the book has pictures. And I love pictures.