About Andrew Zerling

sumo-book-head-shot-andrew-zerling-350Andrew Zerling is a black-belt martial artist with over two decades of experience in a variety of styles. His work has appeared in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts and Black Belt Magazine with Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie. Andrew’s first article with Renzo Gracie, The Neck: The Grappler’s Secret Weapon, was fully featured in the book The Ultimate Guide to Grappling published by Black Belt Books. Andrew has also earned a B.S. in biology from Temple University in Philadelphia and has been a technical writer for the food and drug industry. Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns, and Tactics is Andrew’s first book. Andrew Zerling resides in Rumson, New Jersey.

JAMA MMA book cover

Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie (top) and Andrew Zerling (bottom) on the cover of the mixed martial arts anthology book by Via Media Publishing.

Some of Andrew Zerling’s published work:

• Mixed Martial Arts: Analyses of Techniques & Usage, Via Media Publishing, Book published on March 15, 2015 (Contains three of Zerling’s articles)
• Sumo Wrestling: Practical Techniques for the Martial Artist, (Republished online), http://www.grapplearts.com/sumo-wrestling-practical-techniques-for-the-martial-artist/
• Sumo Wrestling: Practical Techniques for the Martial Artist, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 21 – No. 1 – 2012
• The Neck: The Grappler’s Secret Weapon, (Republished in the book: The Ultimate Guide to Grappling, Black Belt Books, 2007)
• The Leglock: Technique of Contrasts, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 14 – No. 4 – 2005
• The Armlock: The Technique of Control, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 14 – No. 3 – 2005
• The Choke: The Ultimate Finishing Technique, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 14 – No. 2 – 2005
• The Neck: The Grappler’s Secret Weapon, Black Belt Magazine, October 2004