Inside the Lion’s Den is the life and submission fighting system of Ken Shamrock, who first caught the attention of America’s public when he fought at the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993. Shamrock then went on to become one of the most successful pioneers of the UFC. In this book, Ken retraces his steps to when he was Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick and his home was a juvenile lock-up, before he was given a second chance at life through his new father, Bob Shamrock. He then revisits his pre-UFC days where he fought on the street before progressing to Toughman competitions in California and North Carolina, then traveled to Japan to become their first King of Pancrase. As well as being an autobiography, Inside the Lion’s Den takes readers on a guided tour of Shamrock’s world famous gym, and provides plenty of instruction in MMA, with chapters such as “Getting Strong, Flexible and Callused”; “Drills to Make You Quick and Agile”; and “Strikes, Kicks and Devastating Chokes”. Although Inside the Lion’s Den was the predecessor to some of the great instructional books now available from more recent MMA stars, this book stands the test of time amongst the best of them.