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Silat for the Street

Silat for the Street Author Burton Richardson
ISBN-10 0897502124
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 208
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Burton Richardson's Silat for the Street blends the most brutally efficient silat techniques with the training methods and tactics of elite-level MMA. The reader will learn how to defend against larger, stronger, trained attackers, including those with an MMA background. Silat for the Street is a functional, practical book for: * The pencak silat practitioner who wants to learn the important details that make silat work and how to apply the art against a trained MMA fighter. * The MMA practitioner who wants to learn a system of true street self-defense that blends very well with MMA training, and how to alter their sport training to be street effective. * The traditional martial artist who wants to learn another method that is highly adaptable and is open to another perspective on highly functional street self-defense. * The beginner martial artist who wants to learn in a well-organized step-by-step presentation. * The advanced martial artist who wants to understand the minute details that make silat work and to learn how to apply the art against an MMA-trained fighter. Silat for the Street differs from other silat books by focusing on practical fighting applications instead of just displaying the "artistic" but often nonfunctional portions. Richardson is know worldwide for using his background as a scientist to rigorously test the techniques of various arts in the crucible of combat against top MMA athletes. People trust Richardson's findings because they know he only shows what works under pressure. His ability to organize and explain detailed concepts in an easy-to-understand way makes the book accessible to individuals of all levels of expertise. It is the only book of its kind on silat.


Eskrima Author Krishna Godhania
ISBN-10 9781847974693
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 176
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Eskrima, which is also known as Arnis (De Mano) or Kali, is the indigenous martial art of the Philippine Islands. Dynamic and flexible, with a wide range of training methods it can be practised by students of all ages and levels of fitness. Well known and respected as a highly practical weapons-based system, Eskrima is practised worldwide by civilians, law enforcement personnel and special units within the military. Eskrima uses training weapons (rattan sticks and daggers) from the earliest stages, alongside purely unarmed techniques. These training methods have been found particularly effective at increasing co-ordination and reflexes, providing a fast track to developing the qualities needed for practical self-defence. This fascinating book traces the history and evolution of this art form. It highlights Eskrima's essential principles and concepts. The instructional section illustrates how the Eskrimador is able to succeed in a wide range of combat situations involving fighting with both weapons and open-hands. Techniques, two-person flow drills, self-defence applications, training with specialized equipment, the philosophy of the art and 'self-defence and the law' are all covered in depth.

Pencak Silat for Future Generations

Pencak Silat for Future Generations Author O'ong Maryono
ISBN-10 9781943932191
Release 2015-10-10
Pages 268
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This manual lays out techniques of the Keluarga Pencak Silat Nusantara (KPSN), one of the leading pencak silat organizations in Indonesia. Moving from the fundamental elements—stances and strikes—to exploring complex series of moves for exercise, self-defense, and competition, the manual shows the richness and uniqueness of this still relatively unknown martial art. The concise text and attractive illustrations provide an easy learning tool for beginners or enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge of pencak silat.

Choke em Out

Choke  em Out Author Burton Richardson
ISBN-10 1581606206
Release 2007-07-01
Pages 250
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Why learn chokes? A martial artist or street fighter who believes that he can survive solely on powerful punches and kicks may be in for a rude awakening when the fight ends up in a clinch on the concrete--where knockout power is tougher to generate--or the attacker turns out to be high as a kite, crazed and immune even to the pain of broken bones. Simply put, when striking isn't working, you need to be able to go to the one sure fight ender: the choke. Author Burton Richardson's broad experience in the martial arts includes instructor's credentials in Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Filipino kali (under Guro Dan Inosanto) and Kali Ilustrisimo, as well as a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In this incredibly detailed volume filled with hundreds of step-by-step photos, he gives you the best techniques he knows for ending fights quickly by demonstrating a wide variety of quick and effective chokes. When you need to knock the fight out of someone fast, these chokes will become your go-to moves.

Mastering Muay Thai Kick Boxing

Mastering Muay Thai Kick Boxing Author Joe E. Harvey
ISBN-10 9781462905645
Release 2012-03-13
Pages 192
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Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing, covers muay thai stances and such moves as: Upper body strikes and defenses Lower body strikes and defenses Plum/clinch tie up defenses Stalking and retreating Also, read about what equipment is best to use, training and endurance drills, and specific problem areas. This martial arts book is an outstanding aid to anyone training in muay thai or mixed martial arts. New students will learn the moves efficiently through clear diagrams that include centerline, levels, directional angles, and linear positioning. Over 200 color photographs supplement the diagrams, making it easy for more experienced students to refine their techniques.

Filipino Martial Arts

Filipino Martial Arts Author Peter A.H. Lewis
ISBN-10 9781785001581
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 300
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The indigenous martial arts of the Philippines archipelago are known by a variety of names including Arnis, Arnis de Mano, Eskrima or Escrima, and are widely respected for the development of combat-effective defensive strategies and skills. The Filipino martial arts are fast and dynamic and utilise a diverse range of training methods to augment the journey towards achieving advance abilities in defending against weapons-based or empty-hand encounters. Supplemented by over 320 colour photographs, this exciting book explores the fundamental, intermediate and advanced techniques of double and single stick categories that are standard across many systems of the Filipino martial arts. A methodological breakdown of the basics of each technique is provided, and possible approaches to advancement and development are presented using a range of both individual and partner-based activities. Each outline also takes into consideration the potential for applying the technique in various scenarios, from emtpy-handed to multiple weapons categories, with an emphasis on adaptability and versatility. Foreword by Grandmaster Reynaldo S. Galang.

Battlefield Pankration The Book

Battlefield Pankration  The Book Author Jim Arvanitis
ISBN-10 1610043677
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 260
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"MOLON LABE!" "Come and get it," the battlefield cry of the ancient Spartan warriors. When Jim Arvanitis resurrected the ancient Greek martial art of pankration and updated it with the most effective concepts and techniques from other combative systems, he developed what many acknowledge to be one of world's first mixed martial arts (MMA). Now, Arvanitis has delved further into Greek martial history and revived the lost art of pammachon, or "battlefield pankration"—the military predecessor of pankration that takes the art out of the sporting arena and into the streets, where the objective is not competing to win a prize but fighting to save your life. Battlefield Pankration: The Book is a complete course in the nasty business of hard-core "conflict resolution." The techniques require no athleticism to perform but are based purely on raw animal instinct. The instruction blends the brutal competitive training of the MMA arena with the intensity of reality-based scenario drills. Its goal is not to show you how to engage in an uncontrolled brawl but to teach you dozens of tactical means to end an altercation quickly. Whether the fight is stand up or on the ground, whether your assailant is armed or unarmed, whether you are facing one or more opponents, Battlefield Pankration: The Book will show you how to handle all stages of a violent encounter with streetwise strategies, vicious techniques, and the warrior spirit of the ancient Spartans!

The Defensive Edge Knife Self Defense

The Defensive Edge Knife Self Defense Author Ron Balicki
ISBN-10 1518736548
Release 2015-10-22
Pages 138
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SPECIAL OFFER THE DEFENSIVE EDGE VOLUME 1 BOOK DE Volume 1 Knife Self Defense Book I will sign all advanced copies. The Defensive Edge Volume 1 book is the beginning of series on knife self defense that will soon be available for schools to finally offer as a curriculum to their students.. I designed this book to be a supplement to any martial art school regardless of style or system. We live in a world full of knives. Lets arm our students with a healthy knowledge of what to do if confronted by an edged weapon.

Complete Krav Maga

Complete Krav Maga Author Darren Levine
ISBN-10 9781612435770
Release 2016-04-18
Pages 384
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Complete Krav Maga has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Complete Krav Maga also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Complete Krav Maga book for free.

Secrets of the Karambit

Secrets of the Karambit Author David Seiwert
ISBN-10 1530527953
Release 2016-03-24
Pages 244
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The karambit has become extremely popular in recent years, spread by practitioners of Southeast Asian martial arts such as Silat, KunTao and the Filipino arts of Kali and Escrima, but there is very little information on the subject outside of these arts. More and more martial arts styles as well as law enforcement (LEO) and the military are looking into the usefulness of this ancient Indonesian weapon, but with a dearth of teaching material and/or instructors out there, they are left to learn on their own or try to find a qualified instructor of Southeast Asian arts to teach them the finer points of this unique weapon. This book aspires to describe and explain the History, Design, Materials, as well as demonstrate Deployment, Drills and defense against the Knife, Gun, Unarmed defense and Multiple Attackers. Hopefully everyone interested in learning the karambit can gain a better understanding of this fascinating utility tool and fighting implement with 243 pages and over 750 photos showing step by step sequences of techniques and applications. Be sure to look for our Karambit 4-volume DVD set on Amazon

The Kata and Bunkai of Goju Ryu Karate

The Kata and Bunkai of Goju Ryu Karate Author Giles Hopkins
ISBN-10 9781623171995
Release 2018
Pages 256
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Giles Hopkins draws on more than forty years of experience in the martial arts to dive deeply into the classical kata, or forms, of the Goju-Ryu karate system. Unlike some karate manuals that attempt to cover every aspect of karate training, from how to tie a belt to supplementary strength training, Hopkins focuses almost entirely on the bunkai or self-defense applications of the Goju-ryu kata. Arguing against the commonly held notion that kata techniques can have multiple interpretations, Hopkins insists that a kata cannot simply mean what the user wants it to mean, but contains specific martial principles that must be followed for it to work effectively. Once we begin to understand their basic principles and themes, we see that each kata is composed of a limited number of sequences or self-defense scenarios, and each sequence is made up of receiving techniques, controlling or bridging techniques, and finishing techniques. The book is divided into chapters that focus on each of the ten classical kata of Goju-ryu, containing step-by-step descriptions of the different movements and explanations of aspects of the kata that are commonly misunderstood. Each chapter concludes with a brief anecdote from the author's time in Okinawa, the origin of Goju-ryu, connecting it with the kata under discussion. Equally useful for the Goju-ryu novice and more advanced karate-ka looking to deepend their understanding of kata and bunkai, this book is a crucial addition to any martial arts library.

The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts

The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts Author Anthony Cummins
ISBN-10 0750967455
Release 2016-08-08
Pages 176
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The Viking shield wall is a famed battle strategy, but what are less well known are the actual techniques used in hand-to-hand combat, duels, and other forms of close-quarter engagements. Based on a comprehensive analysis of Viking sagas and other period sources, this is the first book to present a step-by-step Viking martial system. Martial arts expert Antony Cummins reveals the hitherto hidden world of Viking combat, ranging from the techniques to the weapons used, the limitations of period armor, and the range of wounds suffered by combatants. With more than 250 photographs, The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts is one of the world's earliest fighting manuals, and gives key insight into the warriors who were the scourge of Dark Age Europe.

Krav Maga Professional Tactics

Krav Maga Professional Tactics Author David Kahn
ISBN-10 9781594393563
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 352
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BECAUSE NOT ALL KRAV MAGA IS THE SAME Israeli krav maga is the official self-defense system of the Israel Defense Forces. Krav maga training shares the same principles for civilians, law enforcement, and military personnel alike to deliver them from harm's way. Goals however, are different for law enforcement and military personnel. This book is designed for security-conscious civilians, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and security professionals alike who want to improve their chances of not just surviving an armed attack, but increase the odds of prevailing without serious injury. Krav maga's popularity in professional law enforcement, military, and security circles is attributable to its practicality, simplicity, quick retention, easy learning curve, and brutal effectiveness. This effectiveness is built on a few core tenets and simple building blocks. General principles are applied and customized to suit the needs of a dynamic violent situation. Contents include: • Mind-sets, reactions, and tactics in response to violence • The highest-level counters against multiple armed attacks and threats • Core kick, clinch, and tackle defenses • Core ground survival tactics • Multiple-opponent strategies and tactics • Impact weapon defenses • Edged weapon defenses • Firearm disarms and retention • Includes 954 detailed photographs The most up-to-date tactics presented in this book focus on the most common violent scenarios. These techniques derive from the author's translation of the Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA) curriculum. The IKMA is the governing body for krav maga, recognized by the Israeli government and headed by Grandmaster Haim Gidon. Responsible people seek krav maga training as a shield against violence.

Pencak Silat Pertempuran

Pencak Silat Pertempuran Author Sean Stark
ISBN-10 0615203736
Release 2008-04
Pages 212
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SOFTCOVER - The third book in the series for the martial art of Pencak Silat Pertempuran. Covers philosophies, principles, breathing, and spiritual practices of this art. Also known as Combat Silat, a related art to Kali, Arnis, and Escrima.

Advanced Tonfa

Advanced Tonfa Author Tadashi Yamashita
ISBN-10 0897501179
Release 1987
Pages 255
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In this definitive book on the advanced techniques of the tonfa, weapons expert Tadashi Yamashita covers gripping, flipping, blocking, striking, block and counter, a karate kata adapted for tonfa, kumite, self-defence, and a traditional tonfa kata.

Culture and Customs of Indonesia

Culture and Customs of Indonesia Author Jill Forshee
ISBN-10 0313333394
Release 2006
Pages 237
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This reveals the amazing range of peoples, cultures, religions, and geography of the islands.

Karate The Art of Empty Hand Fighting

Karate The Art of  Empty Hand  Fighting Author Hidetaka Nishiyama
ISBN-10 9781462902811
Release 2011-12-20
Pages 256
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Master the techniques and theory of Japanese Karate with this easy-to-follow, illustrated martial arts guide. Karate: The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting has inspired hundreds of thousands of karateka, and it remains one of the finest texts available on the technique, art, and spirit of karatedo. This definitive volume is a systematic presentation of the art of traditional Japanese karate. An easily accessible martial arts manual illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs, this comprehensive karate book gives step-by-step explanations and thorough analysis of all the basic movements and techniques of karate. Topics of Karate the Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting" include: The history of Karate The theories and principle of Karate The best training and exercise methods Karate techniques like stance, blocking and attacks Defenses against weapons