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The book discusses the beautiful and effective techniques used in kung-fu and kempo. Secrets of kung-fu and kempo that are covered including trapping and containing an opponent. There are lessons on history, philosophy, physical conditioning, training techniques, falling maneuvers, fighting postures, sensitive areas on the body, different ranges of distance in fighting, grappling, wrestling, dodges, punches, strikes, kicks, wrist locks, arm bars, throws, escapes, use of effective combinations of fighting ...
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Overview

The book discusses the beautiful and effective techniques used in kung-fu and kempo. Secrets of kung-fu and kempo that are covered including trapping and containing an opponent. There are lessons on history, philosophy, physical conditioning, training techniques, falling maneuvers, fighting postures, sensitive areas on the body, different ranges of distance in fighting, grappling, wrestling, dodges, punches, strikes, kicks, wrist locks, arm bars, throws, escapes, use of effective combinations of fighting techniques and strategy.

Examines the history and philosophy of the Eastern martial arts such as jujitsu and karate and suggests self-defense techniques and strategies drawn from these disciplines.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780822511663
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/1992
  • Series: Fred Neff's Secrets of Self-Defense Ser.
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    Visionary approach to combining martial arts

    In the year 2010, we take for granted fighting competition that allows combining martial arts techniques, but that was not the way it was back more than twenty years ago when Master Fred Neff wrote Lessons From The Western Warriors. It appears that the employment of Martial arts techniques has followed a cycle from ancient times where people combined practical fighting approaches whether they be wrestling, grappling or hitting to a more particularized approach of only using certain types of categorized movements. Examples of such categorization can be seen in the limited techniques allowed in boxing and amateur wrestling competition. Similarly some martial arts styles only allow for the use of certain very specific techniques. While the particularized study of certain movements may allow for refinement and skill in doing them it may not allow maximum adaptability and effectiveness in dealing with all types of adversaries. In recognition of this limitation it appears that we have now run full circle back to using mixed fighting which allows for greater flexibility of response to the needs of combat. Fred Neff was a visionary in creating Lessons From The Western Warriors in that he taught the use of combining fighting moves such as drawn from wrestling and boxing to make for more effective moves. He used a similar effective approach in others of his books as well. Reading his well written and thought out book is a welcome relief from the usual fare of martial arts books. Master Neff lays out in straight forward language and pictures how to do what he is teaching. It is important to understand that these books purposely use simple easy to read wording because they were created for the use of Juveniles and adults alike. By using this type of language they are ideal for libraries and schools. These are the types of books that I can see reluctant readers going for in a big way. This type of writing makes it also very easy for adults to get to the essentials of learning fighting approaches without having to deal with extraneous written material. Having enjoyed reading the Western Warriors book I read others of Master Neff's books from the library and found the same excellent design and writing. I gather that a mentor of Master Neff was Major Barney Neff, who was in the military during the second world war. The generation that fought that war knew hardship and showed a remarkable ability to fight. No doubt we can all learn and be inspired by the example they set. The fighting moves covered in the Western Warriors book are practical and not difficult to learn. Fighting is serious business so anyone who embarks on a study of it should realize the need to develop the ability to flexibly respond to the needs of the moment. For that reason, I have taken to adding some of the moves covered in the Western Warriors into my own permanent repertoire. Without hesitation I strongly recommend Lessons from The Western Warriors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2007

    Real Self-Defense That Is Practical

    Let us face the facts, most of us neither have the time nor interest to devote years to studying Karate or Judo to learn basic self-defense, so author Fred Neff's book Lessons From The Western Warriors fills a real need. It gets right down to the basics and teaches real self-defense that is practical. This is a book I liked reading and can definitely recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2007

    Lessons From The Western Warriors presents new self-defense perspective

    Lessons From The Western Warriors dispels the myth that only effective self-defense comes from the orient. For hundreds of years the western world developed fighting techniques and tactics that could be used to prevail in a physical dispute. These moves are contained in the popular sports of boxing and wrestling. The author Fred Neff was a pioneer in writing in the 1980¿s, Lessons From The Western Warriors which recognizes the strong value of boxing and wrestling for self-defense. Today while the myth of the orient having an exclusive hold on effective self-defense is still pushed by some entities, increasingly people are discovering through kickboxing and open contests where combatants use both eastern and western fighting approaches the truth of what is covered in Fred Neff¿s great book. While studying Kempo and Jujitsu from the author from 1971-75, there were times when individual students had special needs either because of a physical handicap, temporary disability or other difficulty that made them need special training or attention. Mr. Neff was very sensitive to their needs. He taught these people special easy to learn techniques and tactics, such as are covered in Lessons From The Western Warriors and his later book Lessons From The Fighting Commandos. These lessons were extremely helpful for people who had an immediate need to have the ability to handle an attack and did not have the time to gain skill in self-defense through traditional Kempo or Jujitsu. Lessons From The Western Warriors has information covering common questions asked by people about the subject, physical conditioning, the fighting stance, how to move, punch, kick, dodge, block, combinations of fighting moves, how to combine boxing and grappling and strategy. The book provides unique training on the much-neglected need to defend yourself when you have been forced off your feet and are on the ground. It is very practical training since so many real fights end up reaching this point. There is even a special chapter on strategy that covers general strategic principles as well as teaching how to handle fighters of different sizes and strengths. That same chapter goes on to explain how to handle differing types of aggressors. This is a practical book on using western fighting techniques and tactics for real life fighting needs, that should be on the must read of anyone who is interested in building an arsenal of fighting moves to protect against physical aggression.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2007

    Boxing and Wrestling moves that work for self-defense

    Fred Neff's book Lessons From The Western Warriors provides boxing and wrestling moves that work for self-defense. This book provides tactics that will help people better adapt a defense for attacks. This is excellant book for women's self-defense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Excellent book on self-defense

    Self-defense techniques taught in the book on Lessons from the Western Warriors were very well presented. I found that the self-defense techniques I have tried to practice were both practical and easy to use. The book's written descriptions and illustrations are a pleasure to work with in practice. I plan on continuing to use this book in the future and highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Book jam packed with useful information

    Once into the book on Fighting From the Eastern Warriors, I realized that the fighting techniques taught were largely from Kung-fu. I like the way this book by Fred Neff deals with some of the more special fighting techniques of Kung-fu not covered in other texts. The book includes discussion of the historical derivative relationship between Kung-fu, ju-jitsu and Kempo that was fascinating. It teaches valuable lessons including how to create openings and then expoit them to end the fight. There is a terrific section on how to trap an opponent to deliver finishing blows. Wow, does this work! I am going to continue to learn additional traps and other techniques from the book. Lessons From the Eastern Warriors is jam packed with useful information. This outstanding book can be used by more than just Kung-fu enthusiasts, it should be helpful for anyone interested in learning to protect himself against attack.

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