Self-Defense By Charles C. Nelson

Self-Defense By Charles C. Nelson

by Charles Nelson
     
 


Charles Nelson was revered for his "do-whatever-it-takes" school of self-defense. Many well-known exponents of the fighting arts – Carl Cestari, Bob Kasper and Kelly McCann – learned from Nelson at his school in New York, and thousands more have learned from his famous Red and Gray Manuals. The last of Nelson's manuals, Self-Defense by Charles C.…  See more details below

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Charles Nelson was revered for his "do-whatever-it-takes" school of self-defense. Many well-known exponents of the fighting arts – Carl Cestari, Bob Kasper and Kelly McCann – learned from Nelson at his school in New York, and thousands more have learned from his famous Red and Gray Manuals. The last of Nelson's manuals, Self-Defense by Charles C. Nelson, is less well known but still quintessential Nelson in its sensible, hands-on approach to self-defense.

Nelson's genius was this: he spent a lifetime studying the way predators attack and then simplifying what he had learned into a system of uncomplicated principles and techniques that work for everyone. The exclusive new foreword by Paul Gerasimczyk, a long-time student at Nelson's school who worked on both the Red and Gray Manuals, traces Nelson's role as a self-defense icon – from his days first learning and then teaching hand-to-hand combat in the Marine Corps to his pioneering role as a civilian self-defense instructor. Now a whole new generation can learn about Nelson's self-defense program from this little booklet, which few people even knew existed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581606980
Publisher:
Paladin Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
44
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Charles Nelson joined the Marine Corps in 1934 and learned hand-to-hand combat, bayonet fighting and jiu-jitsu from, among others, Colonel Anthony J. Drexel Biddle. From Sergeant Kelly, who had been attached to the International Police in Shanghai, China, in the 1930s, he learned a unique fighting method based on Mongolian wrestling techniques intended to maim or cripple, which no one else in the United States was teaching at the time.

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