Self-Defense By Charles C. Nelson

Overview


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.

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Overview


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: 4/1/2009
  • 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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Table of Contents


Defense Against Unarmed Attacks:
1. Single-hand throat grab . . . . . 1
2. Two-hand choke from the front . . . . . 2
3. Two-hand choke from behind . . . . . 3
4. Two-hand choke from the side . . . . . 4
5. Single-hand clothing grab . . . . . 5
6. Single-hand grab from the side (while you are carrying a package) . . . . . 6
7. Attempted grab from the front (while you are carrying a package) . . . . . 7
8. Punching attack (left jab) . . . . . 8
9. Side headlock . . . . . 9
10. Preventing a bear hug . . . . . 10
11. Front bear hug (when your arms are over his) . . . . . 11
12. Front bear hug (when your arms are under his) . . . . . 12
13. Full nelson . . . . . 13
14. Hammerlock . . . . . 14
15. Double wrist grab from front (when your hands are up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
16. Single-hand grab with a shove . . . . . 16
17. Double wrist grab from behind . . . . . 17
18. Applying the Japanese double-arm-lock (against a cross-wrist grab) . . . . . 18
19. Applying the straight arm bar . . . . . 19
Defense Against Weapons:
1. Knife held to stomach from front . . . . . 20
2. Shirt grab from front with knife against throat . . . . . 21
3. Wrist grab from side with knife against throat (far side) . . . . . 22
4. Wrist grab from side with knife against throat (near side) . . . . . 23
5. Knife held to back from behind . . . . . 24
6. Knife held to back from behind with elbow grab . . . . . 25
7. Stick against throat from behind (while seated) . . . . . 26
8. Using an umbrella for defense . . . . . 27
9. Stick against throat from behind (while standing) . . . . . 28
10. Attempted grab from front (brandishing hammer) . . . . . 29
11. Baseball bat swing . . . . . 30
12. Downward club strike . . . . . 31
13. Pistol whipping . . . . . 32
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