Self-Defense Techniques & Tactics / Edition 1

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Victims of physical attacks seldom expect to be the target of an aggressor. Don't wait and become another statistic. Be prepared and protect yourself. Self-Defense Techniques & Tactics is your guide to mastering basic street-smart self-defense and develop the survival skills and strategies to feel safe in any environment.

The preventive measures, defensive maneuvers, and combinations in this book require no prior experience to perform. Through clear instruction and photographs, you will learn how to defend yourself by generating pain compliance, incapacitating the aggressor, and asserting control in life-threatening situations. You will also learn necessary mental tactics that have been tested and proven successful in actual combat.

From learning to assess threats and spot potential danger signs to disarming weapons from your attackers, Self-Defense Techniques & Tactics will teach you how to protect yourself when your safety is threatened.

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This is an excellent guide to mastering basic street-smart self-defense and developing the survival skills and strategies to feel safe in any environment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736037754
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/24/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,328,849
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph B. Walker is a patrol lieutenant watch commander for the Reno Police Department in Reno, Nevada. With more than 25 years of experience as a law enforcement official, Walker has served on or supervised the dignitary protection of high-profile clients such as former President Gerald Ford, Martin Luther King III, and Bernice King.

Walker has studied and taught the martial arts and self-defense since the early ‘70s. A qualified personal safety specialist, he is also an eighth-degree black belt in karate and president of the Kifaru Karate Organization. He devised the school safety contingency plan for the Washoe County School District and authored the Stalking Guide for the Law Enforcement Officers for the Reno Police Department.

Walker lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Coleen. He enjoys spending time with his family, teaching and training in the martial arts, and performing music.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Essentials of Personal Defense
Chapter 2. Mental Readiness
Chapter 3. Conditioning and Basic Moves
Chapter 4. Hand Strikes
Chapter 5. Defense Against Hand Strikes
Chapter 6. Kicks
Chapter 7. Defense Against Kicks
Chapter 8. Breaking Holds and Defending Against Weapons
Chapter 9. Tactics for Street Situations

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2003

    He is my Senior Instructor (Sensai)

    Absolutely a great book and reference for the Karate enthusiast. Even if you think you know Karate and are great at it, this is a great book to keep.

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