The odds are, if you're attacked on the street you will have to defend yourself against a bigger, stronger assailant. When this happens, strength alone will not be enough to stop your attacker.
The Science of Takedowns, Throws and Grappling for Self-defense addresses the concepts and, more importantly, the mindset required to survive an encounter with a larger attacker.
Martina Sprague, author of the top selling book Fighting Science, does more than show you what type of throws, takedowns, locks and presses work on the street.
Learn why some techniques are more likely to get you into trouble than out of it, how to apply concepts like timing and positioning to make your techniques even more effective, how to defend against common attacks with a weapon and what you can do to use that weapon in your favor, which mistakes are the most common and how you can prevent them from weakening your defense, and much more.
Martina holds black belts in kickboxing and modern freestyle, and has an extensive background in Ed Parker’s system of Kenpo karate. She has been a flight instructor on light aircraft since 1986, and currently works for Delta Air Lines, where she is responsible for weight and balance calculations and proper loading of aircraft. Martina’s extensive experience as an instructor, both in aviation and martial arts, has helped her acquire in-depth knowledge of the principles of teaching and learning. Her main focus is on helping students refine their martial arts skills through the use of the laws of physics.