muay Thai Boxing, kali, shoot wrestling and Brazilian ju-jitsu. In addition to the philosophical and practical bases for the martial arts, Balicki covers:
*Equipment training: Thai pads, focus gloves, the dummy, kickshields
*Weapons and weapons training
*Fighting multiple opponents
*Trapping: training, confrontation, grappling and groundfighting
*Training for the disabled
*Legal issues For the fighter, the teacher or the fascinated observer, these principles are greater than the sum of themselves, offering insight into a legendary discipline.
Author Biography: Ron Balicki studied martial arts for many years with Dan Inosanto, Bruce Lee's protege. He has enjoyed a varied career as a Cook County deputy sheriff, a stuntman and celebrity bodyguard in L.A., a professional international shootwrestler and a consultant to the military, law enforcement, anti-terrorist groups and the French Executive Secret Service. He has also written for many magazines and produced a widely respected series of training videos. He lives in Los Angeles.