Lessons from the Western Warriors

Lessons from the Western Warriors

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Lessons From The Western Warriors dispels the myth that only effective self-defense comes from the orient. For hundreds of years the western world developed fighting techniques and tactics that could be used to prevail in a physical dispute. These moves are contained in the popular sports of boxing and wrestling. The author Fred Neff was a pioneer in writing in the 1980¿s, Lessons From The Western Warriors which recognizes the strong value of boxing and wrestling for self-defense. Today while the myth of the orient having an exclusive hold on effective self-defense is still pushed by some entities, increasingly people are discovering through kickboxing and open contests where combatants use both eastern and western fighting approaches the truth of what is covered in Fred Neff¿s great book. While studying Kempo and Jujitsu from the author from 1971-75, there were times when individual students had special needs either because of a physical handicap, temporary disability or other difficulty that made them need special training or attention. Mr. Neff was very sensitive to their needs. He taught these people special easy to learn techniques and tactics, such as are covered in Lessons From The Western Warriors and his later book Lessons From The Fighting Commandos. These lessons were extremely helpful for people who had an immediate need to have the ability to handle an attack and did not have the time to gain skill in self-defense through traditional Kempo or Jujitsu. Lessons From The Western Warriors has information covering common questions asked by people about the subject, physical conditioning, the fighting stance, how to move, punch, kick, dodge, block, combinations of fighting moves, how to combine boxing and grappling and strategy. The book provides unique training on the much-neglected need to defend yourself when you have been forced off your feet and are on the ground. It is very practical training since so many real fights end up reaching this point. There is even a special chapter on strategy that covers general strategic principles as well as teaching how to handle fighters of different sizes and strengths. That same chapter goes on to explain how to handle differing types of aggressors. This is a practical book on using western fighting techniques and tactics for real life fighting needs, that should be on the must read of anyone who is interested in building an arsenal of fighting moves to protect against physical aggression.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fred Neff's book Lessons From The Western Warriors provides boxing and wrestling moves that work for self-defense. This book provides tactics that will help people better adapt a defense for attacks. This is excellant book for women's self-defense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once into the book on Fighting From the Eastern Warriors, I realized that the fighting techniques taught were largely from Kung-fu. I like the way this book by Fred Neff deals with some of the more special fighting techniques of Kung-fu not covered in other texts. The book includes discussion of the historical derivative relationship between Kung-fu, ju-jitsu and Kempo that was fascinating. It teaches valuable lessons including how to create openings and then expoit them to end the fight. There is a terrific section on how to trap an opponent to deliver finishing blows. Wow, does this work! I am going to continue to learn additional traps and other techniques from the book. Lessons From the Eastern Warriors is jam packed with useful information. This outstanding book can be used by more than just Kung-fu enthusiasts, it should be helpful for anyone interested in learning to protect himself against attack.