First Strike

First Strike Author Sammy Franco
ISBN-10 1581600186
Year 1999
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher
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First Strike serves as both a training tool to teach you how to launch a first strike and a strategic blueprint for actual combat. Use it to get the lowdown on range proficiency, ghosting, secondary strikes, the compound strike and offensive flow, the relocation principle and fear management, as well as the appropriate targets, strikes, blocks, parries, pushes, jabs and gouges to drop any opponent with one punishing blow.

Fight to Win

Fight to Win Author Martin Dougherty
ISBN-10 9781462912988
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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If you are going to fight, you might as well fight to win! This book presents 20 simple fighting techniques that will win any fight, any time! Fight to Win teaches you how to fight with a minimum of technical jargon. It allows you to quickly develop the ability to win by learning a small number of techniques that always work in every situation. This is far more effective than learning hundreds of movements and variations which work only in specific circumstances (and are easily forgotten in the heat of the moment!) With 400 full-color photos and easy-to-follow instructions, this martial arts book presents self-defense techniques such as: The Hammerfist—delivered by straightening a bent arm and striking with the base of the fist The Double Leg Takedown—will make the opponent land so hard he'll be stunned and unable to defend himself The Triangle Choke—uses the opponent's arm and shoulder to compress the carotid arteries and cut off blood supply to the brain and more!

Boxing Like the Champs

Boxing Like the Champs Author Mark Hatmaker
ISBN-10 9781935937784
Year 2016-08-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Tracks Publishing
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How did the old school, all time champs — like Jack Dempsey, Kid McCoy, Sonny Liston and Stanley Ketchel — do it? This manual examines some of the best and most interesting fighters in boxing history and gets inside the historical import of what they accomplished. Examining the training, technique and tactics of past champions, this book provides readers with recreated templates to drill and box precisely as the greats did. Here are five benefits a reader will gain from this book: 1. Gain historical perspective on one of mankind's most riveting and oldest sports. 2. Hone boxing skills via historical recreation modeling. 3. Create bonding with the material through historical perspective and physical execution. 4. Transform your boxing game as you learn to shift gears through champion mindsets. 5. Learn the valuable skill of immersion training versus simulacra training.

Silat for the Street

Silat for the Street Author Burton Richardson
ISBN-10 0897502124
Year 2016-08-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Black Belt Books
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Burton Richardson's Silat for the Street blends the most brutally efficient silat techniques with the training methods and tactics of elite-level MMA. The reader will learn how to defend against larger, stronger, trained attackers, including those with an MMA background. Silat for the Street is a functional, practical book for: * The pencak silat practitioner who wants to learn the important details that make silat work and how to apply the art against a trained MMA fighter. * The MMA practitioner who wants to learn a system of true street self-defense that blends very well with MMA training, and how to alter their sport training to be street effective. * The traditional martial artist who wants to learn another method that is highly adaptable and is open to another perspective on highly functional street self-defense. * The beginner martial artist who wants to learn in a well-organized step-by-step presentation. * The advanced martial artist who wants to understand the minute details that make silat work and to learn how to apply the art against an MMA-trained fighter. Silat for the Street differs from other silat books by focusing on practical fighting applications instead of just displaying the "artistic" but often nonfunctional portions. Richardson is know worldwide for using his background as a scientist to rigorously test the techniques of various arts in the crucible of combat against top MMA athletes. People trust Richardson's findings because they know he only shows what works under pressure. His ability to organize and explain detailed concepts in an easy-to-understand way makes the book accessible to individuals of all levels of expertise. It is the only book of its kind on silat.

5 Gallon Bucket Book

5 Gallon Bucket Book Author Chris Peterson
ISBN-10 9780760347898
Year 2015-09-18
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Voyageur Press (MN)
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Why just reuse a bucket when you can reinvent it? Five-gallon buckets are ubiquitous and cheap (indeed, they are often free). But did you know they can also be hacked, hot-rodded, reengineered, and upcycled to create dozens of useful DIY projects for homeowners, gardeners, small-scale farmers, and preppers? 5-Gallon Bucket Book contains 60+ ideas that put these humble and hard-working mainstays to work past their prime and keep them out of landfills. Simple step-by-step instructions, as well as parts lists and images of the completed projects, make sure you will have fun and love the results of your work. Projects include perfect additions to your yard and garden, tools to care for your animals, useful innovations, handy home helpers, and even family-oriented designs! They range from simple things such as chicken feeders to much more complex projects (small room air conditioner, anyone?). For anyone who doesn't already have fifteen of them cluttering up the garage, 5-Gallon Bucket Book also offers advice on where to get cheap and free buckets and how to tell if a bucket is safe to use for food.

How to Fight the Pain Resistant Attacker

How to Fight the Pain Resistant Attacker Author Loren W. Christensen
ISBN-10 1934903183
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 205
Language en
Publisher Turtle Press
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There is a truth in the world of hand-to-hand combat that too many martial artists aren't aware of or refuse to believe: Every time you discover a sure-thing technique, one that makes all your training partners groan and writhe in agony, there exists out there in the mean streets, a host of people who wont feel it. People like these: Attackers with large muscle bulk or large fat bulk; Attackers intoxicated on alcohol; Attackers under the influence of drugs; Attackers out of control with rage; Attackers who are mentally deranged; Attackers who feel pain but like it. This book isn't about working out with a training partner -- it's about surviving a desperate street attack against a nightmare who doesn't acknowledge what you thought was your best shot. Best-selling martial arts author Loren W Christensen's service as a military policeman during the Vietnam War, his 25 years as a street cop, and his training in the martial arts since 1965 have provided him with real-world experience dealing with violent people, especially those who have a high tolerance to pain. Loren shows you dozens of tried-and-true, step-by-step techniques that target specific parts of the body that will disorient a pain-resistant assailant, destroy his will, and disable his physical ability to keep attacking.

Training for Sudden Violence

Training for Sudden Violence Author Rory Miller
ISBN-10 9781594393815
Year 2016-08-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
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The speed and brutality of a predatory attack can shock even an experienced martial artist. The sudden chaos, the cascade of stress hormones—you feel as though time slows down. In reality, the assault is over in an instant. How does anyone prepare for that? As a former corrections sergeant and tactical team leader, Rory Miller is a proven survivor. He instructs police and corrections professionals who, in many cases, receive only eight hours of defensive tactics training each year. They need techniques that work and they need unflinching courage. In Training for Sudden Violence: 72 Practical Drills Miller gives you the tools to prepare and prevail, both physically and psychologically. He shares hard-won lessons from a world most of us hope we never experience. • Train in fundamentals, combat drills, and dynamic fighting. • Develop situational awareness. • Condition yourself through stress inoculation. • Take a critical look at your training habits. “You don’t get to pick where fights go,” Miller writes. That’s why he has created a series of drills to train you for the worst of it. You will defend yourself on your feet, on the ground, against weapons, in a crowd, and while blindfolded. You will reevaluate your training scenarios—keeping what works, discarding what does not, and improving your chances of survival. Miller’s “internal work,” “world work,” and “plastic mind” exercises will challenge you in ways that mere physical training does not. Sections include • Stalking • Escape and evasion • The predator mind • Personal threat assessment This is a fight for your life, and it won’t happen on a nice soft mat. It will get, as Miller says, “all kinds of messy.” Training for Sudden Violence: 72 Practical Drills prepares you for that mess.

Krav Maga Tactical Survival

Krav Maga Tactical Survival Author Gershon Ben Keren
ISBN-10 0804847657
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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Krav Maga Tactical Survival presents proven solutions to dangerous, real life situations. Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, and has been battle-tested by police, armed forces, private security personnel and security-minded individuals around the globe for 60 years. Krav Maga teaches you how to quickly size up a dangerous situation and neutralize your attackers before they gain the upper hand. This martial arts book is full of examples of real-world life-threatening situations, and in each case the clear, step-by-step photographs and text illustrate an effective solution—showing you how to disrupt your attacker's strategy, disarm them, damage or destroy their ability to harm you, and disengage quickly so you can move to a more secure location. Krav Maga Tactical Survival covers the following essential techniques: Upper Body Combatives (hammer-fist strikes, hook punches, head-butts, front kicks and more) De-escalation techniques Spoiling knife and firearm draws Neutralizing knife and firearm attacks Dealing with unarmed attacks (clothing grabs, chokes and bear hugs) Executing pick-ups and throws

The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen Author
ISBN-10 1581603177
Year 2002-05-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Paladin Press
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U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Larry Jordan was given a unique assignment by his commanders - come up with a truly down-and-dirty hand-to-hand fighting system for his fellow Green Berets and U.S. Army Rangers. The goal of this system was to give soldiers a handful of hard-core techniques that could be easily learned, easily mastered and effectively applied in any close-combat situation. Jordan devised a set of 12 techniques that were surprisingly simple, shockingly fast and brutally effective. He has now adapted this military system for civilian self-defense. He calls it "The Dirty Dozen.The 12 self-defense lessons in this book are specifically designed to provide the average citizen with a series of easily learned techniques that will enable him or her to prevail in any violent situation. Besides the ever-present threat of violent crime, the recent terrorist attacks aboard commercial airliners show that people can no longer rely on "somebody else" to protect them. Preparing to resist and defeat evildoers is everyone's responsibility now. That's where The Dirty Dozen comes in."

Heavy Bag Training

Heavy Bag Training Author Sammy Franco
ISBN-10
Year 2013-05-25
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Contemporary Fighting Arts, LLC
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The heavy bag is one of the oldest pieces of workout equipment. It is regularly used by boxers, mixed martial artists, self-defense students, and fitness enthusiasts. Unfortunately, most people don't know how to properly use the heavy bag. Impatiently, they rush out to their local sporting goods store, buy a bag and begin wailing on it without a care in the world. In most cases, they are hitting it incorrectly, developing dangerous habits and possibly injuring their body. Heavy Bag Training for Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Self-Defense is the first book in Sammy Franco's best-selling Heavy Bag Training Book Series. In this unique book, world-renowned martial artist and self-defense expert, Sammy Franco provides you with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to maximize your heavy bag workouts. In this information-packed guide, you'll find the important answers to the questions about all aspects of heavy bag training. Heavy Bag Training covers the following essential topics: How to purchase a quality heavy bag, the benefits of heavy bag training, how to design your own heavy bag workouts, sample time-based heavy bag workouts, setting up the bag, heavy Bag hanging systems, safety tips, essential gear, hand wrapping techniques, the fighting stance, mobility and footwork, How to punch correctly,how to avoid hand injuries, the best hand strengthening exercises for bag work, the fighting ranges, heavy bag kicking techniques, punching techniques, grappling strikes on the bag and Bonus material! Heavy bag workout tips. OVER 100 KICKING, PUNCHING & GRAPPLING STRIKING COMBINATIONS! Heavy Bag Training for Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Self-Defense includes over one hundred different kicking, punching and grappling striking combinations! If you are serious about training and want to get the most out of your heavy bag workout, then you will want to read and study this book!

Savage Street Fighting

Savage Street Fighting Author Sammy Franco
ISBN-10 194184507X
Year 2014-11-12
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher
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Self-defense expert Sammy Franco reveals the science behind his most primal fighting method. Savage Street Fighting is a brutal self-defense system specifically designed to teach law-abiding citizens how to use "tactical savagery" when faced with the immediate threat of an unlawful deadly criminal attack. Savage Street Fighting is systematically engineered for the most dire circumstances - when there are no other self-defense options left!

Contemporary Knife Targeting

Contemporary Knife Targeting Author Christopher Grosz
ISBN-10 1581605560
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Paladin Press
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William Fairbairn's Timetable of Death has been used for years as a standard reference tool by students of edged-weapon tactics. When Christopher Grosz began studying the timetable to validate its use as a reference for law-enforcement responses to edged-weapons attacks, he made a surprising discovery - the information in it was flawed. Grosz began a thorough analysis of Fairbairn's work, human anatomy and the realities of effective knife targeting. He later teamed up with knife expert Michael Janich to document it all in this book. Research was conducted with the help of recognized experts in both the medical and tactical fields. The result is a modern, medically accurate version of Fairbairn's original timetable - plus contemporary self-defense applications of the updated data - that will become the new definitive resource for all students of edged-weapons tactics.

Maximum Damage

Maximum Damage Author Sammy Franco
ISBN-10 1941845010
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher
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Maximum Damage: Hidden Secrets behind Brutal Fighting Combinations teaches you the quickest ways to beat your opponent in the street by exploiting his physical and psychological reactions in a fight. Learn how to stay two steps ahead of your adversary by knowing exactly how he will react to your strikes before you deliver it.

Timing in the Fighting Arts

Timing in the Fighting Arts Author Loren W. Christensen
ISBN-10 1880336855
Year 2004
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Turtle Press
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What if there was a secret ingredient that could make every single one of your martial arts techniques better? Not only faster and more powerful, but more likely to slam home to exactly the right target every time. Maybe there is. Timing is the art and science of ending a confrontation as quickly and efficiently as possible. In 'Timing for the Fighting Arts', authors Loren W. Christensen and Wim Demeere team up to teach you exactly how to get every last ounce of speed and power out of your techniques. Already strong and lightning fast? Prepare to get even better. Whether you want to feel safer on the street or emerge victorious in the ring, this book is packed with inside information essential to defeating your opponent: Why many experts say timing is more important than speed; How to put the OODA loop and Hick's law to work for you; Why timing is both an offensive and defensive asset; Which types of verbal distraction can give you the edge; Why controlling your opponent's spine gives you an advantage; Which tournament techniques really do work on the street; How to set up multiple opponents to create timing opportunities; Which tricks law enforcement officers rely on to buy time; How you can improve your odds against a gun or knife; Why timing is one of the most important things you can add to your training. Every one of these concepts is backed up by drills and practice scenarios so you can go beyond theory and put your new knowledge to work in the ring or on the street where you need it most. If you're ready to take your skills to the next level, Loren and Wim are ready to show you the way.

The Marvel Comics Encyclopedia

The Marvel Comics Encyclopedia Author DK Publishing, Inc
ISBN-10 075662472X
Year 2006
Pages 351
Language en
Publisher Dk Pub
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The most comprehensive A to Z, one - volume guide to the Marvel Universe ever published, The Marvel Encyclopedia contains details of more than 1000 wonderful characters, from world - renowned Super Heroes like Spider - Man and the X - Men, to the very strange indeed, like Ego, the Living Planet. Written by a team of Marvel experts and packed with spectacular images by Marvel's greatest artists, the Encyclopedia also includes a decade - by - decade history of Marvel Universe highlights, illustrated with classic covers.