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A powerful story of sadness, hope, pride, honour and triumph from the real-life Rocky! Raw, confronting and honest, UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows it is possible to defy the odds and carve a better life. Born into a Mormon Samoan family, Hunt details his harrowing early life, his troubled teen years, and his angry youth with no apparent future. After being plucked from an Auckland street fight and dropped into his first kickboxing bout, Mark went on to achieve unprecedented success in Australian and New Zealand combat sports. In an ongoing career that has spanned the globe, Mark Hunt has been in some of the UFC, Pride and K-1's most memorable battles. But in some ways those fights pale in comparison to that which he has overcome out of the ring and cage. As fearless with his opinions as he is in the Octagon, Mark pulls no punches in revealing the highs and lows of his extraordinary life.
Krav Maga, developed by Grandmaster Imi Sde-Or (Imre Lichtenfeld)
in the 1930s, was once a method of hand-to-hand combat strictly
confined to security agents, members of Mossad and the Israel
Defense Forces. The method has been adapted so that civilians of
any age, sex, or physical ability can utilize it. Based on natural
reactions of the human body, the discipline is easy to learn and
perform and practical to use.
A breakout success and a "New York Times" bestseller in hardcover, "Got Fight?" is the uproarious and out of control book from Forrest Griffin, one of the most outrageous personalities in the Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC). The former light heavyweight champ of the UFC, Forrest is one of the UFC's biggest stars in mixed martials arts, the fastest-growing sport in the world. Now in "Got Fight?", the man who's been called 'the most popular fighter in the UFC' offers personal stories from inside and outside the Octagon to give readers a glimpse into the mind of a mixed martial artist and illustrate his 50 principles of being a fighter, with topics ranging from mentally preparing before a professional fight to kicking it into high gear when your ring is the street. Mixing his fighting tips with his own booming personality and his trademark sense of humour, Forrest creates his own unique, self-depricating version of self-help. In these pages, you will learn about true mental toughness - whether it's scraping it out in the Octagon or picking up chicks.
Become a champion in the Thai martial arts world with this Muay Thai training guide! Muay Thai (or Thai boxing), the national sport of Thailand, has become one of the most prominent martial arts forms in the mixed martial arts (MMA) arena. Often called the art of eight limbs, Muay Thai combines the use of punches, kickboxing, elbows, knees and standing grappling moves. Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing is an excellent aid to anyone training in Muay Thai or MMA new students can learn the moves efficiently, while experienced students will refine their techniques. Author and experienced martial artist Joe Harvey presents students with over 200 colour photographs, and training aids such as stepping diagrams, tables, training drills, tips and more! This Muay Thai book will take your practice of this intense sport to the next level.
Concrete Strategies for Staying Safe and Protecting Yourself from Assailants Do you ever feel the urge to furtively look over your shoulder to check if someone's following you? Have you second-guessed a decision to walk in a poorly lit area late at night? When you see crime reports on the news, do you ever wonder if it could happen to you? Every day, unsuspecting people fall victim to muggers, pickpockets, carjackers, and other criminals. What can you do to make sure you're not one of them? In Watch Your Back, Roger Eckstine presents dozens of possible risky scenarios that can occur in daily life and ways to counteract each threat. Potential hazards include: Paying for gas at the pump Using the ATM Road rage and the belligerent fender bender An active shooter attack Concealed carry and the rigors of daily life And much more! Eckstine illustrates his points by referencing case studies and news clippings of real-life events. He describes various ways people can be prepared both mentally and physically for altercations, with an emphasis on training yourself to constantly observe your surroundings. Additionally, he suggests emergency devices, personal weaponry, and communication tools to help in dangerous situations. You and your loved ones deserve to feel safe all the time. Watch Your Back has the advice you need to make this happen.
The official illustrated guide from the US Army on the best ways to fight and win when you are reduced to going toe to toe with an enemy: fundamentals, vulnerable points., holds, and escapes, and more. This manual was created to teach American solider hand-to-hand fighting techniques. It describes blows, holds, footwork, armwork, and other maneuvers that can be used to disable or kill an enemy. It explains how to us all available objects as weapons, and stresses aggressive tactics. You can subdue an opponent only through offensive measures. What will you do if you are attached by an enemy with a knife? What are your vulnerable points? How will you disarm him? United States soldiers have been involved in those kinds of fights for centuries. This is what they've learned. This is how to fight. This is how to win.
"Warrior Kids" is a pioneering programme that over the past 17 years has empowered thousands of children across New Zealand, many of them from challenged backgrounds. Focusing on bringing out the warrior within, the programme draws upon Maori concepts of the warrior and Eastern martial arts in a non-aggressive way designed to instil confidence, respect and self-control, leading children to become masters of their lives. This book features the complete ten sessions of the in-school programme in a format that instructors can apply to their own work with young people.
When Sherlock Holmes wrestled with Dr Moriarty on the Reichenbach Falls, he was employing a system of self-defence that was all the rage in Victorian Britain. In an age when footpads and fogle-snatchers meant a man of breeding took his life in his hands when walking across town, a martial arts craze took hold that did not escape Conan-Doyle's keen eye for research. Schools sprung up all over London, chief among which was E.W. Barton-Wright's "Bartitsu" method. The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence commemorates Barton-Wright's exploits and the fighting techniques of the famous sleuth himself (though Conan-Doyle mischiveously spelled it Baristu). Learn how to defend yourself with an overcoat, cane, or umbrella, or even to wield your bicycle against an attacker. Wonderful illustrations based on original photographs instruct the reader in skills that range from the sublime to the elementary.
A History of the Samurai tells the complete story of Japan's legendary warrior class from beginning to end-an epic tale of intrigue, bloodshed and bravery that is central to an understanding of the Japanese character and of Japanese history. It describes in detail the core Samurai philosophy of Bushido-"the way of the warrior"-a complex code of conduct embracing ideals of honor and loyalty that continues to govern the Japanese way of life today. Historian Jonathan Lopez-Vera offers a compelling look at these enigmatic warriors including: The lives of famous Samurai-Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's greatest swordsman; Tomoe Gozen, the woman who became a Samurai; Tokugawa Ieyasu, the last Shogun; and many more The tragic tale of the 47 Ronin who chose honor over their own lives and were forced to commit ritual suicide after avenging their fallen master The philosophy of Bushido, "the Way of the Warrior," the code of conduct that embraced the ideals of honor and loyalty and governed the Samurai way of living The decline of the Samurai and their transformation from rough, battle-hardened warriors to highly educated philosopher-poets Illustrated with 125 archival prints and photos, the nobility and grandeur of the Samurai is brilliantly showcased in this book. Readers will enjoy immersing themselves in the Samurai's world, as historian Jonathan Lopez-Vera traces the fascinating story of the rise and fall of these enigmatic warriors throughout Japanese history.
Everything you need to know about AR-15s from top firearms writers. The Guns & Ammo Guide to AR-15s is packed with a wealth of valuable information compiled by the foremost firearms writers today. A vast range of topics is covered in these articles, including: The lure of the SBR The evolution of the REPR Bore conditions that affect your cold-bore shot Geissele triggers Aperture sights High precision (down) range AR 9mm perfection Reloading for AR-15s And much more! Discover tried and true tips, tactics, and techniques from the pros along with guidance on buying gear and firearms from experts including Patrick Sweeney, David Faubion, SGM Kyle Lamb, Tom Beckstrand, and Eric R. Poole. The Guns & Ammo Guide to AR-15s has everything you could want to learn about AR-15s.
"This book will save lives." -Dick Conger. An all-encompassing manual that addresses safety, equipment, tactics, and the best practices for all shooters, here is an all-encompassing book of use to every gun owner. A result of twelve years of research, The Modern Day Gunslinger was written to meet the needs of the gun owner, the experienced shooter, those who own a weapon strictly for home and self-defense, and for the military member who wants to become a better shooter in defense of our country. It's also for the law enforcement officer who risks his or her life going against the thugs of our society and for anyone interested in learning the defensive and tactical training techniques from some of the best and most experienced shooters in the world. This comprehensive training manual includes chapters on: Weapons and Range Safety Dry Fire Use of Force Living in a Battlefield Combat Mindset Shooting Competence Handguns Defensive Handgun Ammunition Marksmanship Stance Basic Kneeling Positions Ready Positions The Draw Strokes Grip and Trigger Control Visual Techniques and Sight Alignment Multiple Shots Follow-Through and Scan Loading, Reloading, and Unloading Malfunctions Low- and No-Light Shooting Concealed Carry and Holsters Learning Styles Training Fundamentals Shooting Drills The shooting skills taught in this book carry broad application in civilian, law enforcement, and military contexts. Common criminals, terrorists, assailants-the enemy and threat-all will find themselves outgunned in the face of a properly armed and trained gunslinger. Members of the armed services, government and law enforcement agencies, as well as civilians, will find that the close-range shooting methods addressed in this book can provide a decisive advantage.
As heard on The Sean Hannity Radio Show! Former US Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent Jonathan T. Gilliam brings his unique professional perspective to teach you the art of awareness and attack avoidance by sharing unconventional warfare techniques and how to think like an attacker. Fight back, because we are sheep no more! This personal safety and security book comes armed to the teeth with empowering techniques so you can be your own expert at protecting your life. Weekly, there are major threats, mass killings, terrorist attacks and even weather-related disasters-the list goes on. And this increasingly dangerous world includes more violent and deadly threats that are specifically targeting everyday civilians. You. This is the definitive "safety bible" that links the leading expert on personal safety with civilians. For the first time, you can make educated predictions using the new key questions of "Who, Why, Where, When, and How" from the attacker's point of view. No one really expects violent situations to occur-but they do, and usually without advance warning or your control. End the guessing game of safety and security by following the techniques inside Sheep No More. Think like an attacker in order to build better defenses. Your life may depend on it.
With the aid of superb line artworks, Unarmed Combat demonstrates to the reader how special forces soldiers are taught to excel in hand-to-hand fighting: how they maximise bodyweight, and the use of various strikes, throws, locks and constrictions to defeat opponents. It explains how different martial arts have been combined by military units to create hand-to-hand combat systems for defence against multiple assailants, for fighting on the ground, for dealing with edged and impact weapons, what works against attackers with firearms and - more importantly - what doesn't. With tips and techniques from unarmed combat experts, the book is divided into two main sections. The first covers the mental preparation needed to be ready to defend yourself. The second covers the physical techniques needed to defend yourself, and if necessary, strike back to temporarily incapacitate your attacker and escape. With more than 300 easy-to-follow artworks and handy pull-out lists of key information, Unarmed Combat is the definitive guide for anyone wanting to be ready for anything - it could save your life.
The average person isn't looking to be in a situation where fists are going to fly, but many of us have found ourselves there anyway. At that moment, it's probably too late to do anything about it. But how do we change circumstances, so those situations don't happen? How Not to Get Hit is a book on personal safety for people who don't want to learn to fight, but do want to learn how to avoid those situations where a fight is likely to develop. Told in a lighthearted, irreverent style, How Not to Get Hit takes you on a journey through the funny side of violence, its roots in our evolutionary past and where it fits into modern society. Self-defense isn't a series of techniques or moves; it's an attitude, a strategy and a life skill. This martial arts philosophy book will give you an understanding of why people want to use violence and how to manage situations in order to create a better outcome.
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-colour 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!
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport in which a variety of fighting techniques are used, including striking techniques (kicks, knees, and punches) and grappling techniques (clinch holds, submission holds, sweeps, takedowns, and throws). MMA is exploding in popularity. Packed with more than 300 full-color photographs, this book takes you through all the moves, step-by-step, demonstrating the various techniques required to master this martial arts phenomenon. It's an essential hand-book for anyone considering entering the ring.
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