Unarmed Combat: Hand-to-hand fighting skills from the world's most elite fighting units (SAS and Elite Forces Guide)

Amber Books Ltd
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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.

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About the author

Martin J Dougherty is a Master Level Assessor with the Self-Defence Federation, holding black belts in two styles of Ju-Jitsu as well as self-defence. His martial arts career has encompassed ju-jitsu, kickboxing and self-defence as well as military combative systems. He has trained with those responsible for creating special forces combat skills training courses. Martin has written books on a variety of subjects including self-defence and warfare in addition to his work in the defence and security industry, where he is an expert on weapon systems and asymmetric conflict.  He has worked as a consultant on numerous TV shows.

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Publisher
Amber Books Ltd
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Published on
Dec 31, 2010
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781908696045
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / Special Forces
Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts & Self-Defense
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This content is DRM protected.
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