Self-Defense For Dummies

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Название: Self-Defense For Dummies
Автор: Damian Ross
Издательство: For Dummies
Год: 2024
Страниц: 323
Язык: английский
Формат: pdf (true)
Размер: 16.7 MB

Get street-smart. Unleash your inner warrior.

Forget everything you thought you knew about self-defense. Those graceful martial arts moves that are so effective in the movies are likely to get you killed on the street. In fight-or-flight mode, you won’t have the calm thinking and fine motor skills to execute them. You need a simpler approach with a few fundamental moves that are easy to remember and perform yet devastating to an attacker. The solution? Self-Defense For Dummies, your guide to avoiding attacks, neutralizing attackers, and protecting yourself and your loved ones. In this book, you discover a self-defense system that works in the real world, where armed criminals target the most vulnerable and don’t fight fair.

The conceptual framework for this book started in the basement of a church where I received training under the tutelage of a beast of a man named Carl Cestari. Carl stood about 5'10" and was a barrel-chested 215 pounds with thick forearms and hands that looked like they could smash rocks.

Carl taught combatives (a wide variety of close quarters combat systems with military roots). What Carl showed me was nothing short of a revelation. It was so simple, it just made sense. It was like nothing I had ever seen before or since — not in all my years of collegiate wrestling, my many years of martial arts training, or any of the self-defense classes or seminars I had attended over the years.

Through Carl, Yohisada Yonezuka, and other legends, I discovered the truth about self-defense — that it’s not a sport or a style; it’s an instinct that every living creature on the planet has . . . including you. What you’re about to discover wasn’t conjured up in a dojo (martial arts school) or developed solely by one person. It’s a system of tactics and techniques gathered over a century of modern warfare and close combat created and tested by men and women whose lives depended on it.

When I was first introduced to this system, we called it “Defendu” in reference to the title of a book written by close combat pioneer William Fairbairn. In the 1900s, Fairbairn assembled a team and devised a method of close combat that was later taught to the commandos and allied forces of World War II, as well as the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which later became the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). These methods eliminated the sport and ceremony of the martial arts until only the most effective techniques and tactics remained. Fairbairn’s Defendu found success at all levels of warfare, from the battlefield to the back alley. Later, these methods were abandoned because they were considered too brutal, but they were kept in circulation by people who faced real violence on a regular basis.

Discover strategies to make yourself a hard target, as opposed to an easy one
Heighten your awareness of your surroundings and potential threats
Sharpen your self-defense instincts and respond proactively to impending danger
Master hand-to-hand combat basics and defend against grabs and holds
Learn how to use weapons and defend against them a system of tactics and techniques gathered over a century of
modern warfare and close combat created and tested by men and
women whose lives depended on it.

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