Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs

Every person interested in learning to defend themselves and the finer points of protection will benefit from this book. It does not matter if you come at this topic from a civilian standpoint or that of professional military or law enforcement.
— Dr. George Vitale, 8th Dan ITF Taekwon-Do, 24 years with the New York State Police

Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs is an in-depth analysis of the practical applications for five of the most common elbow strikes found in the martial arts.

While conventional wisdom holds that an elbow strike is simply a technique used for close-range striking, Jeff W. Rosser asserts that the movements used in executing these elbow strikes are highly versatile and applicable to a wide range of situations.

In this book, Rosser demonstrates how an elbow strike can be used for executing blocks, joint locks, throws, take downs, chokes, pins, traps, releases, and ground fighting in addition to striking.

Illustrated with over 250 photographs, Combative Elbow Strikes presents more than 50 elbow strike applications in stand-up and ground fighting scenarios. Instruction on how to generate power and execute the elbow strikes efficiently and effectively ensures that you will get the most out of every technique.

Author: Jeff W. Rosser 

Editions: Kindle, iPad, Android, Softcover


Junsado Fundamentals, Standing and Ground Combat

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The key to winning a fight is neutralizing your opponent's strengths and using his weaknesses against him. 

In Junsado Fundamentals, Standing and Ground Combat, Sang H. Kim teaches you how to neutralize and destroy your opponent in standing and ground confrontations, including realistic, no-nonsense strategies against tackles, head locks, chokes, arm locks, punches, grabs, low kicks, sweeps, throws, pins and a variety of strikes.

Over 50 standing and ground combat scenarios take you through a wide range of possible attack and defense situations to improve your fighter's instinct. In addition to demonstrating a practical defensive strategy, each scenario illustrates a key Junsado principle in action, building your ability to apply fighting principles across a wide range of situations. Also included is a complete reference to the fundamental skills of Junsado, including: stance, open and closed hand strikes, elbow strikes, low kicks, knee strikes, takedowns, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder locks and ground fighting skills.

Junsado, founded by former South Korean Special Agent and lifelong martial artist, is a dynamic and direct fighting style. This concise reference will help you hone your fundamental fighting skills, give you a framework for developing your fighting strengths, and reveal core principles that can be applied in the ring or on the street. 

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android


Vital Point Strikes: The Art and Science of Striking Vital Targets for Self-defense and Combat Sports

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Vital Point Strikes is a guide to pressure point striking for the average martial artist. Sang H. Kim demystifies the lore of vital point striking and shows you realistic applications of vital point strikes for self-defense and combat sports.

For those new to the concept of vital points, he begins by examining the Eastern theory of acupoints, meridians and ki (qi) and the Western scientific concepts of the nervous and circulatory systems, pain threshold and pain tolerance, and the relationship between pain and fear.

This synthesis of accepted Eastern and Western theories helps the reader understand what makes vital point striking work and why it can be not only useful in fighting, but deadly. 

Based on this introduction, you'll learn about 202 vital points for use in fighting including the name, point number, location, involved nerves and blood vessels, applicable techniques, sample applications, and potential results for each point. 

The points are illustrated in detail on an anatomically correct human model, with English, Chinese, and Korean names as well as point numbers for easy reference.

In addition to identifying the vital points, Sang H. Kim gives you detailed information about the type of techniques that work for vital point striking including a discussion of fighting zones and ranges, plexus strikes, stance and footwork, bodily weapons, striking directions and angles and dozens of applications for common empty hand, grappling, groundfighting, knife and gun attacks.

Based on over thirty years experience in the martial arts and in-depth research, Sang H. Kim has created one of the most complete books available on the art and science of vital point striking.
Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


The Art of Joint Locking

This book acts as that learning matrix. It provides the reader an opportunity to see our system of joint locks in such a way that it is easy to organize, but not so limiting so that it hampers a student’s learning process and unique personal style. It provides a clear, concise perspective on the joint-locks that are part and parcel to the United States Hapkido Federation’s curriculum.
— Patrick Kelly, President of the United States Hapkido Federation
Joint locking is much more than aligning an opponent’s arm into a secure lock, it is the understanding of the basic skeletal and muscle structure behind the lock itself. It takes patience and fortitude to train and develop a clear understanding of joint locking.
— Arlo Welty

The Art of Joint Locking is a diverse collection of Hapkido joint locks targeting the major joints of the human body. In addition to demonstrating a wide variety of practical, effective locking techniques, Author Arlo Welty teaches you simple joint lock defenses to escape common locks, key wrist stretches and the correct use of footwork. 

He also explains and illustrates the United States Hapkido Federation’s Twenty Directions of Response, the underlying principles for the locks taught in this book. Learn how to efficiently apply joint locks from the same side or cross grip positions, using the same hand as your opponent or switching hands. This incredibly versatile system is an essential component of mastering Hapkido joint locks. 

Finally, put your skills together to practice joint lock flows and weapon flows, combinations that naturally flow from one lock to another until you’ve secured a crippling hold on your assailant. 

Includes locks that target an assailant’s: • Wrist • Thumb • Fingers • Elbow • Shoulder • Head • Neck • Hip • Knee • Ankle
Author: Arlo Welty 

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Defensive Tactics: Modern Arrest and Control Techniques

BONUS: Includes a chapter on proven ways to control a suspect on the ground written by LAPD officer Mark Mireles, an MMA coach, police academy trainer, and wrestling champ. 

Whether you're a law enforcement officer wanting to improve your edge or a martial artist wanting to expand your knowledge of street proven techniques, you will find Defensive Tactics: Modern Arrest and Control Techniques for Today's Police Warrior is filled with invaluable information including: 

  • Joint manipulation that works
  • Leverage control vs. pain control
  • Hitting with the hands, feet, forearms and elbows
  • Safely and quickly crossing the gap
  • Blocking an assailant's strikes
  • Using vulnerable points to gain compliance
  • Head disorientation 
  • Safe application of sleeper holds
  • Controlling a suspect on the ground
  • Arresting big guys
  • Fighting concepts to take on patrol
  • Weapon retention in close quarters and on the ground

Written by a retired cop and high-ranking martial artist who survived all that the mean streets threw at him while working patrol, gang enforcement and dignitary protection, Defensive Tactics goes beyond what is taught in the academy, officer's in-service training, and what is allowed by the administration. 

Author: Loren W. Christensen

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover, Hardcover


Taekwondo Self-defense: Taekwondo Hoshinsool

In Taekwondo Self-defense: Taekwondo Hoshinsool, Sang H. Kim adapts traditional Taekwondo skills for the modern day Taekwondo classroom.  The self-defense techniques presented blend Taekwondo kicking, blocking and striking skills with locks, throws and takedowns drawn from other Korean self-defense arts.

Learn how to use your Taekwondo skills to  defend against a wide variety of common empty hand attacks including holds, locks, chokes  punches, kicks and pins. Plus, learn defenses  against an attacker wielding a blunt weapon,  knife or gun.

Each defensive scenario is illustrated with high quality photos and explained in step-by-step detail that includes key points to successfully applying advanced techniques, multiple ways of defending against the most common attacks and alternative responses to help you prepare for the fluid reality of a real-life self-defense situation.

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, Android, Softcover


Fight Back - A Womans Guide to Self-defense that Works

Forward by Gavin de Becker, author of The Gift of Fear

Fight Back is the ultimate manual for women’s self defense. Lisa and Loren give you the psychological, technical and tactical knowledge to survive an attack. If you’re a woman, you need to read this book. If you’re a man, buy this book for the women in your life.
— Wim Demeere

Some “experts” say that you should be submissive when attacked at home or by a stranger. You won’t find that advice here, although you might use it as a ruse before you claw your assailant’s eyes and annihilate his groin. Your ultimate goal is to get away but you don’t achieve that by being meek
and docile. You get away by drawing on that hardwired survival instinct to attack him like an enraged lioness protecting its babies.

In Fight Back: A Woman’s Guide to Self-defense that Works, martial arts experts Loren W. Christensen and Lisa Place teach you to use your hands, forearms, elbows, teeth, knees and feet to survive the type of attack that unsuspecting women become the victims of every day. And you will
learn that you’re surrounded by a limitless cache of weapons that you can use to your advantage against a larger assailant.

If you’re ready to learn to fight back, Loren and Lisa know exactly what you need to survive an attack in your home or on the street.

What’s Inside

  • How to recognize & assess a threat
  • How to de-escalate a bad situation
  • 7 basic defensive techniques any woman can use effectively
  • Advanced skills for when you want to know more
  • How to identify and use everyday objects as weapons
  • What to practice to prepare for a potential confrontation
  • How to practice at home, alone and with a partner
  • Why you need to be physically fit and how to make your fitness plan
  • How to use your fear as a weapon
  • The power of your mind and how to harness it for self-defense

Author: Loren W. Christensen, Lisa Place

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


How to Fight the Pain Resistant Attacker

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.

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 won’t 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

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.

Author: Loren W. Christensen

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Security Operations: Planning and Conducting Private Security Details for High Risk Areas

Veteran special forces soldier and private security consultant Robert H. Deatherage Jr. provides a broad overview of the many topics related to private security including threat assessment, risk management, client relations, surveillance detection, counter surveillance operations, foot and vehicle movements, building security, and the duties of the various personnel and teams necessary to conducting a successful private security operation. 

Also covered are standards of conduct for security professionals, sample site and route surveys, detailed checklists for report preparation and a wealth of “insider” information.

With nearly thirty years experience in military and private security operations, the author is able to blend solid operational theory with practical field experience to create a reference for those interested in getting into the growing field of private security as a private security contractor, bodyguard, or security detail member. 

Author: Robert H. Deatherage Jr.

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Street Stoppers: The Martial Arts Most Devastating Trips, Sweeps, and Throws for Real Fighting

This book is a collection of the most effective trips, sweeps and throws in street-oriented fighting arts, techniques and principles that Mark and Loren have experienced first hand.
— Jean Jacques Machado

Street Stoppers is your guide to the martial arts' most devastating trips, sweeps and throws. 

Mark Mireles has combined his knowledge of wrestling and jujitsu with his many years of experience as a member of the LAPD to put together this collection of street effective takedowns that will stop an attacker cold. 

Together with veteran cop, author and martial artist Loren W. Christensen, Mark takes you step by step through each technique and shows you exactly how to apply it when your life depends on it.

Mark kicks off your crash course in Street Stoppers with the basics of positioning and targets. From there, he jumps directly into the trips, sweeps and throws - over 50 solid techniques demonstrated in realistic fighting
situations. Mark and Loren also include 21 combination techniques so you’ll always have a Plan B to fall back on.

And throughout the book you’ll get inside tips on choosing the right technique, gaining the upper hand over your assailant, avoiding injuries and ending a fight quickly.

Because this book is written by 2 expert martial artists who have decades of experience subduing criminals on some of America’s meanest streets, you can rest assured that you’re getting proven techniques that work.

Authors: Loren W. Christensen, Mark Mireles

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover