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Unarmed Combat : Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skills from the World's Most Elite Military Units

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 143 x 194 x 26mm | 394g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 artworks; 150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782743286
  • 9781782743286
  • 34,340

Table of contents

Introduction

PREPARATION

1. The Threat

2. Win Without Fighting

3. Training to Win

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

4. The Basics

5. Unarmed Combat Training

6. Your Body's Weapons

7. Striking and Grappling Methods

8. Locks, Controls and Chokes

IN ACTION

9. Tactics

10. Defeating Unarmed Attacks

11. Defeating Hand-Held Weapon Attacks

12. Defeating Firearm Threats

13. Fighting on the Ground

14. Fighting Under Adverse Conditions

Final Notes

Index
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About Martin J Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specializing in military and defence topics. He is the author of Medieval Warrior, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Extreme Unarmed Combat, and SAS and Elite Forces Guide Sniper, Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, and books on personal self-defence. He lives in northern England.
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