Protecting Yourself

Self-defense is important. No one should be threatened with violence at any time or place. Using self defense may be necessary to secure your safety. Learn the basic self defense techniques with these titles from our digital collections.

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Illustrated with over 250 photographs, Practical Self-Defense offers an in depth look at self defense techniques with tips strategies, and scenarios that can help new students to develop the skills they need. Based on Kyokushin Karate, this martial arts guide presents basic techniques including: Throws and takedowns, Punches, kicks, and strikes, Ground techniques and fighting, Escapes from holds and grabs, Distancing and body and foot movements. 

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Defensive Tactics: Street Proven Arrest and Control Techniques. Whether you are a law enforcement officer seeking to improve your edge or a martial artist wanting to expand your knowledge of street-proven techniques, you will find Defensive Tactics: Street-Proven Arrest and Control Techniques is filled with invaluable information to prepare you for even the most difficult scenarios. Highlights include• Joint manipulation that works• Leverage control vs. pain control• Striking with the hands, feet, forearms, and elbows• Safely and quickly crossing the gap• Blocking an assailant's strikes• Using vulnerable points to gain compliance...

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Attorney Mitch Vilos, whose practice focuses on weapons cases, has discovered that the most serious and costly mistakes gun owners make result from a misunderstanding of the law of self-defense in their home states. The offenders include some of the nation's most intelligent, well-educated and well-trained individuals including accountants, pharmacists, business owners, police, gun-store owners and concealed weapon instructors. Don't expect to find this critical information on the Internet. Some states don't have self-defense statutes. Those that do have changed the meaning through case law and jury instructions that are extremely difficult for non- lawyers to understand. What is perfectly legal in one state could result in a murder conviction in another. 

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Officers can apply force in relationship to the resistance supplied by the subject without over reacting. It creates a winning situation for everyone involved. Self defense requires speed, strength, stamina, surprise, and skill. The only element that doesn't diminish with age is skill. Ultimate Officer Survival will show you how to develop the defensive skills that are paramount to your survival.

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