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Cover Get Tough !
How to Win in Hand-To-Hand Fighting

By Captain W.E. Fairbairn

One of the best and longest-selling books on close combat. The father of modern hand-to-hand combat, Capt. W. E. Fairbairn, taught the famed British Commandos from this classic, long-out-of-print manual on unarmed combat. Known for his "get tough" attitude, Fairbairn designed these practical methods after years of training troops and watching ruffians, thugs, bandits and bullies. Now you can profit from his experience. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, 120 pp., 140 illus.

Approximate price $15.96 (discount 20%)



Cover Kill or Get Killed !
Riot Control Techniques, Manhandling, and Close Combat

By Colonel Rex Applegate

This is another excellent book on hand-to-hand combat. Reprinted and in current use by the U.S. Marine Corps as an official training manual, it details methods of self-defense, offensive close combat, combat shooting and crowd-control techniques in riot situations. Colonel Rex Applegate is widely regarded as the father of modern close combat and combat shooting, and this book is considered the standard by which all other books on the subject are judged. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Hardcover, 420 pp., photos

Approximate price $24.47 (discount 18%)


The best books about street survival, ways to avoid dangerous situations, techniques and tactics of street fight, knife fighting, street weapons etc. All these books are written by known experts of street survival - such as Marc "Animal" MacYoung, Peyton Quinn etc.


Cover Cheap Shots, Ambushes, and Other Lessons
A Down and Dirty Book on Streetfighting and Survival

by Marc "Animal" MacYoung

Streetfighting is a down and dirty topic, and the author, an ex-streetfighter, shares his hard-learned lessons here. Want to know how to recognize a mugging setup ? How to avoid getting sucker punched ? It's all here, as well as tips on bullies, weapons, martial arts vs. streetfighting and more. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, photos, 264 pp.

$20.00 (discount 20% - you save $5.00)



Cover Knives, Knife Fighting, and Related Hassles
How to Survive a Real Knife Fight

by Marc "Animal" MacYoung

Knife fighting is ugly business, so you'd better know what you're doing if you ever find yourself in one. This book will show you the down-and-dirty reality of knife fighting, from choosing the best knife to devious street tricks commonly used to get in the first strike. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, photos, illus, 128 pp.

$9.60 (discount 20% - you save $2.40)



Cover Modern Knife Combat
The Training of a Knife Fighter

by Greg Walker

Greg Walker, editor of "Fighting knives" magazine, has studied serious knife fighting under many of the modern masters of the art, and here he relates to you the most effective lessons to maximize your knife self-defense plan. Learn the four essentials of knife defense; the fine points of grip, mobility, range, and targets; the top knives; the best training books, videos and seminars; and more. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Hardcover, photos, illus., 120 pp.

$24.47 (discount 30% - you save $10.48)



Cover A Professional's Guide to Ending Violence Quickly
How Bouncers, Bodyguards, & Other Security Professionals Handle Ugly Situations

by Marc "Animal" MacYoung

People who deal with violence on a daily basis know that the best way to avoid getting injured or sued by the jerk who started the trouble is to defuse the situation or put him down fast and hard. Here Animal shows you how to do both. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, illus., 256 pp.

$16.80 (discount 20% - you save $4.20)



Cover Fists, Wits, and a Wicked Right
Surviving on the Wild Side of the Street

by Marc "Animal" MacYoung

"It's awareness, wits and fists that will keep you safe out there, not some fancy Oriental fighting form", says Animal. Here, he gets down to the fine points and brutal technicalities of blows and targeting - the critical stuff that will keep you from becoming dead meat. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, illus., 152 pp.

$11.20 (discount 30% - you save $4.80)



Cover Floor Fighting
Stompings, Maimings, and Other Things to Avoid When a Fight Goes to the Ground

by Marc "Animal" MacYoung

Real fights almost always end up on the ground, where there's the ever-present danger of getting stomped, stabbed or worse. Animal shows you the necessary jerking, jabbing, gouging and biting nastiness you need to know to fight effectively once you're on the floor. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, photos, illus., 200 pp.

$15.20 (discount 20% - you save $3.80)



Cover Pool Cues, Beer Bottles, and Baseball Bats
Animal's Guide to Improvised Weapons for Self-Defense and Survival

by Marc "Animal" MacYoung

Would you admit to getting your ass kicked with a hairbrush ? Animal would, because as a seasoned veteran of streetfighting, he knows it can happen. Learn to pick up damn near anything and use it to survive. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, illus., 152 pp.

$20.00



Cover Safe in the City
A Streetwise Guide to Avoid Being Robbed, Raped,Ripped Off, or Run Over

by Marc "Animal" MacYoung, Chris Pfouts

This is an entertaining street-level look at how crimes are really committed in America's cities. Chris and Animal use their NY-L.A. experience to help you learn the games carjackers, muggers, "gangstas", rapists, junkies and conmen play - and how to avoid them. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, 320 pp.

$21.95



Cover Street E & E
Evading, Escaping, and Other Ways to Save Your Ass When Things Get Ugly

by Marc "Animal" MacYoung

Here Animal tells you how to survive when you're outflanked and outgunned. Rather than clashing head-on with every problem that comes along, you need to learn to apply hit-and-run tactics, utilize the environment and use your enemies' weaknesses against them. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, illus., 192 pp.

$12.80 (discount 20% - you save $3.20)



Cover Black Medicine
The Dark Art of Death

by N. Mashiro, Ph.D.

A thorough analysis of the human body's vital points and how to use them to your advantage in combat handgunning and all types of hand-to-hand combat situations. Must reading for military combat specialists, martial artists and those interested in self-defense. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, photos, illus., 96 pp.

$12.00 (discount 20% - you save $3.00)



Cover Black Medicine - Vol #2
Weapons at Hand

by N. Mashiro, Ph.D.

The sequel to N. Mashiro's infamous "Black Medicine: The Dark Art of Death", this book presents 112 parts of the body that are natural weapons, largely because they are very injury-resistant. Also, in a radical break from conventional self-defense theory, it lists more than 180 deadly makeshift weapons that can save your life. Action photos show exactly how to use the "black medicine" techniques discussed. For academic study only ;) Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, illus., 88 pp.

$12.00 (discount 20% - you save $3.00)



Cover Black Medicine - Vol #3
Low Blows

by N. Mashiro, Ph.D.

Learn more Black Medicine, as Mashiro shares his favorite techniques for bringing the body into violent and painful contact with an opponent's vulnerable areas. Presents devastating responses to all kinds of attacks, including wrist holds, choke, knife and club attacks. The chapter on fighting a standing opponent from the ground that could easily save your life ! Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, photos, illus., 128 pp.

$12.00 (discount 20% - you save $3.00)



Cover Black Medicine - Vol #4
Equalizers

by N. Mashiro, Ph.D.

Learn how to utilize the intimidation and shock force even of unfamiliar weapons in this long-awaited fourth volume of the acclaimed Black Medicine series. Dr. Mashiro shows you how to pick up and operate modern spray and electric shock weapons, firearms, hatchets, knives, sticks, shields and more under the stress of an actual violent attack. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, photos, 96 pp.

$12.00 (discount 20% - you save $3.00)



Cover Put 'Em Down, Take 'Em Out
Knife Fighting Techniques from Folsom Prison

by Don Pentecost

Anyone can be the subject of a knife attack. Maximize your chances for survival by learning realistic aspects of knife attack and defense. These deadly techniques were developed in the violence of Folsom Prison and go far beyond what you may learn in karate class. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, photos, 64 pp.

$9.60 (discount 20% - you save $2.40)



Cover Bouncers Guide to Barroom Brawling
Dealing With the Sucker Puncher, Streetfighter, and Ambusher

by Peyton Quinn

As a bouncer in a biker bar and a participant in dozens of fights, Peyton Quinn knows the difference between fighting fact and fantasy. The result is a unique guide to self-defense that can save your ass in places where brawling is quick, dirty and very violent. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, photos, illus., 264 pp.

$15.96 (discount 20% - you save $3.99)



Cover Real Fighting
Adrenaline Stress Conditioning Through Scenario-Based Training

by Peyton Quinn

Techniques learned in the dojo rarely work in a real fight. Here the author of "A Bouncer's Guide to Barroom Brawling" offers a practical solution. Learn how to control the rush of adrenaline into your system and harness it effectively to shut down the bully's antics or pound him into the pavement when all else fails. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, photos, 192 pp.

$15.96 (discount 20% - you save $3.99)



Cover Hard-Won Wisdom From The School Of Hard Knocks
How to Avoid a Fight and Things to Do When You Can't or Don't Want To

by Alain Burrese

This is not a book on how to become a martial arts master or squash folks like bugs. It's a highly entertaining private b.s. session with the author on fights, brawls and general mayhem that manages to convey a lot of serious info on fighting and violence. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, 272 pp.

$21.00



Cover Combat Use of the Double-Edged Fighting Knife
by Colonel Rex Applegate

Before arming yourself with a fighting knife, arm yourself with the facts. Colonel Applegate, the world's foremost authority on close combat, wrote this book to instill in readers the skills necessary for contemporary knife fighting. Now you, too, can benefit from the same instructions that generations of military and intelligence personnel have. Click here if you wish to order this book.

Paperback, illus., 48 pp.

$6.40 (discount 20% - you save $1.60)



 
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