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Author Varady, Joe, author.

Title The art and science of self-defense : a comprehensive instructional guide / Joe Varady ; foreword by Gary Quesenberry.

Publication Info. Wolfeboro, NH USA : YMAA Publication Center, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  155.9 VARADY    Check Shelf
Description xv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Martial science
Note "9 levels, basic to advanced"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The Art and Science of Self Defense provides you with a condensed system of distilled skills and techniques, each carefully selected for its reliability in a high stress environment. Martial arts, combat sports, and self-defense are different realms, and while interconnected, they are not the same. This book helps bridge the gap. While training in the martial arts or competitive combat sports can aid you in a self-defense situation, it does not prepare you on how to take action should you need to physically defend yourself. Topics include awareness skills, including situational, spatial, and environmental; avoidance skills to deal with fear, escape, and de-escalation; anticipation skills for being approached, posturing, and reading body language; action arsenal including targeting, striking, yelling, evading, and countering; and advanced arsenals for dealing with ground fighting, weapons, and multiple attackers. Whether you are just starting out, or have been practicing martial arts for years, there are important self-defense skills for everyone in this book"--Publisher.
Subject Self-defense -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Situational awareness -- Safety measures.
Safety education -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Self-protective behavior -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hand-to-hand fighting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Crime prevention -- Psychological aspects -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Martial arts -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
SELF-HELP / Safety & Security / Personal Safety & Self-Defense.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Martial Arts / General.
Hand-to-hand fighting. (OCoLC)fst00950909
Martial arts. (OCoLC)fst01010821
Safety education. (OCoLC)fst01103345
Self-defense. (OCoLC)fst01111577
Self-protective behavior. (OCoLC)fst01111885
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Handbooks and manuals.
Added Author Quesenberry, Gary, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781594398995 hardcover
1594398992 hardcover
9781594398728 softcover
1594398720 softcover
9781594398735 ebook
1594398739 ebook
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