The SAS Self-Defense Handbook: A Complete Guide to Unarmed Combat Techniques

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Globe Pequot, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 156 pages
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Written by a former Survival Instructor of the SAS (Special Air Service - England''s equivalent of the United States Special Forces), The SAS Self-Defense Handbook provides easy-to-follow illustrated instructions - for both men and women - on coping with all kinds of threatening situations, from muggings to knife attacks. The author teaches you strategies for both avoiding conflict and getting out of a dangerous situation quickly and safely. Learn how mental attitude, body language, assertiveness, and the ability to overcome fear can prevent you from becoming a prime target for criminals. Learn which body parts are the most effective weapons in fending off an attacker, and which are the most likely targets for attack. Defend yourself from sudden grabs, strangles, weapons, and road rage. And find out how to deliver the SAS five-second knockout, a defense previously available only to British SAS Special Forces soldiers. (71/2 X 91/2, 160 pages, b&w photos, illustrations)
  

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Contents

MENTAL ATTITUDE
7
What is selfdefense?
8
Mugging
12
Sexually motivated attacks
14
Domestic violence
18
Personal space
19
Levels of alertness
22
Confrontation
25
Driving strategies
60
Distraction techniques
62
SELFDEFENSE TECHNIQUES
65
Learning selfdefense
66
Your bodys weapons
70
The correct stance
71
The head
72
Hands
73

The SAS and selfdefense
28
Selfdefense and the law
29
Positive thinking
30
The will to win
31
Body language and selfdefense
33
Being assertive
37
Overcoming fear
39
Spotting trouble
44
Calming down a confrontation
46
Being streetwise
47
Streetcraft
49
Gangs and drunks
51
Traveling on public transportation
53
Taxis
55
Trains
56
Traveling in your car
59
Elbows
77
Feet
78
Everyday items in selfdefense
80
Target areas on the body
86
The torso
87
Arms
89
Defense techniques
90
Blocks
92
Defense against grabs
104
Defense against strangles
122
Defense against a baton
130
Defense against knives
134
Selfdefense in cars
142
Sexual harassment
146
The SAS fivesecond knockout
152
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About the author (2000)

John "Lofty" Wiseman served for twenty-six years with Britain's SAS as their Chief Survival Instructor. He is the foremost authority on SAS training techniques for civilians. He lives in Hereford, England.

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