Street Stoppers: The Martial Arts' Most Devastating Trips, Sweeps, and Throws for Real Fighting

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Turtle Press, 2009 - Martial arts - 283 pages
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This is your guide to the martial arts most devastating trips, sweeps and throws. Mark Mireles has combined his knowledge of wrestling and jujitsu with his many years of experience as a member of the LAPD to put together this collection of street effective takedowns that will stop an attacker cold. Together with veteran cop, author and martial artist Loren W Christensen, Mark takes you step-by-step through each technique and shows you exactly how to apply it when your life depends on it. Mark kicks off your crash course in Street Stoppers with the basics of positioning and targets. From there, jump directly into the trips, sweeps and throws -- over 50 solid techniques demonstrated in realistic fighting situations. Mark and Loren also include 15 combination techniques so you will always have a Plan B to fall back on. And throughout the book you will get inside tips on choosing the right technique, gaining the upper hand over your assailant, avoiding injuries and ending a fight quickly. Because this book is written by two expert martial artists who have decades of experience subduing criminals on some of America's meanest streets, you can rest assured that you re getting proven techniques that work.

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Mark Mireles has been training in the martial arts since 1977, with black belts in judo and Brazilian jujitsu and is currently is a professional mixed martial arts coach/trainer. As an amateur wrestler, he earned All American honours. Mark is a veteran officer with the Los Angeles Police department where, besides his regular duties, he is a certified law enforcement defensive tactics instructor and arrest and control expert as well as a two-time recipient of the Medal of Valour, the highest award for bravery given by the LAPD.

Loren Christensen was still a rookie on pro-bation when his police agency recruited him to teach defensive tactics to new officers hired just a few months after him. Since then he has trained countless police academies, in-service officers, transient sys-tem authorities, security agents, hotel security personnel, mental health nurses and criminal justice students. Loren began his martial arts journey in 1965 and over the decades of continuous study has earned 10 black belts in three fighting arts: 7th-degree black belt karate, 2nd-degree black bell jujitsu. and 1st-degree black belt arnis. He borrows from these disciplines as swell as other fighting arts to show you how to make your restraint. control and self-defence tactics more effective, more painful, safer for you and safer for the suspect.

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