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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.8153
EAN: 9780834805408
ISBN: 0834805405
Label: Weatherhill
Manufacturer: Weatherhill
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2003-09-02
Publisher: Weatherhill
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Studio: Weatherhill

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This unique work outlines the essential principles and techniques that define armed and unarmed self-defense involving common weapons. More than 1,400 outstanding photographs introduce over 350 practical techniques spanning seven basic classes of weapons—knife, short-stick, staff, cane, rope, common objects, and defense against handguns-the mastery of which provides practitioners with a range of skills that will allow them to wield almost anything as a weapon. Each weapons chapter provides an authoritative overview of important technical principles, tactics, weapon types, grips, stances, and fundamental strikes and blocks, followed by numerous self-defense applications. Introductory chapters cover weapons philosophy, energetic concepts, 106 pressure points, and a visual comparison of different martial arts, making this an invaluable resource for all martial styles. Expertly written and designed by the author of the 1,136-page Hapkido—widely acclaimed the most comprehensive book ever written on a single martial art—this exceptional work is designed to stand alone, or function as a companion text with the author's other works on martial techniques and anatomy. Regardless of the style you practice, these books will enrich your training, improve your technique, and deepen your understanding of the unique qualities embodied in your own martial art.

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Summary: D. Dedet
Comment: There are several weapons systems that provide a more complete repertoire of techniques. However, this book illustrates techniques developed from Hapkido, a very eclectic system. This book provides the reader with a comprehensive explanation of various types of weapons and principles that share basic concepts with many other systems. I think this book is very well written and the author provides a solid weapons foundation for all martial artists, regardless of style. I disagree with the previous review that states that the knife techniques will get you killed. Any technique is only as good as the practitioner using it. The knife and other weapon techniques in this book are solid and should be studied for concept. Meaning that they are not exclusive to the weapons illustrated. Many household products can easily be used as a weapon while using the same concept. I would strongly recommend this book to the open minded martial artist of any level.

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Summary: Pay money to get cut up
Comment: The so called knife defenses in this book are terrible. Tedeschi's other books are fairly good, but this one is the worst of the type I have ever read. The knife work will get you killed. There is no way this stuff would work against anyone with any knife skill whatso-ever. If you have seen Jim Carry's "you've attacked me wrong" skit from 'In Living Color' you have some idea of how useless this book is.

The other weapons are ok, but the knife stuff just brings the whole book down to not worth keeping.

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