Silat for the Street

Author: Burton Richardson
Publisher: Black Belt Books
ISBN: 9780897502122
Format: PDF
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Burton Richardson's Silat for the Street blends the most brutally efficient silat techniques with the training methods and tactics of elite-level MMA. The reader will learn how to defend against larger, stronger, trained attackers, including those with an MMA background. Silat for the Street is a functional, practical book for: * The pencak silat practitioner who wants to learn the important details that make silat work and how to apply the art against a trained MMA fighter. * The MMA practitioner who wants to learn a system of true street self-defense that blends very well with MMA training, and how to alter their sport training to be street effective. * The traditional martial artist who wants to learn another method that is highly adaptable and is open to another perspective on highly functional street self-defense. * The beginner martial artist who wants to learn in a well-organized step-by-step presentation. * The advanced martial artist who wants to understand the minute details that make silat work and to learn how to apply the art against an MMA-trained fighter. Silat for the Street differs from other silat books by focusing on practical fighting applications instead of just displaying the "artistic" but often nonfunctional portions. Richardson is know worldwide for using his background as a scientist to rigorously test the techniques of various arts in the crucible of combat against top MMA athletes. People trust Richardson's findings because they know he only shows what works under pressure. His ability to organize and explain detailed concepts in an easy-to-understand way makes the book accessible to individuals of all levels of expertise. It is the only book of its kind on silat.

Indonesian Fighting Fundamentals

Author: Bob Orlando
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 9780873648929
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The fighting arts of Indonesia, a mix of pentjak silat and Chinese kuntao, were never meant for sport: they are brutal, unrelenting and designed to take the enemy out and punish him every step of the way. This unprecedented book by a long-time student of Dutch-Indonesian Master Willem de Thouars shows you why.

Battlefield Pankration The Book

Author: Jim Arvanitis
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 9781610043670
Format: PDF, Docs
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"MOLON LABE!" "Come and get it," the battlefield cry of the ancient Spartan warriors. When Jim Arvanitis resurrected the ancient Greek martial art of pankration and updated it with the most effective concepts and techniques from other combative systems, he developed what many acknowledge to be one of world's first mixed martial arts (MMA). Now, Arvanitis has delved further into Greek martial history and revived the lost art of pammachon, or "battlefield pankration"—the military predecessor of pankration that takes the art out of the sporting arena and into the streets, where the objective is not competing to win a prize but fighting to save your life. Battlefield Pankration: The Book is a complete course in the nasty business of hard-core "conflict resolution." The techniques require no athleticism to perform but are based purely on raw animal instinct. The instruction blends the brutal competitive training of the MMA arena with the intensity of reality-based scenario drills. Its goal is not to show you how to engage in an uncontrolled brawl but to teach you dozens of tactical means to end an altercation quickly. Whether the fight is stand up or on the ground, whether your assailant is armed or unarmed, whether you are facing one or more opponents, Battlefield Pankration: The Book will show you how to handle all stages of a violent encounter with streetwise strategies, vicious techniques, and the warrior spirit of the ancient Spartans!

Eskrima

Author: Krishna Godhania
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847974694
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Eskrima, which is also known as Arnis (De Mano) or Kali, is the indigenous martial art of the Philippine Islands. Dynamic and flexible, with a wide range of training methods it can be practised by students of all ages and levels of fitness. Well known and respected as a highly practical weapons-based system, Eskrima is practised worldwide by civilians, law enforcement personnel and special units within the military. Eskrima uses training weapons (rattan sticks and daggers) from the earliest stages, alongside purely unarmed techniques. These training methods have been found particularly effective at increasing co-ordination and reflexes, providing a fast track to developing the qualities needed for practical self-defence. This fascinating book traces the history and evolution of this art form. It highlights Eskrima's essential principles and concepts. The instructional section illustrates how the Eskrimador is able to succeed in a wide range of combat situations involving fighting with both weapons and open-hands. Techniques, two-person flow drills, self-defence applications, training with specialized equipment, the philosophy of the art and 'self-defence and the law' are all covered in depth.

Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts

Author: Landow, Loren
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 149250615X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Strike and kick with explosive power. Grapple and wrestle with sustained strength. Counter and evade opponents with speed and agility. Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts is your guide to achieving all of these performance goals and more. It includes sample training plans for the most popular martial arts.

Pencak Silat for Future Generations

Author: O'ong Maryono
Publisher: Silkworm Books
ISBN: 1943932190
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This manual lays out techniques of the Keluarga Pencak Silat Nusantara (KPSN), one of the leading pencak silat organizations in Indonesia. Moving from the fundamental elements—stances and strikes—to exploring complex series of moves for exercise, self-defense, and competition, the manual shows the richness and uniqueness of this still relatively unknown martial art. The concise text and attractive illustrations provide an easy learning tool for beginners or enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge of pencak silat.

Filipino Martial Arts

Author: Peter A.H. Lewis
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785001582
Format: PDF
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The indigenous martial arts of the Philippines archipelago are known by a variety of names including Arnis, Arnis de Mano, Eskrima or Escrima, and are widely respected for the development of combat-effective defensive strategies and skills. The Filipino martial arts are fast and dynamic and utilise a diverse range of training methods to augment the journey towards achieving advance abilities in defending against weapons-based or empty-hand encounters. Supplemented by over 320 colour photographs, this exciting book explores the fundamental, intermediate and advanced techniques of double and single stick categories that are standard across many systems of the Filipino martial arts. A methodological breakdown of the basics of each technique is provided, and possible approaches to advancement and development are presented using a range of both individual and partner-based activities. Each outline also takes into consideration the potential for applying the technique in various scenarios, from emtpy-handed to multiple weapons categories, with an emphasis on adaptability and versatility. Foreword by Grandmaster Reynaldo S. Galang.

Wing Chun Martial Arts

Author: Yip Chun
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9780877287964
Format: PDF, Docs
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Yip Chun is a Grandmaster of Wing Chun, and the eldest son of Yip Man - Bruce Lee's mentor. With the help of Danny Connor, Yip Chun explains the moves, the importance of the relationship between teacher and student, and the Confucian theory. Studentswill learn Chi Sau, Siu Lim Tao, Chum Kiu, and Biu Tze from the many illustrations that show the forms. 150 photographs.

Bruce Lee The Tao of Gung Fu

Author: Bruce Lee
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917887
Format: PDF
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In the months leading up to his death, Bruce Lee was working on this definitive study of the Chinese martial arts—collectively known as Kung Fu or Gung Fu. This book has now been edited and is published here for the first time in its entirety. Bruce Lee totally revolutionized the practice of martial arts and brought them into the modern world—by promoting the idea that students have the right to pick and choose those techniques and training regimens which suit their own personal needs and fighting styles. He developed a new style of his own called Jeet Kune Do—combining many elements from different masters and different traditions. This was considered heretical at the time within martial arts circles, where one was expected to study with only a single master—and Lee was the first martial artist to attempt this. Today he is revered as the "father" of martial arts practice around the world—including Mixed Martial Arts. In addition to presenting the fundamental techniques, mindset and training methods of traditional Chinese martial arts, this marial art treatise explores such esoteric topics as Taoism and Zen as applied to Gung Fu, Eastern and Western fitness regimens and self-defense techniques. Also included is a Gung Fu "scrapbook" of Bruce Lee's own personal anecdotes regarding the history and traditions of the martial arts of China. After Lee's death, his manuscript was completed and edited by martial arts expert John Little in cooperation with the Bruce Lee Estate. This book features an introduction by his wife, Linda Lee Cadwell and a foreword from his close friend and student, Taky Kimura. This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do

Culture and Customs of Indonesia

Author: Jill Forshee
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313333392
Format: PDF, Docs
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This reveals the amazing range of peoples, cultures, religions, and geography of the islands.