Joseph B. Walker shares his knowledge of self-defence to convey what will and won't work in self-defence situations. He presents self-defence fundamentals in clear, step-by-step instructional format enabling readers without martial arts experience to successfully learn to protect themselves. Essential information on disarming and defending against offenders with guns or knives is included and physical techniques and mental tactics that have been proved to work in combat are illustrated. Photographs and explanations of techniques are featured so they can be clearly understood and correctly executed.
Table of Contents
Essentials of personal defence; mental readiness; conditioning and basic moves; hand strikes; defending against hand strikes; kicks; defence against kicks; breaking holds and defending against weapons; tactics for street situations.
Joseph B. Walker is a patrol lieutenant watch commander for the Reno Police Department in Reno, Nevada. With more than 25 years of experience as a law enforcement official, Walker has served on or supervised the dignitary protection of high-profile clients such as former President Gerald Ford, Martin Luther King III, and Bernice King.Walker has studied and taught the martial arts and self-defense since the early '70s. A qualified personal safety specialist, he is also an eighth-degree black belt in karate and president of the Kifaru Karate Organization. He devised the school safety contingency plan for the Washoe County School District and authored the Stalking Guide for the Law Enforcement Officers for the Reno Police Department.Walker lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Coleen. He enjoys spending time with his family, teaching and training in the martial arts, and performing music.