The Art of Weapons: Armed and Unarmed Self-Defense

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-----One in a series of remarkable books that provide an in-depth look at thecore concepts and techniques shared by a broad range of martial arts styles.-----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. View sample pages, read book reviews, or get more information at marctedeschi.com -----

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Marc Tedeschi is an internationally respected designer, photographer, educator, and martial arts master. He has studied Eastern philosophy, healing arts, and combatives for more than 40 years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Judo, and Karate. A prolific writer, Mr. Tedeschi's landmark publications rank with the finest ever produced on the healing and martial arts. He is the author of over a dozen works, including the 1136-page Hapkido, the 896-page Taekwondo, Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts, and a unique series of general martial arts books that provide an in-depth look at the core concepts and techniques shared by a broad range of martial arts.

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"This book provides the reader with a comprehensive explanation of various types of weapons and principles that share basic concepts with many other systems...very well written...provides a solid weapons foundation for all martial artists, regardless of style...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...I would strongly recommend this book to the open-minded martial artist of any level."- Inspector D. Dedet, 25-year veteran San Francisco Police Dept.

"Without a doubt the best works on martial arts today are those written by Marc Tedeschi...Marc has put himself in a class by himself as the author of martial arts books, from his knowledge and understanding of the arts to his presentation...great reference for anyone who is serious about learning or teaching the martial arts." - Professor Willy Cahill, Two-time Olympic Judo Coach, Jujitsu Grandmaster, Inductee Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame

"Tedeschi's treatment of weapons techniques is honest, practical, and well worth studying."- Nicklaus Suino, author of The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship

"Clearly a genuinely knowledgeable man [who] also understands what students need . . . an immense amount of accumulated information and experience."- Amazon.co.uk (UK)

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