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It gives the complete program of American Self-Protection, a revolutionary system of holistic self-protection and for developing motor skills for the combative arts and sports. It has received acclaim and physical educators came from abroad to study it. Its method has been applied to self-defense, kickboxing, stickfighting,grappling, judo, aikido, taichi, and includes psychosomatic exercises for mind-body coordination, self-defensive aerobics, techniques for weaker and handicapped people and basic knowledge of other important areas of self-protection.
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The author holds doctorates in Physical Sciences and Chemistry from the Sorbonne (Paris, France) and Oxford U. (Oxford, England). His entire career was in teaching and research. He has competed internationally in fencing and judo and served on the U.S. Olympic and A.A.U. Committees for Judo ('65-'74), was an official at the Panamerican Games ('67), holds black belts in several martial arts, has published several articles on these topics and has chaired the Health and Physical Education Research Methods Conferences held in Chicago, IL ('69 and'70) and attended by several Olympic coaches. His books on kickboxing and stickfighting were published by Tuttle (Vermont and Japan). He has several scientific publications and patents to his credit, has chaired several conventions and international conferences and symposia, has served on the 10-member committee of the National Academy of Sciences for the the U.S. currency and is listed in Who is Who in America and as one of! 2000 outstanding scientists of the XX century by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England.Review:
I admire your pedagogical approach. Many people have an understanding and even a tecchnical mastery of certain martial arts, however very few have integrated basic principles into a coherent system...Put me in the books. Your pedagogical approach is what the martial arts and all movement skills so desperately need. -- Richard Stull, Ed.D.,(kinesiologist), Chairperson Health and
In February I received your book, now five months later I have read it three times...the techniques are very good...I think A.S.P. will become very popular in the U.S.A. -- G.J.M. van Zantwijk, 7th Dan (Japan), President International
Your approach to self-protection is of interest to me and I would like to be kept informed of any further developments. -- J.P. Wilbern, Administrator of the President's Council on
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