In 1943 the classic book Arwrology: All Out Hand To Hand Fighting by Gordon E. Perrigard M.D. was published. Although one of many books of it’s time to put forward a method of close combat for use against the Axis powers, Arwrology was a unique system in its own right. The book itself was destined to become a rare classic because of its content, and the limited number of original copies printed. That status was ensured when, in 1946, officials deemed it too violent for the general public and subsequently banned its sale. In 2001, after several years of study and training in Arwrology, GHCA Founder and Instructor Bob Kasper was granted permission by the Canadian Society of Arwrologists (CSA) to found the American Society of Arwrologists, and given the title 1st Regent (ASA). Soon afterwards, Bob selected seven loyal instructors he had personally trained and together they tested the principles and techniques developed by Dr. Perrigard, culminating with the Arwrology system being fully adopted by the GHCA into their curriculum. Shortly before his untimely death in 2006, Bob Kasper formally passed the ASA and Arwrology system over to one of the seven original instructors, Fred C. Bauer, who was also granted the title 2nd Regent (ASA). As part of his passion to keep the Arwrology system alive, Fred Bauer has compiled this instructional volume on Arwrology in his capacity as 2nd Regent, making it the first official new publication on the subject since the 1943 original. CQB Publications is proud to make available this volume of the Doc’s unique fighting system from WW2 giving a glimpse as to how it is being taught today within the ASA and GHCA. It is a worthy addition to any WW2 / Combatives / Martial Arts library.
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Mr. Bauer is a career Law Enforcement Officer of 24 years, with a local Municipal Police Department in New Jersey and has been a Tactical Officer (SWAT) for 20 years. Currently one of the Team Leaders for the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team, and an active instructor for both the Police Department and the Tactical Team, he holds instructor certifications in several areas, including: Method of Instruction (MOI), Defensive Tactics (DT), O.C. Spray, Baton/ASP, Firearms, etc. Fred is the Police Department's Close Protection Team Leader with direct responsibility for the planning of any protective security and high risk escort operations, such as; V. P. Cheney (perimeter/motorcade in 2001), Sen. John Kerry fundraiser (2004), inner-perimeter details (President Bush, twice in 2008), and Sen. Barack Obama fundraiser (2008). Away from Police duties, Fred has provided close personal protection as a member of an Ambassadorial Protection Team in Bosnia, and conducted surveillance detection operations in that high threat environment. A return to Bosnia, as a member of a Close Protection Team for an American Banker, was followed with deployment to Africa. While in Kenya, Fred was part of a Close Protection Team for members of the Gates Foundation. In 1994, Fred began training with the Gung-Ho Chuan Association (GHCA). The GHCA, then under the direction of the late Bob Kasper, is a brotherhood of close combat instructors who research, practice, develop and teach the principles, tactics and techniques used by the elite allied forces of World War II. Fred recently authored American Arwrology: The Science of All-Out hand–to-hand Fighting in order to compliment and expand upon the original work of Doc Perrigard. Bob Kasper (1st Regent, Society of American Arwrologists) granted Fred the title of 2nd Regent and the responsibility for the preservation and practice of this WW2 Combative system. Fred’s current credentials include: - Director of the GHCA - American Society or Arwrologists, 2nd Regent - 5th Degree Black Belt, American Karate Ju-Jitsu - State Department certified Defensive Tactics (DT) Instructor - US Marine Corp Close Combat Instructor - DT Instructor for several /forces/organizations including; International Police Task Force, IPTF (incl. Kosovo) Long Branch Police Dept., Lyndhurst Police Dept., Camden Police Dept (all N.J.) Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff Dept. U.S. Air Marshalls President Hamid Karzi Protection Detail Jordanian Special Forces & Home Guard
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