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SHOTOKAN KARATE: PRACTICAL COMBAT KARATE FOR THE STREET By Joseph Truncale
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Shotokan Karate is one of the most effective forms of self-defense but it is this area that is most ignored in traditional Shotokan dojos. This modest manual is different from most Shotokan Karate... More > texts because it focuses on the self-defense application of karate. Traditional Shotokan karate concentrates on three primary areas. They are basics or Kihon, Kata or forms, and sparring or kumite. The sparring may consist of five times sparring, three times sparring, one time sparring, semi-free sparring and free sparring. Self-defense training is seldom practiced and this manual hopes to fill that gap for students of Shotokan and other traditional styles of Karate. This manual covers the basic principles of self-defense, use of force factors in self-defense, simple and effective self-defense techniques to counter arm grabs, body grabs, choke attacks, punching and kicking attack counters, club attacks, knife attacks, gun attacks, ground attacks and multiple attacker self-defense techniques.< Less
FACTS AND FALLACIES ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND DEFENSIVE TACTICS By Joseph Truncale
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This is a manual will be of interest to not only all Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructors, but to anyone in the law enforcement field who is concerned about the facts and fallacies floating... More > around this field. The following are just a sample of the questions this basic guide will answer: • Is law enforcement defensive tactics a science • Do the techniques and tactics you were taught always work on the street • What is reality based training as it applies to defensive tactics • Is there any formal martial art which is perfect for police officers • Should officers be taught striking techniques • Is the PR-24 Police Baton just a Tonfa • Is training once a year sufficient to remain competent in defensive tactics< Less
FACTS AND FALLACIES ABOUT MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENSE VOL. 1 By Joseph Truncale
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If you are into the martial arts, self-defense and combative fields this is a book that explores the many myths, misconceptions, facts and fallacies surrounding the martial arts, self-defense and... More > combatives. This is actually a two volume set but each one can stand alone. Volume two covers Facts and Fallacies about law enforcement and defensive tactics. This is just a small sample of the many questions you will find answers to in this manual: • What martial art has the best punching techniques • What martial art has the best throwing techniques • What martial art has the best grappling techniques • Can a black belt defeat any street fighter • Are Asian instructors always the best teachers • Are there any American martial arts masters • Are all black belts experts in self-defense • Do all martial arts really teach practical street wise self-defense This is a book for anyone interested in learning the truth and facts about the martial arts and self-defense.< Less
Pro-Systems: Baton Reverse Grip System By Joseph Truncale
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This baton manual takes a different approach on how to employ the standard straight police baton. Whether you carry the expandable type of baton or the standard rigid model, this text will provide a... More > different perspective on how to use the baton for control and self defense. The Baton Reverse Grip System (BRGS)was not created to take the place of any other baton system. It was designated to increase an officer's options when employing the law rnforcement straight baton in arrest and control situations.< Less
Pro-Systems: The Basic Use of 5 Weapons By Joseph Truncale
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Besides the body’s natural weapons, we also emphasize how to use five basic weapons that can relate to numerous other common items for self-defense purposes. They include the following: The... More > Short Stick, the Straight Stick (Straight Baton), the Side Handle (PR-24 Baton), the Knife and the Gun are the primary weapons in the Pro-Systems Combatives program.< Less
USE OF THE MINI-BATON: A BASIC MANUAL By Joseph Truncale
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This manual was written for law enforcement and security officers who may be interested in the use of the Mini-Baton. The Mini-Baton can include any type of short stick such as the Yawara stick,... More > Persuader Baton Kubatons, Tactical Pens and other short stick like object. Topics in this manual include: History of the short stick or Mini-Baton Basic principles of the Mini-Baton Stance and balance Basic gripping Basic blocking Basic striking Wrist control and takedown techniques How use the Mini-Baton for basic self-defense Basic teaching principles There is also a sample course outline for those who are interested following an organized program of learning this effective and practical self-defense and control tool.< Less
Pro-Systems: Combatives Volume One By Joseph Truncale
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This is the first volume of the Pro-Systems Combatives (PSC) system. This manual has all the basic techniques, principles and essential warm up drills required to learn the entire basic Pro-Systems... More > Combatives (PSC) selfdefense/ offense system. This volume also covers responses to punching attacks, kicking attacks, wrist/arm grab attack counters, body grab counters and drills. Volume two covers the Pro-Systems Combatives (PSC) self-defense responses to chokes, head locks, knife, gun, multiple subjects and ground attack counters.< Less
WAKIZASHI JUTSU BASIC GUIDE By Joseph Truncale
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There are many books written of the Japanese long sword, the Katana, as well as the Japanese Tanto or knife. However, this is the first book that deals specifically with the use of the Japanese... More > Wakizashi or short sword. This manual covers basic grips, drawing techniques, postures and numerous cutting and thrusting techniques using the Wakizashi. This also covers two-person drills, kata and basic use of the two-sword system. The author has been involved in numerous martial arts, including Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kobudo, Kenjutsu, Tanto Jutsu and Wakizashi Jutsu for more than forty-five years. He is the founder (Soke) of Bushi Satori Ryu, and teaches Jujitsu, Karate (Shotokan Style), Kobudo, Police Control Tactics and numerous martial art and police weapons. This is the official manual for students of Bushi Satori Ryu who are learning Kenjutsu, Tanto Jutsu and Wakizashi Jutsu.< Less
Pro-Systems Combatives Volume 2 By Joseph Truncale
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This is the second volume of the Pro-Systems Combatives (PSC) System course. The first manual covered basic fundamentals, the important warm up routine, basic principles and defense against some... More > common type of attacks. The first text has essential material that must be learned and mastered before moving to this manual. This is an advanced level manual covering close-quarter combat situations involving possible deadly force situations.< Less
Use of the knife and knife self defense for law enforcement & security officers By Joseph Truncale
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This was the manual used in the Pro-Systems and Bushi Satori Ryu Knife Handling and Knife Defense Course. This manual covers stance, balance, basic knife grips, changing grips, the ten-angle stab and... More > thrust system, knife flow drills, defending against knife threats and knife attacks. Other areas addressed include knife counter techniques, weapon retention using the knife, defense against choke attacks and the use of the blade when attacked on the ground. The author has taught his knife handling and defense course to thousands of law enforcement officers. If you desire to understand basic knife handling and knife defense, this manual is for you.< Less