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FIGHTING IN THE CLINCH: VICIOUS STRIKES, STREET WRESTLING, AND GOUGES FOR REAL FIGHTS
Author: Loren Christensen & Mark Mireles
Publisher: PALADIN PRESS, Mar 2009
This is not about banging around with training partners ? it's about surviving a frantic street fight. Filled with techniques for that gritty place where there are no tap-outs, referees or rules. If it's illegal in competition, it's in here. If it would get you jailed if you weren't legally defending yourself, it's in here. Photos; 6x9 inches, 286 pgs.
Brawling doesn't get any closer or uglier than when you're struggling to tear yourself out of a street attacker's clinch. Authors Loren Christensen & Mark Mireles know this from painful experience: with a combined 75 years of martial arts study & more than 40 years of working the mean streets as city cops, they have had many opportunities to develop their techniques for both powerfully breaking a criminal's determined grasp & hanging on to a suspect desperately trying to resist arrest.
This book is not about banging around with training partners ? it's about surviving a frantic street fight. It's filled with techniques for that gritty place where there are no tap-outs, referees or rules. If it's illegal in competition, it's in here. If it would get you jailed if you weren't legally defending yourself, it's in here. Christensen & Mireles present dozens of tried-&-true clinch escapes using clear, uncomplicated instruction & step-by-step photos. Let these veterans of countless violent street fights give you the edge you need to break out of a dangerous situation. For information purposes only.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Loren W. Christensen served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war as a military policeman in Saigon. When he returned to the States in 1972, he joined the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau, where he worked street patrol, gang intelligence & riot control among many other duties. He retired from the force in 1997 & since then has written dozens of books, many of them for Paladin Press. He also stars in several Paladin DVDs.
Mark Mireles is a certified Arrest & Control Instructor with the Los Angeles Police Department. In his civilian life, he is a black belt instructor at Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy & Big John McCarthy's Ultimate Training Center, & provides reality-based, self-defense training through Mireles Combative Systems. Among his many honors, Mireles is a two-time recipient of the Medal of Valor, the highest award for bravery given by the LAPD.