THE COMPLETE MICHAEL D. ECHANIS COLLECTION: SPECIAL TACTICS FOR KNIFE AND STICK COMBAT (THE SPECIAL
Author: Michael D. Echanis
Publisher: PALADIN PRESS, Jan 2012
Combines close-quarters combat with lethal strategies, creating an essential read for the modern-day fighter. Tactics & techniques include why proper grip is essential when fighting with a weapon (knives, sticks, or canes), what techniques will disarm & control a potential attacker, how to develop ki power, & sentry stalking. Photos; 6x9 inches, 500 pgs.
A comprehensive compilation of the highly popular three-volume Special Tactics series (Knife Fighting, Knife Throwing for Combat; Basic Stick Fighting for Combat; and Knife Self-Defense for Combat) from legendary soldier Michael D. Echanis. Since the series first hit the martial arts scene in 1977, Echanis' unique approach to hand-to-hand combat has revolutionized reality-based fighting.
Based on the ancient tactics of hwa rang do and the Hwarang warriors, The Complete Michael D. Echanis Collectioncombines close-quarters combat with lethal strategies, creating an essential read for the modern-day fighter. Tactics and techniques include why proper grip is essential when fighting with a weapon (knives, sticks, or canes), what techniques will disarm and control a potential attacker, how to develop ki power, and sentry stalking.
"Although his life was cut tragically short, Michael Echanis had a profound impact on the martial arts world and the direction of modern military combative training. He combined his personal quest for a comprehensive warrior art with an uncompromising commitment to combative function."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael D. Echanis was one of the world's best-known weapons and close-quarters combat experts. A senior instructor for the U.S. Army Special Forces/Ranger Hand-to-Hand Combat/Special Weapons School, Echanis was well-known for the practical approach to CQC that he brought to the U.S. military. Privately tutored by the founder of the World Hwa Rang Do Association, Echanis was the first American to be ranked as a sulsa in hwa rang do. He served as the martial arts editor for Soldier of Fortune magazine from 1974?1976. Echanis died in 1978 when the helicopter he was in crashed in Nicaragua.