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Practitioners of wing chun kung fu and jeet kune do make trapping look easy, but can it work for the rest of us? This guide will get you started!

In Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee displayed his incredible mastery of combat skills, wowing audiences around the world. Before the movie hit theaters in 1973, few people had seen a trapping technique in action. Fewer still knew how to apply one.

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Self-defense expert Richard Ryan gives Black Belt magazine a four-minute mini-seminar on how speed-hand striking can help women escape close-quarters attacks in this exclusive video!


As one of the nation's leading authorities on self-protection and tactical weapons training, Richard Ryan is a longtime advocate of the scientific approach to self-defense. Richard Ryan is the founder of the Dynamic Combat Method and the co-founder of iCAT (Integrated Combative Arts Training) with Joe Lewis and Walt Lysak Jr. In this nearly four-minute mini-seminar video, the reality-based martial arts expert discusses the palm vs. the fist, using speed to one's advantage and how to open up the chance to escalate a conflict or escape an attacker.

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NEW TITLES: Fumio Demura's long-out-of-print Kama: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense plus Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.'s new book, Winning On the Ground (featuring Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison).

The following martial arts books by George Kirby, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr., Jim Wagner, Antonio Graceffo, Avi Nardia and Albert Timen (with John Machado) and titles featuring other martial arts experts such as Michael Janich, Tony Blauer, Mike Lee Kanarek, Richard Ryan, Kelly McCann, Ari Kandel, Dan Inosanto, Tim Tackett, Bob Bremer and Dr. Jerry Beasley are available for purchase as downloadable martial arts e-books for your iPad, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook! To purchase each of these martial arts e-books as presented for each e-reader format, simply click on the format that matches your mobile reading device and download your new martial arts e-books from your vendor of choice! KAMA: KARATE WEAPON OF SELF-DEFENSE — DIGITAL EDITION WITH BONUS CONTENT
by Fumio Demura
Available for the first time in 20 years in any format, this new digital version of Kama is a must-have for all karate weapons enthusiasts. Bonus content includes four Black Belt magazine interviews with Fumio Demura, master of ancient self-defense weapons and one of the most highly respected and influential karateka in the world today.

WINNING ON THE GROUND: TRAINING AND TECHNIQUES FOR JUDO AND MMA FIGHTERS
by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.
Overcome any opponent — even from a position that may seem hopeless! Renowned judo coaches Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr. explain (while Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison demonstrate) six mat-work secrets, one dozen lightning-fast submissions, how to do the perfect armbar and half nelson, and much more!

JUJITSU FIGURE-4 LOCKS: SUBMISSION HOLDS OF THE GENTLE ART
by George Kirby
George Kirby continues his four-decade journey of documenting the evolution of jujitsu techniques for readers of all skill levels, this time focusing on the essential principles of jujitsu’s most effective technique: the figure-4 lock and its variations.

KAPAP COMBAT CONCEPTS: MARTIAL ARTS OF THE ISRAELI SPECIAL FORCES
by Avi Nardia and Albert Timen (with John Machado)
Upgrade your toolbox of personal combat skills with Israel’s kapap techniques. It includes 350-plus color photos, original kapap fighting theories, position/movement principles for real-life conflict applications, how to train for multiple-defensive responses, reality-based combat conditioning knife drills, striking tactics and more!

ADVANCED JUJITSU: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE GENTLE ART
by George Kirby
Learn the advanced concepts that will grant you deeper access to the inner workings of jujitsu. Learn how kata connect the mind and body, how meditation enhances physical performance, how to use balance for tactical advantage and how “less is more” can lead to success in all areas of life!

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As one of the nation's leading authorities on reality-based martial arts, self-protection and tactical weapons training, Richard Ryan is a longtime advocate of the scientific approach to self-defense. Richard Ryan is the founder of the Dynamic Combat Method and the co-founder of iCAT (Integrated Combative Arts Training) with Joe Lewis and Walt Lysak Jr. In the September 2008 issue's cover story, he discusses combat and self-protection techniques that he refers to as RMA (reality martial arts) and how to transform yourself into a skilled street fighter. In this video clip, he demonstrates a very fast technique for disarming an assailant who's pointing a gun at you.

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