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The following books on weapon-less defense were written by police officers or other law enforcement officials.


Defensive Tactics for Special Operations
Jim Wagner  More Info

During his career with the Costa Mesa Police Department, Jim Wagner earned a place on the SWAT team. It was through this conduit that Jim learned about logistics, command post operations, hostage negotiations, entry team tactics, and sniping. On the job training included courses with LAPD SWAT, the U.S. Army Special Forces, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Tactical Training Center, and from U.S. Marines Division Schools Camp Pendleton (Advanced Sniper Course, Military Operations Urban Terrain, Helicopter Rope Suspension Training, and Range Safety Officer).  Jim Wagner’s second book, Defensive Tactics for Special Operations, was recently released.

 

According to the book description of Defensive Tactics for Special Operations, “The techniques and methods that form the basis of military and combat defensive training are detailed in this insightful guide from a personal protection expert. Chapters provide instruction on knife defense, unarmed fighting, weapon retention, and arrest and control techniques. Police and military personnel as well as self-defense instructors and students at all levels will benefit from simple instructions and step-by-step exercises.”


Martial Arts Techniques for Law Enforcement
Mike Young  More Info

Martial Arts Home Training: The Complete Guide to the Construction and Use of Home Training Equipment
Mike Young  More Info

Defensive Tactics: Modern Arrest & Control Techniques for Today's Police Warrior
Loren W. Christensen  More Info

Mike Young has been a deputy sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for over 23 years.  He has taught defensive tactics classes to police officers, SWAT officers, and DEA, ATF and INS Agents.  Mike Young is the author of Martial Arts Techniques for Law Enforcement and Martial Arts Home Training: The Complete Guide to the Construction and Use of Home Training Equipment.

 

According to the book description of Martial Arts Techniques for Law Enforcement, Whether you’re a beat cop or a "SWAT team" specialist, you’ll benefit from the tried-and-true methods explained in this book. Destined to become a bible of law enforcement self-defense, Martial Arts Techniques for Law Enforcement offers instruction in techniques and tactics that specifically address the situations unique to police officers. These simple, easy-to-follow lessons teach readers the theory behind strikes and kicks, come-alongs and takedowns, psychological defensive tactics, and techniques including one-hand defenses and defenses.

 

According to the book description of Martial Arts Home Training: The Complete Guide to the Construction and Use of Home Training Equipment, “This book shows readers how to make and use ingenious home training aids--from easy to find objects such as grocery bags, towels, and tires--to enhance their martial arts practice. Included in this book are simple instructions for a wide array of equipment for the home martial arts studio, including: the shadow boxing towel; the footwork, balance and leg developer; the precision blocking stick; heavy-duty striking post; small hanging bag. Martial Arts Home Training also sets out the author Mike Young's patented "rock & roll" training methods for getting the most out of your training equipment and training time. Mike Young also provides a discussion on maintaining the diligent yet playful attitude necessary to get the most from developing home training equipment.”

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