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Cheap Shots, Ambushes and Other Lessons: A Down and Dirty Book on Streetfighting and Survival
Marc MacYoung

Years before the popularity of reality based self-defense, there was this book. The first book Marc MacYoung, fresh off the streets of Los Angeles, ever penned. Outrageous, raunchy, down and dirty, it is loaded with information about what it takes to get out of the street lifestyle. The author was described by Iron Horse Magazine as "like pulling up a chair and a six pack with an old friend. A very twisted and dangerous old friend." And this book pioneered the genre of former street fighters explaining what it takes to survive. Book $23     Order Now!

Violence Blunders and Fractured Jaws: Advanced Awareness Techniques and Street Etiquette
Marc MacYoung

This book isn't going to tell you how to break heads or fracture jaws. What it will give you is the signs of the street culture that will allow you to avoid a potential trip to the hospital. Himself a one-time denizen of the streets, Marc MacYoung gives sage advice from his knowledge and keen observations of "street culture." He also passes on tricks of the trade from other professionals who deal with violence on a daily basis. Book $28    Order Now!

Real Fighting: Adrenaline Stress Conditioning Through Scenario-Based Training
Peyton Quinn

In his best-selling book, A Bouncer's Guide to Barroom Brawling, Peyton Quinn shared hard-won wisdom and proven techniques culled from his years of combat experience as a bouncer. In Real Fighting, he takes it to the next level, showing the culmination of developing an effective self-defense training program based on his real world experience. Book $20    Order Now!

Taking it to the Streets: Making Your Martial Art Street Effective
Marc MacYoung

A street fight is short, fast and brutal. A martial artist who believes his training prepares him for the "real thing," will be in for a rude awakening against an experienced brawler. Taking It to the Streets by Marc MacYoung doesn't belittle the things you have practiced, trained and worked so hard to learn. The book takes what you've learned and makes it fast, fanged and fierce enough to stand up to surprise attack.
Book $23   
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Knives, Knife Fighting and Related Hassles: How to Survive a Real Knife Fight
Marc MacYoung

There's more to meeting face-to-steel with a knife on the street than any fancy "knife fighting master" or deadly combat system guru, sensei, sabumnim or sifu can teach you. In fact, the truth is, on the street, you will never see the blade coming ... but there are signs that can tell you someone is carrying and how. And this book tells you what they are. Book $12      Order Now!

Surviving a Street Knife Attack: Realistic Defensive Techniques
Winning a Street Knife Fight:
Realistic Offensive Techniques Techniques
Marc "Animal" MacYoung

Two classic videos have been combined on a single DVD. Surviving addresses an often ignored fact about street knife use, namely you may not be the one with a knife. Forget complex disarms or defeating your attacker with a blaze of killer combatives, Surviving shows you how to stay alive long enough to either flee or safely draw your own weapon. Winning explains the most common mistakes made by people in knife work. These mistakes can get you killed because there is no recovery time and no time to correct errors in the frenzy of an actual assault. DVD $24      Order Now!

 Minimum Damage, Maximum Effect: A Complete Guide to the Use of Pepper Spray, Less Lethal and Improvised Weapons  (VHS)
Kelly McCann (aka Jim Grover)

Opposed to carrying a firearm, knife or other lethal weapon? Kelly McCann's book is a handy guide that takes a look at use of nonlethal weapons to stave off an attacker!
DVD $37   
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Dead or Alive: The Choice is Yours
Geoff Thompson

Drawing on hard-won experience as barroom bouncer, Geoff Thompson teaches you how to survive violent confrontations. And he knows that self-defense is primarily avoiding those situations, and that the best techniques in the world are useless if you are rendered immobile by fear or indecision. In Dead or Alive he teaches how to: use proven awareness techniques for avoiding most confrontations; improve fighting skills; and maximize mental toughness.
Book $23      Order Now!


Real World Self-Defense: A Guide to Staying Alive in Dangerous Times
Jerry Van Cook

Practical solutions to violence? Real World Self-Defense offers wise advice for dealing with everything from an unwarranted physical attack to the legal aftermath. As a former undercover police officer, Jerry VanCook knows from personal experience what works -- both on the street and in the courthouse -- and what doesn't.
Book $18       Order Now!

 Street E&E: Evading, Escaping and Other Ways to Save Your Ass When Things Get Ugly
Marc MacYoung

When the sickening realization comes that you are outflanked, outnumbered, outclassed and outgunned ... it's time to run fiercely. And this books tells you how to survive that terrible moment. Long-term survival isn't a matter of clashing head-on with every problem that comes along. It's knowing when to be hard and when to be soft; when to run with the ferocity of a wolf, and then turn and strike when you have the upper hand again. Book $17    Order Now!

 Floor Fighting: Stompings, Maimings and Other Things to Avoid When a Fight Goes to the Ground
Marc MacYoung

The floor isn't where you want to be ... but if a fight goes to the ground, you need to be prepared for ugly consequences. That's the issue addressed by Marc MacYoung in this book. Floor fighting does not mean putting your opponent in some kind of "hold" and lying there, waiting to be kicked by his friends. That's where submission fighting will take you if you try to apply it in a street brawl. Understanding the difference between "grappling" and floor work will determine if you get out with a few bruises and scratches or major life-threatening injuries. Book $22     Order Now!

 Down But Not Out: Streetwise Tactics for Fighting on the Ground (VHS)
Marc MacYoung

"There's a difference between grappling and floor fighting," says Marc MacYoung. "You need to know when it is safe to try to grapple and when not to."  In this video, he teaches you how to avoid going to the ground, how to fall on various surfaces with minimal injury, the secrets of protecting vital areas if you are taken to the ground and the best methods for getting back to your feet ... fast. MacYoung also shows why commonly taught grappling techniques that work well on the mat can spell disaster in the back alley or on the barroom floor. This tape is definitely not about grappling, submission fighting or mixed martial arts. VHS $27         Order Now!

T.A.C.S.A.F.E.: Practical Filipino Kuntao Defenses Against Firearms and Edged Weapons (DVD)
Rick Hernandez

First it was growing up in the streets of Brooklyn, then a stint in the Rangers. It was only then that Rick Hernandez started to learn a fighting system that not only turns your opponent into a pretzel, but makes sure he can't resist, much less counter attack. Hetakes you step-by-step through this unique program. In doing so, he conveys what it takes to successfully defend against an armed attacker. Hernandez teaches his street-proven defenses against close-range slashing and stabbing attacks, including prison-style shankings. He also reveals the secrets of his universal method of handgun disarms. From simple deflections, evasions and avoidance tactics to hard-core disarms, strikes, kicks, eye gouges and neck breaks -- this DVD covers it all. DVD $57     Order Now!

Ending Violence Quickly: How Bouncers, Bodyguards and Other Security Professionals Handle Ugly Situations
Marc MacYoung

Bouncers, bodyguards, hospital orderlies, event security, prison guards, police officers ... those people whose jobs are to deal with violence, sometimes on a daily basis, know the best ways to avoid being injured or sued. In A Professionals Guide to Ending Violence Quickly, Marc MacYoung details the many ways to either defuse the situation verbally or put a potential assailant down hard and fast -- quickly, efficiently and legally. Book $20   Order Now!

 Pool Cues, Beer Bottles and Baseball Bats: Animal's Guide to Improvised Weapons for Self Defense and Survival
Marc MacYoung

It's not just guns and knives. Anything that can be used to defend yourself can be considered a weapon. This books widens the definition of a weapon to include rope, beer bottles, pens, pool cues, cats, tables and chairs, keys, gin and tonic, and more. Extensive martial arts training just may not prepare you for the guy coming at you with a tire iron or a baseball bat, while Pool Cues, Beer Bottles & Baseball Bats helps teach you to wing it with whatever comes close to hand. Book $17    Order Now!

Street Smart, Firearms and Personal Security: Jim Grover's Guide to Staying Alive
Jim Grover (aka Kelly McCann)

This book covers the entire spectrum of personal security with street-savvy ideas and twists. Learn how to  improve the physical security of your home; develop street smarts; stay safe while traveling; recognize and avoid crime; keep your children safe from grade school through college; choose and effectively use nonlethal weapons; engage in unarmed combat if necessary; and utilize practical shooting skills perfected from real-life situations. Book $33        Order Now!

 Fists, Wits and a Wicked Right: Surviving on the Wild Side of the Street
Marc MacYoung

"There are no guarantees in a fight." It's a rule understood by anyone who has had to make his way in the rougher portions of town. That was the premise of Marc MacYoung's first book, Cheap Shots, Ambushes and Other Lessons. In this companion volume, he elaborates on other critical pieces of the puzzle: awareness (wits) and, when all else fails, fists that will ensure your survival. Fists focuses on: Where to place your attacks to get the most bang for your buck. It's not just "how" to hit so it hurts, it's "where."
Book $18    
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Fighting Dirty: A "No Sweat" Guide to Hardcore Self-Defense Training
Loren Christensen

A real fight, a knock-down, drag-out struggle with a determined attacker, has nothing to do with belts, bowing or ancient traditions. It’s about putting your opponent down as fast and as hard as you can, by any means possible. With 29 years of experience in law enforcement dealing with the most violent scum Skid Row had to offer, retired cop Loren Christensen knows what works on the street and what won’t. He he has distilled his knowledge into a video that teaches all the dirty tricks you need to win a real fight. DVD --$39    Order Now!


Deadliest Men: The World's Deadliest Combatants Throughout the Ages
Paul Kirchner

Paul Kirchner has profiled the 50 whom he considers the "world's deadliest men." Those he chose include Alexander the Great, Jim Bowie, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Geronimo, Bat Masterson, Audie Murphy, Shaka and Alvin York, as well as a variety of lesser-known figures. Book $23        Order Now!

Escape Combatives
Chuck Habermehl

It's too bad Chuck Habermehl comes across on film as so big and buff ... he's not that big. Habermehl does not rely on "muscle" to make his moves work to break holds. The man is an expert at using his structure and leverage to break free. These escapes, when used as he teaches them, work to help free even the most delicate woman or smaller man from a bad situation. The film also provides useful techniques when things go wrong for an arresting officer. Escape Combatives teaches the skills needed to: break away from from frontal and rear choke holds; side headlock; frontal and rear bear hugs; shoulder and lapel grabs; counter both frontal and rear tackles; and much more!

Special Bonus Feature ESCAPE DRIVING!
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Bouncer's Guide to Barroom Brawling: Dealing with the Sucker Puncher, Streetfighter and Ambusher 
Peyton Quinn

As a bouncer in a biker bar, Peyton Quinn learned a thing or two about what goes down in a fight. As a black belt, he also learned that martial arts training is useful, but no substitute, for experience. In this unique guide, Quinn reveals the psychology, strengths and weaknesses of a sucker puncher, the characteristics of a fight, and tips for dealing with aggressive people and ambushes. Book $21     Order Now!

Physio-Psychological Aspects of Violent Encounters
Massad Ayoob

This DVD exceeds both length and subject coverage of the older tapes. Learn the dynamics of tachypsychia, tunnel vision, auditory exclusion, cognitive dissonance, amaurosis fugax, denial response and other things that can affect you during or after a fight or a shooting. A must for homicide investigators!

DVD $34      Order Now!

Streetfighting Essentials: Combining Western Boxing and Hapkido into an Unstoppable Self-Defense System
Alain Burrese

In this instructional DVD, Alain Burrese teaches you how to blend the proven hand techniques of boxing and Hapkido's devastating throws and kicks into a street fighting system. Through chillingly realistic scenarios and slow motion photography, he shows you how to apply these tools against punches, grabs and weapon attacks, as well as multiple attackers. Streetfighting Essentials is a comprehensive self-defense system that bridges the gap between martial arts theory and street fighting reality. DVD $37     Order Now!

Street Safe: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim (DVD)
Marc MacYoung

A criminal assault is fast, vicious and overwhelming. And that's why criminals attack that way. It ensures their success. What you may not know is that it takes time to develop these conditions. This makes the street thug predictable. There are definite danger signs that precede criminal attacks. This video will teach you how to recognize those signs so you can take nonviolent steps to prevent the criminal from attacking. And if the situation does turn violent, you will learn how to articulate to the police and courts important details about the situation  -- and why you reacted the way you did. DVD $22       Order Now!

The Bullet-Proof Mind: What It Takes to Win Violent Encounters ... and After
Lt. Col. (ret.) Dave Grossman

Develop the mental muscle to win a deadly confrontation and survive the aftermath. Lt. Col. (ret.) Dave Grossman shares what he's learned from the survivors of deadly force encounters, plus his own research into the nature of violence today. These cassettes feature hours of rapid-fire, in-your-face truths that are rarely talked about candidly in police circles to prepare you to be a modern warrior in the war on our streets. Audio CD $60         Order Now!

Secrets of Effective Offense: Survival Strategies for Self-Defense, Martial Arts and Law Enforcement
Marc MacYoung

In Secrets of Effective Offense, Marc MacYoung draws on his long experience in the violent streets of Los Angeles, professional use of force as well as martial arts training, to teach the strategy and tactical skills necessary to take charge of a dangerous situation by switching from defense to the necessary level of effective offense. He provides a diagnostic tool you can use to make what you already know far more effective. Book $20      Order Now!

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