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The Fence: The Art of Protection

Good book that focuses on real life, out in the street confrontations and how to avoid getting hurt and protecting yourself. Not about mindless violence, but tactical strategies to disable your attacker and get out. Geoff Thompson is a no bs fighter and presents his material clearly and logically. Some of the best material I've come across when it comes to solid street fighting. The principle of the fence should be incorporated in al...

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Animal Day: Pressure Testing the Martial Arts

This is good for your beginner to fully dedicated fighters. Geoff trains for the real deal, not sport, not points, not my style better than yours. He has mastered the essentials for what you will need in a real fight and does not cuddle. Hardly any pictures except as necessary and very short. I know 20 year martial artists who have missed many of the really important things for a real fight. Geoff writes so that anyone can grasp it, ...

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The Throws and Take-downs of Freestyle Wrestling

The book is not the higest production level but it is a decent starter book for the rules and concepts. In his ground fighting series, Geoff Thompson has drawn upon his many years of dealing with raw street violence to produce a series of books that take the martial arts and place them in the real world, making them the most reliable instruction on methods of self-defence. Ground fighting, the current favourite in the martial arts ar...

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The Escapes (Ground Fighting)

Ground fighting is one of the most underestimated yet devastatingly ferocious of all the Martial Arts. Ninety-nine per cent of all street fights that are not finished within the first three seconds end up on the floor. The books in the "Ground Fighting" series prepare you with the very best of wrestling, ju-jitsu, judo etc., covering ground control, bars, locks, chokes, strangles, cranks, butts, reintroducing many of the illegal and ...

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Weight Training for the Martial Artist

Develop an awesome fighting body with Geoff Thompson's Weight Training for the Martial Artist . Geoff worked as a night club bouncer for nine years and is a qualified instructor in Karate , Gung-fu , Ju-Jitsu , weapons , self-protection , Thai boxing , western boxing and freestyle Olympic Wrestling . He is the author of many books on related subjects, and has appeared internationally on T.V. and radio as a self protection expert . Th...

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Chokes and Strangles (Ground Fighting)

Ground Fighting is one of the most underestimated and yet devastatingly ferocious of all the Martial Arts. 95% of all street fights that are not finished within the first 3 seconds end up on the floor. Are you prepared? This series of books prepares you with the very best of Wrestling, Ju-jitsu, Judo etc. covering ground control, bars, locks, chokes, strangles, cranks, butts, bites, tearing, gouges etc., reintroducing the many illega...

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Arm Bars and Joint Locks: Arm Bars and Joint Locks (Ground Fighting)

Ground fighting is one of the most underestimated yet devastatingly ferocious of all the Martial Arts. Ninety-nine per cent of all street fights that are not finished within the first three seconds end up on the floor. The books in the "Ground Fighting" series prepare you with the very best of wrestling, ju-jitsu, judo etc., covering ground control, bars, locks, chokes, strangles, cranks, butts, reintroducing many of the illegal and ...

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The Throws and Takedowns of Judo

Ground fighting is taking the martial arts world by storm, but how do you get to the ground safely and end in a prone position? What are the dangers of throwing and taking an opponent over? In this book on throwing and take-down techniques of Judo, the author teaches how to control vertical grappling and destroy an assailant with a demolishing throw. Including the original "blow before throw" techniques banned from sport grappling at...

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The Throws and Takedowns of Judo (Take Downs &Throws)

Ground fighting is taking the martial arts world by storm, but how do you get to the ground safely and end in a prone position? What are the dangers of throwing and taking an opponent over? In this book on throwing and take-down techniques of Judo, the author teaches how to control vertical grappling and destroy an assailant with a demolishing throw. Including the original "blow before throw" techniques banned from sport grappling at...

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The Throws and Takedowns of Free-style Wrestling (Take Downs & Throws)

Ground fighting is taking the martial arts world by storm, but how do you get to the ground safely and end in a prone position? What are the dangers of throwing and taking an opponent over? In this book on throwing and take-down techniques of Sambo, the author teaches how to control vertical grappling and destroy an assailant with a demolishing throw. Including the original "blow before throw" techniques banned from sport grappling a...