Brawling doesn't get any closer or uglier than when you're struggling to tear yourself out of a street attacker's clinch. Authors Loren Christensen and Mark Mireles know this from painful experience: with a combined 75 years of martial arts study and more than 40 years of working the mean streets as city cops, they have had many opportunities to develop their techniques for both powerfully breaking a criminal's determined grasp and hanging on to a suspect desperately trying to resist arrest.
This book is not about banging around with training partners – it's about surviving a frantic street fight. It's filled with techniques for that gritty place where there are no tap-outs, referees or rules. If it's illegal in competition, it's in here. If it would get you jailed if you weren't legally defending yourself, it's in here. Christensen and Mireles present dozens of tried-and-true clinch escapes using clear, uncomplicated instruction and step-by-step photos. Let these veterans of countless violent street fights give you the edge you need to break out of a dangerous situation.
Loren W. Christensen served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war as a military policeman in Saigon. When he returned to the States in 1972, he joined the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau, where he worked street patrol, gang intelligence and riot control among many other duties. He retired from the force in 1997 and since then has written dozens of books, many of them for Paladin Press. He also stars in several Paladin DVDs.
Mark Mireles is a certified Arrest and Control Instructor with the Los Angeles Police Department. In his civilian life, he is a black belt instructor at Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy and Big John McCarthy's Ultimate Training Center, and provides reality-based, self-defense training through Mireles Combative Systems. Among his many honors, Mireles is a two-time recipient of the Medal of Valor, the highest award for bravery given by the LAPD.