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The Art of Urban Survival

A Family Safety and Self Defense Manual

These are turbulent times with seemingly endless news reports on crime, corruption, war, riots, natural disasters and nuclear catastrophes.

Rather than hope that help will be available when you need it, this book will provide you with all the information you need to deal with, and survive, hundreds of potentially dangerous situations.

This is an encyclopedia of crime prevention and disaster preparedness  knowledge that covers a wide spectrum from; what to do if your child has been abducted, to how to decontaminate after being exposed to nuclear fallout. From; how to tell if someone is lying, to the three basic tactics used by predators.

In the not too distant future, this guide to surviving in troubled times is going to be invaluable to all of us. I learned so much from reading this book. I’ll be reading it again to make sure that I haven’t missed anything because the way things are going, we’re all going to need this advice and practical help.

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theplancoverThe Community Survival Plan
How to Organize, Train, and Fund a Community Preparedness and Self-Reliance Group

During the early stages of a catastrophic disaster, most communities will have to deal with the crisis on their own.

The greatest number of injuries and deaths occur during the early stages of an emergency, and that the sooner help arrives, the greater the chance of saving lives.

If communities were organized that would undergo some basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills, they would improve the ability of citizens to survive and to safely help others until responders or other assistance could arrive.

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Urban Self-Defense:

Crime prevention and self-defense strategies

Urban Self -Defense is a quick study guide to all the important information, strategies, and tactics needed to prevent you from becoming a victim in the urban jungle. Packed with solid, straight to the point information, this book begins with how to overcome fear and situational awareness and ends with hand-to-hand combat strategies. Topics include: • Awareness • Posture • Fear • Street Smarts • Crime Prevention Strategy • Defense Against Carjacking • Defense Against A Street Gang • Sexual Assault • Stalker • Kidnapping • Improvised Weapons • Hand To Hand Combat • Combat Strategy & Tactics And much more. This is the perfect guide to honing and refreshing everyone’s street smarts and self-defense skills.


blindzencoverlrgBlind Zen

Martial Arts and Zen for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Blind Zen tells the story of how a blind woman’s efforts to learn self defense led to a unique experiment to adapt martial arts and eastern philosophy to develop new skills and increase self confidence.

This book includes descriptions and scientific explanations of the unique Zen inspired exercises that anyone can learn and provides a fresh new approach and exciting possibilities to improve the quality of life of the vision impaired.

This manual provides 23 practical easy-to-learn exercises that teach how to:

  1. Improve your sense of balance Improve your sense of proprioception
  2. Refine the sense of hearing and create an auditory map of your surroundings
  3. Train the sense of smell to gather information from your environment
  4. Overcome the numerous fears associated with blindness
  5. Become more aware of  the unconscious sensory information known as synesthesia

13 Practical self defense techniques anyone can learn.

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The Little Warriors Street Safety Workbook: Street Smarts and Self-Defense for Kids


The Little Warriors Street Safety Program teaches kids how to be safe, how to protect themselves from danger, and what to do in an emergency.

This easy to teach program is ideally suited to parents, teachers, coaches, camp counselors, and after school programs.

The Little Warriors Street Safety Program teaches young readers 19 home and street safety lessons that remind them how to stay safe, prevent injury, and how to call for help.

In addition, teachers and children learn the 12 most effective self defense techniques anyone can use to prevent an abduction.

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36coverThe Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China
Timeless proverbs on the art of being cunning

The Thirty-Six Strategies is a unique collection of ancient Chinese proverbs that describe some of the most cunning and subtle strategies ever devised. Whereas other Chinese military texts such as Sun Zi’s The Art of War focus on military organization, leadership, and battlefield tactics, the Thirty-Six Strategies are more suitably applied in the fields of politics, diplomacy, and espionage.

These proverbs describe not only battlefield strategies, but tactics used in psychological warfare to undermine both the enemy’s will to fight – and his sanity. Tactics such as the ‘double cross’, the ‘frame job’, and the ‘bait and switch’, can be traced back through thousands of years of Chinese history to such proverbs as ‘Hide the Dagger Behind a Smile’, ‘Kill With a Borrowed Sword’, and ‘Toss out a Brick to Attract Jade’ respectively.

Though other Chinese military works of strategy have at least paid lip service to the Confucian notion of honour, the Thirty-Six Strategies make no pretence of being anything but ruthless.

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