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Extreme Joint Locking and Breaking: Restraint and Submission Techniques for the Street [Paperback]

Loren W. Christensen
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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S. (April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581604920
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581604924
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mr. Christensen began training in the martial arts in 1965 and continues to this day. Over the years he has earned a total of 11 black belts, eight in karate, two in jujitsu and one in arnis. As a result of his tour in Vietnam and nearly three decades in law enforcement, Mr. Christensen's focus in the martial arts - writing, teaching and training - has always been on street survival, not competition. He has starred in seven martial arts training videos.

In August of 2011, Mr. Christensen was inducted into the martial arts Masters Hall of Fame in Anaheim, California, receiving The Golden Life Achievement Award.

As a professional writer since 1978, Mr. Christensen has penned 46 published books with five publishers, dozens of magazine articles, and edited a police newspaper for nearly eight years. He has written on the martial arts, missing children, street gangs, school shootings, workplace violence, riots, police-involved shootings, nutrition, exercise, prostitution, and various street subcultures. His first first fiction--Dukkha: The Suffering--was recently published by YMAA Publications.

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Extreme Joint Locking and Breaking This book isnt about sport fighting, flashy moves or how to become a better person through a martial art. It presents realistic grappling techniques designed to control and restrain through the application of pain to the joints. Its purpose is to provide todays modern warrior the self-defense oriented martial artist, combat soldier or law enforcement officer with easy-to-apply techniques that firs Full description

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremel useful 4 Feb 2010
Easy to read text as well as clear photos make this book for me a very useful tool indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Always good 7 July 2006
By Lisa PLace - Published on Amazon.com
I'm a long time fan of Loren Christensens books and DVDs. This one is exceptional and exactly waht I was looking for.

Christensen shows effective techniques that he and others he knows have used on the street in street fights and in his job as a cop. He shows you how to bring on the pain and then if the situation calls for it, he shows how to cause extreme damage to a person's joint or bone.

He calls his approach walking the body, which means he shows how to hurt fingers, wrists, elbows and so on through all the joints all the way to the ankles and toes.

If you're looking for street realistic techniques, this is a good one.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best works. 20 July 2006
By A Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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A very informative and fast read. None of the locks are overly complex but very workable. No fluff, only wished that he went into the various hammer locks (Turkey wings Chicken wings) as Judo Gene Lebel refers to them. I have read alot of Lorens books and found that this one along w/ his Mental Edge are best 2.A++++
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, To The Point, and Very Well Done! 22 Oct 2008
By Shawn Kovacich - Published on Amazon.com
I have read several of Loren's other books and found all of them very well done and very informative. I expected as much from this book, and I wasn't disappointed.

Each pictures took up an entire page and were very clear, although on a couple of the techniques I wished there had been a few more pictures in-between to show more smoothly the transition from one position to another, but that is merely a trivial complaint and not one that really affects any aspect of this book. The descriptions were well done, although I would have liked to seen a couple of them be a bit more descriptive, mainly for my own personal benefit more than anything.

Although not a lot of space was devoted to any one particular technique, the author did a fine job giving the reader a wide array of techniques that they can implement into their own personal arsenal of self-defense techniques. I would highly recommend this book for anyone interested in learning some simple and useful joint techniques for self-defense.

Here are a couple of other books by the author that I found to be extremely useful.

Fighter's Fact Book 2: Street Fighting Essentials

Timing in the Fighting Arts: Your Guide to Winning in the Ring and Surviving on the Street

Shawn Kovacich
Martial Artist/Creator of numerous books and DVD's.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginner submission holds 8 Jun 2012
By Jeffrey Pacetti - Published on Amazon.com
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The pictures do a nice job illustrating the moves/techniques and most of them seem very applicable to any 'event' one might find themselves in. I don't agree with some of the transitions into the holds, but the holds/submissions themselves seem very simple and brutal. It is a light read, letting the pictures handle most of the explanation.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic summary of the various joint locks and restraint techniques that can be used on the street. 13 Aug 2009
By Joseph J. Truncale - Published on Amazon.com
I admit to being a fan of Loren Christensen's books and videos. Unlike one of the critical reviewers, I maintain that one of the plus factors in any so called street tactics books, is that the author has actual street experience as a police officer. I also enjoyed this book immensely because there were so many large clear photographs showing the techniques. As a life time student of the martial arts and more than forty years teaching police defensive tactics, I found most of the techniques in this great volume simple to learn and apply on resisting subjects. The fact is, I have used many of these techniques myself on actual combative subjects when I was a full time police officer. This detailed volume covers finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, neck, and other control type techniques.

In conclusion, if you are seeking a practical and effective text on locks and control holds, this is a must have book for you.

Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Monadnock Defensive Tactics (MDTS) System).
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