Below the Belt: Unarmed Combat for Women 1976 by Bradley J. Steiner ~ Self Defense ~ Martial Arts ~ Rape Defense


Title: Below the Belt: Unarmed Combat for Women

Author: Bradley J. Steiner

Description: Black boards with silver lettering on spine. Interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has a short closed tear on top edge of front panel; in an archival mylar sleeve. 168 pages. An illustrated guide to unarmed combat and rape defense for women, by Bradley J. Steiner (1947-2020), an internationally recognized instructor of martial arts and physical training, a 10th-degree black belt, and originator of the American Combato system of self-defense and close combat.


[1] Introduction and Preliminary Instructions.
[2] Physical Readiness Training and Conditioning.
[3] Your Body's Natural Weapons and How to Use Them.
[4] The Opponent's Boyd--Vulnerable Points and How to Attack Them.
[5] Wrist Seizure, Bodyhold and Bearhug Counters.
[6] Blocking and Countering.
[7] Rape Defense (Part One).
[8] Rape Defense (Part Two).
[9] Weapons Defense.
[10] Offensive Use of a Knife, Stick or Umbrella.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: Paladin Press
Place: [Boulder, Colorado]
Year: 1976

ISBN: 0873640349

Keywords: self defense, rape, defense, martial arts, combat,

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