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Beyond Self-Defense: AKT Combatives Reality-Based Personal Protection (The Take Ground! Series)

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Learn effective techniques for stand-up and ground defense with Beyond Self-Defense. Martial Arts Halls of Fame inductee Grandmaster Barry A. Broughton, PhD has applied his extensive training in the martial arts and years of practice in orthopedics and sports medicine to create the comprehensive reality-based AKT Combatives system (that goes Beyond Self-Defense).

Highly effective and practical techniques provide the novice and seasoned practitioner with simple yet brutally effective methods of self-defense. • Adaptable techniques for anyone regardless of experience, size or gender. • Learn your assailant’s “anatomic vulnerabilities” for target acquisition.

This personal combatives system provides a seamless transition of defense for all ranges and planes of attack, giving you the tools needed to defend yourself in any situation. • Covers topics such as, Legalities, Self-defense vs. Personal Protection, Developing a Personal Doctrine, The Mindset Beyond Self-defense, Intent, Awareness and Preparation. • General Safety Tips, Avoiding Sexual Assault, Home and Vehicle Awareness Guidelines, Controlling the Situation, Physiological response to violence, Proper training—proper response, Reflex response, Understanding Reactionary Gap, and much more.

With over 325 full color images and diagrams with directional arrows, Beyond Self-Defense includes valuable personal protection concepts and effective techniques for real-life self-defense that will help you prevail during a violent confrontation. Currently being used as a college textbook, Beyond Self-Defense can also be used for self-education for real-world personal protection. The techniques are presented in a logical, progressive and instructional format, as taught in Dr. Broughton’s self-defense courses and seminars.

Educate Yourself! Be Prepared…Not Paranoid!

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Beyond Self-Defense Workbook


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Beyond Self-Defense Handbook


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Martial Arts Halls of Fame inductee, Grandmaster Barry A. Broughton, PhD, has applied his extensive training in the martial arts and years of practicing orthopedics and sports medicine to create and found AKT Combatives, a comprehensive reality-based martial arts system, and to write his bestselling series, The Take Ground! Series. 

Dr. Broughton served on active duty in the US Army as a Combat Medic and a Battalion Medical Officer and holds black belts in several styles of martial arts. Additionally, he has been inducted into multiple Martial Arts Halls of Fame, the World Wide Martial Arts Council, and has served on the Board of Directors of a number of martial arts organizations; he is currently the Northeast Regional Director for the US Sport Jujitsu Association. Due to his numerous accomplishments, he was also featured in The Martial Directory: International Instructors Edition. Broughton is the owner of AKT Combatives Academy with several locations in New York State and is the head coach of Team AKT sport jujitsu team. He teaches his Self-Defense and AKT Combatives curriculum as Physical Education credit courses at a State University of New York (SUNY) college and teaches related seminars across the country.

Drawing on his multi-faceted experience, Dr. Broughton has created this concise Take Ground! Series to include accurate references to human anatomy, valuable concepts, and effective techniques for real-life self-defense. These book can be used as a college texts or for self education in real-world personal protection. For more information about the author, his books, and AKT Combatives, or to schedule a self-defense seminar with Dr. Broughton in your area, contact Dr. Broughton here 

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