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The Take Ground! Series

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About Barry A. Broughton Ph.D.

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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