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Self-Defense: Nerve Centers & Pressure Points for Karate, Jujitsu and Atemi-Waza

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Stories about mysterious techniques involving nerve centers and pressure have been around for centuries. Here, Bruce Tegner evaluates the myth and legend behind the so-called "deadly" blows and the "secrets" of the fighting arts in terms of acceptable scientific evidence and the reality of human anatomy.
This practical guide is addressed to the student or teacher of self-d
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 6th 1978 by Thor Publishing Company (first published June 1978)
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Steve Scott
Oct 26, 2016 Steve Scott rated it it was ok
Tegner was roundly criticized in his day for his books on martial arts. This one wasn't so bad, however. While it had a number of things I disagree with, it was an ambitious attempt to show what he thought would and wouldn't be effective as a self defense technique.

I give it a low rating because I thought some of his observations were off base (suggesting, for instance, that karate didn't throw low line kicks), but at times he was spot on (busting the myths of the "death touch" and the like--he
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Bruce Tegner is a specialist in self-defense and sport forms of weaponless fighting. He is regarded to had been one of America's outstanding authority, teacher and innovator in this field.

He was, literally, born to the teaching of unarmed fighting skills; both his parents were professional teachers of judo and jiu-jitsu and they began to train him when he was two years old. Until he was eight year
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