Martial Arts, Self-Defense and a Whole Lot More by Mark Mireles
The Best of Wim's Blog, Volume 1

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What if you could speed up your martial arts and self-defense training?
What if you could avoid spending precious time on the things that will not help you improve?

In this book, bestselling author and expert martial artist Wim Demeere compiles some of the best posts from his blog. He covers martial arts and self-defense as primary topics but also connects them with many other aspects such as training, teaching, health, psychological factors and much more.

This volume includes not only updated versions of those posts, it also offers you contributions by other world renowned experts such as:
• Loren W. Christensen
• Marc MacYoung
• Rory Miller
• Alain Burrese
• Kris Wilder
• Mark Mireles

This book isn’t about untested theories or hypothetical situations but instead focuses on practical advice you can use right away to gain new insights into violence, martial arts and self defense. Wim Demeere and these other authors team up to share the hard-earned knowledge they learned in decades of shedding blood and sweat in both the mean streets and the ring. Some of the articles you’ll read in this book are:

• MMA sucks, traditional martial arts suck more.
• From the Octagon to the Street
• How to learn techniques from video
• How to piss off your training partner
• MMA against multiple opponents
• How to avoid shoulder injuries in the martial arts
• The limits of martial arts knowledge and skill
• Three keys to joint lock success

Whatever your fighting art or goal, this thought-provoking book helps you improve your skills and knowledge for years to come.

About Mark Mireles

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Wim Demeere has practiced a variety of martial arts for over 20 years, studying mainly Chinese systems and several full-contact fighting styles such as sanshou and Muay Thai. He won four national titles and a bronze medal at the 1995 World Wushi Championships. He is the former national coach of the Belgian Wushu fighting team, and still trains fighters for international competition. You may find out more at his website. Loren W. Christensen is a Vietnam veteran and retired police officer with 29 years of law enforcement experience. As a martial arts student and teacher since 1965, he has earned a total of 11 black belts in three arts and was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame in 2011. As a writer, Loren has penned 45 nonfiction books, including over two dozen books on the martial arts, and dozens of magazine articles on a variety of subjects. He has starred in seven instructional martial arts DVDs. Dukkha is his first fiction. He can be contacted through his website at
Published December 3, 2013 by Wim Demeere. 202 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors.

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