|This paperback book features self defense techniques by Combat Hapkido expert John Pelligrini, one of the world's leading authorities on hand-to-hand combat and a top instructors in the ancient Korean art of Hapkido. You will learn defenses against strikes, kicks and hands, weapons grabs and more, including pressure points. Includes numerous easy to follow photos of these simple yet effective techniques. 223 pages. The author has trained in the arts of Aikido, Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do, Special Forces hand-to-hand combat training, and counterintelligence self-defense. He is the founder of the art of Combat Hapkido, which is now taught at more than 250 schools in a dozen countries. He is the first American to be promoted to ninth-degree Black Belt by the World Ki-Do Federation and has been named Black Belt magazine's Instructor of the Year.