SELF-DEFENSE BY CHARLES C. NELSON
by Charles C. Nelson, with a foreword by Paul Gerasimczyk
NEW! Charles Nelson was revered for his "do-whatever-it-takes" school of self-defense. Many well-known exponents of the fighting arts Carl Cestari, Bob Kasper and Kelly McCann learned from Nelson at his school in New York, and thousands more have learned from his famous Red and Gray Manuals. The last of Nelson's manuals, Self-Defense by Charles C. Nelson, is less well known but still quintessential Nelson in its sensible, hands-on approach to self-defense.
Nelson's genius was this: he spent a lifetime studying the way predators attack and then simplifying what he had learned into a system of uncomplicated principles and techniques that work for everyone. The exclusive new foreword by Paul Gerasimczyk, a long-time student at Nelson's school who worked on both the Red and Gray Manuals, traces Nelson's role as a self-defense icon – from his days first learning and then teaching hand-to-hand combat in the Marine Corps to his pioneering role as a civilian self-defense instructor. Now a whole new generation can learn about Nelson's self-defense program from this little booklet, which few people even knew existed.