by Christopher J. Shaw
Rules of Engagement/Synergy’s Rules of Engagement explores the martial arts strategies involved in hand-to-hand combat tactics. Drawing on the author’s years of experience and training, this unique text is designed to provide readers with a strong and viable foundation of ideas to work with as they continue to train for increasingly effective self-defense and competition.
In order to improve and enhance student performance, Christopher J. Shaw has developed a detailed theory of synergy that emphasizes the relationships between motion and movements and explores the uses of positioning, balance, and control. With detail and clarity, he describes training exercises and techniques designed to further the mastery of both understanding and practice, and the committed student of the martial arts is certain to see the benefits of the instruction put forth in Rules of Engagement/Synergy’s Rules of Engagement.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher J. Shaw, a sixth degree black belt, is a native and lifelong resident of Virginia, where he lives with his wife, Susan. He is the father of three children, James, Lawren, and Sarah.
When a serious injury in the 1979 Virginia State AAU Karate Tournament Finals put an end to his competitive tournament career at the age of nineteen, Shaw turned his energies toward teaching and formulating practical applications to further the training of his students. He now instructs on the regional and U.S. levels and is a member of the American Karate Academies National Association (AKANA) and the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA).
Rules of Engagement/Synergy’s Rules of Engagement is Mr. Shaw’s first published book.
(2005, paperback, 48 pages)