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Out-Foxxed Is On The Way

Posted in News, Products, Self-Defense with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by chencenter

New Self-Defense Book

It has been one of my loftiest goals, and one that will be reached (hopefully) by Winter 2012.  As there are many self-defense books on the market, there isn’t a thorough text on Women’s Self-Defense in particular.  That has been my specialty for some time now and I’m halfway through the writing phase.  Over the summer months I hope to complete and edit- and in the Fall, put the finishing touches on it.

Not only for women, this book (some 250-300 pages) will serve as a resourceful manual for men wishing to train their wives, girlfriends, daughters, etc.

The purpose of this book is to empower women, dispel many of the myths that persist in the self-protection world, and give them the tools to make better decisions regarding their own and their loved one’s safety.

A secondary bonus

resulting from the purchase of this book will be that for every 5 paperback or hardbacks sold, I will give a copy away to someone or some place (i.e. Women’s Shelter, etc) that will benefit.  50% of all digital download sales will go to

Please keep the following website handy ( and start spreading the word about this upcoming book.

Excerpts will begin within the upcoming months. 

You can also follow the book on Twitter @GTSbook

Michael Joyce

Golden Thread Workshops

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

New Self-Defense Book | Summer 2012

Posted in Miscellaneous, News, Products, Self-Defense with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by chencenter

It has been 3 years since the release of book one, The ‘Essentials’, a book that I mainly wrote to supplement my workshops and give readers a concise and straight-forward path towards a better understanding of personal self-protection.  Now, I am on a tremendous project; one that I’m very excited to announce here today.  I’ve started a separate web page and twitter account to keep people updated… and to give those interested – the quick news, exerpts and (in the future) ‘specials’ that supporters of this project deserve! and on Twitter @GTSbook

As many of you already know, teaching self-defense has been a deep passion for me.  And my work and interaction with this website, The Combative Corner, only fans the flames of that desire to share and to educate others.

Book #1 proved to be a great experience.  One in which I found myself truly enjoying the process of writing.  Once the testimonials came pouring in from friends, colleagues, and professionals in the field (many of which I’ve never met), I became overwhelmed with excitement.  People I’ve read and highly respect like; Tim Cartmell (Effortless Takedowns and Throws), Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (YMAA) and Lee Morrison (Urban Combatives) were now reading me, and enjoying my work! (testimonials)

But “my work” is not even close to finished yet!  And the beauty of all this, is that (although it’s “my work”) it is, in large sense, a shared, a collaborative process.  What forms a great and insightful book, comes from “riding on the back of giants.”  To the many that have inspired, influenced and shown me “the way.. there’s a bit of you in every page.  (You’ll see!)

Join my on this journey by following my tweets @GTSbook and/or keep my new page bookmarked!


Author of The Golden Thread


Will be available in Paperback, Hardback, and Digital Download (E-book).  Approx. 250-350 pages in length. 

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