Facing Violence: Preparing For The Unexpected
  • Facing Violence: Preparing For The Unexpected
  • Facing Violence: Preparing For The Unexpected
  • Facing Violence: Preparing For The Unexpected
ISBN: 1594392137
EAN13: 9781594392139
Language: English
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Pages: 242
Dimensions: 0.63" H x 8.98" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Survival Favors the Prepared Mind-Robert Crowley

eLit Award GOLD WINER - 2012

USA Best Books Award FINALIST - 2012

Eric Hoffer Award HONORABLE MENTION - 2012

This book stands alone as an introduction to the context of self-defense. There are seven elements that must be addressed to bring self-defense training to something approaching 'complete.' Any training that dismisses any of these areas leaves you vulnerable.

  • 1. Legal and ethical implications. A student learning self-defense must learn force law. Otherwise it is possible to train to go to prison. Side by side with the legal rules, every student must explore his or her own ethical limitations. Most do not really know where this ethical line lies within them.
  • 2. Violence dynamics. Self-defense must teach how attacks happen. Students must be able to recognize an attack before it happens and know what kind they are facing.
  • 3. Avoidance. Students need to learn and practice not fighting. Learning includes escape and evasion, verbal de-escalation, and also pure-not-be there avoidance.
  • 4. Counter-ambush. If the student didn't see the precursors or couldn't successfully avoid the encounter he or she will need a handful of actions trained to reflex level for a sudden violent attack.
  • 5. Breaking the freeze. Freezing is almost universal in a Read More chevron_right

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