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Barroom Brawling: The Art of Staying Alive in Beer Joints Hardcover – July, 2000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Paladin Pr; Video edition (July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873646487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873646482
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,137,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

If you're looking for a simple category to put Marc MacYoung into, don't waste your time.

Yes, he was a pioneer in the self-defense world. ( Yes, he developed the Five Stages of Violent Crime and is a court recognized expert witness. Yes he developed Conflict Communications, a de-escalation and conflict resolution program with Rory Miller( Yes, he teaches police, military and martial arts around the world. Yes he was a thug with the street name "Animal." And yes, he's also the author of fiction.

You'll also find him working the cattle shoot at his in-laws ranch. Shoveling out feces one day and being consulted by Ph.Ds, lawyers and millionaires the next day. One day he'll be talking to a bum in an alley and the next he'll be lecturing at universities or on TV the next.

At the time of this writing it's been fourteen years since he's last been shot at (a new record for him). He's been married for ten and is pretty durned happy that the 'excitement' of his old life style is a thing of the past.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Huston on April 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Hopefully someone can clarify this for me (and you, the readers of this review). Is this a book or a video?

I think it's a video. If so I own it and watched it several times. It's fun, informative, enjoyable by non-martial artists and holds the attention of people who usually show little interest in self-defense videos. (It sort of comes across at times a little like a particularly twisted version of one of those films they made you sit through in middle or high school. You know, "Sally learns about consumers and producers," or something like that. My opinion only, BTW. It's not really a parody. Just an odd instructional film on barroom brawling.)

OTOH, it's short. I think about half an hour. I'd expected something longer for the price. But the half hour that is there is much fun and quite enjoyable.

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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Two of the foremost experts on the subject combine their knowlegde in this book. This book is similar in subject to Peyton Quinn's previous book "Bouncer's Guide to Barroom Brawling". However, it is different in that it contains Animal's view on this matter along side Quinn's. It also contains information that wasn't in Bouncer's Guide. This new book gives a fresher, newer look at how people survive in beer joints nowadays, the do's and the dont's. Overall, it's a great book!
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