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FINALIST for Book of the Year Award: Body/Mind/Spirit, 2008
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I study "martial arts" most of my life for fitness and self-defense.
Only my last school is teaching real self-defense. Read more
I read this book after the Sam Harris mention. Wow. This opened my mind in a variety of ways. Rory has a way with making simple points to destroy cherished myths.Published 15 days ago by D. Clay Siefken
Excellent treatment on what violence actually is, and why martial arts isn't self defense training. The concepts presented, the ways of thinking and responding, are completely... Read morePublished 22 days ago by ironweaver
Self-defense and martial arts schools are popping up all over the landscape promising to boost self-confidence, but more importantly, pledging to aid their attendees in... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Michael Philliber
hmmm...it can be a useful book in the right hands. I suppose I'd call "the right hands" the following types of people: anyone new to the field of law enforcement, recent... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Craig Davis
The best book on real world violence I have ever read. Period.
Has more "That makes perfect sense" and "I never thought of it that way" than I can count. Read more
This is one of my favorite books I have read in a long time. The author has loads of real life experience and a clear even handed way of analyzing success and training. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Brazelle
Not about arts or techniques. Ruminations on living with violence.
Few answers. Pointers to further examination of anguish. Chaos happens.
Fascinating comparison of just what the title suggests. Rory also brings in a lot of solid material from his other books so it's more of a general guide than just a blow by blow... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark Twain