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FINALIST for Book of the Year Award: Body/Mind/Spirit, 2008
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This book is a must for anyone in the martial arts, law enforcement or self-defense communities.
Rory does a great job waking you up to the fact that the real world (of violence) is very different from what you experience in class.
That style might be the most interesting aspect of the book for a reader like me -- who wants a good read as much as good info.
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 13 hours ago by Mark Twain
I will give credit to Mr. Miller for writing this book, because he does open up on his views regarding the validity of Martial Arts Training and how it applies to real world... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Nathan
Lots of good information, and well written. I had a few problems however with the general theme. It seemed a little contradictory: The author uses and refers to his martial... Read morePublished 27 days ago by MikeW
Fantastic look into the psychology of altercations from an author who sounds extremely experienced. Useful insights for not only how to deal with aggression, but how to diffuse an... Read morePublished 1 month ago by elizabeth
Probably the best book out there on violence in daily life. A must for martial artists.Published 1 month ago by Jonathan Bluestein
Lots of good advice and warnings. A good reality check and direction about where to go and get to mentally, beyond martial arts training in the dojo. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rugby
For martial artists, or those planning to pursue the martial arts, this is an excellent resource. Be prepared for the most honest examination of real-world violence that I have... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jake