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How to Fight for Your Life: Enhanced Reality-Based Close Combat Training for Self-Defense and Street Survival (Guided Chaos Combatives) Paperback – July 8, 2010
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* Former Yonkers, NY Detective. * Forensic crime scene reconstruction expert interpreting blood spatter patterns of horrific homicides; analyzing dynamics of how people fought and died. * Police veteran of over 100 documented brutal arrests of extremely violent criminals, where people ended up in the hospital or morgue. * Engaged in unlicensed Pit-fighting on the docks of Newark and New Orleans pre-UFC (no rules except for don't kill the other guy). * One of the top Close Contact and Point Shooting instructors in the U.S. * Student of Thomas Loughnan "The fastest man in the world" with a CoIt 45 1911 semi-automatic. * Holds the rank of Grand Master in Combat Martial Arts under the International Combat Martial Arts Federation along with John McSweeny, Jeff Jarrett, Master Visitacion, and Col. Rex Applegate. * Bodyguard to Billionaire publisher Malcolm Forbes, Israeli Defense minister Moshe Dayan, EST founder Werner Erhard; trained bodyguards to Pope John Paul II. * Trained by his father from the age of 5 in World War II Close Quarters Combat and Native American Catch Wrestling; Combat Hapkido by Master Ik Jo Kang (instructor for the Korean ROK Army during the Vietnam War); Elephtheri Pali (Greek: "Ruthless Combat") by George Kaperonis and by Temple Trained Chicago Tai Chi Master Waysun Liao. * In 1978, Perkins created GUIDED CHAOS, a completely original system of self-defense that ADAPTS to violent attacks. * Author of best-selling self-defense books, used as training manuals for members of the U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, NYPD, the Guardian Angels Capetown South Africa chapter ("The most violent city in the world") and select Reality-based and kung fu schools around the globe.
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Some reviewers have criticized this book because it recommends purchasing the "Attackproof" instructional videos. The reviewers claim that those videos are too expensive and that the techniques are fancy and will not work; I wholeheartedly disagree.
"Attackproof" videos are not cheap, but that is because they contain the highest level of reality based martial arts instruction on the planet. These techniques will save one's life in a violent encounter. They are not fancy or complex; they are simple WW I I hand to hand combat tactics, enhanced with Combat Tai Chi and Native American ground fighting.
"Attackproof" goes above and beyond Krav Maga, because it specifically focuses on the chaos of a vicious street or battlefield attack and how to prepare for it. It teaches one principles that will work in any situation, no matter how chaotic, confusing, or unexpected it is.
I believe in the efficacy of Krav Maga; I am not trying to discredit it. I am simply saying that "Attackproof" addresses the chaotic nature of a vicious criminal or military cqb situation even more thoroughly than Krav Maga. "Attackproof" can be added to any training that one already has, including Krav Maga, to improve it.
I recommend this book and I also recommend that readers go to attackproof.com and watch the sample videos to see for themselves how good this system really is.
Karate surfaced and it was ok to kick and punch. Years of "dojo dancing" but the goal still was to do the minimum. Recognizing it was necessary to be far more aggressive to survive modern attacks, a few more "street fighting" methods appeared, leading finally to books such as this one.
This book realizes you haven't spent years in a dojo, that you may not be in the best shape, that you may be older or small. It recognizes you're aware the chances have increased that you may literally need to save your life. It assumes too that you might be carrying a handgun or other weapon.
It rules out nothing and teaches you to do - in four seconds - whatever you need to do to stop a physical attack.
It's filled with much of the same advice given in firearms classes: avoid confrontation, never escalate a situation, back away, run, hand over your wallet if you have to. But when all else fails you have the right to explode with deadly physical force, with any weapons you have.
There's much more in this small book regarding adrenalin, immobilizing fear and other issues. It's an excellent book, which tends to build both confidence and a sense of responsibility.