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The Little Black Book of Violence: What Every Young Man Needs to Know About Fighting Paperback – April 16, 2009
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"Kane and Wilder's book will save lives. It will keep others out of prison. As an attorney, a self-defense instructor, and someone who has experienced violence, I was most impressed with the practical and realistic information" (Alain Burrese, J.D., former U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, author)
"An exceptionally modest title for a volume so comprehensive. Kane and Wilder maintain an engaging, readable, and occasionally humorous style that makes the book not just incredibly useful, but hard to put down as well." (Barry Eisler, best-selling author John Rain series)
"Every parent of an adolescent should read this." (Julie Van Dielen, Producer, Law Enforcement Training for In the Line of Duty)
"A very cool yet frightening perspective on violence; a book where the dreams of heroism and adventure are acted upon with proper forethought and intellect." (Martina Sprague, martial arts instructor, author)
Complete with forewords by a police sergeant and an expert—aptly named "Animal"—who has survived all kinds of street violence, this book belong in the hands of every young and not-so-young male. (Alan J. Couture Foreword Reviews)
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Praise for The Little Black Book of Violence:
"This book will save lives. It will keep others out of prison. I commend both Kane and Wilder for providing this much-needed resource." -- Alain Burrese, J.D.
"Reminiscent of Musashi's Book of Five Rings, Little Black Book of Violence gives the reader insight way beyond punching and kicking back. Well done and comprehensive." -- Kancho John Roseberry
"Every parent of an adolescent should read this." -- Julie Van Dielen
"This wonderful book fills a necessary void of knowledge in the realm of martial science. I rate it at five out of five stars. Bravo!" -- Jeffrey-Peter A.M. Hauck, J.D.
"Everyone with a pulse should read this book, but it's a must read for teenaged boys, who aren't likely to get this kind of a tutorial at home or school." -- William C. Dietz, bestselling author
"A very cool yet frightening perspective on violence; a book where the dreams of heroism and adventure are acted upon with proper forethought and intellect." -- Martina Sprague
"Fills in crucial information about street survival that most instructors don't teach or even know." -- Loren W. Christensen, 7th dan
"This book is an important work that all youth of any post-elementary school age should read or at least should have portions read to them (with the caution that the graphic nature of some of the words and illustrations could be overwhelming to some adolescents). I like to call this book Scared Smart or at least Scared Thoughtful." -- Michael F. Murphy, School Board Director
"A must read for any man or woman who is interested in learning not only how to defend oneself, but how to read other people's aggressions, and understand both the mental and physical aspects of violence." - Staff Sgt. Bryan Hopkins, USMC
"An exceptionally modest title for a volume so comprehensive. Kane and Wilder maintain an engaging, readable, and occasionally humorous style that makes the book not just incredibly useful, but hard to put down as well." -- Barry Eisler, bestselling author
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This is a very to the point presentation without a lot of esoteric philosophies. It handles the meat of the subject in what I felt was a "in your face" manner which is just what such a subject requires.
If you have never been in a violent encounter with another person this book is a must read . . . It will help prepare you for what will ensue. If you have been in a violent encounter and are still wondering what happened this book will clarify the happenings so you can better deal with the trauma you experienced.
This well-written and organized book has three detailed sections. The first section deals with how to best avoid a violent encounter and why you need to understand the various ways violence happens. The second section explains what to do during a violent encounter, emphasizing numerous factors that you should consider before engaging in a physical altercation. The final section covers the aftermath of violence, and how your previous actions may or may not be viewed by the court favorably. Do not ignore the glossary section. It has a short article titled, "How Far Am I willing to Go?" It also has words you can use to help defuse a situation, an article by Marc "Animal" MacYoung, vital target areas, a reading list and bibliography.
In conclusion, this is an important book that should be must reading in all police academies, formal martial art schools and self-defense classes.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Martial Art Myths)
I purchased the book because I teach martial arts and some students gain too much confidence and may become too quick to "look" for trouble. I was looking for a "second opinion" to emphasize my lessons and after reading the book, it was just what I was looking for, the book is now in the hands of my most recently ordained "badass".
While reading this book at work, I also had a few people ask me about it. Two guys actually went out and bought the book on my recommendation and they expressed to me that they were impressed with the information that was enlightening for them.
If you want to go looking for trouble, or if you are just waiting and hoping it finds you, make sure you know the facts.
Reading this book may well keep you out of jail, keep you from getting in trouble, and keep you alive.
This should be must reading for Senior HS and College Freshman males.
Frankly,I cannot afford to lack a rudimentary strategy of coping with violent attack on the street;thugs frequently victimize people my age.