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Put Em Down, Take Em Out!: Knife Fighting Techniques from Folsom Prison

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Anyone can be the subject of a knife attack. Maximize your chances for survival by learning realistic aspects of knife attack and defense. These deadly techniques were developed in the violence of Folsom Prison and go far beyond what you learn in karate class.
Paperback, 54 pages
Published November 1st 1988 by Paladin Press
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Melanie
Aug 20, 2007 Melanie rated it it was amazing
This book could save your ass in the pen. Seriously, the detailed illustrations for proper knife fighting can be applied to the daily grind. If you want to stab someone or feel it's a good skill to aquire buy this book!!!!
John Nelson
Mar 16, 2015 John Nelson rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone with a darkly humored sense of the absurd.
This title brings back important memories from a great and terrible time...

My cellmate wanted to order a copy of Put ‘Em Down, Take ‘Em Out! Knife Fighting Techniques From Folsom Prison but I was able to talk him out of it.

Good thing, too, because the publisher’s catalog through which the order would’ve been placed belonged to me, and it was high contraband. Back then I was a maximum security prison inmate, in possession of several such catalogs. Most offered titles on everything from document
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Eric Plume
Aug 21, 2015 Eric Plume rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Authors, Crime Fiction Fans
Shelves: r-and-d
I have heard it said that Don Pentecost is one of the most hated names in the martial-arts world. After reading Put 'Em Down, I can understand why. Over the course of 54 pages (barely enough to count as a book) Pentecost destroys the pile of myth upon which most American knife-based martial arts (and MA in general) are built.

In place of complicated techniques or "warrior" mysticism, Pentecost lays out a simple and brutally direct guide for knife combat, one which can be best summed up as "get i
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Mark
Jun 26, 2014 Mark rated it it was ok
Despite the low mark, I would actually recommend this to read. The information about knife encounters is pretty solid.

The reason for such a low mark is the author spends so much time talking about how tough he is and how his way is the only true way. He spends a solid chunk of what is an already very small "book" just hating on all martial arts. And don't get me wrong, I have seen woefully stupid and inadequate knife techniques perpetuated by several so called experts. What got to me was the si
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Jason
Apr 18, 2013 Jason rated it really liked it
This is a brutal little book that pulls no punches in relating what will really happen if you are attacked with a knife. In the movies you'll have seen the attacker lead with the knife, be swiftly disarmed by the hero and collapse after a right hook to the jaw.

In reality, against an unarmed hero, the attacker would have lead with his empty hand to distract and then stabbed the hero to death.

The best defence against a knife attack is to not be there. The second to be a lot faster at running than
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