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Surviving Armed Assaults: A Martial Artist's Guide to Weapons, Street Violence, & Countervailing Force

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Fair Fight? Not likely. Least of all from a criminal who is looking to make a quick profit at your expense. A sad fact is that weapon-wielding thugs victimize 1,773,000 citizens every year in the United States alone. Even martial artists are not immune from this deadly threat. Consequently, self-defense training that does not consider the very real possibility of an armed ...more
Paperback, 329 pages
Published August 10th 2006 by YMAA Publication Center
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Jason
Sep 13, 2016 Jason rated it liked it
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Any time you deal with interpersonal violence, there is a high likelihood of someone attempting to apply something beyond their own hands and feet to make the other person have a bad day. Lawrence Kane addresses that problem in this exhaustive volume.

Kane cites research showing that 70% of the male population carries a knife. In seven years there were over 1.7 million attacks in the U.S. utilizing blunt, bladed, and projectile weapons. 25% of violent crime is committed by someone bearing a weap
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Alain Burrese
Aug 04, 2012 Alain Burrese rated it it was amazing
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I will admit that I started reading this book a bit biased toward it being good. I have read other books by Kane that I enjoyed, I've contributed a chapter, as did Kane, to Loren Christensen's "Fighter's Fact Book 2" and Christensen wrote a Foreword for the book, and to top if off, best selling author Barry Eisler mentioned me in his praise for the book on the inside cover. So yes, I expected it to be a good book and one that I would like.

However, what I did not expect is how good it really is a
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Rori Rischak
Feb 15, 2013 Rori Rischak rated it liked it
My computer just deleted a very well thought-out review. To summarize: Good tips on situational awareness and de-escalation, a good reference book to keep on hand. Criticisms: It was poorly edited, I would have liked some guidelines for places to aim for if I were being attacked. While it obviously changes according to specific circumstances, some rough guidelines would have been nice.
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