This can be a very good resource depending on your needs. It is a pretty good technique book covering how to fight, but has virtually nothing about when to fight or how to avoid going to jail when you do it. Topics include strike zones, striking surfaces, hand attacks, arm attacks, elbow strikes, upper body manipulations, kicks, knee strikes, headlocks, body locks, wristlocks, arm bars, grabs, stepping, trapping, sweeping, and reading your opponent. The writing is a bit clumsy in places but plenty clear enough to convey the essential information and the photos are excellent throughout. While most experienced martial artists will already know the majority of what's covered herein, the section on reading your opponent, preemptive movements, stances, and guarding postures can be useful for just about anyone who hasn't learned such vital information the hard way on the street. The tunneling and rolling fist techniques may be new to many as well. It's pretty short, only 165 pages, but useful enough to recommend with few reservations.
Author of Blinded by the Night, among other titles