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  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; 1 edition (1 Dec. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964920506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964920507
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.5 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 307,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Title: Sharpening the Warriors Edge( The Psychology & Science of Training) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: BruceK.Siddle <>Publisher: PpctResearchPublications

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By Michele on 30 Jun. 2011
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Read it if you are seriously interested in real self defence and not only in tournaments. It provides plenty of information about how the brain works when you are involved in a life threatening situation.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. R. Tate on 1 Sept. 2009
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Although some of the information in this book has since been disproved, it is still packed with info on the effects of combat on the human psyche etc all in all a very good read
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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
Groundbreaking Examination of Stress Response 20 Jan. 2006
By Taiji 218 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm glad this book is back in print. I thought I'd lost my copy of it about a year ago, and when trying to replace it through some of the used book websites, discovered the used price had climbed well into the three figures. Buy this book if you have any interest in this subject whatsoever. It's that good.

I would also recommend that anybody in the mental health profession--as I am--buy this book, as it deals with traumatic stress and how to effectively deal with it. As someone who has treated combat veterans, rape victims, suriviors of serious auto accidents, family members who lost a loved one to homicide, etc. and who are now dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, this book is a most valuable resource. I would also recommend purchasing "Waking the Tiger" by Levine and "Deep Survival" by Gonzales, as well as "On Killing" and "On Combat" by Grossman. For those of you involved in the defensive use of handguns, I recommend Aimed Point Shooting, available at pointshooting.com It's basic premises are the same as "Sharpening the Warrior's Edge's".

Siddle's book has by now become a classic in the field.
29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Great Guide 12 July 2006
By Anthony Cataldo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have owned the book for years and review the text constantly as a Police Academy Training Coordinator. It is a wonderful guide and reference regarding police use of force training and practical self defense mindset, the "warrior spirit".

I have had the privilge to attend and receive training from Mr. Siddle and his PPCT organization since 1984. I suugest the book to all police use of force instructors, police officers and all serious martial artists and citizens concerned with self reliance and self defense.
34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Excellent 17 Jan. 2006
By L. A. Kane - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was a groundbreaking book ten years ago and it's still relevent and highly recommended today. Siddle's work examines survival and combat performance from a scientific perspective. It explains why performance and reaction time deteriorates under survival stress conditions and, more importantly, explains how to tailor your training to minimize these adverse effects in a real-life confrontation. Further, it helps you develop a mindset that can give you an edge in most any dangerous situation. Good stuff!

Lawrence Kane
Author of Blinded by the Night, among other titles
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
One of the best! 12 July 2006
By Safety Steve - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the first book to provide a solid understanding of the Survival Stress Reaction. Aside from the new book "On Combat" by Dave Grossman, there are few books that compare. I would recommend this title to anyone who may be forced to face violent or life-threatening situations in his/her lifetime. The information is necessary for law enforcement, military, security officers, bouncers, and others who may work in similar fields. Get this title along with the Grossman title just mentioned above and you will have a physical and mental edge on most situations. That is assuming that you apply the knowledge that these great books offer.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Good For Instructors/ Helps Students Pick Training 23 Nov. 2008
By TxKifr - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is aimed at trainers of military, law enforcement, security. It gives criteria on how to plan training to prepare someone to function in a survival situation. It explains how your mind is going to react when you are threatened and how you can use this to become more effective, instead of just shooting at paper targets or punching a bag. It will not give you scenarios or drills, that's your job.
If you are a student or someone in the market for self defense training, this book will give you the tools to sort through all the bogus training out there. This will save you developing bad habits or even dying.
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