Judging by previous reviews this was to be an insightful book on self defence. Having studied martial arts for some time I was interested in the real world aspects and what worked and what did not.
Turns out this book is mostly about Geoff Thompson glorifying his hired thuggery days as a bouncer. It's repetitive and lazy in its structure, principles of what he's trying to say are not clearly defined other than that the wisest thing to do is to strike first and strike hard. Okay, I get that. He also states that to really learn you've got to be prepared to be beaten up a little in practice - yep - got that too. What I found most frustrating is that there was no "ah ha" moment - no real delivery of getting to the point of the whole book. The last part of the book wanders off on legal aspects of hitting out and that's where it snuffs out. There's an underlying sense that he's proud of all the fights he's been in which does not appeal to me personally and the read is all a bit too amateurish. 3 Second Fighter is definitely worth 3 seconds of attention - but not much more.