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Meditations on Violence, 13 Aug 2011
An excellent book that should be read by anyone who wants to explore martial/self defence and its 'realationship' with the real world of violence. This guy has seen it, done it and eaten the t-shirt. Fascinating character that begs for more on the pages. There are tantalising glimpses of who this character is deep down and I suspect he will open up with more books to come. On a par with books by Geoff Thompson though through his experiences and training it has a more american flavour to it and his writing style is more drawn out and rambling. But thats not to suggest it is less accessible, just different. Certain aspects of the book stand out for me especially his understanding of the criminal mind and the differences in what they seek from a victim. Also excellent tips and reflections on various training methods and how to impart a reality based scenario into them, Certainly connects with my own traning in martial arts, and asks serious questions with what I took for granted in the 'dojo'. There is a heck of a lot other useful info relating to the whole spectrum of the subject and I shall certainly benefit from this book and I know it will benefit and help anyone interested in this subject whether you are a into martial arts/self defence or not.