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A valuable insight into self protection
on 2 July 2013
Self protection is something we should all take seriously, but it's hard to know which expert to believe. Neal Martin's credentials measure up nicely: he is a member of the respected British Combat Association and he has years of experience on the door. In his work, he references other leading self protection instructors widely - including Geoff Thompson and Rory Miller among others - while writing with a tone and style all of his own. The book is a collection of blog entries compiled into a single volume and occasionally it reads that way, however this doesn't affect it adversely. Neal offers sound advice at every level, from verbal de-escalation to all-out assaults, based on his own experiences in security work. Neal's writing is open and engaging. He serves up plenty of personal anecodtes in an amusing no-nonsense style that's serious without taking himself too seriously. This is a valuable addition to the body of work available on self protection, from one of the new generation of self protection instructors, and well worth a read.