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5.0 out of 5 stars How To Win A Fight - Kane & Wilder, 1 Oct 2011
This review is from: How to Win a Fight: A Guide to Avoiding and Surviving Violence (Paperback)
Real violence hurts, and changes lives for ever. Rory Miller's characteristically salty opening challenges us to be smart enough to take responsibility for our own skins, and then Lawrence and Kris take us through a wealth of information on how to do it.

Even if we already know the difference between dominance-attackers and predators, or between concealment and cover, this book helps us to develop much further. And if we don't? Then we absolutely need to begin learning how to improve our chances of survival in a world that can be scary, but where clear indicators exist, for us to make use of in keeping out of trouble, IF we know what we're looking for. Either way, this book is a valuable tool.

How To Win A Fight uses examples, from the personal experience of both Lawrence and Kris, and others, to examine states of awareness, avoidance, precursors to violent behaviour, response, the role of de-escalation, the appropriate use of force (including some techniques and anatomy for consideration in the event of finding ourselves obliged to respond physically) how we are likely to feel afterwards; and the likely legal consequences (put your hand up if you like the idea of having lots of time in jail to read up on the information you could have got here first).

If you want to work on your ability to protect yourself and your family, then How To Win A Fight is a scary title for a book that is actually about making the world a safer and better place, looking at everything from adrenalin to first-aid, and with an impressive How-Far-Am-I-Willing-To-Go? checklist, to revisit at the end.

If you are the kind of person who thinks street violence is glamorous, then How To Win A Fight is a book which could save you from injury, jail, or death - in short, it'll save you from your self (look out for the word escalato). All you have to do is read it and use it.

Tremendously good reading, once again, from the uber wonderful pens of Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder.

Stuart Williams
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Initial post: 10 Jan 2012 15:48:46 GMT
Terry Tozer says:
Great review Stuart. nice one!! Just ordered my copy. Be well :-)
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