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How Not to Get Hit: The Art of Fighting Without Fighting Paperback – 10 Jun 2012

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (10 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804842698
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804842693
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,648,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Nathaniel Cooke has clearly thought a great deal about the subject and distilled its essence in a way that is wholly admirable." --Robert Twigger, author of Angry White Pyjamas

"From the very first this is a welcoming read. But don't take my word for it. Buy the book and enjoy it for yourself." --50/50 Self Defense blog

"Another of my favorite chapters consists of a group of interviews with those who deal with violent situations for a living - including a professional body guard, a psychiatric nurse, a police officer and a prison guard. It was a very entertaining read with very practical, real-world advice. Reading this section helped me see the real use in the skills discussed in the previous chapter and how they're put into use every day by a variety of highly trained professions. It was valuable to hear about actual situations in which these tactics were used to diffuse or end a potential altercation. This renewed my motivation to learn them and gave me confidence in their effectiveness." --KarateForums.com blog

"Nathaniel Cooke does a terrific job of making statistics mean something in, How Not To Get Hit. The second section of the book is the question and answer with people who deal with violence and its aftermath on a daily basis, and it is enlightening for those people that don't live in that world. The last third of the book brings principals and actions together, in a meaningful manner you can use. Lastly the graphics, illustrations, and pictures are, well, fun easy to understand, and engaging." --Kris Wilder, Co-author, The Little Black Book of Violence: What Every Young Man Needs to Know About Fighting

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One of the many ironies of martial arts is that the more you learn, the less likely you are to have to use it as your confidence and understanding of violence grow. Nathaniel Cooke wanted to find a way to articulate this, to give people the same knowledge without the years and years of rolling round on padded floors in Japanese pajamas that usually goes with it. How Not to Get Hit is the result of this desire.

Self-defense isn't a series of techniques or moves; it's an attitude, a strategy, a life skill. And it's one you already have. Everything you will ever need to stay safe, all the tools that are required, mother nature has already given you through thousands of years of evolution.

by understanding the behavior of others, and understanding your own innate responses to fear and aggression, you should be able to spot and deal with the most violent scenarios before they begin because preventing fights is just as important as winning them. And for those times you can't, here you will find a series of universal, physiological principles that will increase your odds of survival in most situations, with most attackers, without having to get into something as undignified as a fight.

This is a book on personal safety for people who understand that they best way to deal with trouble is not to get into it in the first place. Told in a light-hearted, irreverent style, How Not to Get Hit will take you on a journey through the funny side of violence, its roots in our revolutionary past, and where it fits in to modern society. This self-defense book will help you plan an proper defensive strategy and will help keep you alive in life threatening scenarios. it answers the question nobody asked about self-defense: "How can i make sure i'm not there in the first place?"

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