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Three Second Fighter: Sniper Option
Three Second Fighter: Sniper Option
by Geoff Thompson
Edition: Paperback

22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This guy knows what he's talking about, a must have., 15 Jan. 2004
Although it is not lengthy at all (less than 90 pages) it is the best stuff I've ever read about real fighting (and by this I mean PURE street fighting, not UFC or things like that, which are nothing but sport); don't expect to find hundreds of illustrated techniques (in fact there are only 3 or 4 pics); what Geoff Thompson teaches us is the guidelines that we should bear in mind during the different stages of a violent encounter, from the verbal agression to the moment in which everything is over and the police are about to come; he focusses on the psychological aspect (having been at a door myself and having had some serious brawls, I can state that the fight itself has been decided moments before it starts, when the guy in front of you stares at you or challenges you verbally; the one that looses the psycological confrotation, and as Thompson says, confuses adrenaline with fear, will be beaten up) and in the pre-fight stage, but his advices about the in-fight stage are true and useful (I swear); the book is really good, but don't think that just by reading it you'll be able to arise victorious from every confrotation you'll be involved in, no way; you have to train hard (this is the main thing) and be mentally prepared, and books like this will be a help, so buy the book and go on with your training sessions and follow Geoff's advices; I'm going to read all of his books.

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