As a martial artist of some 35 years, I have probably read many hundreds of books, most were forgetable at best. Once in a while I find a really good one...like this one. This is not a how to learn to be a bouncer type book but rather a series of recollections and interviews with 3 veteran martial artists. I met Gary Spiers years ago and can easily believe all of the stories in this book. I widespread Fighting Arts magazine so was familiar also with Terry o'Neil and Dennis Martin. All top guys with lots to share within self protection. A good read.