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How Not to Get Hit: The Art of Fighting without Fighting--Staying Safe in a Violent World



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The average person isn't looking to be in a situation where fists are going to fly, but many of us have found ourselves there anyway. At that moment, it's probably too late to do anything about it. But how do we change circumstances so those situations don't happen? How Not to Get Hit is a book on personal safety for people who donAEt want to learn to fight, but do want to learn how to avoid those situations where a fight is likely to develop. Told in a lighthearted, irreverent style, How Not to Get Hit takes you on a journey through the funny side of violence, its roots in our evolutionary past and where it fits in to modern society. Self defense isnAEt a series of techniques or moves, itAEs an attitude, a strategy and a life skill. This book will give you an understanding of why people want to use violence, how they will use it and using this knowledge to manage situations and create a better outcome.

Author Biography

Nathaniel Cooke holds a 3rd degree black belt in Bujinkan Taijutsu and is an instructor at the Budo Warrior Schools.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Forewordp. 7
Prologuep. 11
Introductionp. 13
The Psychology of an Attackp. 19
Horny Goats (Why People Fight)p. 22
How to See It Comingp. 36
Fear and Adrenaline-How to Use Themp. 41
Of Fear and the Cavemanp. 49
Understanding Pack Mentalityp. 52
Lies, Damn Lies and Statisticsp. 61
Tale of the Tapep. 66
Calculating Your Riskp. 83
How the Professionals Do Itp. 89
Marc Moor-Bodyguard and Professional Martial Artistp. 91
Roland Dix-Psychiatric Nursep. 101
Bev Douglas-Bristol Constabularyp. 109
George Houghton-National Offender Management Servicep. 117
I Know Kung Fup. 123
Finding the Right Style for Youp. 130
Principlesp. 133
Being Aware of Your Environment and Its Risksp. 137
Use Your Eyes to See, Not Just to Lookp. 142
Looking the Part: Victor or Victim?p. 144
Understanding Range of Attackp. 149
Getting Hitp. 168
Multiple Attackersp. 172
What If I'm on the Floor?p. 174
What If There's a Weapon?p. 176
Stay Confident, Stay Safe… But for God's Sake Stay Out of Jailp. 184
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 191
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