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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.
Nathaniel Cooke holds a 3rd degree black belt in Bujinkan Taijutsu and is an instructor at the Budo Warrior Schools.
Table of Contents
|The Psychology of an Attack||p. 19|
|Horny Goats (Why People Fight)||p. 22|
|How to See It Coming||p. 36|
|Fear and Adrenaline-How to Use Them||p. 41|
|Of Fear and the Caveman||p. 49|
|Understanding Pack Mentality||p. 52|
|Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics||p. 61|
|Tale of the Tape||p. 66|
|Calculating Your Risk||p. 83|
|How the Professionals Do It||p. 89|
|Marc Moor-Bodyguard and Professional Martial Artist||p. 91|
|Roland Dix-Psychiatric Nurse||p. 101|
|Bev Douglas-Bristol Constabulary||p. 109|
|George Houghton-National Offender Management Service||p. 117|
|I Know Kung Fu||p. 123|
|Finding the Right Style for You||p. 130|
|Being Aware of Your Environment and Its Risks||p. 137|
|Use Your Eyes to See, Not Just to Look||p. 142|
|Looking the Part: Victor or Victim?||p. 144|
|Understanding Range of Attack||p. 149|
|Getting Hit||p. 168|
|Multiple Attackers||p. 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 Jail||p. 184|
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