Training for Sudden Violence

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  • Copyright: 2016-07-07
  • Publisher: Ymaa Pubns

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WINNER – Self-Help, 2016 Best Books AwardThe speed and brutality of apredatory attack can shock even an experienced martial artist. The suddenchaos, the cascade of stress hormones—you feel as though time slows down. Inreality, the assault is over in an instant. How does anyone prepare for that?
As a former correctionssergeant and tactical team leader, Rory Miller is a proven survivor. Heinstructs police and corrections professionals who, in many cases, receive onlyeight hours of defensive tactics training each year. They need techniques thatwork and they need unflinching courage.
In Drills: Training for Sudden Violence Miller gives you the toolsto prepare and prevail, both physically and psychologically. He shares hard-wonlessons from a world most of us hope we never experience.
  • Train in fundamentals,combat drills, and dynamic fighting.
  • Developsituational awareness.
  • Conditionyourself through stress inoculation.
  • Take a criticallook at your training habits.
“You don't get to pick wherefights go,” Miller writes. That's why he has created a series of drills to trainyou for the worst of it. You will defend yourself on your feet, on the ground, againstweapons, in a crowd, and while blindfolded. You will reevaluate your trainingscenarios—keeping what works, discarding what does not, and improving yourchances of survival.
Miller's “internal work,”“world work,” and “plastic mind” exercises will challenge you in ways that merephysical training does not. Sections include
  • Stalking
  • Escape andevasion
  • The predatormind
  • Personal threatassessment
This is a fight for yourlife, and it won't happen on a nice soft mat. It will get, as Miller says, “allkinds of messy.” Drills: Training for Sudden Violence prepares you for that mess.

Author Biography

Rory Miller is theaward-winning author of Meditationson Violence, FacingViolence, ForceDecisions, and ConflictCommunication. He is the coauthor, with Lawrence Kane, of Scaling Force.
A former correctionssergeant, tactical team leader, and contractor in Iraq, he now lives quietly onhis acreage in the Pacific Northwest, writing and teaching seminarsinternationally.

Table of Contents

Forwardby Wim Demeere
Evaluating Drills
OS: The One-Step Series
OS1: The One-Step
OS2: Four Option One-Step
OS3: The Baby Drill
OS4: Slow Man Drills
OS5: Three-Way Coaching
OS6: Dance Floor Melee
OS7: Frisk Fighting
OS8: Environmental Fighting
OS9: The Brawl
Interlude 1: Biases and Assumptions
B: Blindfolded Drills
B1: Blindfolded Defense
B2: Blindfolded Targeting
B3: Core Fighting
B4: Blindfolded Infighting
D: Dynamic Fighting
D1:Dynamic Fighting
D2: Sumo
D3: The Hole Against the Wall
D4: Moving in the Clinch
D5: French Randori
Interlude #2: Sources
F: Fundamentals
F1: Maai With Weapons
F2: Offlining
F3: The Targeting Drill
F4: The Lock Flow Drill
F5: Initiative
F6: Advanced Ukemi
F7: Pushing
F8: Core Defense
GM: Ground Movement
GM1: Roll-over Drill Phase 1
GM2: Roll-over Drill Phase 2
GM3: Roll-over Drill Phase 3
GM4: Roll-over Drill Phase 4
GM5: The Wax On, Wax Off of Groundfighting
GM6: One Up, One Down
GM7: Blindfolded Grappling
Interlude #3 Social and Asocial
PM: The Plastic Mind Exercises
PM1: Animal Styles
PM2: Fighting the Elements
PM3: The Other
IW: Internal Work
IW1: Centering
IW2: Eating Frogs
IW3: The Game of the Stones
IW4: Lists
IW5: Slaughtering and Butchering
IW6: Ethics and Glitches
IW7: To Save My Children
IW8: The Predator Mind
IW9: The Articulation Exercise
Interlude #4: Training Open-Ended Skills
C: Combat Drills
C1: Takeouts
C2: Multiman
C3: Break Through
C4: Bull in the Ring
C5: The Reception Line
C6: Scenario Training
WW: World Work
WW1: The Clothespin Game
WW2: Ten New Things
WW3: Stalking
WW4: Escape and Evasion
WW5: Counting Coup
WW6: Dog Handling
WW7: Global Awareness Exercises
WW8: Legal Articulation
WW9: World Building Exercise
WW10: Personal Threat Assessment
SC: On Sparring and Competition
SC1: Kumite and variations
SC2: Judo Randori: Nage
SC3: Free Grappling and variations
SC4: Jujutsu Randori
SC5: Full Contact
SC6: Mixed Martial Arts
SC7: Competition
Interlude #5: The Violence Prone Play Group
T: Tricks and One-Offs
T1: The Touchstone
T2: “Hit me as hard as you can”
T3: The No-Touch Parry
T4: Action/Reaction
Appendix:Setting up a VPPG (Violence Prone Playgroup)
Afterword: Real SuperPowers

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