Attack Proof

Attack Proof

The Ultimate Guide to Personal Protection

Book - 2009
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Real violence is not like anything you see in the movies or the ring. Ask any street cop or soldier: Real violence is total chaos and cannot be defended against with either patterned technique training or sport fighting.

Attack Proof presents a proven personal protection system, called guided chaos, for anticipating and fending off even the most brutal assaults. It's based on the real-world experiences and forensic homicide research of a former New York cop and instructor for members of the FBI, U.S. Marines and air marshals, and security personnel for dignitaries.

Attack Proof trains you to become a martial realist by preparing you for the unexpected. Rather than robotic techniques or rules-based sport fighting, Attack Proof teaches you how to adapt, improvise, and survive, creating your defense spontaneously as you need it. With protection strategies for larger assailants, car and airline hijackings, workplace violence, multiple attackers, fighting on the ground and in stairwells, and attacks and defenses using guns, knives, sticks, and canes, Attack Proof is the next best thing to having your own personal bodyguard.

Featuring the same tactics used by select police, military, and security professionals to defend themselves, Attack Proof is the trusted guide to personal protection when real violence occurs.

Publisher: Champaign, IL :, Human Kinetics,, [2009]
Edition: Second edition.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780736078764
Branch Call Number: 613.66 PE
Characteristics: xix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Ridenhour, Al 1964-
Kovsky, Matt 1957-


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Feb 28, 2011

Well done and clearly explained.

This book gives drills and extensive coverage to concepts that are central to but perhaps less emphasized in various other martial arts, as for example the Kali and Arnis I practice. A concept book, rather than one heavy on techniques, it is a great introduction to the ideas of flow, balance, looseness, and awareness of combat-oriented martial arts and gives the beginner basics in various strikes as well.

The authors' main failing is in arrogantly asserting their way as the only one, taking every opportunity to denigrate "other martial arts". However, the authors' "unique" concepts go back to the beginning of time, as evidenced in numerous African, Native American, and Southeast Asian Arts surviving today.

That in mind, this book is definitely worth the read, and entertaining at that.


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