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Real Fighting: Adrenaline Stress Conditioning Through Scenario-Based Training


Techniques learned in the dojo rarely work in a real fight. Here the author of A Bouncer's Guide to Barroom Brawling offers a practical solution. Learn how to control the rush of adrenaline into your system and harness it effectively to shut down the bully's antics or pound him into the pavement when all else fails.
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Techniques learned in the dojo rarely work in a real fight. Here the author of A Bouncer's Guide to Barroom Brawling offers a practical solution. Learn how to control the rush of adrenaline into your system and harness it effectively to shut down the bully's antics or pound him into the pavement when all else fails.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873648936
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1996
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Peyton Quinn is the dean of barroom brawling. He began his training in formal martial arts systems in 1964, eventually achieving rank in karate, judo and aikido. While he continues to respect and explore Asian martial arts systems, his real-world experience has shown him that for most people, training in martial arts alone is not enough for real fighting.
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Table of Contents

An Important Lesson in Combat Attitude
Enter the "Carrot Top"
First Blood: The Creepy Crimson Makes Its Appearance
The Point of this Schoolboy Tale
Getting Down to Cases
Getting Your Mind Right
Chapter 1 - Perfect Intent Is More Important than Perfect Technique
It's Always Later than You Think
Some Very Important Combat Concepts
The Fear Factor
An Example of Having One's Mid Right
The Essential Cowardice of the Bully
The Bully Often Retreats in the Face of a Relaxed Mind
Some Interview Techniques You Should Be Aware of
The Ideal Combat Mind-Set
The Experience of Rage on the Path to Proper Mind
Avoidance is Always the Best Self-Defense Strategy
The Kareteka Who Fails to Enter the Fight
A Familiar Tale of a Karate Dancer
A Brawl I Witnessed Involving More than a Dozen Black Belts
Using Techniques as Tools for Understanding Concepts
Chapter 2 - Strategy, Tactics, and Technique
Sometimes You Need to Blast, Sometimes You Need to Slam
Your Physical Responses Must Be Programmed into Your Muscular Memory
The "Big Four" Elements of Strategy in Personal Combat
A Primitive but Effective Application of Breaking the Enemy's Balance
The "Come See the Stars" Technique
Don't Be the Prisoner of Your Own Macho Madness Thinking
Drive-By Shooters
Chapter 3 - $60,000 to the Man Left Standing
The Gracie Brothers
Is the Grace System the Ultimate Self-Defense Art?
The Importance of the Training Method
Why Does the Karate Fighter So Often Fear the Boxer?
An Effective Training Method Must Allow the Student to Discover and Exercise His Warrior Spirit
On the Path to Developing a More Effective Self-Defense Training Method
Chapter 4 - Scenario-Based Training
The Critical Role of the Bulletman
Physical Limitations of the Armor
Commonly Asked Questions about the Bulletman's Ride
The Role of the Fighter
Deconditioning the Denial Response
Striking Preemptively
Attacking with Full-Contact Striking
The Fight Scenarios Engage Involuntary Biochemical Responses
Freezing Up
Controlling and Timing the Flow of Adrenaline
Developing Muscular Memory
Learning that Occurs under Adrenal Stress is Stored in the Brain Differently and Occurs at an Accelerated Rate
Adrenal Stress-Based Learning Stays with the Individual Forever
Why Traditional Martial Arts Training Is Incomplete Preparation for an Actual Self-Defense Encounter
Chapter 5 - Toward a More Realistic View of Asian Martial Systems
Classical Martial Arts as "ancient and Proven Combat Systems"
The Uncommon Quality of Common Sense
Are There Really "True Masters?"
What Makes a Master?
Very Few Real Fights Are Decided by Subtle or Master Technique
What the Scenario Training Method Achieves
Scenario Training Works for Both Black Belts and Untrained Fighters
Chapter 6 - Scenario-Based Training with Weapons
A Pistol You Don't Have with You Won't Help
One Learns to Fight Empty-Handed Because Most Times, "That's All You Got"
Scenario Training Should Be Mandatory for Police
There Is Just as Much Misinformation in Firearms Training as There is in the Martial Arts World
An Exception: Jeff Cooper's Priciples of Personal Defense
The Problem with Experience and Dogmatism
An Experiment in Adapting Scenario-Based Training to the Combat Use of the Pistol
Some Observations about Our Scenario-Based Pistol Training
The Primary Goal of Scenario Training with Weapons: Developing The Proper Mind-Set
Extraordinary Martial Skill with the Weapon Is Not Demanded to Survive Most Real-World Attacks
Scenario Training Using the Stick
The Dog Brothers
A Final Note: The Most Dangerous Assailants Don't Display Their Weapons before Using Them
Some Final Thoughts Proper Response to Adrenal Stress Can Be Learned
All Cruelty Comes from Weakness
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2006

    If you're concerned about your personal safety, but this book!

    Being the author of several books on the martial arts and fighting, I am always looking for books of exceptional quality to add to my library. If I have a book in my library, it's definitely worth owning. One such book is Peyton Quinn¿s, 'Real Fighting.' I found Peyton¿s book to be a very good ¿reality check¿ for those of you out there that think that your ¿martial art¿ is superior to everyone else¿s. Well guess what, its not! As every person who has more than a passing resemblance to a human being will tell you, there are no superior martial arts, just superior martial artists. The most important thing to remember when reading this, or any book dealing with self-defense techniques, is that the principles behind the technique are far more important than the technique itself. Peyton does a great job of this, and you would do well to sit down and read this book from cover to cover several times in order to grasp what he is trying to teach you. Although I thoroughly enjoyed what Peyton had to teach in his book, I must admit that I am not a big fan of the generalization that seems to take place when people compare ¿real fighting¿ to the martial arts. It seems that a lot of the martial arts are pigeonholed into the prevalent ¿McDojo¿s¿ that seem to be so popular these days. That simply is not the case. I am a traditionally trained martial artist in both Karate and Tae Kwon Do, as well as being ranked in several other disciplines. However, unlike a lot of schools that seem to have degenerated down to teaching a diluted ¿sport¿ version of these arts, I was fortunate enough to be taught the practical version of each technique alongside the traditional version. I think we would all do well to remember that the most important element that the martial arts teach you is not technique, but self-discipline!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004


    This book is pure knowledge from real fights. The book tells you exactly how real fights 'go down', how to avoid the set-up ('interview'), how to strike first when it is going down, and how to handle the adrenaline rush. This book is very good and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know how to avoid violence in the real world, and if it can't be avoided, to not be the one who loses.

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