FTW Self Defense is a revolutionary text which addresses, in great detail, many important yet controversial topics which most instructors do not discuss with their students. Th is is the reality of self defense, and these topics are not entered into lightly. Intended for mature and open minded students only. This is the long awaited companion volume to the underground bestseller Hardcore Self Defense.
Finally . . . a practical self defense manual from the outlaw perspective! Sure, it certainly is not suitable for all audiences, but I busted out laughing repeatedly while reading the author's viewpoints on several topics, so at least the entertainment factor is well covered. The underground classic, "Hardcore Self Defense" was released a decade ago and provided a lot of good information about mindset, improvised weapons, and a few other topics best left unsaid. FTW SELF DEFENSE is the long awaited followup to that groundbreaking text, and it was certainly well worth the wait. More than twice as thick as the first book (365 pages) and jam packed with useful data, obscure trivia, and amusing anecdotes. I absolutely loved it. The main chapters are entitled: The Fundamentals of Personal Protection The Nature of the Beast Empty Hand Techniques Pepperspray is Your Friend The Subtle Blade The Concealed Handgun Vehicular Defense Home Defense Special Situations Outlawry While the author acknowledges that this certainly is neither the best, nor the most appropriate, self defense text available, he does provide a short list of books which he feels does meet that high standard. Although he claims this book is provided primarily for entertainment value, there is clearly an abundance of useful data herein, as well as the expected controversial and unconventional perspective from someone who has actually lived the life rather than relying on the words of others or promoting untested theory. A LOT of great information pertaining to: awareness, interacting with street people, interacting with road ragers, interacting with the po-lice, the most practical knifefighting instruction I've seen to date, and an exhaustive examination of what the author feels are the best choices for concealed carry (which may surprise you) as well as a number of popular handguns he urges the reader to avoid (and why). The final chapter, Outlawry, covers his perspective on the justice system, how the laws tend to be enforced and prosecuted, and the consequences of a criminal conviction as the possible result of defending oneself. Whatever you think about the author or his views, this is an IMPORTANT book, and as such gets my very highest recommendation. Also available as an eBook from iUniverse.