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 don't 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 into modern society. Self-defense isn't a series of techniques or moves; it's an attitude, a strategy and a life skill. This martial arts philosophy book will give you an understanding of why people want to use violence and how to manage situations in order to create a better outcome.
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About the Author
Nathaniel Cooke holds a 2nd-degree black belt in Bujinkan Taijutsu and is an instructor at the Budo Warrior Schools.
Robert Twigger is a British author and explorer who has been described as "a 19th-century adventurer trapped in the body of a 21st Century writer." He attended Oxford University and later spent a year training in Martial Arts with the Tokyo Riot Police. He has won the Newdigate prize for poetry, the Somerset Maugham award for literature and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. He currently lives in Cairo, Egypt.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Psychology of an Attack 19
Horny Goats (Why People Fight) 22
How to See It Coming 36
Fear and Adrenaline-How to Use Them 41
Of Fear and the Caveman 49
Understanding Pack Mentality 52
Chapter 2 Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics 61
Tale of the Tape 66
Calculating Your Risk 83
Chapter 3 How the Professionals Do It 89
Marc Moor-Bodyguard and Professional Martial Artist 91
Roland Dix-Psychiatric Nurse 101
Bev Douglas-Bristol Constabulary 109
George Houghton-National Offender Management Service 117
Chapter 4 I Know Kung Fu 123
Finding the Right Style for You 130
Chapter 5 Principles 133
Being Aware of Your Environment and Its Risks 137
Use Your Eyes to See, Not Just to Look 142
Looking the Part: Victor or Victim? 144
Understanding Range of Attack 149
Getting Hit 168
Multiple Attackers 172
What If I'm on the Floor? 174
What If There's a Weapon? 176
Stay Confident, Stay Safe… But for God's Sake Stay Out of Jail 184