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How to Win a Fight: A Guide to Avoiding and Surviving Violence

How to Win a Fight: A Guide to Avoiding and Surviving Violence

by Lawrence Kane, Kris Wilder


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Two veteran martial arts instructors and a renowned comic book illustrator deliver the ultimate course in self-defense

More than three million Americans are involved in a violent physical encounter every year. In these situations, knowledge is power, and few teachers are better equipped to deliver that knowledge than Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder. Veteran martial arts instructors and masters in their field, Kane and Wilder have teamed up with DC Comics artist Matt Haley to produce a step-by-step guide revealing the secrets of surviving-and preventing-violent encounters.

The defense begins by scanning the environment for dangerous situations and using verbal de-escalation to defuse tense situations. If a fight is unavoidable, the authors offer clear guidance for being the victor, along with advice on legal implications, including how to handle a police interview after the attack.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592406319
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,126,231
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lawrence Kane is the bestselling author of 17 books, including the 13th Annual USA Best Book Awards Winner, the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Award Winner, two ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award finalists, five USA Book News Best Books Award finalists, three Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalists, two Beverly Hills Book Awards finalists, and an eLit Book Awards Bronze prize. His work has also been included in other authors’ books (e.g., Ask an Expert, Fighter's Fact Book 2, Wicked Wisdom, Campfire Tales from Hell). A paid book reviewer for ForeWord magazine and Clarion Reviews, he consults with other authors from time to time to help assure realism in their novels.A founding technical consultant to the Institute of Traditional Martial Arts at the University of New Mexico, his articles have appeared in prestigious publications such as International Ryukyu Karate-jutsu Research Society Journal, Fighting Arts, Traditional Karate, Clarion Reviews, Gospel Martial Arts Union, Jissen, Conflict Research Group International (CRGI), and ForeWord magazine. An internationally renowned martial arts and judicious use-of-force expert, Lawrence has been interviewed by Le Matin newspaper (Switzerland), Practical Taekwondo magazine (United Kingdom), Traditional Karate magazine (United Kingdom), and Police magazine (United States), among other publications.Since 1970 Lawrence has studied and taught traditional Asian martial arts, medieval European combat, and modern close-quarter weapon techniques. Working stadium security part-time for more than 25 years, he has been involved in hundreds of violent altercations, but got paid to watch football. To cover the bills, he develops strategies for an aerospace company, where he gets to play with billions of dollars of other people’s money and make really important decisions.

Kris Wilder is an award-winning author and coauthor of more than 20 influential martial arts books. His titles include The Way of Sanchin Kata and How to Win a Fight: A Guide to Avoiding and Surviving Violence, two definitive works that earned him international recognition in the martial arts world. Kris trained formally with the likes of Kenji Yamada, Shihan John Roseberry, and Hiroo Ito while earning black-belt rankings in Tae Kwon Do, Kodokan Judo, and Goju-Ryu Karate. When he’s not writing, Kris shares his deep knowledge of the martial arts as owner and master sensei of West Seattle Karate Academy.

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