Book: Surviving Armed Assaults by Lawrence A. Kane
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Release Date: September 2006
Surviving Armed Assaults—A Martial Artists Guide to Weapons, Street Violence, & Countervailing Force
Fair Fight? Not likely. Least of all from a criminal who is looking to make a quick profit at your expense. A sad fact is that weapon-wielding thugs victimize 1,773,000 citizens every year in the United States alone. Even martial artists are not immune from this deadly threat. Consequently, self-defense training that does not consider the very real possibility of an armed attack is dangerously incomplete.
Whether you live in the city or countryside, you should be both mentally and physically prepared to deal with an unprovoked armed assault at any time. Preparation must be comprehensive enough to account for the plethora of pointy objects, blunt instruments, explosive devices, and deadly projectiles that someday could be used against you.
This extensive book teaches proven survival skills that can keep you safe on the street. A multitude of real-life scenarios and case studies analyzing violent encounters will help you to internalize this crucial knowledge. Contents include:
- Countervailing force
- Armed conflict
- Managing the aftermath of violence
- Weapon features and functions
If you are serious about self-defense this book is for you. Everyone, including experienced martial artists, security and law enforcement professionals, and concerned citizens will benefit from this vital information.
Lawrence A. Kane is the author of Surviving Armed Assaults, Martial Arts Instruction, and Blinded by the Night, and co-author of The Way of Kata, The Way to Black Belt, and The Little Black Book of Violence (USA Book News--2009 Best Books Award Finalist; ForeWord Magazine--2010 Book of the Year Award Finalist). 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, particularly in fight scenes. Lawrence lives in Seattle, WA.
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Kris Wilder, 4th dan black belt
The de-escalation and survival skills in this book will set your feet on the right path and put your head in the right place so you don’t become a shocking headline in your local paper, or a lead story on the six o’clock news.
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Director, Killology Research Group
What an excellent contribution to the community! This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone walking the warrior's path, and anyone who is interested in this vital topic.
Barry Eisler, author
Surviving Armed Assaults is a terrific addition to any serious library of self defense books… I'll be drawing on some of the lessons learned here in future John Rain books.
The Midwest Book Review. - Reviewed by James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief The Midwest Book Review Web Pages
Surviving Armed Assaults: A Martial Artist's Guide to Weapons, Street Violence, & Countervailing Force gets to the heart of martial arts applications and safety issues, providing an entire book which focuses on proven survival skills, from awareness and avoidance to de-escalation tactics and countervailing force. In having more than just a collection of moves on hand, it encourages survival by all ways possible, making this an outstanding addition any martial arts collection must have.
Peter Consterdine, 8th dan black belt, co-founder of the British Combat Association
From the very first few pages I could tell that the book will be a classic. It's the book I would have liked to have written and the sheer vast amount of information and supporting views is tremendous.
Iain Abernethy, British Combat Association Hall of Fame Member
At long last, a no-nonsense book on armed assaults! All serious martial artists should read this superb text.
Gregory A. Gwash, Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company
Kane's synthesis of the physical and mental processes of self-defense and counterattack will make this book a must-read for law enforcement, security and self-defense specialists
Dr. Jeff Cooper, Tactical Medical Director, Toledo (Ohio) SWAT
Tactics, training, and mindset are all discussed; and all of this is presented in a simple and logical format with great anecdotes to illustrate the high points. This is a must read.
Vicky M. Stormo, Chief of Police (University of Washington PD)
The book will spark your thinking of what you should or shouldn't do in different scenarios, and then gives some practical solutions, weighing different ethical, moral, criminal and civil principles. Highly recommended!