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Book: Surviving Armed Assaults by Lawrence A. Kane

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Book: Paperback

Availability: In Stock and Ready to Ship—Cart Button

Pages: 364

Illustrations: 207

Code: B0711

ISBN: 1-59439-071-1

Release Date: September 1, 2006

Skill Level: Skill level 1 recomended Skill level 2 recomended Skill level 3 recomended

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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:

  • Awareness
  • Avoidance
  • De-escalation
  • 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

Since 1970, Lawrence Kane has studied and taught traditional Asian martial arts, medieval European combat, and modern close-quarter weapon techniques. Working stadium security part-time over 26 years he was involved in hundreds of violent altercations, but got paid to watch football. A world-renown judicious use-of-force expert, he was once interviewed in English by a reporter from a Swiss magazine for an article that was published in French, and finds that oddly amusing. Lawrence lives in Seattle, WA. 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!

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