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Everything needed to know for Modern Street Survival!
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2020
This book contains everything that a non-martial artist needs to review and practice with a competent training partner for his/her basic self-defense needs. All essential topics are covered, from kidnap and rape scenarios, to multiple opponents, to "square-offs" against 1 opponent to knife and firearm defense. The information, based on 24 years of my personal Martial Arts study and experience as well as my personal Street confrontations are very good, except for the weapons defense, which seem to me to be theoretical and not "battle-tested" by the author himself. I like that the book's knowledge is derived from various Martial Arts that have been proven effective in the Street. Also, there is no guarantee of implementing a successful defense against any armed attacker since some armed attackers are very "experienced" with violence and crime. Overall, this is an excellent book for a non-martial artist or a novice to Martial Arts and Self Defense since an experienced Martial Artist will find the techniques very basic, especially if he practices a combatives-based Martial Art like Krav Maga, JKD or Hapkido. Nevertheless, even an experienced practicioner of "The Arts" needs to constantly and regularly review the basics of Modern Street Survival. He also has crime and threat avoidance in this book too, which is the essence of Self Protection: avoiding the assault altogether.