Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence

Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence

Rory Miller


Finalist - 2008 ebook of the 12 months Award by means of Foreword Magazine
Finalist - 2008 united states top publication Award

A comparability of Martial Arts education & Real-World Violence

Experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer Sgt. Rory Miller distills what he has realized from jailhouse brawls, tactical operations and ambushes to discover the diversities among martial arts and the topic martial arts have been designed to house: Violence.

Sgt. Miller introduces the myths, metaphors and expectancies that the majority martial artists have approximately what they're going to finally examine of their dojo. this is often then in comparison with the complexity of the truth of violence. Complexity is among the ordinary topics all through this work.

Section examines the right way to imagine severely approximately violence, tips on how to assessment assets of information and obviously explains the innovations of method and tactics.

Sections 3 and 4 concentrate on the dynamics of violence itself and the predators who perpetuate it. Drawing on thousands of encounters and hundreds of thousands of hours spent with criminals Sgt. Miller explains the kinds of violence; how, the place, whilst and why it develops; the consequences of adrenaline; how criminals imagine, or even the results of gear and changed states of cognizance in a fight.

Section 5 facilities on education for violence, and adapting your current education tips on how to that truth. It discusses the professionals and cons of contemporary and historic martial arts education and offers a special perception into early jap kata as an army education method.

Section Six is all approximately easy methods to make self-defense paintings. Miller examines find out how to examine protection in a broader context, and the way to beat a few of your individual unconscious resistance to assembly violence with violence.

The final part bargains with the aftermath―the rate of surviving unexpected violence or violent environments, the way it can switch you for strong or undesirable. It offers recommendation for supervisors or even for teachers on the right way to aid a student/survivor. you are going to even examine a piece approximately enlightenment.

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