How Not to Get Hit(9780804848817)

Martial Arts
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Tuttle Publishing
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over 80 b&w illustrations
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Trim Size:
6 X 9

The average person isn't looking to be in a situation where fists are going to fly, but many of us have found ourselves there anyway. At that moment, it's probably too late to do anything about it. But how do we change circumstances, so those situations don't happen?

How Not to Get Hit is a book on personal safety for people who don't want to learn to fight, but do want to learn how to avoid those situations where a fight is likely to develop.

Told in a lighthearted, irreverent style, How Not to Get Hit takes you on a journey through the funny side of violence, its roots in our evolutionary past and where it fits into modern society. Self-defense isn't a series of techniques or moves; it's an attitude, a strategy and a life skill. This martial arts philosophy book will give you an understanding of why people want to use violence and how to manage situations in order to create a better outcome.

About the Author:
Nathaniel Cooke holds a 2nd-degree black belt in Bujinkan Taijutsu and is an instructor at the Budo Warrior Schools.

Robert Twigger is a British author and explorer who has been described as "a 19th-century adventurer trapped in the body of a 21st Century writer." He attended Oxford University and later spent a year training in Martial Arts with the Tokyo Riot Police. He has won the Newdigate prize for poetry, the Somerset Maugham award for literature and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. He currently lives in Cairo, Egypt.