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Self Defense Books and DVD's
Gavin de Becker
The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence
"Instead of shrugging off these fears, we need to listen to them,
see why we're having them, and act accordingly. Far from being silly intuitions, often these can truly show when
something is wrong and violence might be imminent; if listened to, along with information about how violent people
behave, these feelings might protect us from harm." -Library Journal
Orem library has a copy.
TFT Human Weapon (DVD's and book
How to Survive the Most Critical 5 Seconds
of your Life (book)
"Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is the answer, it's the only answer."
Straight talk. The difference between anti-social and asocial violence.
Tim's specialty is dealing with asocial violence, when the other guy has decided that negotiation is not
You may not agree with Tim Larkin—his conclusions are very different than the Aikido
philosophy of protecting your attacker—but if you train in a martial art these are topics you need to
think through and consider for yourself.
Every martial artist should read this book.
How do you respond to a round
house punch when there's no time to think?
Tony Blauer studied how humans
react instinctively to a physical threat. (Hint: it's called the flinch response.)
He'll teach you how to turn
that instinctive movement into an effective barrier against all kinds of attacks, and then make that
movement a gateway into any martial art techniques you have trained.
And no, you don't have to wait until
the punch is flying at your face to begin stacking the deck in your favor.
PDR/BYOB Manual —'Be Your Own Bodyguard' (book)
The recommended starting point for Tony Blauer's SPEAR
Take It To The Streets—Companion DVD
to PDR/BYOB Manual
The companion to the original '10 Street fighting Guides' which
evolved into the PDR/BYOB Manual.
Tony Blauer explains the 'Startle-Flinch' response.
"You've got to weather the ambush."
Bouncer's Guide To Barroom Brawling: Dealing With The Sucker Puncher, Streetfighter, And
“I remember talking to (the author) about his background and he
said he laughed when he heard folks say that Aikido didn't work. . . . It's amazing how well Iriminage works when
you bounce the guy's head off the bar." -George
Utah Self Defense Resources
Some Great Books You Really Oughta Read, by Meik Skoss