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Hard-Won Wisdom from the School of Hard Knocks: How to Avoid a Fight and Things to Do When You Can't or Don't Want to

Burrese, Alain

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ISBN 10: 0595174221 / ISBN 13: 9780595174225
Published by iUniverse, 2001
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Softcover INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to the first owner, in VG condition: ordinary light handling. 260 pages of advice for street fighting. No pictures, only words. [14oz]. Bookseller Inventory # 064398

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Title: Hard-Won Wisdom from the School of Hard ...

Publisher: iUniverse

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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The author’s actual experiences provide the backbone for this realistic look at self-defense. Barroom brawls, street fights, and barracks ruckuses combined with bouncing, security, and bodyguard work taught the author the realities of fighting and street violence. This informative and entertaining guide contains loads of serious lessons and practical advice on fighting and violence and gives you the knowledge you’ll need to prevail in a physical encounter (including how to be aware of and avoid an impending fight). Burrese covers the physical aspects of self-defense such as punching, kicking and other related training, but more importantly, he covers the little discussed aspects of self-defense and fighting. Things such as: what you are wearing, who you are with, and most importantly your mental state and realizing when you don’t have to fight. If you want to learn how to avoid a fight, or what to do when you can’t or don’t want to, this book is one you will thoroughly enjoy and learn from.

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Alain Burrese is a veteran U.S. Army sniper who learned the art of hapkido while stationed in South Korea. In addition to his formal martial arts study, he has worked extensively as a bouncer, bodyguard and security specialist and has an exceptional understanding of the difference between fighting theory and reality.

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