Training for Sudden Violence

Author: Rory Miller
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 9781594393815
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The speed and brutality of a predatory attack can shock even an experienced martial artist. The sudden chaos, the cascade of stress hormones—you feel as though time slows down. In reality, the assault is over in an instant. How does anyone prepare for that? As a former corrections sergeant and tactical team leader, Rory Miller is a proven survivor. He instructs police and corrections professionals who, in many cases, receive only eight hours of defensive tactics training each year. They need techniques that work and they need unflinching courage. In Training for Sudden Violence: 72 Practical Drills Miller gives you the tools to prepare and prevail, both physically and psychologically. He shares hard-won lessons from a world most of us hope we never experience. • Train in fundamentals, combat drills, and dynamic fighting. • Develop situational awareness. • Condition yourself through stress inoculation. • Take a critical look at your training habits. “You don’t get to pick where fights go,” Miller writes. That’s why he has created a series of drills to train you for the worst of it. You will defend yourself on your feet, on the ground, against weapons, in a crowd, and while blindfolded. You will reevaluate your training scenarios—keeping what works, discarding what does not, and improving your chances of survival. Miller’s “internal work,” “world work,” and “plastic mind” exercises will challenge you in ways that mere physical training does not. Sections include • Stalking • Escape and evasion • The predator mind • Personal threat assessment This is a fight for your life, and it won’t happen on a nice soft mat. It will get, as Miller says, “all kinds of messy.” Training for Sudden Violence: 72 Practical Drills prepares you for that mess.

Training for Sudden Violence

Author: Rory Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 159439380X
Release Date: 2016-07-07
Genre: Social Science

The speed and brutality of a predatory attack can shock even an experienced martial artist. The sudden chaos, the cascade of stress hormones you feel as though time slows down. In reality, the assault is over in an instant. How does anyone prepare for that? As a former corrections sergeant and tactical team leader, Rory Miller is a proven survivor. He instructs police and corrections professionals who, in many cases, receive only eight hours of defensive tactics training each year. They need techniques that work and they need unflinching courage. In Drills: Training for Sudden Violence Miller gives you the tools to prepare and prevail, both physically and psychologically. He shares hard-won lessons from a world most of us hope we never experience. . Train in fundamentals, combat drills, and dynamic fighting.. Develop situational awareness.. Condition yourself through stress inoculation.. Take a critical look at your training habits. You don t get to pick where fights go, Miller writes. That s why he has created a series of drills to train you for the worst of it. You will defend yourself on your feet, on the ground, against weapons, in a crowd, and while blindfolded. You will reevaluate your training scenarios keeping what works, discarding what does not, and improving your chances of survival. Miller s internal work, world work, and plastic mind exercises will challenge you in ways that mere physical training does not. Sections include . Stalking. Escape and evasion. The predator mind. Personal threat assessment This is a fight for your life, and it won t happen on a nice soft mat. It will get, as Miller says, all kinds of messy. Drills: Training for Sudden Violence prepares you for that mess."

Facing Violence

Author: Rory Miller
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 9781594392375
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book stands alone as an introduction to the context of self-defense. There are seven elements that must be addressed to bring self-defense training to something approaching ‘complete.’ Training that dismisses any of these areas leaves you vulnerable: Legal and ethical implications. To learn self-defense, you must learn force law. The consequence is prison. Side by side with the legal rules, everyone must explore his or her own ethical limitations. Most people don’t really know where this ethical line lies within them. Violence dynamics. Self-defense must teach how attacks happen. You must be able to recognize an attack before it happens and know what kind you are facing. Avoidance. You need to learn and practice not-fighting. Learning includes escape and evasion, verbal de-escalation, and also pure not-be-there avoidance. Counter-ambush. If you didn’t see the precursors or couldn’t successfully avoid the encounter, you will need a handful of actions, trained to reflex level, to deal with a sudden violent attack. Breaking the freeze. Freezing is almost universal in a sudden attack. You must learn to recognize a freeze and break out of one. The fight itself. Most martial arts and self-defense instructors concentrate their time on the fight. It just needs to be in line with how violence really happens in the world. The aftermath. There are potential legal, psychological, and medical effects of engaging in violence no matter how justified. Advanced preparation is critical.

Meditations on Violence

Author: Rory Miller
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 9781594391408
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real-World Violence. Experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer Sgt. Rory Miller distills what he has learned from jailhouse brawls, tactical operations and ambushes to explore the differences between martial arts and the subject martial arts were designed to deal with: Violence. In section one, Sgt. Miller introduces the myths, metaphors and expectations that most martial artists have about what they will ultimately learn in their dojo. This is then compared with the complexity of the reality of violence. Complexity is one of the recurring themes throughout this work. Section two examines how to think critically about violence, how to evaluate sources of knowledge and clearly explains the concepts of strategy and tactics. Sections three and four focus on the dynamics of violence itself and the predators who perpetuate it. Drawing on hundreds of encounters and thousands of hours spent with criminals Sgt. Miller explains the types of violence; how, where, when and why it develops; the effects of adrenaline; how criminals think, and even the effects of drugs and altered states of consciousness in a fight. Section five centers on training for violence, and adapting your present training methods to that reality. It discusses the pros and cons of modern and ancient martial arts training and gives a unique insight into early Japanese kata as a military training method. Section six is all about how to make self-defense work. Miller examines how to look at defense in a broader context, and how to overcome some of your own subconscious resistance to meeting violence with violence. The last section deals with the aftermath—the cost of surviving sudden violence or violent environments, how it can change you for good or bad. It gives advice for supervisors and even for instructors on how to help a student/survivor. You’ll even learn a bit about enlightenment. Rory Miller has served for seventeen years in corrections as an officer and sergeant working maximum security, booking and mental health; leading a tactical team; and teaching subjects ranging from Defensive Tactics and Use of Force to First Aid and Crisis Communications with the Mentally Ill.

STRONG ON DEFENSE SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FRO

Author: Sanford Strong
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671522933
Release Date: 1996-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

Draws on true stories of people who have been involved in criminal violence to illustrate how to develop a survival mindset and quick, immediate reactions in the case of a criminal attack

Scaling Force

Author: Rory Miller
Publisher: Ymaa Publications
ISBN: 1594392501
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: Social Science

Provides a range of options, from skillfully doing nothing to applying deadly force, designed to prevent violence or, if that is not possible, to defend oneself against it as effectively as possible.

Conflict Communication

Author: Rory Miller
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 9781594393327
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Social Science

Your reactions to conflict are subconscious, scripted, and for the good of the group. Conflict happens everywhere: at work, with friends and family, among strangers, and certainly in violence. Why did your boss ignore a suggestion that could save millions of dollars? Why do you have the same argument again and again with your spouse? When someone insults you, why do you get angry? Why do bad guys beat up the weak? You have three brains. • Lizard brain (survival) • Monkey brain (emotion / social status) • Human brain (reason) Each “brain” has a different priority and evolved to deal with different kinds of conflict. They work using different scripts and have a very clear seniority system. Conflict Communication (ConCom) presents a functional taxonomy to see, understand, and manipulate the roots of life’s conflicts. You will have the background, the principles, and a collection of tricks to manage and ideally avoid dangerous conflicts. No going back. After reading this book, you can never go back. Even if you reject everything in the program, even if you refuse to admit how often your monkey brain has controlled your life, escalations toward conflict will never again be invisible to you. As the fortune cookie says, “Your life is about to change.”

When Violence Is the Answer

Author: Tim Larkin
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316354639
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Social Science

In a civilized society, violence is rarely the answer. But when it is-it's the only answer. The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night. The words, "Move and you die." The hands on your child, or the knife to your throat. In this essential book, self-protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think about violence in order to save our lives. By deconstructing our assumptions about violence-its morality, its function in modern society, how it actually works-Larkin unlocks the shackles of our own taboos and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the unthinkable event of life-or-death violence. Through a series of harrowing true-life stories, Larkin demonstrates that violence is a tool equally effective in the hands of the "bad guy" or the "good guy"; that the person who acts first, fastest and with the full force of their body is the one who survives; and that each and every one of us is capable of being that person when our lives are at stake. An indispensable resource, When Violence is the Answer will remain with you long after you've finished reading, as the bedrock of your self-protection skills and knowledge.

Far Beyond Defensive Tactics

Author: Loren W. Christensen
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 0873649869
Release Date: 1998-07-01
Genre: Political Science

This book shows cops how to use proven defensive tactics to stay alive and uninjured, including how to disarm attackers, deal with drunk or drugged subjects, protect their guns, fend off multiple attackers and more.

Principles Based Instruction for Self Defense and Maybe Life

Author: Rory Miller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1981178163
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre:

Rory Miller is one of the leaders in the modern self-defense industry. His previous books, especially Meditations on Violence, Facing Violence and Conflict Communications, have changed the dialogue on violence and conflict. His ability to clarify seemingly complex problems and develop practical solutions have made him an instructor with a world-wide following. In Principles Based Instruction Miller delves deep into teaching methodology. Why do current methods fail under pressure? What might work? With information on teaching problem students and elite teams, designing curriculum and evaluating sources, Principles is a unique and necessary book for anyone dealing with or training for, high-risk, chaotic situations. Including life.

Fight to Win

Author: Martin Dougherty
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462912988
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation

If you are going to fight, you might as well fight to win! This book presents 20 simple fighting techniques that will win any fight, any time! Fight to Win teaches you how to fight with a minimum of technical jargon. It allows you to quickly develop the ability to win by learning a small number of techniques that always work in every situation. This is far more effective than learning hundreds of movements and variations which work only in specific circumstances (and are easily forgotten in the heat of the moment!) With 400 full-color photos and easy-to-follow instructions, this martial arts book presents self-defense techniques such as: The Hammerfist—delivered by straightening a bent arm and striking with the base of the fist The Double Leg Takedown—will make the opponent land so hard he'll be stunned and unable to defend himself The Triangle Choke—uses the opponent's arm and shoulder to compress the carotid arteries and cut off blood supply to the brain and more!

Ultimate Flexiblity

Author: Sang H. Kim
Publisher: Turtle Press
ISBN: 9781934903988
Release Date: 2010-09-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Ultimate Flexibility is the book you've been waiting for. More than a collection of exercises or an explanation of technique, Ultimate Flexibility is a complete guide to stretching for martial arts, from the very basics of why you should stretch to detailed workout guidelines for every style and level of martial arts practice.Written by acclaimed author and martial artist Sang H. Kim, Ultimate Flexibility is your guide to achieving maximum flexibility in your training. Begin with an in depth look at the hows and whys of flexibility and stretching.

Complete Book of Urban Combatives

Author: Lee Morrison
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 1610048849
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Complete Book of Urban Combatives is based on what Lee Morrison teaches in his Urban Combatives (UC) curriculum. Morrison formed UC after 22 years of researching various Asian and Western methods of combat, incorporating the teachings of W.E. Fairbairn and E.A. Sykes, Charles Nelson, Geoff Thompson, Bob Kasper, and Kelly McCann, to name just a few. Morrison's reality-based UC is neither a sport nor an art. It is designed to counter street violence. Having been in his share of real blood-and-snot fights, first as a somewhat misguided youth and later as a doorman at pubs and nightclubs, Morrison knows that 30 seconds on the street is worth three years in the dojo any day of the week. His hard-earned experience also taught him that no one system has all the answers, necessitating that you keep an open mind and stay on the cutting edge of combatives. At UC, the essence of good self-protection is threefold: Master a few well-honed personal security concepts. Add a realistic understanding of your enemy. Gain an understanding of fear and how you will react under pressure. In this book, Morrison includes attribute-developing drills to help you develop these and other key combatives principles, as well as the combative mentality that must accompany every aspect of your training. The goal is to provide you with a functional game plan that can be tapered to your specific needs, whether for personal protection, or for law enforcement, military, or executive-protection duties.