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Violence is... Well, It is VIOLENT!

Here's a quick addition to my previous review of Rory Miller's extraordinary new book, Meditations on Violence. In this book, the author writes about many concepts that, when you read them you immediately think, "Yeah, of course that's the way it is." But then you think about it a little more and realize, "Hey, I never thoght about it like that before." It seems common sense is pretty un-common.
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One of the concepts that Rory goes into great detail on is what he calls the Four Basic Truths of Violent Assault. That is, violence happens...
  • closer...
  • faster...
  • with less warning...
  • and with greater power...
...than you are prepared to deal with.
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Of course it does. In other words, violence is , by definition, violent. If violence were not close, fast, hard, and unexpected, it would not really be violent. It would merely be inconvenient or perhaps uncomfortable. Straightforward, right?
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Well, the potential impact of those four truths upon your martial art could fill a book. In fact, it did fill a book. Rory Miller's Meditations on Violence. I highly recommend that anyone interested in the self-defense aspects of martial arts purchase a copy of this book to read and re-read.
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More review to come tomorrow...
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1 comment:

  1. I think a martial arts student has to dispense with two myths. The first one is that if you tag your attacker, he'll disappear in a puff of smoke. The second is that you won't get hit, repeatedly and HARD, yourself.

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