am 6. Juni 2013
This is an honest book and if you have never ever touched any written material on self-defense, this will give you some fundamentals. Pierce not only covers a few basic block-and-counter combinations but also aspects of before, during and after the self-defense-situation which you need to mind (situational awareness, de-escalation, what do yor actions look like to witnesses +/o CCTV, etc.). However, if you won't train even the few basic concepts conveyed herein, you're unlikely to improve your abilities to defend yourself (which Pierce also emphasizes). This book is a solid first step, but it is neither a guide to your whole journey, nor can it be the journey itself. Read it, train the moves with a friend of yours, try around and get to the point where you ask yourself ... "yeah, but what if he does this". Then find a decent flesh and blood training facility and start to learn in earnest. Not a thousand moves a few times, but the best (most effective) ones a thousand times. Without practice, you stay prey.