4.0 von 5 Sternen
Decent book but..., 15. Februar 2000
It seems the only reason the author wrote this book was to show how boxing is the best style. It should of been named "Why boxing is the Best". He writes the book through his own hang ups. At one point he points out that he is indeed prejiduced, although that doesn't let him off the hook. If only he would know that the majority of people that are honestly interested in self-defense these days approach the different styles of fighting as being only certain parts to the totality of combat and the most efficient way of fighting is to learn all of them.
The book is very informative and it would definately be a useful addition to any martial artists library although it is definately not the "end all be all" book of fighting.
At one point he gives props to Bruce Lee and his book "Tao of Jeet Kune Do" He does, however point out that 1/3 of this book is "half-baked philosophy". It would do him good to listen to this "half-baked philosophy" because it might cause him to throw away his prejiduces and see combat and life in a new, refreshing way.
However, there are a few things I did like about this book and those are 1. Ned Bueamont seems to know his subject material very well and it appears as though he has been in many streefights. 2. I like how he emphasizes "controlled agressivness" throughout the book. 3. Boxing is indeed a very useful way of streefighting and Ned represented the techniques, methods, and ways of using it nicely, although he did go a little overboard to convince the reader that boxing is the "end all be all" way of fighting.
Hopefully the knowledgable reader can take what he needs from this book and regard the rest.