- Taschenbuch: 342 Seiten
- Verlag: Ymaa Publication Center (15. Januar 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1594392501
- ISBN-13: 978-1594392504
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,1 x 2,4 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 20.605 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Scaling Force: Dynamic Decision Making Under Threat of Violence (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 15. Januar 2013
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
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. Lawrence A. Kane is the author of Surviving Armed Assaults, Martial Arts Instruction, and Blinded by the Night, and co-author of The Way of Kata, The Way to Black Belt, and The Little Black Book of Violence (USA Book News--2009 Best Books Award Finalist; ForeWord Magazine--2010 Book of the Year Award Finalist). A paid book reviewer for ForeWord magazine and Clarion Reviews, he consults with other authors from time to time to help assure realism in their novels, particularly in fight scenes. Lawrence lives in Seattle, WA.
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If you're not familiar with the concept of the "victim interview," they do an excellent job describing what that is and how to avoid passing the interview! Essentially bad guys will test potential victims (mugging, rape, assault etc) by testing (interviewing) them first. They may ask you for change, or the time. They may walk too close and see if you stop and confront them... Just as sharks will "bump" a swimmer to determine if they can attack with success, human sharks will do the same, subtly evaluating or "interviewing" you to see if you'll fight back, or lay down and give up. DISCLAIMER: I interviewed Lawrence about this very issue several years ago and that's how I know him. He sent me this book to review since that's what I do now, (in addition to being a ghostwriter).
What makes this such a "hard to put down," book is that both Rory and Lawrence obviously draw on their history of personal encounters and experience with violence and responses to it. I LOVE the case studies, the "actual event" descriptions and the way they use actual incidents to explain the concepts they're teaching. Just a fun read even if you don't do anything with it. You'll learn stuff just by reading.
They point out that a lot of violence is caused by, or prevented by "presence" (the art of "skillfully doing nothing") and attitude, and then go into how to develop that.
Practical, practical, practical. They talk openly about the consequences of violence (lawsuits, bodily harm) and give very matter-of-fact things to consider BEFORE escalating a situation.
Who should buy this book?
ANYONE with a concealed carry permit who does in fact, carry
Lawyers and judges and anyone in a bail bonds office
Hospital and psychiatric workers
Anyone who works with the homeless
Anyone who works with addicts
Anyone who works in security
Anyone who works in a bar or restaurant
Anyone who works in a hotel or other public place where people get drunk and stupid
Seriously. The BEST book I've ever read on this topic. These guys put it all into one book, practical, easy-to-read, no BS insights, suggestions and information about how to protect yourself against the nutjobs, criminals and angry people in this world.
Teaching proper threat escalation is a vitally important part of martial arts and self defense, one that is too often passed over. Rory Miller should be considered a must read author for anyone who deals with violence in any situation, being a martial artist, a police officer, or a club bouncer. This book will save your life, and your life savings if you have to defend yourself in the courtroom. Stop reading this review and buy this book, now!
The authors neatly set out the different types of violence - social and predatory - and explain how to better identify them, avoid them and, if necessary, deal with them. Having taught and operated in these realms, I appreciate their ability to communicate these concepts to the "good guys" out here … a definite read for those who have to professionally deal with the violent side of our culture. I also appreciate the lack of false bravado that many authors bring to the discussion.
The book begins with about 50 pages of material that will be familiar to those who have read earlier works by Miller and Kane. This is an abbreviated introduction to different types of violence, situational awareness, and the "legal ramifications of violence." For a fuller treatment of this material, one should read the works by the authors cited above. And for those who have already read them, it's a good reminder of some important principles. As the book makes clear regarding physical self-defense, it's not good enough to learn something once and think you've got it down. So, while this section isn't new, it's time well spent reviewing it.
The remainder of the book takes the reader through their 6 levels of responses to potential or actual violence: presence, voice, touch, empty-hand restraint, less-lethal force, lethal force. Each level is explored thoroughly, with plenty of real-world examples, to offer a realistic assessment of what can (should?) be done in different situations to keep oneself as safe as possible. There are certainly no easy formulas provided, as the dangers and shortcomings of different tactics and approaches are discussed clearly and frankly. In the end, the authors "hope that if you have taken one thing away from this book, it is that conflict and violence are a very broad range of human behavior. The things that you may have to defend yourself against range from intimidation to murder and your appropriate defenses also must range from doing nothing skillfully to possibly taking a life" (295).
In the end, this is another book that will lead quite a few people away from romantic notions of violence, with hands, feet, knives, or guns. And I believe it will help some folks decide that, given the choice, violence is an ugly business left alone.
My criticisms (as any good review should have) are minor. At times I felt that so much was being put into the book - as the authors wanted to share their valuable insights - that I lost sight of what the particular section was about. This material was valuable, but sometimes muddled the presentation. Also, a little more proofreading would have helped. (Gentlemen, next time you write a book, I'm happy to volunteer my services.)
For folks whose lives involve or may involve violence, the time spent reading this book is of tremendous value.
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