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    DescriptionFinalist - 2008 Book of the Year Award by Foreword MagazineFinalist - 2008 USA Best Book AwardA 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.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.


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    Title
    Meditations on Violence
    Subtitle
    A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sgt. Rory Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 180
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594391187
    ISBN 10: 1594391181
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.9
    BIC subject category V2: WSTM
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC051000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO027000
    DC22: 796.815
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    LC classification: GV1102.7.P75 M53 2008
    DC22: 769.8
    Thema V1.0: SRM
    Illustrations note
    Black and white photographs
    Publisher
    YMAA Publication Center
    Imprint name
    YMAA Publication Center
    Publication date
    30 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Rochdale
    Author Information
    Miller, Rory |s In the course of a week almost everything in my biography is wrong. I'm no longer a tactical team leader, no longer a sergeant working for a corrections agency in the northwest. Just Rory Miller, citizen. Citizen on his way to Iraq.To teach what I have been doing for the last seventeen years in a new place, a new culture, with a new language barrier. I've been stuck for a couple of years wondering what the next steps were on my path. This looks like it. This will be very cool.
    Review quote
    Rory Miller has been studying martial arts since 1981. Though he started in competitive martial sports, earning college varsities in judo and fencing, he found his martial -- Rory Miller h Lawrence A. Kane, Pac-10 Stadium Security Supervisor Author of Surviving Armed Assaults Miller's insights could very well save your life one day. Rory Miller will wipe away any fantasy you have about fighting. -- Rory Miller will wipe away any fantasy you have Not only do I highly recommend this book, but it will be required reading for my students. -- Not only do I highly recommend this book, but it wil