Most people who have experienced some fights have experienced the “now what” moment when a technique did not yield the desired result, or when they confronted someone who was terribly offended or obviously insane due to intoxication. sometime. (“Now, what” was probably not what you were thinking, it was more like, “Oh – and you can fill out the expletive”) I’ve always taught that nothing is 100%, and I like Seeing Loren W. Christensen teaches the same thing. He mentions it more than once in his book “Fighting the Pain Resistant Attacker: fighting drunk, dopers, the deranged and others who suffer pain.” This book is full of advice and techniques to use against those who do not rely or react with the majority of people on painful techniques. These are techniques for the “now what” moments. The book does not attempt to cover everything. It focuses on a collection of techniques for a specific purpose, and in that regard, is a very good book.
The book is just over 200 pages long and is divided into ten chapters. These chapters are: Painless Nuts and Bolts; Rear Head, Temple, Mastoid and Eardrum; Eyes and Nose; Brachial Plexus, Nervous Vargus, Throat & Back of Neck; Carricid Artery Constriction; Head and Neck Combinations; Torso; Biceps, Forearms and Fingers; Legs, Femoral Nerve, Knee and Peroneal Nerve; and Takedowns. The table of contents of this book is large. Going forward, Christensen teaches techniques focused on those body points specifically to attackers who are not feeling pain. They are brutally effective and mostly simple to implement, requiring self-defense techniques. There are many black and white pictures that illustrate very well the movements that Christensen teaches.
In addition, there are “Key Concept” and “Warning” sidebars that provide small information buttons that are important for anyone studying self-defense and wanting to learn how to better protect themselves, both on the street and in the courtroom after ending the violence. . Christensen adds a bit of sharpness and humor to a topic that is also a serious subject. In one picture sequence in which he is attacking a female model, the caption begins, “The handsome attacker grabs your left hand.” Another time, after telling a story about asking a student to hit him at level 2 on a scale of 1 to 10, he admits, “I’m not a coward, I don’t like pain.”
Overall I really enjoyed this quick read, and it reinforced some of the techniques I already teach, and I picked up a few variations to work on my training. I also liked some of the medical explanations because I don’t think the person studying martial arts or self-defense, and especially those who teach, have too much knowledge. We must always be learning and improving ourselves. This book has really added to my married and self-defense art library and will be a great addition to your book too!