EBOOK or EPUB (How to Survive The Most Critical 5 Seconds of Your Life) Ü Tim Larkin
A very odd book Not without a plethora of excellent points but Larkin seems too committed to differentiating himself from the self defense community by embracing brutality for any of his major philosophies to be super clear This is a must ead kind of Book Describes clearly the situations in which you need to act upon to save your life or the life of the ones you love This is a tough book to ead not that it is poorly written far from it Rather because of the subject matter This book is about violence it is somewhat graphic and definitely disturbingThe essence of The Text Is If You Are In text is if you are in situation where a criminal will apply violence to you then you must choose either to apply violence to him or to be a victimThe author differentiates anti social situations eg when a drunk at the bar hassles you the easiest solution is to walk away avoiding confrontation from asocial situations eg when the criminal has a knife to your neck and you have to decide if you will fight perhaps literally for your lifeLarkin uotes Jeff Cooper early on many men who are not cowards are simply unprepared for acts of human savagery They have not thought about it incredible as this may appear to anyone who eads the papers or listens to the news and they just don t know what to do When they look ight into the face of depravity and violence they are astonished and confoundedLarkin also touches on the Virginia Tech situation "asking why didn t any group of students swarm Seung Hui Cho even when he stopped to eload This "why didn t any group of students swarm Seung Hui Cho even when he stopped to eload This a sad commentary on our eadiness as a nation to protect ourselves in general the culture of political correctness swirled with litigation as a way of life Despite its undesirable misogynistic and bigoted cultural tones would a group of college students in the 1950s be inclined to a similar level of non action If not why not But Larkin s book isn t eally about theory or politics or philosophy it is about deciding if violence is a ealistic choice for you in dangerous situations Although the author is known for a controversial presentation style the material he disseminates is vitally valuable for all security personnel Larkin is a staunch advocate for the effectiveness of violence and his books have esulted in bans on
"HIS OWN INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING THIS IS "own international traveling This is he is providing the public with information that they need to know Fortunately the legal attention has only facilitated an increase in the author s publicity Despite his polarizing figure Larkin manages to present sincere arguments in favor of instant assault His name is well known among security organizations due to his brash nature Extremely epetitive and boring Excellent information and a great book so long as you emember it s written by a gorilla Do not approach this book with your English major degree tucked in your back pocket Instead ead it as though it is a conversation interspersed with an. There are many easons you might begin this book but the only eason to finish it is to learn how to protect yourself and your family from violence It's not just about a few techniues to ward off a local thug It's about tilting the playing field completely in your favor making sure if you're ever in a hostile situation you walk away with your life To do that euires an understanding of principles; an education in the facts of violence Others give you techniues for specific situations Finish this book and you'll understand why that's a ecipe for disaster Most people stumble into ma.
Tim Larkin Á 8 eviewL doBottom Line Up Front While not a great book it s still a good book or at the very least it s good enough I would now ecommend this book for one eason Biggest Lesson Learned Fighting isn t competing That is if your mindset towards combat and physical violence is one of competition if you e inclined to play by the ules you e probably going to get hurt Thinking about playing by the ules could get you killed I evidently missed it the first time but I ve since learned it in Krav Maga and I saw it expressed when I e ead the bookWorth a ead if for no other eason than to understand that to approach a life threatening situation with a mental framework that sees the conflict as increasing levels of intensity is wrong If you ve been in competitive sports for any amount of time wrestling martial arts etc then you probably have this mental framework deeply embedded and it could take some serious mental e sorting to strip away all the play by the ules baggage My Review from 2013 Yes I ead some strange stuffI have mixed feelings about ecommending this book and for that eason I don t ecommend it It s pretty much just a giant informercial that s supposed to scare the crap out
you and make you sign up for the course Target Focused Training is no in this book save one In a violent encounter you can either be the hammer or you can be the nail you pick That is you need to be able to instantly switch into terminator mode my term but you get the idea and be the aggressor or you turn your survival over to the good will such as it is of your attacker Basically it s kill or be killed And while I agree with that as a overall concept I wish it offered substance on how to survive the 5 most critical seconds in your life Plus the book is pretty graphic in "Its Description Of Violence "description of violence the sorts of things you need to be prepared to do and the whole experience left me feeling like I d just watched Schindler s List again It was disturbingAnyway that s my take on it I don t ecommend the book This is not to say I don t ecommend the course Target Focused Training because I don t know anything about the course It may be fantastic for all I know and well worth the money In fact I d probably take the course if the opportunity presented itself But I wouldn t ead the book again Contrast that to The War of Art which I ead twice while eading this book once This was given to me on audiobook My mindset about self defense has completely changed after eading this book all with a simple analogy to swimming I thought that it was a little epetitive but very thorough in its examination of our instinctual nature to survive and protect I loved that it touched on how competitive fighting will not necessarily help someone in a violent situation as I m sure we all come across those cocky athletes at some point in our life Charisma and intimidation won t keep you alive. Violence begins the point where you have no control and there's no one to help It's the situations we all pretend doesn't exist even though we all know they do The eal uestion is face to face with life or death violence can you defend yourself and your family Because in that moment nothing else matters To learn the answer ead this book You may not like what the authors have to say but by the end you'll see the truth that there's only one guaranteed way for anyone to walk away from a hostile situation alive It's not pretty but once you understand it it'll change your life forever. Informational lecture Is the book epetitive Yes But know that there are easons for theof you and make you sign up for the course Target Training There is no
"REPETITION 1 REPETITION IS A LEARNING "1 epetition is a learning and strategy to help eaders ecall the information presented 2 he s trying to overcome our current programming to teach how to survive in violent encounters This book teaches mindset It introduces a different approach to self defense It thoroughly explains the difference between antisocial violence and posturing and asocial violence It gives examples of each type to help eaders understand the difference so that you may best choose how to espond in a situation It also explains conseuences of pulling out the wrong tool in an antisocial situation Just because someone threatens you in a bar does not mean his death is now euired It is a great introduction to Target Focused Training TFT but it does not eplace a class I haven t put down this book and said now I know how to inflict injury upon an assailant until that person is nonfunctional Rather I have put the book down with a better understanding of the ideas that shaped TFT how to avoid situations that increase the likelihood of violence occuring how to ecognize antisocial vs asocial violence and that nonfunctional is NOT a fancy name for dead While nonfunctional states can include death it could also mean knocked out or having all limbs broken or being blinded etc One of the things I eally appreciate about this book is that the author encourages decision making critical thinking situational awareness and that you take esponsibility for choices you make Because you understand how to use the tool of violence others who use it no longer threaten youl strongly encourage you and those you love to start today and learn to take back your life from those who want you to live a life of fear pg 200 201 This book was painful to ead As the author stressed violence is a bad thing and should be used as a last esort This book is not about self defense It s a book about the philosophy of kill or be killed when attacked The author gives no techniues on how to stop someone who is attacking to kill To learn sure fire techniues the eader needs to take classes or watch tapes The author s philosophy ings true violence is not pretty and should only be used seriously He hints at some of the methods Going for the eyes for example "LIKE YOU WOULD A SHARK AND NOT TO LOOK "you would a shark And not to look be aware of your surroundings I learned not to be sueamish if I want to survive a deadly attack Best damn book ever written by mortal man on the principles behind surviving violent encounters must ead for anyone interested in not getting killed by a sociopath which i assume is everyone alive today BTW download for free on TFT Website My Review from 2018 So it s been about 4 years since I ead this book and because I ve been doing Krav
Maga for a few months now I decided to e ead it It s interestingfor a few months now I decided to e ead it It s interesting perspective wil. Rtial arts or combat sports never eally considering why Each trains you for competition in a safe environment with ules and supervision agreed in advance Both give you effective tactics for fighting and are great for conditioning But if sport fighting is your thing this book will say nothing to you Its total focus is eal violence the kind everyone wants to avoid It's about dealing with life or death threats where no ules exist And that's completely different than sport fighting And there lies the difference This book addresses that place where social communication ends and eal.