Dynamic Vehicle Combatives

Customer Review
1.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on August 1, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Gotta complain about how poorly this book starts out – five to six chapters of fluff, either regurgitated info most should already know based on the subject matter or irrelevant to same. Typos, bad grammar, incomplete sentences, unfinished thoughts and yes, advertisements/endorsements for Suarez knives! Who’s the Editor on this anyway? It seemed like the editor had no idea what the book was supposed to be about OR didn’t know the subject matter?

Then we have to sit through OODA loop and basic car maintenance? I’ve reached CH 7 and have to sift through basic stances and grips, seatbelt reminders, and good driving tips? I was expecting so much more… maybe near the end of the book the price can be justified… not holding out hope though. Gabe, you should be embarrassed that this made it through to publication in this state.

Update: Nope, very little of use here. Yes, there are a few ‘tips’, but I guess since the author is touted as an ‘expert’ and coupled with the SI branding, I’d expected much, much more. Very disappointed with this purchase, and the format seems NOT to be standard (epub, pdf) – this it’s not editable, nor can you mark it up or highlight, rendering it totally useless, IMO. This really is more for beginners if that… shame.

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Taiho-Jutsu

Customer Review
3.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on April 27, 2017
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I wish I could be more upbeat about this. I am thankful that there is some good information here, but it wasn’t what I thought. The author does a great job of telling us why his system is ‘not’ like this system, for over half the book. That’s not a bad thing in context, but it’s disappointing as some history is cool, but to try and compare his system with things we may never have heard of or even cared about, was just taking it a bit too far for my taste. Since this is NOT a well-known art, I’d have preferred learning more about WHY I might want to invest more of myself into learning about it. Instead, I was unable to find many references to the style, or schools that I might be referred to. It’s just my personal pet peeve that you wasted time with all of the ‘comparisons’ and not really opening my eyes to what may be possible if I were to try and learn your system. The one good link I found, was to another another system, Miyama Ryu – a system where you can BUY materials to learn more. I’ve already invested my monies there, and am glad to know you approved of them. on that we agree. I hope that someday you might consider writing a book about your art, without the comparisons, for those of us looking for a hook-in to invest our monies!

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Safe On The Door

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5.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on April 27, 2017
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Lee is a lot deeper than you might think if you’ve only seen certain images or heard certain soundbytes. What impresses me most is that he can articulate when/where/how/why, and then DEMONSTRATE that as his own alter-ego character! I’m in a similar ‘career’, and wish I’d known of his work many, many years ago. It would have save me some teeth, and I may have side-stepped a lot of ugly. Thanks for some really great background material here Mate!

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Hard Looks: Adapted Stories, Andrew Vachss

Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on April 27, 2017
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I’ve recently been introduced to the writings of Andrew Vachss. This is my THIRD copy of this book (somewhat for collectors value to me). It’s really hard for me to explain who and what or even WHY Andrew is a big deal. The first few books left me with a sense of ‘Wha?” And that’s a very good thing. He made me think, he left me speechless, he makes me feel small and insignificant! HOW does a man like this think of some of his subject matter? DO the research and see WHO he is. It will start to click. To me there’s nothing better than someone that can write an entire story in a few pages, and NOT leave you wanting to know more details – they are/were there. You don’t have to fill in much as he’s provided the framework. I can remember only one other writer that made me feel a sense of wonder like Mr. Vachss does. He’s in great company, but this is HIS review. Buy ANY Vachss book, and you won’t be disappointed, I guarantee that.

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Kubotan Keychain

Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on April 27, 2017
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Kubotan to go. I’ve carried one for 30+ years now, and this little book will show you how and why you should too!

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Baton Techniques & Training

Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on April 27, 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase

Another classic Police Science manual – keeper!

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Close Encounters

Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on April 27, 2017
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Who doesn’t love Tak Kubota? I remember finding him back in the 1980’s – through his Kubotan and shot training manual available through Monadnock. For a young man it was a big deal. This book is about a little known art known as Taiho Jutsu. Great stuff!

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Sambo & Systema

Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on April 27, 2017
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Here’s a book that ‘introduced’ me to Systema, and removed the veil of misunderstanding. Sometimes that’s what it takes. What I love are the writings of Kevin Secours here. I think they were culled form other sources, but at least it’s all in one place, and easier to grab hold of. Kevin has demonstrated to my satisfaction that’s he’s not about smoke and mirrors, yet firmly grounded in providing a good education as a result of immersing himself in the arts. What comes out has been well-planned for his audience. Thank you Kevin!

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Guns, Bullets & Gunfights

Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on April 27, 2017
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One of a kind, innovator, Police Officer, trainer. Here’s what the real deal looked like. Do yourself a favor and get this book if you want to see what life is like from his side of the street.

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Tales of the Stakeout Squad

Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on April 27, 2017
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A guy I know suggested this book. I’m glad he did. You will meet a humble man that did some extraordinary things, and yet it was all to be a better police officer. Politics rears it’s ugly head and life goes on. It does not diminish his contributions. As it tuns out, Jim’s digs in ‘upstate New York’ weren’t that far away… I wish I’d known this while I was there and he was still alive – it would been cool to meet him and pick his brain. Jim should be better known for his contributions, but since he likely won’t be except in specific circles, read it here for yourself. Thank you Jim for your service.

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