Quinn, Peyton. “Real Fighting: Adrenaline Stress Conditioning through Scenario-Based Training.” Paladin Press. Colorado. 1996.
Review: Mr. Quinn came to my attention through other books by such as Marc MacYoung, Rory Miller and Lawrence A. Kane. My interest was because I felt a huge gap between martial arts as a means of self-defense and reality based training with the goal of introducing to the martial arts community those concepts and perspectives necessary to bring any MA into the SD square (self-defense square coined by Mr. MacYoung).
Like the other authors, Mr. Quinn’s prose in this subject is colorful but solid as to conveying the content in a manner that makes it impressionable to those who feel, think and believe they are practicing reality based self-defense. Chock full of anecdotes and real-life stories he conveys the truth of fighting where a martial arts instructor can readily seeing the now glaring gaps in the study of things like karate.
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