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The Thinking Man’s Guide to Self-Defense
by Gabe Suarez
In The Tactical Advantage, Gabe Suarez wrote that even the world’s best gunfighter will get killed if he exercises poor tactics. Likewise, a dramatic demise is the prize for the man who does not know what he’s doing, does not have a well thought-out plan or simply has the wrong mind-set when faced with the need to fight for his life. In The Combative Perspective, Suarez keys in on developing your knowledge about and properly organizing your mental attitude toward combat to improve your odds of winning – not just surviving – such a fight. The principles are as applicable to the bladesman as they are to the rifleman, to the unarmed fighter as they are to the sniper. Suarez’ combative perspective has four basic components that he identifies as essential to winning any battle: desire for victory, elimination of uncertainty, development of situational awareness and willingness to act. In this book he examines each in a logical and scientific manner, demonstrating why, when it comes to defending your life, the mental edge is at least as critical to victory as the tactical advantage. The perfect companion to Jeff Cooper’s classic Principles of Personal Defense, this is an indispensable guide to achieving that edge. 5 1/2 x 81/2, softcover,112 pp.
Gabe Suarez is an internationally recognized trainer and consultant in the defense and security field. He served as a police officer in Southern California for many years. Specializing in high-risk assignments, he has worked SWAT, gangs, narcotics, surveillance and single-man watch patrol.