Meditations on Violence

Author: Rory Miller
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 9781594391408
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real-World Violence. Experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer Sgt. Rory Miller distills what he has learned from jailhouse brawls, tactical operations and ambushes to explore the differences between martial arts and the subject martial arts were designed to deal with: Violence. In section one, Sgt. Miller introduces the myths, metaphors and expectations that most martial artists have about what they will ultimately learn in their dojo. This is then compared with the complexity of the reality of violence. Complexity is one of the recurring themes throughout this work. Section two examines how to think critically about violence, how to evaluate sources of knowledge and clearly explains the concepts of strategy and tactics. Sections three and four focus on the dynamics of violence itself and the predators who perpetuate it. Drawing on hundreds of encounters and thousands of hours spent with criminals Sgt. Miller explains the types of violence; how, where, when and why it develops; the effects of adrenaline; how criminals think, and even the effects of drugs and altered states of consciousness in a fight. Section five centers on training for violence, and adapting your present training methods to that reality. It discusses the pros and cons of modern and ancient martial arts training and gives a unique insight into early Japanese kata as a military training method. Section six is all about how to make self-defense work. Miller examines how to look at defense in a broader context, and how to overcome some of your own subconscious resistance to meeting violence with violence. The last section deals with the aftermath—the cost of surviving sudden violence or violent environments, how it can change you for good or bad. It gives advice for supervisors and even for instructors on how to help a student/survivor. You’ll even learn a bit about enlightenment. Rory Miller has served for seventeen years in corrections as an officer and sergeant working maximum security, booking and mental health; leading a tactical team; and teaching subjects ranging from Defensive Tactics and Use of Force to First Aid and Crisis Communications with the Mentally Ill.

Facing Violence

Author: Rory Miller
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 9781594392375
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book stands alone as an introduction to the context of self-defense. There are seven elements that must be addressed to bring self-defense training to something approaching ‘complete.’ Training that dismisses any of these areas leaves you vulnerable: Legal and ethical implications. To learn self-defense, you must learn force law. The consequence is prison. Side by side with the legal rules, everyone must explore his or her own ethical limitations. Most people don’t really know where this ethical line lies within them. Violence dynamics. Self-defense must teach how attacks happen. You must be able to recognize an attack before it happens and know what kind you are facing. Avoidance. You need to learn and practice not-fighting. Learning includes escape and evasion, verbal de-escalation, and also pure not-be-there avoidance. Counter-ambush. If you didn’t see the precursors or couldn’t successfully avoid the encounter, you will need a handful of actions, trained to reflex level, to deal with a sudden violent attack. Breaking the freeze. Freezing is almost universal in a sudden attack. You must learn to recognize a freeze and break out of one. The fight itself. Most martial arts and self-defense instructors concentrate their time on the fight. It just needs to be in line with how violence really happens in the world. The aftermath. There are potential legal, psychological, and medical effects of engaging in violence no matter how justified. Advanced preparation is critical.

Dschuang Dsi Das wahre Buch vom s dlichen Bl tenland Philosophie des Ostens

Author: Unbekannter Autor
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849600181
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Erweiterete Ausgabe inklusive eines Essays über den Taoismus. Zusammen mit dem Daodejing gilt dieses Buch als Hauptwerk des Taoismus, wobei die Sammelbezeichnung „Taoismus“ allerdings zur Zeit der Abfassung des ersten Teils des „Zhuangzi“ durch Meister Zhuang noch nicht existierte. Die Schrift gilt als eine der literarisch schönsten, interessantesten und schwierigsten der chinesischen Geistesgeschichte. Inhalt: Buch I Wandern in Muße Buch II Ausgleich der Weltanschauungen Buch III Pflege des Lebensprinzips Buch IV In der Menschenwelt Buch V Das Siegel des völligen Lebens Buch VI Der große Ahn und Meister Buch VII Für den Gebrauch der Könige und Fürsten Buch VIII Schwimmhäute zwischen den Zehen Buch IX Von Pferden und Menschen Buch X Von großen und kleinen Dieben Buch XI Leben lassen, gewähren lassen Buch XII Himmel und Erde Buch XIII Des Himmels Sinn Buch XIV Des Himmels Kreislauf Buch XV Starre Grundsätze Buch XVI Verbesserung der Natur Buch XVII Herbstfluten Buch XVIII Höchstes Glück Buch XIX Wer das Leben versteht Buch XX Der Baum auf dem Berge Buch XXI Tiën Dsï Fang Buch XXII Wanderungen der Erkenntnis III Verschiedenes Buch XXIII Gong Sang Tschu Buch XXIV Sü Wu Gui Buch XXV Menschliche und ewige Wahrheit Buch XXVI Außendinge Buch XXVII Gleichnisreden