Reading List

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Foundational Texts

Author

Title

MacYoung, Marc

Cheap Shots, Ambushes and Other Lessons

Miller, Rory

Meditations on Violence

Schneider, Gavriel

Can I See Your Hands

Thompson, Geoff

Watch My Back

Thompson, Geoff

Dead or Alive

De Becker, Gavin

The Gift of Fear

Thompson, Geoff

Fear: The Friend of Exceptional People

Miyamoto, Musashi

The Book of 5 Rings

Sun Tzu

The Art of War

Miller, Rory

Training for Sudden Violence

Grossman, Dave

On Combat

General Self-Protection

Author

Title

Freeborn, Varg

Violence of Mind

Larkin, Tim

When Violence is the Answer

MacYoung, Marc

Cheap Shots, Ambushes and Other Lessons

Miller, Rory

Meditations on Violence

Schneider, Gavriel

Can I See Your Hands

Thompson, Geoff

Watch My Back

Thompson, Geoff

Dead or Alive

MacYoung, Marc

What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

Miller, Rory

Facing Violence

Quinn, Peyton

Bouncers’ Guide to Barroom Brawling

Strong, Sanford

Strong on Defense

Thompson, Geoff

Three Second Fighter

Thompson, Geoff

Notes from a Factory Floor

Communication

Author

Title

Amdur, Ellis

Words of Power

Miller, Rory

ConCom: Conflict Communication

Thompson, George

Verbal Judo

Law Enforcement/Security

Author

Title

Burrese, Alain

Survive a Shooting

Christensen, Loren

Defensive Tactics

Christensen, Loren

Far Beyond Defensive Tactics

De Becker, Gavin

Just 2 Seconds

Malpass, Michael

Taming the Serpent

Martin, Dennis

Working with Warriors

Schneider, Gavriel

Beyond the Bodyguard

Siddle, Bruce

Sharpening the Warriors Edge

Psychology

Author

Title

Thompson, Geoff

Fear: The Friend of Exceptional People

Grossman, Dave

On Killing

Sutton, Chris

Psychology of Self-Defense

Threat Assessment

Author

Title

Calhoun, Frederick

Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters

Cawood, James

Violence Assessment and Intervention

Meloy, Reid

International Handbook of Threat Assessment

Valdiserri, Anna

Creepology: Self-defense for your social life

Van Horne, Patrick

Left of Bang

Training

Author

Title

Miller, Rory

Training for Sudden Violence

Coyle, Daniel

The Talent Code

Larsen, Matt

Modern Army Combatives

Murray, Kenneth

Training at the Speed of Life

Grossman, Dave

On Combat

Herman, Judith

Trauma and Recovery

Combatives

Author

Title

Morrison, Lee

The Complete Book of Urban Combatives

Applegate, Rex

Kill or Get Killed

Ben Keren, Gershon

Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence

Ben Keren, Gershon

Krav Maga: Tactical Survival

Ben Keren, Gershon

Krav Maga: Extreme Survival

Fairbairn, W.E.

Get Tough! How to Win in Hand-to-Hand Fighting

Lee, Bruce

Tao of Jeet Kun Do

MacYoung, Marc

Multiple Attackers

McCann, Kelly

Combatives for Street Survival

Intuition

Author

Title

De Becker, Gavin

The Gift of Fear

Miller, Rory

Living in the Deep Brain

Strategy

Author

Title

Miyamoto, Musashi

The Book of 5 Rings

Sun Tzu

The Art of War

Bonaparte, Napoleon

The Art of War and Power

Other

Koster, Denise

Refusing to Accept the Unacceptable

Millman, Dan

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

MacYoung, Marc

In the Name of Self-Defense