are a lot of books on self defense out there. Most teach
is well and good, but not everyone is going to take the
time to learn the techniques or develop the necessary skills.
I like about Waking the Tiger Within is that it teaches
the attitude and mental toughness necessary to defend yourself
in a threatening situation.
maybe it's just because it fits my personality and natural
tendencies, but, I really believe that with a little change
in attitude, more people will be able to successfully defend
the Tiger within--Book Summary
is out of control because too many people don't want to think
about it, don't prepare for it, and gamble that they won't be
one of the 14,000 victims hurt or killed in America every day.
Five out of six Americans will be victims of violent crime during
Tiger Within, (128 pages, plus 32 pages of sharp, related illustrations),
describes simply with fresh, unapologetic vigor how to become
aware, powerful, never a victim--in control on the street, in
the car, at work, on trips, at home and at school.
a 5th degree Black Belt, holds the title of Master Instructor,
has taught over 3000 students during 23 years, learned from experience
exactly what women, men, and children must know to be safe in
first describes the purpose of the book: developing instinctual
fighting ability (the Tiger within), and providing simple, common-sense
techniques to ensure safety on the street, at home, at work, in
the car, on trips, and at school.
Foreword cautions against compassion for "goblins,"
those who prey upon us, warns that we must expect to be attacked
eventually, with on one to depend on but ourselves.
concludes: "If you learn these principles, you will repel
violence instead of attract violence. If violence must be committed,
let it be in your defense, and not to your demise."
Right To Defend
begins with the assertion: "No one ever has the right to
hurt you. The mere thought of someone doing so should make your
blood boil, and anyone who attempts to hurt you does so at his
chances of being attacked are directly related to your level of
willingness to fight back."
part of chapter 1 defines exactly what one can do to defend oneself--under
concludes with the thought: Do everything you can to avoid attack,
but if it has to happen--strike hard, strike fast and end it on
pages, 1 illustration)
opens with the thought: Awareness determines whether one will
be attacked or not.
state: "I couldn't believe it was really happening, it was
unreal, I was frozen, I couldn't think."
chapter 2, Awareness, will be able to say instead: "It might
happen to me. It might happen today. I know what to do. And I'm
going to do it!"
Tiger, be aware. The rest of Chapter 2 tells simply, directly,
how always to be aware: practice the "Color Code."
90% of people are in white most of their lives. White attracts
alertness. Potential attackers are repelled by alertness.
alert. In orange you make your battle plan. "If he steps
one more step toward me, I'll drive my finger into his eye."
fight mode. You are a machine, your decision and action are automatic,
your assailant is surprised, then terrorized.
Code" saves lives, makes the assailant the victim.
is born with a tiger within," begins Chapter 3. But society
buries our Tiger deep within us.
When we convert
fear to rage, Chapter 3 continues, with the accompanying adrenaline
surge, our Tiger surfaces powerfully to save us.
3 concludes, we must fight back, surprising the predator, converting
our fear to rage, making our entire essence as frightening to
the assailant as a wild, ferocious Tiger.
(18 pages, 33 photos)
fight fair, fight to win."
we defend ourselves is 90% mental, 10% physical, Chapter 4 stresses
in the first section.
of the chapter uses 33 illustrations and crisp, simple instructions
to teach powerfully effective techniques to end the fight within
5...Home Defense (18 pages, 14 photos)
home is an extension of yourself--an attack on it should infuriate
you as much as a direct attack on yourself."
is the key, Chapter 5 continues. The remainder of the chapter
describes 12 specific measures to protect the home.
learn to defeat a single attacker, you can defeat many attackers
by using the same technique. "As long as you are fast and
brutal in you technique, and escape a soon as you are able, you
continues with specific techniques to survive a mass attack, and
explains how to quickly stop an armed assailant.
concludes with this advice: "remember your advantages and
be happy that your assailants are unconfident, distracted fools
as you attack their attack.
(28 pages, 18 photos)
tells clearly, simply, with illustrations, how to remain safe
while walking,driving (road-rage, car jackings), staying at hotels
or motels, in a restaurant, in an elevator; and how to be a secure
8...Growing Up Prepared
(20 pages, 9 photos)
children in the United States are abducted each year, 46,000 never
to be found again."
To keep your
child totally safe, Chapter 8 continues, you must assume your
child will be attacked, and that it will happen sooner or later.
are described in the chapter--those which ended in tragedy, and
those rare ones where the child knew what to do, survived.
continues with 14 specific rules and techniques every parent must
teach their child to ensure the child's survival.
ends: "If enough children start fighting back against the
evils of kidnap and child molestation, the whole business of these
perverts hurting children will stop."
9...Putting An End To Bullies (6
begins by describing the harm done to children by bullies. And
then it tells the parent how to detect signs that the child is
part of Chapter 9 warns that, unchecked, bullying always escalates,
especially when child and/or parent is in denial.
concludes with the mandate that a child must be taught never to
let a bully get away with anything. The child must fight back,
over-react to the threat of the bully, and the parent must always
support the child's actions 100%.
Tiger Within teaches our children and us how to be safe.
comply or follow the commands of an attacker. Always we must fight.
We must plant
firmly in our mind that, yes, if we are attacked, regardless of
the odds, we will fight back. When we do this, we are strong,
at peace. We have awakened the Tiger within.