Has anyone read this book?
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Has anyone read this book?
I've not read that particular book but, the author of the book Phil Elmore member of the CombatCarry Community. He has not been on the forum for a while now but, perhaps he'll spot your post and comment on his book.
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Thanks for the heads-up, Lawrence.
Here are a few reviews of the book:
An excellent work of common sense., June 30, 2006
Reviewer: Eric Shepherd (Detroit) - See all my reviews
In this effective book Phil Elmore describes how to use a flashlight in a self defense situation. Phil Elmore uses his experience in several martial arts and background as a technical writer to produce a clear self defense manual.
I would also highly recommend Phil Elmore's other books.I'd have to agree with the other reviewer., September 3, 2006
Reviewer: chris "teh castle." (U.S.A.) - See all my reviews
This is a good book.
The book is on flashlight fighting, its mainly aimed at the small pocket torch, but it does include information on using the bigger lights as well.
The only complaint that i have is that, if you are like me, and have read his e-zine, the martialist, then you probably know this stuff already, as much of it has been said there, but it does include some newer stuff.
i really liked the section on koppo wrapping your light,i also like how he says that a light is a really good companion for a gun, as the old saying goes, you can hit what you cant see,even thought that wasn't in the book, i think it fits it quite well. i think thats a really good idea and would highly recommend this book for anyone.Effective and very strongly recommended, October 6, 2006
Reviewer: Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) -
A simple, common, ordinary flashlight can be readily employed as an effective and lawful weapons of self-defense -- if you know how to use it properly. That's where experienced martial artist Phil Elmore's Flashlight Fighting: How To Make Your Pocket Flashlight A Take-Anywhere Self-Defense Weapon comes in. Offering complete, comprehensive, "user friendly", step-by-step, illustrations instructions, anyone can learn how to defend themselves with using a six-inch flashlight to ward off and punish an attacker. This is particular useful information where other forms of self-defense such as pepper sprays, collapsible batons, mace, billy clubs, knives, and guns are prohibited by law. This an effective and very strongly recommended 77 page training manual that could very well save your life when out on the streets, traversing parking lots or garages, recreating in a park, or anywhere else that assailants could lurk.I'm quite proud of it and apparently it has done quite well (I won't know the exact numbers until December). The book details the basics of awareness and the physical mechanics of striking with a flashlight, explaining how to use pocket stick principles to wield a pocket torch as an offensive and defensive weapon. It's simple, easy to read, entertaining, and sticks to the basics without any nonsense. There's also an appendix on larger lights like the D-cell maglites.Flashlight Fighting: How to make your pocket flashlight a take-
anywhere self-defense weapon by Phil Elmore. Published by
Paladin Press. 1800/392-2400 80 pages. $10.00
As someone who has written numerous manuals on the use of the Yawara stick(or short stick, or Kubotan, or Persuader, or two of my most recent publication, The Mighty Pen, Your Self-Defense Friend and The Use of the Mini-Baton for Law Enforcement and Security officer), I was glad to see someone write a manual on the use of the flashlight for self-defense. The author is the publisher of The Martialist:
The Magazine For Those Who Fight Unfairly. In this small volume he
covers the essential elements of why the pocket flashlight is an
ideal weapon to carry at all times. As he points out, it is one of
the few items you can carry legally anywhere in the world. (NOTE:
The cane and pen/pencil are two other items that can also be carried
legally almost anywhere). In the six chapters he covers the reasons
why everyone should carry a pocket flashlight, what types of lights
are available, walking with confidence, the importance of awareness
and body mechanics. I do love his philosophy, as I have been
teaching the same one for more than fifty years, He emphasizes that
if a subject is clearly out to hurt you, ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK.
Indeed, the best defense is always to attack your attacker. He also
writes about the value of using the bright lights to temporarily
blind the attacker, but emphasizes that alone is not going to stop a
determined attacker. In appendix A he covers how to wrap a cord
around your pocket flashlight so it will be more secure in your
hand. In appendix B he covers the use of larger flashlights for self-
defense. As for specific techniques, he recommends striking
vulnerable areas of the body with the flashlight. In conclusion,
this is an excellent basic manual written so clearly that anyone can
follow the directions. For $10.00 the book is a good bargain.
RATING: ***(Three out of a possible five-A good rating and
recommended for anyone seeking a basic manual on this topic. Joseph
J. Truncale, Publisher of the Samurai Heart Newsletter)
I think this is the only flashlight book you'll ever need. What it is NOT is a treatise on flashlight technology. I can't tell the difference between "bright" and "really freaking bright," nor do I think it matters for purposes of this book.
I am sold. I will buy it this weekend.
Thank you for writing this book.
Please let me know what you think when you're finished with it. It is extremely gratifying to write something that people find helpful.