Travis D. Brown con Out like a Light!: old world bare knuckle boxing for modern day self-defense (English Edition)Out like a light!
an introduction to bare knuckle boxing for self-defense
Note: this is not a book on historical bare knuckle boxing. It is a book on self-defense, technique design and technique evaluations that uses bare knuckle boxing as its reference point. It is a mistake to think that bare knuckle boxing is a dead/historical only art or that it is of chiefly English origin. I do, how ever, concede the point that many may be searching with this in mind so I have placed this note here so that no one is misled by the title.
Anyone can throw a punch, all that takes is the willingness to smash your hand into something.
Anyone can take a punch, all that requires is a punch you can't avoid.
It takes more than this to be a bare knuckle boxer.
It isn't a hard fist or harder head that makes a skillful boxer. Its knowing what to hit, how to hit it, when to hit it and most importantly how to do all of that without being hit back! It is this knowledge that separates the true bare knuckle boxer from the typical street brawler.
Knowledge doesn't insure victory but when combined with practice it can provide consistency and that is a key component in winning.
So when the time comes and someone is going out like a light, who will it be? You? or them?