Body Alarm Reaction (B.A.R.), or Adrenal Stress Response, should be the basis of all forms of defensive systems. Sadly, it is not. Too many rely upon complex techniques which will likely fail during a real life encounter.
This text examines the various effects of stimulation of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), namely the Sympathetic (SNS) and Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) have upon the body. You will discover ways to minimize the effects and even use them to your advantage! Sections detail various phenomena such as tachypsychia, excorporation, tunnel vision, and many others. A scientific look at the processes that happen in the body under extreme stress, known as Body Alarm Reaction, or B.A.R. depict how these effects occur as a natural survival mechanism that can either lead you to perform at levels like never before, or lead to catastrophic failure if you do not learn to control them.
Additional sections look at how B.A.R. applies to weapons training, including point-shooting versus aimed-fire and shooting stances, knife combat, and stick/baton. An analysis of bleeding rates provides a detailed analysis of Fairbairn's infamous Timetable of Death. Simulations are presented which show estimated times for loss of consciousness, shock, and death. Formulae are also provided to allow you to do your own simulations, using simple math!
Training programs are discussed with a critique of various training regimes such as Martial Arts and Law Enforcement. Reality-Based Training and scenario development is also covered.
This is not a book of techniques, but rather a scientific view of how the Adrenal Stress Response affects the body. This information can be used to form the basis for truly effective defensive techniques.
With 175 pages printed at 8.5" x 11", this book is full of tables, diagrams, illustrations, and photos. There is no filler here. Sections are written to get to the point immediately and not waste time and space with superfulous information.
Whether you are a personal defense trainer, Martial Artist, Law Enforcement Officer, or Soldier, or anyone else, you will find this book to be a great addition to your library that you will reference often.