The Big Bloody Book of Violence

The Big Bloody Book of ViolenceTHE Smart Persons’ Guide for Surviving Dangerous Times

Implementing even a fraction of this book’s suggestions will substantially increase your overall safety.” – Gila Hayes, Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network

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We could whine about how we live in dangerous times nowadays, but let’s face it, all throughout history ordinary people have been at risk of violence in one way or another. Abdicating personal responsibility by outsourcing your safety to others might be the easy way out, but it does little to safeguard your welfare. In this book you’ll discover what dangers you face and learn proven strategies to thwart them.

Self-defense is far more than fighting skills; it’s a lifestyle choice, a more enlightened way of looking at and moving through the world. Topics include:

  • Making sense of senseless violence
  • Riots and crowd safety
  • Terrorism
  • Domestic violence
  • Gangs
  • Home invasions
  • Conquering impossible odds
  • Creating witnesses
  • Guns
  • Overcoming talisman thinking
  • Interacting with law enforcement
  • And much, much more…

Violent encounters are rarely what you’d think. Oftentimes they last mere seconds yet have consequences that can linger for a lifetime. The best confrontations are those you can avoid, but preparation and training can get you through those times when you must fight for your life and failure is not an option. In this book Kane and Wilder teach you how.


“In this sequel to the Little Black Book of Violence, Kane and Wilder go both deeper and broader into the thorny subject of violence.”
– Rory Miller, bestselling author of 17 books, including Facing Violence

“If the average person practices a fraction of what is covered in this book they will be more aware and less of a target.”
– Captain Jay Matzko, US Navy pilot

“This is a must read for anyone who plans to venture outside their home without a bodyguard.”
– William C. Dietz, New York Times bestselling author of more than 40 novels

“I am a university professor; martial arts really aren’t my thing… I quickly realized in the first few pages just how much someone like me should be reading this book.”
– Kate Vitasek, Graduate and Executive Education, University of Tennessee

“A much needed and wholly accurate approach that addresses the realities of being able to identify, act, survive, and prepare for the aftermath of a life-threatening event.”
– David A. Davies, Security Consultant and Author

“This is an insider’s bible to violence, what it is, how to spot it and how to avoid it.”
– Becky Blanton, TED Global speaker, journalist