Bullying has become a hot topic of conversation in my part of the world in recent weeks. Such a spike in interest and general pontification about its reality among young people is due to a recent suicide by a vulnerable teenage girl after she foolishly flashed her breasts on a social media site. People, especially immature kids, will take advantage of their larger physical size, higher status, or greater power of most any kind to wreak their will on the less fortunate, especially those whom they deem weak or undeserving of respect. In the long time since my youth, or even five years ago, the sudden pervasiveness of social media, and the myriad avenues of communication they make available have provided more ways for the dedicated bully to make him or herself felt. It seems to be part of being a social animal, unfortunately. I remember seeing this, as a boy in northern BC where we had a lot of room, among the litter of dogs — perhaps six or seven — we once allowed to grow up together.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 2. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Stick Fighting: Self Defense. Dec 16, Caleb Malcom rated it liked it. If you have absolutely no knowledge how to defend yourself then sure read this book. If you have even rudimentary training skip it. Nov 04, Steve Scott rated it did not like it Shelves: self-defense , martial-arts. Tegner's scenarios are implausible and his application and execution sloppy.
During one defense technique Tegner is bent backward and off balance to an extreme degree, defending against an attack few ne'er do wells would ever make. He makes absolute statements about the efficacy of these techniques that don't bear up to a rational analysis.
He teaches defenses with a crutch that are absolutely ridiculous. One section has the use of the quarter staff versus the quarter staff To be generous, there are some valid applications here--maybe a handful--but the reader would be better served using more modern sources for a reference.
This is a terrible book. I sort of feel bad for Tegner. He was supposedly booed at tournaments because of his books. I see why. He published these in an era where such stuff didn't pass muster.
Had he published these in the forties or fifties, they would have been lauded. His technique isn't much worse than other works from that era. By the seventies, though, a higher standard had been achieved, and Tegner was a walking anachronism. The ultimate fun, inexpensive rainy-day activity. Chris Parker rated it liked it Dec 09, Georgina rated it liked it Jul 01, John rated it liked it Oct 09, Thomas rated it liked it Jan 14, James Adams rated it did not like it Nov 08, James Burdine rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Bear rated it did not like it Oct 15, Michael marked it as to-read Jul 03, Ryan Coons added it Aug 15, Farid added it Aug 31, Andrew Hyde marked it as to-read Dec 26, Horace S added it Nov 13, Diana marked it as to-read Jul 31, Turia Madi marked it as to-read Aug 11, Ric added it Jan 20, Nelson Cidar marked it as to-read Jan 24, Potbol marked it as to-read Oct 11, Frank Garcia added it Oct 19, James Thompson marked it as to-read Mar 06, Cole Morris marked it as to-read Mar 15, Kathy marked it as to-read Apr 11, Timothy Nichols added it Apr 22, Mitch Troop marked it as to-read Jan 12, Laura Franco marked it as to-read Apr 11, Jan Fitzner marked it as to-read May 01, Sam Fury added it May 29, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Bruce Tegner. Bruce Tegner. Bruce Tegner is a specialist in self-defense and sport forms of weaponless fighting. He is regarded to had been one of America's outstanding authority, teacher and innovator in this field.
He was, literally, born to the teaching of unarmed fighting skills; both his parents were professional teachers of judo and jiu-jitsu and they began to train him when he was two years old.
Until he was eight year Bruce Tegner is a specialist in self-defense and sport forms of weaponless fighting. Until he was eight years old, his mother and father taught him fundamentals; after that, he was instructed by Oriental and European experts.
In a field where most individuals study only one phase of work, Mr. Tegner's background is unusual. His education covered many aspects of the various kinds of weaponless fighting and included instruction in sword and stick fighting, as well. Before he gave up competitive judo, he became the California state judo champion. He holds black belts in judo and karate.
Altough Bruce Tegner was trained in the traditional style of karate, he introduced innovations and modernizations as soon as he began to teach. He separated and distinguished between sport and self-defense aspects of karate; he changed the method of teaching and he made both self-defense and sport karate more appropriate for present day use. Books by Bruce Tegner. There are many ways to take action against racism. Read more Trivia About Stick Fighting: S No trivia or quizzes yet.
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