Reading List

Hi all, I’m in Tucson running some training this week so the blog is going to be pretty short & simple.  Here is my official reading list for the summer for those interested in self defense & self protection;
Strong on Defense by SGT Sanford Strong.  This book is mandatory reading for our instructors!
Meditations on Violence by SGT Rory Miller.  Also mandatory reading for our instructors.
Teaching our kids to kill by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Deep Survival by Gonzales
Inside the Criminal Mind by Slanton Samenow
Beggars and thieves by Fleisher
Games Criminals Play by Bud Allen
Sharpening the Warriors Edge by Siddle
The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker, Matt Kissel says it’s a must read!
On Killing by Col. David Grossman
On Combat by Col. David Grossman
One Shot, One Kill by Hathcock
-Anything by JJ Bittenbinder
-The Bible.  Some cool self defense stories like the guy who killed a giant with a sling shot, etc!!

1 Comment

  1. I enjoyed reading your post. I hear that ego in the attitudes of folks who don’t understand CrossFit, or the CrossFit only crowd. I am a skeptic by nature, but I always look for and try to practice a “best practices” mentality. I honestly don’t have time to learn a bunch of stuff that doesn’t work, no matter how neat it might look or whose pet art it maybe. I am really looking forward to the certification this week. I liked your reading list too.
    Coach/Co-Owner of CrossFit Modesto

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