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My Second Book is now Available

Postby Rick Wilson » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:00 pm

My second book is now available (links below)

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Using Empty Space For Self Defence

Author: Rick Wilson, Editor: BD Wilson, Photographer: Chris Beaton, Illustrations: Makaya Alook, Foreword: Randy King

Links Below and they give a nice look inside too.

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Print Version:

Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995975736

Amazon.ca (not available yet – keep checking)
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07R7JSYZS/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=Now+you+see+it%2C+now+you+don%27t+Rick+Wilson&qid=1556418899&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

Amazon.co.uk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0995975736


Kindle Version|

Amazon.com
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Amazon.ca

[url]https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07R7JSYZS
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Amazon.co.uk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07R7JSYZS
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Re: My Second Book is now Available

Postby Rick Wilson » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:32 pm

From Back Cover:

Empty Space is a defining martial principle that can take the average practitioner and make them great. It does not matter what style or system you practice or what techniques you have, the use of Empty Space is either why they work or how to make them more successful for you.


Many who teach self defence are big strong men and they teach what has worked for them. There is often a lot of clashing of force on force but that only works when you can overpower the Aggressor. Using Empty Space does not go force on force therefore it can be is the equalizer for size and strength.


The use of Empty Space in self defence can be particularly disconcerting for a big strong person whose strength has always allowed them to dominate. Using Empty Space means you do not challenge their strength, and therefore they do not get to use their strength against you.


This is not to say size and strength are not a factor, simply that this principle can help you work around those attributes. However, beware of the big strong person who has read this book and practiced using empty space, because their size and strength come right back into play.


There are many principles that can make you a better martial artist, better at self-defence, but I believe the principle of fighting in Empty Space is an exceptional one that can improve anyone's abilities.


There were a lot of techniques used in this book to demonstrate the use of empty space, but the techniques are only a delivery system. The important thing is what was being delivered: how and why to use empty space in self-defence.
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Re: My Second Book is now Available

Postby Rick Wilson » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:13 am

Hey out there, as a small-time author the only thing that helps sell my books is you. If you’ve liked what you’ve read in either book or both please take a moment to post a review on Amazon or share your thoughts on social media. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you to those how have shared already.

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Re: My Second Book is now Available

Postby Rick Wilson » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:00 am

While my books sales are not large the thing that I love is they sell all over the world.

I added anew country today with sales in Japan!

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Re: My Second Book is now Available

Postby Rick Wilson » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:37 am

First Rating on amazon.ca for “Now You See It Now You Don’t: Using Empty Space In Self Defence.” Thank you Shawn


5.0 out of 5 stars What makes a technique effective

December 6, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition

My name is Shawn , I am a high ranking Japanese Ju-Jutsu practitioner and also a Control Tactics instructor for the Province I live in . I have been studying various martial arts, police defensive tactics and combatives for 38 years. Ever wonder why a high ranking Black Belt can cause more pain and make the technique more effective than the same technique done by a student of lower rank. It is because the higher ranking more experienced teacher knows how to control and manipulate empty space. This book teaches you how to use empty space. Knowing how to fill empty space by body positioning and structure to have the greatest effect on your opponents balance is a necessary skill in all self defense situations. This book by Rick Wilson unlocks the secret of how to do this. Weather you are a life long martial artist or just someone starting to take some form of self defense this book will make you a better martial artist. If you are a reality based combatives instructor this book will also make you a better more skilled instructor . I highly recommend this book and also anything else Rick Wilson has published. Rick knows what is real self defense !!

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Re: My Second Book is now Available

Postby Van Canna » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:17 am

This is a great post.

And this is crucial to understand if you are serious in surviving a fight with one or multiple or armed opponents. I.e., is the ability to use the empty space.
Knowing how to fill empty space by body positioning and structure to have the greatest effect on your opponents balance is a necessary skill in all self defense situations. This book by Rick Wilson unlocks the secret of how to do this.


For anyone who has fought for real before this should be a no brainer.

Where I have seen the most serious mistakes is in 'some' not all Uechi students, who having being brainwashed in 'standing their ground' and to use blocks meeting great incoming force head on...usually get hurt pretty bad when coming up against bigger and stronger opponents, or multiple opponents, or blunt weapons, or blades.

Filling/using empty spaces to flank opponents and position oneself in a better counter-attacking angle is how you will see good fighters in action.

And one truth of survival is...There is no defense, only counterattack.

Counterattack is the best defense and you see that concept in all Uechi Kata.
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