I just got around to finishing Striking Techniques, and I can honestly say it is an excellent book. I'd already read A Treatise on Practical Combat,
so this new book was a "must have" for me. One interresting characteristic about this book that I have not seen mentioned yet from the various reviews posted here is Colonel Akula's sense of humor. Granted this is certainly a serious book about Self Defense, Col.Akula's humorous writing style made me chuckle throughout. It made this book a fun read while still implanting deep within my subconscious (Keep Your Hands Up!
) the lessons of his experience. I can't wait to get my hands (claws) on the next volume of Fang and Claw : Grappling
Hail Colonel Akula!