How to produce best selling books? When I started to write my blog, I did so looking to share my experiences working in the security industry, and my academic knowledge, in order to help those who train, better understand the context and situational components of real-world violence e.g. how, and why do fights starts, how can violent incidents be predicted and avoided, what are the processes that different violent criminals use/employ etc.
Its goal was not to be a “technical” blog detailing techniques, but a much broader blog that looked at what real-life violence was, and how it could be identified and prevented. In the security, industry we categorize this type of training as “self-protection”, to make it distinct from self-defense, which involves the physical component of dealing with violence – and the one that most of us who train martial arts and self-defense focus on.
This is why I was caught off guard, when Tuttle Press approached me to write a book specifically on Krav Maga (the system I practice and teach), based off of my blog. I had never planned to write a technical manual on the system, but here was an opportunity being presented to me, by one of the world’s most respected and experienced martial arts publishing houses, and one that when it came down to it, I didn’t want to turn down.