This T.A.E. audiobook serves as a definite answer to many "unanswered" questions related to real life self defense. "What if the attacker is stronger and faster?", "What if he is trained?" and similar questions all become irrelevant when T.A.E. methods are applied - no one can take this type and intensity of pain!
One can train muscles power, strength, endurance, cardio etc. but no person can train 'pressure point pain resistance'! Simple as that. These are simple yet incredibly powerful methods, based on ancient Chinese martial arts, that detail the pressure point manipulation and striking methods. This book deals with basics - it teaches you how to quickly detect these points on the body of attacker and how to successfully apply pressure (pinching or rubbing/pushing) motion for instant elimination of the attacker's intentions to hurt or injure you.
These methods are extremely painful, effective and dangerous therefore all students are requested to be very careful while practicing them.
First, this book is written like a literal reference manual with acronyms and formal names. As well being organized in a precise and scientific manner, there are several disclaimers and excessive warnings about misuse and accidents involving martial arts training. HONESTLY, we're not five year olds- that does not require expositing! Also at least 1/4th of the whole book is spent just in the intro and exposition. All this combined makes for a dull yet hard to follow read.
Second, the narrator's voice is slow and monotone. Which makes this extremely hard to wade through.
Third, this is actually written with a compatitively specific fight in mind. Confronting a street mugger or schoolyard bully, where the attacker is overly confident in his ability to easily win. As a former army private and survival enthusiast, I will say that many fights will not resemble this because weapons, surprise, and numbers are not accounted for.
I honestly didn't expect much enlightenment, because the concept itself is from a fantasy world. But because it was a couple $ worth, I figured I will satisfy my curiosity. So I did, and the result is even less than expected.
Good information but difficult to get much out of it with out all of the illustrations and video