About the Author – W. Hock Hochheim is a former military police patrolman and investigator, a former Texas patrol officer and detective, and former private investigator. During his career, spanning three decades he worked in “line operations” only, and he’s investigated more than 1,000 crimes and arrested nearly as many suspects. He has graduated from numerous, national Assault and Violent Death police schools and street survival courses. He also organized protection and security for famous authors, politicians, musicians, TV and movie stars. Over the last 40 years Hock has studied martial arts and hand, stick, knife and gun combatives, earning numerous black belts in multiple systems.
In 1996, Hock founded Force Necessary, a training company that teaches situational, event-based, scenario-based fighting tactics to military, police and citizens. Hock has written prolifically about martial arts, psychology, sports and history in countless magazines and books. He is quoted frequently by experts worldwide. He currently teaches some 30 seminars a year in 13 allied countries.
For more than 15 years, Hock has also authored a very popular blog read by tens of thousands. He is known as an educator, entertaining skeptic, and pioneer, martial, myth-buster by citizens, military, police, and martial arts experts worldwide. You cannot find all these special studies, articles and essays on his blog page as they are collected in book.
“Fightin’ Words is a collection of essays and articles by Hock about his life-long, worldwide quest to uncover the best, base-line, fighting tactics, strategies and skill-developing methods. These essays are based on his travel, study and research of the psychology and physicality required to successfully fight criminals and enemy soldiers. The book is about fighting, or “fightin'” since Hock is a Texan and speaks like one. He dissects elements of survival, self-defense, war, crime, martial arts and combat sports. He explores the changing terrain of these systems and how they evolved. And meanwhile, reveals a little martial, history and gossip here too!
There is also a photo tribute collection to the many international hosts who have hosted him over the last 25 years.
***** “Still loving this book, particularly as you can just pick it up for a few minutes – although I then find I cannot put it down for hours. So many topics and such sense, a rare treat to find someone who looks at “the arts” as I do with the same mix of fascination, desire to learn, and skepticism. Thanks for producing it.” – Matt Stead, London, England
***** “Just finished reading this book on my flight to LA. LOVE IT!” Frass Azab, Kansas City, Kansas
***** “Already getting dog-eared and multiple bookmarks…..always the sign of a great book. Such a useful instructor resource and recommended reading for all…” – Jethro Randolph, Stroud, United Kingdom
***** “I finished mine Sunday morning. Read it in A day & a half. It was full of gems for me. Totally inspired me. Can’t wait to for your seminar sir.” – Kevin Staples, Texas
***** “Hock’s new Book Fightin’ Words. The Psychology and Physicality of Fighting. Is pure genius. This is arguably the best book ever written on these topics. Great stories. Great read. Absolutely a must read for the serious martial artist, military or police.” – Jim McCann, Primal Gym, New Jersey, USA
***** “Great book!” Tim Tackett, JKD pioneer, Redlands, CA. , USA
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