As many of you know, in my detective books (Take Down and Gravel Road), Danny Acuff does quite a bit of hand-to-hand fighting. As an author, there’s almost nothing I’d rather include in my books than an incredible hand-to-hand fight scene.
In the Detective Danny Acuff books mentioned above, I refer to the Makiwara Board and how he trains with it. I know many westerners are not familiar with it, so I wanted to share a video about it so you can see for yourself the kind of results you can achieve through diligent practice with it.
In Take Down, Danny has to fight four men outside in a parking lot. And then later, he ends up in a brutal fight with one of the main bad guys: a retired Special Forces badass.
And then in Gravel Road , I may have taken it a step farther. I won’t give away how it happens, but Danny may end up in a 12-on-1 fight, that spans multiple chapters. He’s fighting brutal, tough felons, and in my opinion, this drawn-out fight (war?) is worth the price of the book alone.
And here’s the video I promised:
And here’s another one if you thought that one was amazing. This is technically the first one that was filmed prior to the video above.
Stan R. Mitchell
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