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Author of Attack Proof featured on 48 Hours Mystery

Offers practical tips on how to stay safe

The case of Angela Mischelle Lawless, a murdered 19-year-old whose story was told on 48 Hours | Mystery, has focused attention on the potential dangers of strangers on the road and how to defend against them.

John Perkins, author of Attack Proof was featured in the story and offers practical advice on ways to stay safe. Click here to read the full story.


About John Perkins

John Perkins has been training and teaching martial arts and self-defense for over 50 years. He has taught hand-to-hand tactics to Marine combat units, Marine scout sniper units, and military counterdrug forces. He also has instructed law enforcement personnel from the FBI, New York City Police Department, New York State Police, and the New York City Transit Police. A former bodyguard to Malcolm Forbes and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, Perkins is a forensic crime scene expert and a master handgun instructor and marksman. He has extensive experience in the martial arts of hapkido, taekwondo, kyukushinkai, kempo karate, judo, jujitsu, goju, and tai chi chuan. He has trained in Native American fighting principles since the age of five. Perkins has battled in unlicensed pit fights, a savage forerunner to today’s Ultimate Competitions. He is the founder of guided chaos, an adaptive, internal-energy art whose principles are detailed in this book. Perkins’ system is recognized by the International Combat Martial Arts Federation, through which he holds a fifth-degree black belt in combat martial arts. Perkins lives in Nyack, New York.

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