187 pages Hardbound limited 1st edition 1000 numbered copies.
The most effective way to protect ourselves and our loved ones from violence is to avoid it. Over the course of one and a half thousand years the Da Xuan Daoist tradition has developed a highly sophisticated method of reading people, body language and violent situations, to know what is safe and what is dangerous, when to fight back and when to escape.
The author takes us deep into the ancient science of face reading (Mian Xiang), by which we can understand the various types of predators and character types. He explains the theory, practices and solutions for dealing with urban violence, as well as a profound meditative practice for understanding our ego and our true nature so as to better understand other people.