Synopses & Reviews
The essentials of combativespractical self-defense strategiesare detailed in this series of three distinct volumes. The first disc defines combatives, reviewing introductory concepts such as index positions; various footwork and blocks; defensive skills; hand, elbow, and knee strikes; and kicks. The second disc explores how to counter attacks by armed assailants, illustrating scenarios such as pistol attacks to the abdomen and head as well as from behind, slashing knife attacks and bludgeon attacks, and how to use the jugular and clavicle notch as advantages in a counterattack. Take-down tools, situational self-offense” scenarios, and full-speed sparring demonstrations are also included, broken down for easy understanding and application to individual training. The third and final disc explores combative principles that apply to nearly every attack scenario, incorporating how to effectively train with a partner for maximum street-fighting efficacy and the psychological dynamics of conflict for hard-hitting retaliation within legal limits. Six real-world scenarios depict the "do" and "don't" mandates for surviving assaults in parking lots, loading zones, stairways, kitchens, and inside cars.
About the Author
Kelly McCann is the president of Crucible, an elite training facility that organizes protective details in high-risk environments for Department of Defense special missions units and federal law-enforcement agencies. A former military and security analyst for CNN and MSNBC, he has also appeared on Fox News. With more than 25 years of experience teaching combatives and other special-ops skills in more than 30 countries, he specializes in concealed-weapons courses, combative-skills curricula, and street-crime-avoidance programs. He is the author of the companion handbook, Combatives for Street Survival. He lives in Fredericksburg,Virginia.