Close Quarters Combat

  • fake bloody machete
    Halloween Edged Weapon Training?|
    Halloween stores are a "Close Combat Trainer's" PARADISE when it comes to training for edged weapon defense!
  • Officer Isaac Rosario deploys OC spray to break up a fight between two combatants during fight dispersion training at MCAS Yuma. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bill Waterstreet)
    Should You Intervene in a Fight?|
    There IS no real "right or wrong" when it comes to helping someone else out!
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Sean Kinney blocks a bayonet trainer and chokes his opponent, Cpl. Steven Stone. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Gerard R. Farao)
    Distraction as a Self Defense Tool|
    We talk so much about the "first strike" as being a punch, palm-heel, knee to the groin, etc...but rarely do people consider us...
  • A Marine blocks a punch during a martial arts training session. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl Mike Escobar)
    Can You Block A Punch?|
    My first martial arts instructor, Master Ron LeBlanc, had a unique style of teaching how to block a punch...he'd stand you up a...
  • Man in a suit on a dark street.
    Amazing Jedi Mind Trick for Self Defense|
    How you look and act have a huge effect on your chances of being attacked.