Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson is a 10 year veteran of the U.S. Army, a Master Instructor of Close Quarters Combat self defense, and President of the International Society of Close Quarter Combatants. A full time self defense author and instructor, Jeff has trained military, law enforcement, and civilians in advanced close quarter combat tactics for “real life” self defense. Get weekly close combat videos and other “reality based” training at Jeff’s website Find more articles by Jeff at his article archive.

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    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.