Item description for H2H Combat: Modern Army Combative by Greg Thompson & Kid Peligro...
One of the highest-ranking instructors for the U.S. Army and Special Forces demonstrates the critical skills of hand-to-hand combat in this training manual. When troops on the modern battlefield are forced to fight without weapons, they fall back on many of the expert techniques made accessible here for martial art students of all levels. Modern clinching, effective striking, and grappling techniques are detailed, along with weapon takeaway strategies and defenses against opponents with knives. The step-by-step photos and thoroughly detailed movements are intended not only to train combat troops but also to empower citizens to protect themselves in dangerous situations.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Jul 21, 2006
Publisher Invisible Cities Press Llc
ISBN 1931229430 ISBN13 9781931229432
Availability 0 units.
More About Greg Thompson & Kid Peligro
This is Greg Thompson's first novel. He was born in Kent, England, in 1945, in the last months of the Second World War. Most of his working career was spent carrying out operational and management research for the police service. He was fortunate to work with several of the country's most innovative senior officers at the forefront of policing advances in the last years of the twentieth century. In more recent times, supporting the work of the People's Trust for Endangered Species, he has monitored the use of nest boxes by rare hazel dormice, in ancient woodland close to his home. In association with Kent Mammal Group and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, he has developed an interest in the lifestyles of brown hares living on what may be Europe's biggest shingle desert, at Dungeness, on the south coast of Kent. He has travelled worldwide in pursuit of his interest in wildlife, especially elephants and other mammals. He and his wife Wendy have a liking for long distance overland travel and independently planned expeditions in savannah landscapes and some of the world's most inhospitable deserts. They divide their home time between their house in Kent and the barn they have converted in the Auvergne, in the south of France.
Reviews - What do customers think about H2H Combat: Modern Army Combative?
Just got this and.... Jul 1, 2008
Great primer for realistic combatives, well illustrated and clearly written. Great work book for those with some basics who want to learn more. No secret 'military' techniques or oother nonsense, just good training. A good resource to own.
Awesome book May 25, 2007
Pictures are filled with full colored pictures. Moves increase in skill level as you read through the book. Great book containing jiu-jitsu coupled with self-defense moves for the street.
Technically well done book, but incomplete May 7, 2007
I can already here the blood boiling in all the BJJ and MMA people who might read this review, but here goes... this book was really well done as far as the technical aspects of communicating physical movements and tactics in this medium, but overall, the subject matter was incomplete. Having served in the Marine Corps in the early 90's, before the onset of BJJ and having trained in several martial arts over the last 20 years, I really find that the use (or actually, the overuse) of grappling as a self defense and combat style disappointing and frankly a bit scary. BJJ and grappling are wonderful sports and are exciting physical chess matches in the ring, but are limited for real world combat. Consider grappling against multiple opponents or opponents with weapons. I think it definitely has its uses and it needs to be taught to anyone who wants to learn self defense as a citizen or for combat as a police officer or soldier, but it shouldn't be the first thing that pops into your head. If your reflexes are to go straight for grappling, you're missing the first three of the five ranges of fighting (kicking, punching, knees and elbows).
Again, that being said, the material that is in the book is top notch. I just think the author (and the military) needs to address the other ranges in more depth.
All the H2H combat essentials in one book Apr 15, 2007
To start, I've probably tossed out more karate books than most of you will ever own. This one is a keeper. A couple reviewers state that this book is mostly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and it is. I have four Gracie Jiu Jitsu books, and H2H leaves out the sport/ wrestling side of BJJ and teaches just real world combat self defense. The book is easy to understand even if you haven't had previous training. All the techniques are clearly illustrated and when necessary shown from alternate angles. At the bottom of the page is a list of optional techniques and follow ups that can be found elsewhere in the book. One chapter shows how to defend against knives, handguns and long guns while maintaining control of your own weapon. As a shooter I find this all very useful. Every defensive technique demonstrated is a practical solution to a realistic attack. If you come from a karate system that is weak on grappling as most traditional systems are, then this is the book you need. One thing that mixed martial arts competition has shown us is that in the real world karate, Kung Fu, Aikido etc. isn't always as effective as we had believed. It's my opinion that all combat focused martial arts will soon look very much like what is taught in Greg Thompson's H2H. It will look this way because it works.
good for the street Apr 5, 2007
I like this book because it shows you grappling techniques and stratige that can be used on the street. It is basiclly Brizillian jujitsu made for the street or combat. The thing I like about it is, you don't need a gei to acomplish the chokes and holds. It mostly teaches how to ground fight. There are not alot of strikes in it. Hardly any at all. But if you already know how to punch and strike you can fill in the dots. I would combine this material with what you already know.