NEW BOOK BY THE AUTHOR OF THE ARMY'S FIELD MANUAL ON HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT!
Matt Larsen, with more than 30 years of experience as an operator and teacher, has brought together military/combat-based strategies for mastering close-quarters fight situations in Modern Army Combatives: Battle-Proven Techniques and Training Methods. Based on lessons gleaned from battlefields and several martial arts, and packed with photos, Modern Army Combatives teaches the critical skills of hand-to-hand combat.
The reality-based strategies and techniques in this book teach:
- critical skills for hand-to-hand combat
- the mastery of close-quarters combat and weapon defense
- battlefield lessons, as told by soldiers in the field, applicable to both combat and martial arts training
Matt Larsen started training in the martial arts as a young Marine infantryman and later joined the Army. Holding black belts in several martial arts, Larsen eventually trained the 75th Ranger Regiment in combatives, as well as close-quarters battle and marksmanship. His field manual on hand-to-hand combat led to a training program for the entire Army. Larsen’s methods have revolutionized combatives training and the culture of the U.S. military. Modern Army Combatives is a must-have for students of self-defense and martial arts everywhere.
Testimonials regarding Modern Army Combatives
“I’ve always been a pretty aggressive person, but having some stuff to back you up, like the Army combatives training, is great. It’s always good to have knowledge and experience.”
— Staff Sgt. Paul McCully, on close-quarters-combat training that saved his life
during a mission in Mosul, Iraq
“I know it could have played out a lot of different ways. . . . As long as I got out of his weapon’s reach, he didn’t have a chance.”
— Spc. Joseph Gibson, on using basic combatives tactics during his fourth tour in Iraq