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Modern Army Combatives: Battle-Proven Techniques and Training Methods (book)
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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

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