About Combatives

Combatives, what is it?

Some Combatives techniques as they were practiced during the 2nd World War.

In plain terms, COMBATIVES describe the concepts and techniques of a combat system that is characterized by 3 words:

  • Simple - anyone can do it.
  • Direct - no frills.
  • Effective - proven in battle.

SIMPLICITY is what makes this system ideal for those who want a fast course in a powerful, easy to learn system of self-protection that is used as an offensive weapon.

DIRECTNESS means the Combatives school of thought does away with complex techniques, forms or Kata making Combatives a no-nonsense, no frills system.

EFFECTIVENESS makes Combatives the choice of military, clandestine and law enforcement professionals throughout the world.

What makes Combatives truly unique and sets it apart from traditional martial art systems are its teaching methodology, short learning curve and simple but brutally effective techniques.

Combatives have been developed for survival when life and limb are at stake, pure and simple.




Whom is it for?

Combatives as a system was developed for the average person that went to war, to help them perform under extreme situations of stress and danger. The techniques one is required to perform are exceptionally simple in their application. This makes them ideal for those that have absolutely no experience.

With such unique traits this system can be performed with devastating results to an assailant. During ww2, the principles and techniques were taught in exactly the same manner to both men and women who applied them to great effect. It is therefore with every confidence that we strongly recommend this system to men and especially to women who feel they need to learn to take control of their personal security and protect their families.



The doctrine that "violence never settles anything" is historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral.  Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst.  Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedom.

Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers, 1959