Combatives, the solution to violence?

As harsh as it may sound, our answer to violence is “a person that complains without doing something about it, has no right to complain”.

One may believe that the authorities are those who are responsible to solving this problem. But the authorities are already “stretched out” and are not enough. It is obvious that the responsibility for our security and that of our families must be taken up by us. But how? Who are those that can really help us do so?

There are many martial arts schools that offer every system imaginable. American Japanese, Israeli, Chinese, Korean, Reborn Greek, Pilipino a.s.o. and all claim they are the best and ideal.

One has to ask oneself:

  • Which have really been tested in modern conditions?
  • Which systems do not demand years and years of training?
  • Which systems can use their techniques effectively immediately?
  • Which systems do not require serious physical conditioning?

Tough questions one is required to answer without emotions and self delusions. Questions that have to take into account the laws of the state, one’s own physical abilities, one’s real needs, one’s physio-psychological “structure” and many others. If one does not ask the right questions, they easily become the victims of a self perpetuating “con”. As a result we get practitioners of various “martial arts” who are living a mockery and delusion and are in mortal danger thinking that they know how to protect themselves.

Combatives offer you a system that has been tried and tested with great success under the conditions of a modern world war as well as in the prevention of violence in an urban environment. They were developed for men and women alike with the purpose of preserving their lives for the goal of defeating and neutralizing an enemy. The first stage was the development of the system for police use, then for the self-protection of men and women (Defendu), and finally made more brutal for use in war by both sexes for WW2.

What makes today’s Combatives really different and highly successful is the same simplicity, directness and brutal efficiency, combined with the methodology of teaching that has always characterized the system. It is not theoretical "martial arts", which in essence are "Combat Sports" that are taught in "sterile" environment and in a standardized manner with good marketing and sales practices to to impress the ignorant.

Today, at the Combatives Group, Combatives have come full circle and is offered again in the form of a self-protection system for everyone in the form of Civilian Combatives.

For women Combatives "fit like a glove", because the main goal is "deception", a lightning-fast, preemptive strike and a quick getaway. If necessary, the effective use everyday objects in a hand bag as weapons (cell phone, pens and other objects or the bag itself) is a given. Let’s not forget that women played a large role in espionage, sabotage and the assassinations of high-ranking Gestapo in the Second World War and faced deadly danger and they proved themselves as capable as men.
For men, Combatives offer a way to reply to violence with the same measure and incredibly brutal efficiency as well.

As always, the purpose of the real Combatives we teach at Combatives Group is for people to get home at the end of the day safely and unharmed.