Practical Unarmed Combat PDF
In a military context, close-quarters combat is about survival: any and all means are valid. Surprise and speed are essential and the intention is to attack, not simply defend. The Elite Forces Handbook of Unarmed Combat provides a detailed examination of the subject, with clear descriptions supported by black-and-white photographs and line drawings showing specific techniques. Starting with an overview of the historical development of unarmed combat, this book works through training (both physical and mental), vulnerable areas of the body, and particular techniques: punching and kicking, blocks, chokes and headlocks, breaking holds, throws, and ground fighting.
The techniques used by special forces around the world are examined here: the lethal strikes of the Spetsnaz, locks and constrictions used by the Egyptian special forces, U.S. Army throws and holds, and elementary methods taught to Britain’s Parachute Regiment. The Elite Forces Handbook of Unarmed Combat spells out the elements of hand-to-hand fighting from the soldier’s point of view.