The Seven Strategies of Hand to Hand Combat

The Seven Strategies of Hand to Hand Combat : Surviving in the Arena of Life and Death

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This is not a book about techniques.
Black Belt Hall of Famer and Tier One tactical instructor, Ernest Emerson opens the doors to the previously hidden Strategies, Tactics, and Mentality of the world's deadliest warriors, giving you the tools to upgrade your training in any system, into a truly effective program of combat ready skills.
Emerson's genius is in being able to break down human conflict (combat) into its most basic component parts and then explain them in terms that make perfect sense. Then in turn, he gives you the ability to train and supercharge those components individually so that when they are reassembled the result is an Abrams tank powered by jet engines.
But, if you're looking for a book on how to block a punch, you won't find it here. This is about giving you the means to create a supercharged capability to take what you already know to the elite level, ready for actual combat.
The difference between tier one operators and the rest of us is not that they know more techniques or possess secret skills. They know the same things as we do. They just know how to do them much better. Emerson takes you into his classroom to teach you the real secrets, the forbidden knowledge of the warrior elite, America's Special Operations and Black Ops Units.
The problem with training for real-world hand-to-hand combat skills is that almost all martial arts are over 200 years removed from actual combat and have been softened up or "sporterized" to be palatable to the general public. The difference between conventional training and combatives training is defined by two simple words; intent and intensity. Each needs the other to be maximally effective and conventional martial arts lack both.
Without truly knowing if something will actually work in live combat, how can an instructor teach combat skills to someone whose life may depend on those skills?
If you are ever in a situation where you're face-to-face with pure evil, and you're not both physically and mentally prepared for violent, deadly combat, then that is the day you will likely die.
The author shows that you must be able to bring violence of action against the bad guy to such a degree that it doesn't just counter his attack, but destroys him, for attempting to do you harm.
You will learn how to evaluate your current training against the criteria of the perfect technique, to judge everything you do as to whether it will work in real combat or not, and avoid wasting your valuable time doing things that are of no value.
Learning and applying principles and concepts outlined in this book will give you the confidence you need, to never again wonder "Will this really work or Can I do this? You will learn that the true mastery of fighting skills is not just based on confidence in the techniques but ultimately in the confidence you have in yourself.
Some of the subjects covered in detail include;
1. The principles, strategies, and tactics of combat 2. The physical, physiological, and psychological effects of combat on the human body and how to use them to your advantage 3. The 3 Laws of Combat and the 6 Instinctual Triggers 4. The high art of preemptive self-defense 5. The importance of being able to distinguish between capability and capacity
Combative fighting skills is not a martial art. It is hard, intense, painful training along with the development of the Warrior Mindset. Without that mindset and the iron will to win, you are only using half of your power. The other half is in the mind. You will learn how important it is to never neglect one for the other.
Ernest Emerson has worked with members of the Naval Special Warfare Community, Navy SEALs for over 25 years. He carried a DOD top secret clearance for 15 years. He is the owner of Emerson Knives, Inc. and the Black Shamrock Combat Academy in Los Angeles California.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 9mm | 209g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507688814
  • 9781507688816
  • 2,558,203

About Ernest Emerson

Professional Instructor, author and keynote speaker Ernest Emerson has served the U.S. Department of Defense, Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement and civilian communities for over 35 years.
Ernest Emerson is a highly respected instructor and lecturer on counter-terrorism and human performance in dangerous environments. He is an expert witness for the Los Angeles Prosecuting Attorney's Office and is a Black Belt Hall of Fame and United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame member. He is a "Tier One" hand-to-hand combat instructor and has taught his system to the world's deadliest operators including the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army Special Forces and Various Government Agencies both in the U.S. and abroad.
Mr. Emerson is the author of several books, and scores of papers and articles on personal security, self defense and self reliance.
Sir Ernest Emerson is a Knight of The Noble Order of the Black Shamrock and holds the coveted title of Master-at-Arms. Mr. Emerson was the lead instructor for the company Global Studies Group International for 10 years, a company run by former SEAL Team Six personnel, providing training, security assessments and high risk security assignments to various entities worldwide.
He has appeared on many T.V. shows, radio programs and has acted as a technical expert on numerous award winning movies.
His background also includes playing professional baseball, boxing, Jeet Kune Do and Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He is the owner and founder of Emerson Knives, Inc., Emerson Combat Systems and The Black Shamrock Combat Academy in Los Angeles, CA.
He is the husband to a beautiful wife and the father to three wonderful children. Mr. Emerson is a Rock 'n' Roll junkie and enjoys the taste of fine Scotch whiskey. He may be contacted at
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