Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £6.27

Save £2.68 (30%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.
Read this title for free. Learn more
Read for £0.00
with Kindle Unlimited
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Combatives Instruction: Physical Self Defense Teaching And Training Methods (Better Self Defense Series Book 2) by [Martin, Neal]
Kindle App Ad

Combatives Instruction: Physical Self Defense Teaching And Training Methods (Better Self Defense Series Book 2) Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£6.27

Kindle Books from 99p
Load up your Kindle library before your next holiday -- browse over 500 Kindle Books on sale from 99p until 31 August, 2016. Shop now

Product Description

About the Author

Proven Self Defence Strategies From An Experienced Expert In The Field! Quality information on self defence shouldn't be hard to find, yet thanks to many of the so-called "experts" out there, good quality information is now buried under so much dross--inaccurate and wrong information that does more harm than good. What you need (and what Neal provides) is a variety of detailed strategies--each designed to help you solve a particular problem related to self defence. Neal writes his books and articles for a variety of people: self defence practitioners, martial artists, security personnel or anyone who is seeking a deeper knowledge and understanding of the principles of good personal protection. What seperates him from other self defence writers is his ability to explain complex topics in a no nonsense straightforward manner. He doesn't offer guarantees (they don't exist in self defence) but always delivers step by step strategies you can implement immediately. In his spare time, Neal likes to train hard, read, write and talk about himself in the third person. Want to know more? Then check out his blog, Combative Mind, or look him up on Facebook.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 465 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Combative Mind Publications (22 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FXWE6X2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #327,202 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition
I decided to buy this book on the strength of the authors other book, Self Defense Tips Everyone Should Know, and because I'm a fan of his blog. I'm glad I did because this is an excellent book, and as luck would have it I have just begun to teach self defence myself, so the book couldn't have come at a better time. Let me say though, that this book is not just for instructors or those who are thinking of teaching (although this is the main focus of it). Students of self defence will also get a lot from this book, for like the authors other book, it is full of insight and information gleaned from personal experience that will enhance your training.

The book opens by asking the question how much experience does a person need to teach self defence. The author draws on his own experience here, talking about his bouncing days as well as getting opinions from some other instructors which really helped to answer the initial question. I'll let you read the book to get the answer to it.

From here the author goes on to discuss combatives and does a great job of detailing and explaining an actual combatives syllabus that anyone reading the book can follow themselves, or structure their own syllabus around it. Students can also compare their own training syllabus against it to see if theirs stands up in terms of practicality and usefulness. The author is not a fan of fluff, either in his writing or in his training, so the syllabus contains only essential techniques and concepts, but as he explains, if you go deep enough there is a lifetime of learning in it. This section also contains many photos that help to illustrate the text. I found them useful, if a little small in size. It is followed by several chapters on training practices and methodologies that I found very useful.
Read more ›
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Standing on the shoulders of giants ( Geoff Thompson for one )

There is only one book you need to buy on S.D. and that is Dead or Alive by Geoff Thompson all others are scrambling up his throuser leg and not coming close to his insight in S.D. This is more of booklet with small printing , there are a couple of good ideas and for one hour I read half the booklet but it lacks ( i have finished the rest now ) , if you want to save yourselve a couple of pounds , think , elbow strike and palm strike with aggression then you have the concept here. nothing much on headbutts , nothing much of foot sweeps nothing on elbow strike defences if you are close in fighting . But my biggest disappointment are the pictures which are so small and very badly taken and no pictures for the drills ( plus the booklet needs much better details about drills " any drills " ) . The booklet is well written but could have been SO MUCH better as i am sure the write knows his stuff.

I have bought lots of books on SD and martial arts and the book that shines thru is Geoff Thompsons book and Ian Abernathey book on locks.I bought this book as a student not as a teacher. I do agree with the author that in martial arts their are to many techniques and SD is the way to go. I am sure the writer could do a much better book than this and i will buy when he does

or if you dont want to go to the time to learn SD buy a good pair of running shoes and when you see the bad guy coming off you go.

The booklet says you can go to the web site and see videos of 30 min in length well i can only find 3 years old videos that are 5 min and these are posted on youtube

The author sells 4 " booklets " on his web site and if you put them all together you still wouldnt have enought for a whole book !
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Having been involved in martial arts , boxing, self protecting coaching now for a number of years like any honest trainer we are always looking for ways to become better at what we do. In my opinion ( and i have worked/ trained with some great no bull martial artist , combatives, boxers over the years) neal martin does what it says on the tin. In all honestly im going between two of neals books. Self defence tips everyone should know plus this latest one combatives instruction. I cannot give a full summary as i havent finished reading yet but i think i know a good honest combatives instructor when i see one. Neal covers the lot in combatives instruction. Im gonner continue to read and absorb this information and already have gained insights , tips and great info i can incorporate in my coaching.. I dont normaly bother with revues but in my opinion if your are simply a normal guy / girl who simply wants to gets some self protection skills you can put into practice or you are a coach then this book would offer you great information and skills that can only advance your reputation as a coach .. A brilliant , honest book .. Tony.. Essex
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
In terms of being a self defence book this book is not to teach you how to do techniques but is a very good book on what you should be considering teaching if you are already in the martial arts/ self defence world. There are a lot of good ideas& info that you should be aware of or considering, very informative & gives ideas for a possible syllabus to follow or create if your studying this sort of stuff.Didnt fully agree with his syllabus content but thats down to the individuals taste.Everyone whos into this stuff will "push" what they are familar with or what they found works for them & thats fair enough plus he goes against some of the main stream ideas & with good views of why which i found refreshing.A well thought out & planned book with if your serious about self defence & "do" something just now then this is a book & an author you should be seriously considering. I am now off to look at his other books & his website.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

click to open popover