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H2H: Hand to Hand Combat - Modern Army Combatives Paperback – July 21, 2006
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Again, that being said, the material that is in the book is top notch. I just think the author (and the military) needs to address the other ranges in more depth.
One chapter shows how to defend against knives, handguns and long guns while maintaining control of your own weapon. As a shooter I find this all very useful. Every defensive technique demonstrated is a practical solution to a realistic attack.
If you come from a karate system that is weak on grappling as most traditional systems are, then this is the book you need. One thing that mixed martial arts competition has shown us is that in the real world karate, Kung Fu, Aikido etc. isn't always as effective as we had believed.
It's my opinion that all combat focused martial arts will soon look very much like what is taught in Greg Thompson's H2H. It will look this way because it works.
I highly recommend the book to both beginners and experts alike. Alone the book is greaty and it's even better when coupled with something on more complete striking skills. I would suggest combining this with "Savage Strikes" by Mark Hatmaker. These 2 books together are all you need for real world defense in my opinion, but still this one is fine on it's own as well.
Each technique is clearly defined and laid out for you to see. With the movements you are given a quick reference of additional techniques and follow up movements... for example; if you are looking at technique 1 and want to know what additional techniques or follow up movements there are, look at the bottom corner of the page. It will tell you for follow up movements go to movement 107.
I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of this book and its content.
I feel that it is a must own for any member of the Army interested in the Modern Army Combatives (MAC) program. If you are looking for a book that is all about kicks and punches, you will be disappointed. If you're looking for the Jeet Kune Do of Battlefield Grappling and finishing moves... this is the book.
MAC is an evolving system, just like JKD, this book gives you the intro to MAC and some more advanced techniques... if you want something to learn quickly, realistic and is very very easy to learn, this is the book for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great guide to supplement any martial arts or defense training. My school uses this manual often in reference to takedowns and controls.Published on March 10, 2013 by Dave
Reading this book carefully, its pages and theme most definitely accomplishes a very distinct mission parameter of following the methods the US Army currently wants to follow. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by A.Bodhi
Greg Thompson has a reputation of one of the better MACP instructors. That being said, the second half of this book is pretty good with weapons retention and drawing while engaged... Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by James J
Great book....I've purchased this about 3 times, since everyone keeps "forgetting" to return my copy. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by PatrickBush
for the most part this book was informative and good... not quite complete though. coulda used some more pics on some of the techniques but overall it was a good buy for mePublished on April 3, 2011 by anthony11
I just purchased Gregg Thompson's H2H book today, and I have to say that it is an incredible manual for military and law enforcement defensive tactics. Read morePublished on April 1, 2011 by RWLawman
I highly recommend this book for those people in the military and those people who would like to learn a reality of combat system that will help them on the street as opposed to... Read morePublished on January 7, 2011 by RONNIE J BEVER JR
Greg Thompson's H2H combat is absolutely excellent in page quality, content, and illustrations.
The book is easy to read and simple to follow. Read more