Archive for the ‘Grappling and Ground Fighting’ Category
Tony Southard is a unique man. He has been a full contact professional fighter, a bodyguard for celebrities, a martial arts instructor, a police instructor, a military instructor, a Karate Grandmaster, and a chaplain! This North Carolina based martial arts expert and trainer is a man you should know. Many law enforcement officers, police recruits, and military operators already know Mr. Southard very well. He frequently teaches the local police and military personnel.
This story might be a work of Fiction but this author, and his impressive background, are Fact!
I happen to be an avid reader of martial arts and combat related books. I enjoy both technical books containing information of how to perform certain techniques but I also enjoy martial arts and related novels and books of fictional stories and characters. I especially enjoy those books that describe police or law enforcement officers who are involved in stories where martial arts play a strong role in the theme and storyline.
by Sgt. Steven Peterson
10th Mountain Division Journalist
Soldiers stationed on Fort Drum participated in the 10th Mountain Division Combatives Tournament held April 25 and 26 at Magrath Sports Complex.
The tournament was open to all active-duty and reserve Soldiers in the area. It pitted all who came to compete within the installation against each other.
Before the matches began, instructors from Fort Drum’s Light Fighter School gave a Modern Army Combatives demonstration, explaining some of the main rules and the purpose of the technique.
By Tim Hipps
Three Greco-Roman wrestlers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program earned Olympic berths at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials for Wrestling, April 21–22.
Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers, Sgt. Spenser Mango and Spc. Justin Lester won their weight classes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena to earn spots on Team USA for the 2012 Olympic Games, scheduled to run from July 27 to Aug. 12, in London. All three Soldiers are stationed at Fort Carson, Colo.
Two-time Olympian Byers won the 120-kilogram/264.5-pound division in two straight matches of a best-of-three final series against Michigan Wrestling Club’s Steve Andrus of Manhattan, Kan., by scores of 1–0, 1–0 and 2–0, 2–0.
U.S. Marines and Sailors in Afghanistan with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 participated in a ground-fighting tournament. The tournament included four weight classes: 164 pounds and below, 165–179 pounds, 180–199 pounds and 200 pounds and above. The tournament was one of several sporting events held by CLB-1 to boost morale and encourage friendly competition between its companies during their seven month deployment to southern Helmand province. Produced by Cpl. Alfred Lopez.
Interviews of UFC Fighter’s visit to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Suggested Lead: “Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championships who are stationed at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base were in for a treat this holiday weekend.” Interviews of the Following: Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Matt “The Immortal” Brown Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter LT JG Jorge Teller, U.S. Coast Guard JTF-GTMO/Maritime Security Detachment
An Effective and Efficient Method of Self-Defense for the Professional Warrior
Damian Ross gets it. If there was ever an instructor who knows what works and what does not work, he is the man. He is the president of the Self Defense Company ™ and creator of the Guardian Defensive Tactics Police Combatives ™ system as well as the Self Defense Company’s Training System Combatives ™ program.
I have been training since 1974, in a myriad of martial arts and defensive tactics systems. I have been a Police Defensive Tactics instructor since 1995. I have taught martial arts since 1989. I can tell when a system has what it takes to keep you alive and when it is strictly for sport, for show, or simply for profit. The Self Defense Company’s Guardian Defensive tactics Police Combatives ™ program is the real deal!
If you practice martial arts, one thing you should always be doing is improving your strength, stamina and endurance. When it comes to a fight, this can be the DIFFERENCE between winning or losing.
In this martial arts workout video, I will show you a crazy martial arts workout that takes things to a whole new level. This is definitely one of my favorite strength and training workouts for martial arts.
Gracie Combatives and Gracie Survival Tactics: A Gracie University Training Program that will help any Martial Artist become a more complete fighter!
Ground defensive techniques are a must to properly defend yourself as a police operator due to the number of people studying ground based jiu-jitsu systems. Finding the time and/or school to attend can be a real problem. Now, thanks to Ryron and Rener Gracie (head instructors at Gracie Academy), there is a cost effective and practical solution. Anyone can now study the world famous Gracie Jiu-Jitsu system at
It works in the MMA cage, but is the single leg takedown effective on the street?
In this self defense video, Gary and myself (Matt) will teach you one of the most aggressive and effective ways to put a street attacker on his back and then quickly transition to the mount where you can end the fight. This move is great for bigger guys who lack speed and agility.