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Modern Army Combatives: Matt Larsen Teaches H2HC Self-Defense Moves to the U.S. Military

Monday, November 11th, 2013

The man who brought CQC into the 21st century talks with Black Belt magazine about how MACP came to be and why it’s the future of military combatives for troops on the ground.
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Posted in Close Quarters Combat.

Michael D. Echanis: Catalyst for Combative Change

Monday, January 16th, 2012

My first exposure to the work of Michael D. Echanis was in a copy of Soldier of Fortune that my martial arts instructor gave me back in 1977. Frustrated with the impractical knife-defense tactics of the art I was studying, I had approached him to ask for a new, more realistic direction in my training.
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Posted in Self-Defense Experts.

Ikken Hissatsu: the Kendo-Karate Connection

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

If you practice any form of Japanese karate, you need to understand that one of the most significant influences on your martial arts training has been kendo. Virtually all senior Japanese karate instructors in the West have been influenced by it since the 1960s. Sometimes the influences are conscious, other times they’re not. Over the
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Posted in General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Karate, Kendo.