'Combatives' is a generalization of a collective grouping of principles & techniques, that should always be simple. Primarily a concept based model, techniques are secondary. Within those sentences, are the heart of the combative approach.

Being a general term, this rightly implies that combatives is a loose framework. Being fluid, the combative approach has the versatility to adapt to most situations. This is very important. In military combat (where combatives was born), and it's newer arena of the street, improvised violence is all there is. The combative warrior must be able to adapt, improvise & overcome, if they are to literally survive the engagement.

Principles, then techniques
Being primarily a concept based model, combatives immediately makes itself highly versatile. A punch, kick, etc, will only be the optimum weapon to deploy, within a certain set of parameters. However, an idea, principle, concept is more universal. The concept is a mental construct, based upon combat sceince. Sceince that targets the highest probability events in combat. If one knows what way to move, what they should create within themselves in combat, and why this is important, then they are able to universally apply this to all actions/techniques in all combative events.

Simple is key
It is worth noting, a word of caution. Although combatives is a loose, fluid style of combat, there are some aspects that must be adhered to, if it is to keep true to the combative approach. It is very easy, and very tempting, to inadvertantly begin to travel down the road of complication, bit by bit. As Kelly Mccann says, 'when combatives is no longer simple, it isn't combatives'.
Why is this important? Combatives, to one extent or another, will take advantage of our reflex, gross motor skills. Those simple movements we have been doing all our life are the same actions we can perform faster, and stronger, under extreme pressure. Combatives has always been about teaching people how to effectively protect themselves in the shortest time possible. The path has always resided in the real world, where one mistake could cost your life. Anyone who has experienced combat either in the military, law enforcement, the civilian arena, will know that it is most likely only a very small number of simple tools will be used in that one event. The more simple, the more we are used to using that tool, the more higher skilled we are at doing it. Bruce Lee once said something along the lines of - 'i don't fear a person who has learnt 10,000 techniques. I fear the one who has practiced one move 10,000 times. I'm not sure how many times you have put your open hand out to open a door. Yet that is essentially the same movement as an open palm strike. A devastating technique, used with the proper concepts. You already are an expert in many combative techniques. Some teaching of combatives concepts, and think what can be achieved in a short time. Yeah, it is that simple.
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Author's Bio: 

Personally trained by numerous noted martial artists, and trained to Senior Instructor level in another reality based system, Wayne's primary training is real world experience.

For thirteen years Wayne was a gang leader, heavily involved in crime in Northern Ireland. Having many life-threatening experiences, including numerous attacks by terrorist organisations, Wayne has first hand, real life knowledge of how criminals work, and of how terrorists operate on civilians.

Having paid his debts to society, Wayne began to slowly move away from that lifestyle. Embarking on an intense period of Hatha Yoga study, Wayne became a Yoga Teacher in 2001.

2005 saw Wayne learning Reiki level 1. Wayne became a Reiki Master in 2006. Having been mentored by one of the World's formost Reiki researchers, Wayne has founded a somewhat unique Reiki forum. He continues to daily give advice & support worldwide.

In 2010, Wayne became a Kuji-in teacher. Kuji-in is a spiritual practice uniting mudras (finger locks), mantras & visualization. An intensely profound spiritual experience.

Wayne is extremely passionate about assisting others acheive thier potential. His all encompassing system - Civilian Personal Protection, aims to stop people being victims of crime, to enable criminals to leave that path, and to create more health & happiness within oneself.