The Vampire Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead

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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS… WHEN THE UNDEAD RISE WITH A HUNGER FOR BLOOD… WHEN THE HUNT IS ON—AND YOU ARE THE PREY… WILL YOU BE READY?

In the inevitable event of a vampire attack, the average citizen will be forced to engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat. To avoid serious injury, disfigurement, or death by exsanguination, you need to know the proper combat strategies and techniques to ward off a stronger, faster, more agile undead opponent looking to drain the life from your body. Are...

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Overview

WHEN DARKNESS FALLS… WHEN THE UNDEAD RISE WITH A HUNGER FOR BLOOD… WHEN THE HUNT IS ON—AND YOU ARE THE PREY… WILL YOU BE READY?

In the inevitable event of a vampire attack, the average citizen will be forced to engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat. To avoid serious injury, disfigurement, or death by exsanguination, you need to know the proper combat strategies and techniques to ward off a stronger, faster, more agile undead opponent looking to drain the life from your body. Are you prepared? With detailed illustrations and firsthand accounts from vampire combat veterans—as well as interviews with actual members of the undead—this manual provides you with the information you need to survive with your life and blood supply intact, including:

• Debunking myths, i.e.: vampire flight, animal metamorphosis, physical attraction to humans
• Crafting the most lethal vampire weapons from everyday materials
• The pros—and cons—of decapitation
• Weaponizing Ultraviolet (UV) light against an undead opponent
• Using the Domicile Histodiscordant Reaction (DHR), otherwise known as “The Vampire Invitation,” to your advantage
• Solo attacks, team-based combat, and much more…

The Vampire Combat Manual is your indispensable key to survival, whether in a one-on-one battle for blood or a face-off against multiple attackers. Don’t wait until the sun goes down—prepare yourself now!

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Praise for The Zombie Combat Manual

The Zombie Combat Manual kicks undead ass! Roger Ma saves the day with this smart, funny, and thoroughly practical book on fighting the living dead.”—Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero and Zombie CSU

“As a practitioner of martial arts, and a former US Army Ranger, I cannot stress enough how important empty-hand fighting is…There are many survival books out there on how to deal with the living dead and then there’s this one. Roger Ma’s book should be on the short list of handy manuals to take with you to the zombie apocalypse.”—Don Roff, author of Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection


“If you’re a reader who likes books about zombies that never “blink” and keep up the intensity for the entire read, then The Zombie Combat Manual is the book for you.”—Scott Kenemore, author of The Zen of Zombie and Z.E.O.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425247655
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,424,601
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.21 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Ma is the author of The Zombie Combat Manual and founder of the Institute for Undead Combat Studies. He is also a Team Chief for New York City's Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), a civilian volunteer group that assists first responders in the likely event of a zombie—or a vampire—attack.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

I Disinformation and Misconceptions

Vampires are Metaphysical Beings 3

Vampires are Shapeshifters 6

Vampires Can Fly 7

Vampires are Sexually Attracted to Humans 7

Vampire Infection is Inevitable 9

Vampires are Indestructible 10

Vampires Love Being Undead 11

Combat Report: Jason Richter, Vampire 12

II Anatomy 19

Living or Dead? 20

Transformation 21

Strengths 25

Combat Report: Nathan Firestone, Private Military Contractor 31

Weaknesses 40

Behavioral Traits 46

Vulnerabilities 50

Vampire Castes 55

Combat Report: Christine Wolcott, Vampire 63

III Conditioning and Preparation 71

Self-Assessment 72

Physical Conditioning 77

Martial Arts Training 90

Combat Report: James Carver, Martial Artist 101

Psychological Preparation 107

Spiritual Preparation 110

Combat Nutrition 111

Combat Report: Cherie Louissant, Restaurateur 116

IV Weapons 121

Ballistic/Long-Range Weapons 125

Melee Weapons 131

Close-Quarters Weapons 135

Secondary Weapons 147

Restraining Equipment 155

Combat Report: Hector Santiago, Chef 157

V Combat Strategies and Techniques 163

Principles of Undead Combat 164

Situational Awareness 166

Seasonal Considerations 171

Assessing Your Opponent 178

Human Vulnerabilities 181

Enemy Assault Tactics 184

Combat Report: Kate Wolcott, Vampire Hunter 191

Defensive Tactics 196

Offensive Tactics 201

Combat Strategies 214

Advanced Combat Tactics 223

Unarmed Combat 228

Disabled Combatant Tactics 232

Protecting Children from Vampire Attack 237

Confronting Multiple Attackers 243

Combat Drills 247

VI Team-Based Combat 251

Team Assembly 252

Communication 257

Combat Report: Name Unknown, Vampire 259

Extermination Operations 265

Combat Strategies 280

Securing the Home 288

Peaceful Coexistence 293

Combat Report: Paul Lavin, Professor 294

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