Modern Hand to Hand Combat: Ancient Samurai Techniques on the Battlefield and in the Street [DVD Included]

Modern Hand to Hand Combat: Ancient Samurai Techniques on the Battlefield and in the Street [DVD Included]


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Learn the most effective way to neutralize an opponent using ancient samurai techniques applied to modern combat with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Modern Hand to Hand Combat: Ancient Samurai Techniques on the Battlefield and in the Street recognizes the lawless nature of today's battlefield. Hakim Isler, a veteran of the Iraq War, knows from his own experiences that in an urban combat setting, the players, the equipment, and the stakes are very different from those found in an MMA octagon, the boxing ring, or the martial arts dojo. Based primarily on samurai techniques over a millennium old, Isler's system—Battlefield Proximity Combat—is an effective answer to the unique needs of the modern warfighter and military martial artist.

This martial arts training book gives step-by-step self-defense instructions on how to effectively and realistically respond to life and death hand-to-hand combat situations through movements and principles that are as valid today as they were 1000 years ago. With almost three hundred illustrations and a detailed DVD, the philosophy and instructions in Modern Hand to Hand Combat can mean the difference between life and death on the battlefield or in a street fight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804850643
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Hakim Isler is the founder and owner of Elite Guard, LLC, a martial arts, fitness and security training company. He has been involved in the martial arts for 22 years and in the security field for eight years. He also developed and instructed military combative systems for the United States Army. Hakim has participated in Discovery Channel's NAKED AND AFRAID, where he survived with one other human for 21 days. Find out more about Hakim at

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Chapter 1 Journey to Creation 13

Chapter 2 Lessons from the Past 19

Transcending Time

Misconceiving the Battle

Protecting the Body

Armor Comparison

Chapter 3 B.P.C. Philosophy 33

What is B.P.C.?

Wiry Combatives?

Chapter 4 Focuses of B.P.C. Training 36

Understanding Escalation of Force

Degradation of Proximities & Capabilities

Operational Creation Based on Operational Realism

Continued Evolution

Chapter 5 The Basics 48

Basic Stance

Basic Defenses

Basic Weaponry

Angles & Levels

Chapter 6 Understanding Distance 65

Controlling Distance

Outer Proximity

Mid Proximity

Inner Proximity

Chapter 7 Winning Concepts 70

Chapter 8 Exhaustive Measures 76

Chapter 9 Battlefield Ground Combat 81

Ground Fighting & the Mission

What is B.G.C.?

Chapter 10 Technique Set One 91




Conclusion: A Place for Everything 123

Acknowledgement 128

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