THE COMBAT LIBRARY
A selection of publications that in our opion are vital for students of modern combatives and close combat - from the new students to the more experienced exponents - each serves as an excellent reference point or aide memoire.
The classic 1942 close combat manual
Cold Steel - John Styers
John Styers authorative work on close combat - including unarmed, bayonet, knife and stick combatives
Kill or Get Killed
Colonel Rex Applegate's tome on WW2 combatives
Shooting To Live
Fairbairn & Sykes Point Shooting and Pistol Craft material
Bob Kasper's Individual Close Combat Vol 1 & 2
Bob Kasper's definitive work on the tactics of close combat
Gordan E Perrigard's book on all out hand to hand fighting
One of the best books on the principles of self protection and personal security
Sting of the Scorpion
Bob Kasper's excellent book on knife combatives
Gentleman & Warrior: The legend of W.E. Fairbairn
The story of combatives instructor William Ewart Fairbairn during his years in the Shanghai Municipal Police. Authored by the late Peter Robins.
Dave Spaulding's comprehensive study of practical pistolcraft
Do or Die!
The classic text from Marine Corps close combat instructor A.J. Drexel Biddle.
SMP Self Defence Manual
The Shanghai Municpal Police's C&R and self defence manual from 1915. An extremely rare book that shows the beginnings of Fairbairn's Defendu.
Palestine Police Force - Close Quarter Battle
The original 1943 CQB manual published for the Palestine Police Force. Based on the teachings of Leonard Hector Grant-Taylor, the WW2 point shooting expert.
Combatives for Hard Core Street Survival
Kelly McCann's latest manual on all aspects of his combatives system for self protection
Street Smarts, Firearms, Personal Security
A series of articles formulated into a compendium of information on weapons and personal security tactics. Written by Kelly Mccann
The Gutterfighting DVD featuring the Fighting Knife and Unarmed movies