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Welcome on our international website about the Tactical Defense Combatives.
A selfdefense concept system for civilian, security and military trainings. Built up from many combatives systems and martial arts. Contact us for courses and memberships.
It's not a sport, it's survival
— TDC Group
In plain terms, COMBATIVES describe the concepts and techniques of a combat system that is characterized by 3 words:
Simple - anyone can do it.
Direct - no frills.
Effective - proven in battle.
SIMPLICITY is what makes this system ideal for those who want a fast course in a powerful, easy to learn system of self-protection that is used as an offensive weapon.
DIRECTNESS means the Combatives school of thought does away with complex techniques, forms or Kata making Combatives a no-nonsense, no frills system.
EFFECTIVENESS makes Combatives the choice of military, clandestine and law enforcement professionals throughout the world.
What makes Combatives truly unique and sets it apart from traditional martial art systems are its teaching methodology, short learning curve and simple but brutally effective techniques.
Combatives have been developed for survival when life and limb are at stake, pure and simple.
Combatives whom is it for?
Combatives as a system was developed for the average person that went to war, to help them perform under extreme situations of stress and danger. The techniques one is required to perform are exceptionally simple in their application. This makes them ideal for those that have absolutely no experience. With such unique traits this system can be performed with devastating results to an assailant. During ww2, the principles and techniques were taught in exactly the same manner to both men and women who applied them to great effect. It is therefore with every confidence that we strongly recommend this system to men and especially to women who feel they need to learn to take control of their personal security and protect their families.
True Combatives strive to keep training as realistic as possible.
In Combatives we have a “self-protection” mindset and not a “self-defence” mindset. This means that we actively protect ourselves so we don’t have to get to the point of defending ourselves (by attacking our assailant). In the former we are proactive (so as not to allow surprise assault) and “awareness” is our first line of defense. Conversely the “self-defence” mindset is reactive (having already been assaulted) and “reaction” is the first line of defense.
It is also our belief that the “self-defense” school of thought has 4 main reasons for its ineffectiveness and failures:
Too many techniques (it is best to have a few worked to expert level).
Non realistic training (full physical contact, vocalization and multiple assailants is a must).
No adrenal stress (a real violent confrontation can leave you shivering from adrenaline secretions to say the least, if not puking and standing in a puddle of piddle).
Defensive thinking (real violence often requires offensive and sometimes pre-emptive mindset).
With this in mind, in the Civilian Combatives program we have only a few strictly selected techniques use role play and scenario training for the street which is complemented with full physical contact to “harden” our practitioners with “stress tempering” to make them offensively oriented.
These traits are carried over to the Professional Combatives training program which has a richer content and are directed at those wanting to become Combatives Group instructors. We increase the number of techniques because variety serves to make our instructors extremely knowledgeable about combat systems as a whole.
All these are punctuated by Simplicity, Directness and brutal Effectiveness.