A lot of self-defense instructors believe that today's mean streets call for an arsenal of highly specialized martial arts skills and weapons designed to meet specific threats. Lee Morrison, author of the Urban Combatives videos and book available from Paladin, says that nothing could be further from the truth. As he points out, cavemen prevailed against predators of all kinds by using primal defense skills and improvised weapons, and so can you.
Derived from a curriculum for British military organizations associated with the Royal Air Force, Morrison's Primal Combatives program gives the average citizen, with limited or no training, a set of combative skills that will allow him to counter an attack and then escape as soon as possible. Based on overpowering the opponent through the use of weapons of opportunity, improvised tools, or nothing at all, Primal Combatives relies on very streamlined, bare-bones skills and techniques that require limited training and practice, and no prior combatives knowledge.
Using the most caveman elements that can be found in nature – stone and wood – Morrison demonstrates how to turn these objects into sharp-edged or impact weapons of opportunity or tools to overpower an opponent before transitioning to a more powerful weapon, if available, or employing powerful unarmed skills and techniques to finish the fight. In addition to these natural elements, his curriculum includes the use of everyday items that can be legally carried and transformed into improvised weapons as needed. The focus of this video is on inflicting damage on the attacker before he has the opportunity to strike, and therefore taking away his will to continue. Morrison also includes less-forceful techniques for situations that don't require maximum force.
Primal Combatives offers a good starting point for individuals who don't have the time, willingness, or previous training for a more advanced combatives curriculum. It teaches skills for those times – maybe once in a lifetime, maybe never – when you must unleash your primal inner animal to get home alive. Click here for preview
Lee Morrison often builds his combatives presentations around the "caveman" mentality. In fact, before he selected Urban Combatives as his brand name, he strongly considered Caveman because, from man's earliest existence, his primary instincts have been geared around simple tool carry. This is the message of Put Him Out! The Combative Use of Improvised Weapons: how to use the simplest and most effective tools to extract yourself from a fight you didn't want to be in the first place.
Combatives is not recreational self-defense; it is counter-violence. In this video, Morrison teaches you how to tap into the resource you need most in a worst-case scenario: your brain. Having the proper mindset is key in any fight. Once you have good personal security, an effective game plan, and a toolbox of finely sharpened skills – then anything you can put in your hand will make you more efficient during a fight.
As a resident of the United Kingdom, where most weapons carry is forbidden, Morrison knows the importance of being able to justify legally whatever defensive actions you take. According to Morrison, a legally justifiable improvised weapon is anything that you can carry or find in your environment to use. Moreover, he emphasizes the use of less-lethal alternative, because extreme or unnecessary use of force with an improvised weapon can cause serious consequences later, when you have to explain your self-defense actions.
From key factors, combatives principles, types of improvised weapons, access, and deployment to strikes toolbox, the use of your environment as a weapon, and the deceptive employment of various tools, Put Him Out! shows you how to assemble a simple but effective arsenal of tools that can be employed when awareness and de-escalation aren't enough. For information purposes only. Click here for preview
Facing multiple opponents is the worst possible situation to find yourself in, and you should avoid it if possible. If you pay close attention to your surroundings, rather than tuning out to listen to music or retreat into your thoughts, you should be able to spot a multiple assault before it happens. Situational awareness and avoidance is the premise on which Lee Morrison, an active combatives instructor and the author of Paladin's best-selling Urban Combatives series, has built his system for defending against multiple opponents. For Mass Attacks, Morrison draws from his vast experience with multiple threats to teach potential victims how to avoid, de-escalate, or fight against multiple assailants.
From key principles, pre-threat recognition, and physical tactics to contact management, possible responses, third-party protection, various scenarios and drills, Morrison stresses the importance of employing proactive tactics and preemptive actions when necessary. His keys to surviving an attack in which you are outnumbered include:
Make sure that you are mentally prepared for a fight with multiple attackers. Know that just as they can knock you out, you can also knock them out. They may outnumber you, but they are not invincible.
Show that you are a bigger predator than they are.
Hit first, hit hard, and place clinical shots to clinical targets.
Eliminate your opponents one by one, using each as a shield between you and the rest.
The exception to the above advice is when you are a victim of a mass attack – when you face four or more opponents. In this case, it's all about limiting damage to yourself. Don't let your ego talk you into a suicidal fight. Protect yourself, especially the head and spine, and get away as quickly as you can. That way, you live to fight another day. Click here for preview
SAVE WHEN YOU BUY BOTH PUT HIM OUT! AND MASS ATTACKS WITH LEE MORRISON.
Lee Morrison is a highly regarded combatives instructor in the UK who insists on real-world fighting techniques that actually work when and where you need them.
Put Him Out! teaches you how to use the simplest and most effective tools to extract yourself from a fight you didn't want to be in the first place.
In Mass Attacks Morrison draws from his vast experience with multiple threats to teach potential victims how to avoid, de-escalate, or fight against multiple assailants.
See the descriptions of the individual volumes for more details.
Put Him Out!
Relying on unarmed combatives against a knife is dangerous business. A streetfight is hostile, unpredictable, and downright vicious. In this exclusive video from Paladin Press, Urban Combatives instructor Lee Morrison teaches you how to remove the unpredictability and unleash a bit of viciousness yourself. Learn how to deal with a threat both before the knife is out and when the knife is in play, as well as how to prevail in holdups and ambushes. In a streetfight that involves an edged weapon, it's Russian roulette as to what happens to you. If avoidance, escape, and de-escalation are not options, this video will show you how to shut down the threat quickly and decisively. Be warned: this video does not sugarcoat the reality of a knife attack. While acknowledging the very real possibility that you will get cut, Lee shows you real-world situational control and damage-limitation strategies to increase your odds of survival. Reverse the confrontational dynamic, derail your assailant's intentions, and change your status from prey to predator. For information purposes only. Click here for preview
Street fighting is serious business. At some point during a street fight, you'll likely find yourself on the ground with an opponent who's not going to stop until you're unconscious. Do you have the grappling skills needed to prevent this from happening to you? In volume two of this exclusive video series from Paladin Press, Urban Combatives instructor Lee Morrison reveals real-world tactics to shut down a threat quickly and violently . . . before it goes to the ground. Using ballistic manipulation, violence and speed, Lee teaches you gouging, ripping and biting tactics designed to stop a grappler cold. And if the fight does go to the ground, Lee demonstrates how to cover up and get back on your feet and in the fight fast. Unlike in the ring, there are no rules in a street fight, so you must do whatever it takes to overpower your opponent. Whether you are engaged in stand-up grappling or you find yourself on your back in an alley, you'll be ready with the counter-grappling tactics taught in this no-frills, survival-oriented video.For information purposes only. Click here for preview
A streetfight is hostile, unpredictable, and downright vicious. In his Urban Combatives series, Lee Morrison teaches you how to remove the unpredictability and unleash a bit of viciousness yourself, whether your assailant is armed with a knife or just brute force.
See the descriptions of the individual volumes for more details.
Volume 1: Counter-Knife Tactics
Volume 2: Counter-Grappling Tactics