Former Green Beret Writes a Book on Hand to Hand Combat

Instructional New Book Stresses Basics of Unarmed Combat
By: Dark Knight Protective Agency and Academy
Aug. 20, 2008 - PRLog -- Survival is the objective of this book. When faced against an unarmed adversary we value our life above all else. The sole purpose of existence turns to survival, when life hangs in the balance. The life that we hold so precious becomes fragile when we find ourselves staring death in the face. Oftentimes we don’t recognize that it could only take seconds to have our lives bled out from underneath us. It is only in the times of peril, when we realize that our life is hanging by a thread, that survival becomes so important. Make no mistake: This book is about SURVIVAL.
—Andrew Curtiss

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – In his new book Combat Application Techniques: Principles of Destruction  (published by AuthorHouse), author Andrew Curtiss offers a quick and easy read for anyone interested in learning the basics of effective hand-to-hand combat. Although Curtiss includes information on specific techniques, he primarily stresses the basic principles of unarmed combat.

Chapters in Combat Application Techniques include Grips, Stance, The Warrior Mind Set, Unarmed Versus Knife and Vital Targets. Curtiss writes, “Efficiency, simplicity and practicality were foremost in the design of this program. I want to provide the soldier with the philosophy and principles that in combat every move should be efficient with little or no waste.”

When asked why he thinks Combat Application Techniques will appeal to readers, Curtiss is quick to respond:

This book is an interesting read for those not only interested in unarmed combat and the military, but also those who are curious as to what goes on inside the minds of today’s soldiers when they are faced with the fact that they are out of ammunition and completely unarmed. Many will find this book interesting simply because it is a common instruction manual filled with philosophies that are not the norm. Parental Advisory: The content in this book is for mature audiences only due to its graphic and violent nature.

Andrew Curtiss is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Shurite Kenpo/Hakushu. He has numerous military awards and achievements including the Bronze Star with a “V” for Combat Valor and currently specializes in military/law enforcement training and fugitive recovery. Combat Application Techniques is his first book.

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The Dark Knight Protective Agency and Academy is a Fugitive Recovery Agency that also specializes in Tactical security and self protection training.
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