Don't Overlook it, Hand to Hand combat In Urban Survival

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  1. Carter

    Carter New Member
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    In an urban survival situation you should never overlook the possibility of getting in a close quarters battle (CQB). Everyone leaving the city or wherever you live trying to find safety all have one same goal in mind; survival. That's why if it came down to it you have to be prepared to fight.
    Obviously I can't go over every single Karate, Judo, etc. move there is because that would take forever. But if your serious about this type of prepping I would recommend you take a class to learn about things like hand to hand fighting. But for those who don't have the money or time than you have still come to the right place.

    Weapons: one of the most effective weapons you can carry legally would probably be a gun but if you are not confident with weapons like guns then I would recommend investing in a knife or pepper spray. They are both very effective as force multipliers in a CQB situation.

    Fighting Hand to Hand: Now to the good parts of this thread. In order to fight hand to hand you need to learn basic compound movements which I will teach now. A face palm is very effective in a CQB situation it can be thrown straight out at the attackers nose to cause bleeding, stagger, etc.. An elbow strike is very effective for a knockout blow to the attacker I would recommend throwing this when very close to the attacker specifically half of your arms length. The last and final blow I would recommend is a knee stomp, this move is preformed when you jam four foot down into the opponents knee and is very effective against a rushing attacker as well as hard for your attacker to block/ catch your leg. This post is already pretty long but hopefully you learned something send me a comment if you would like more like these. Thanks.
     
  2. Endure

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    The safest choice is to have a firearm and a melee weapon like a knife or machete with you, like any soldier or prepper nowadays. Bringing both with you provides enough versatility to survive violent situations, or for hunting. Of course, as everything, you should have some grasp to proplery use them. Hand to Hand is very risky without training and is almost
    a suicide against dangerous and strong animals.
     
  3. Corzhens

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    I am not a martial artist and have no training whatsoever except for riding a horse. I understand this situation where a disaster strikes a city and everything goes haywire. That hand-to-hand combat has a reason and I don't think people would be that violent for nothing. The primary crux for fighting is food, shortage or lack of it. In those situations, it is best to be away from the crowds and don't join looting unless you are prepared to be injured. In some reports of looting and rioting in our country in the recent years, those injured were mostly ordinary people with no background of martial arts and has no muscles to speak of.

    In an actual experience recounted by our housemaid, the looting involves able-bodied people who were in a scramble for anything they could find in the abandoned mall. But there was no fighting because most of the looters know each other. However, they have the opinion that when hunger has gotten worse, the looting will turn into rioting.
     
  4. Arkane

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    Hand to hand fighting!
    Up close and personal stuff!
    My advice! long loose sleeves covering leather and steel forearm guards with two sharp thin daggers strapped to the inside, these should be light thin cheap and disposable!
    these leather guards will protect you from slashing from blades, bites from dogs and bashing from baseball bats!
    With four disposable knives you can just stab and run!
    The best knife is the one your opponent has no idea you have!:D
     
  5. barbecueIt

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    I would love to read more about hand to hand combat, Carter! This is a necessary skill that everyone should learn to protect yourself even in a "simple" situation like mugging. As for the weapon, a long sturdy piece wood can be a lethal weapon when you know which part of the attacker's body to hit. I believe there is a martial arts for this already named arnis.
     
  6. lonewolf

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    in a prepper/survival context, if you have to resort to hand to hand you've run out of options, you have let your guard down, your situational awareness has let you down and its fight or die, or maybe fight AND die.
     
  7. Toast

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    Honestly, CQC is a very important skill for even day to day life. You'll never know when someone wants to pick a fight with you, or you get into a sticky situation. I've heard that in a lot of ways, practicing them can be therapeutic, fun, and interesting. What kid didn't want to practice Karate as a kid? And there's a ton more fighting styles besides that, you can supplement in. Knowing how to disarm someone, fight against multiple people, or even just one on one combat, could save your life. I think it's one of the skills that really shouldn't be understated. Of course you can carry a close quarters weapon like pepper spray on you, to save yourself some trouble of learning a martial art, but either way it is highly important.
     
  8. lonewolf

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    yes, maybe if your in a street gang it might be, but in a survival scenario the idea is not to put yourself at even the slightest chance of injury, in this context avoidance is the best policy. if you get into a fight and get injured, how would that help your family or group back home? the point is to not put yourself into these situations to begin with.
     
  9. Toast

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    Isn't that the point of being better than your opponent? You can say you'll always be prepared and you'll always avoid the situations, but some are impossible to avoid. It's better to be well trained and well equipped to defend yourself, then not at all. What if you end up in a situation where there is no escape, and there was no way to prepare for it, and now you're stuck there with no training how to get out? It's actually being more prepared than anything to be able to CQC properly. It doesn't mean you HAVE to use it, but if you need to use it, it'll be worth it. There's no downside to knowing how to defend yourself, if you do happen to get into those situations.
     
  10. lonewolf

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    maybe if one is in an urban situation and have just walked around a corner without checking it first I suppose it is a possibility.
    but in a post apocalypse situation unless its an army patrol who maintain absolute silence I am sure one would hear them coming and take avoiding action, either going another way or hiding until they had passed.
     
  11. Arkane

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    Toast
    I assume you are young and lack experience!
    Yes MA can help you but the confidence it brings also gets youngsters in trouble!
    Yes you should already have many years of MA training under your belt by now! if not why not?
    What you need more though is Situational Awareness!
    Avoidence beats the crap out of recovery win or lose!
    Do you really need to be out at 2am? and has it got to be Friday or Saturday night?
    Yes you are entitled to go out whenever you like wherever you like but do you need to?
    I don't have trouble Friday or Saturday nights because I stay home!
     
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    Look up any books by Bruce Tegner. Tegner is dead but his books are excellent in how they are laid out and easy to understand. He won all sorts of judo contests and so on while he was alive. The man was a martial arts phenomena. Top of the line when it comes to hand-to-hand fighting.
     
  13. lonewolf

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    for once Arkane I agree with you.
    the trick is not to put yourself in that situation in the first place.
     
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    H-t-h combat is a pain in the rear and extremely dangerous. That's why WW2 paratroopers had love affairs with their entrenching tools, knives and other cutting and stabbing tools. WW2 Special Forces troopers had a special knife made for them called the V-42 stiletto. It got its basic design from the British Commando dagger only the V-42 was larger, longer and had a skull buster at one end. The Special Forces troopers were taught to fight with the V-42 knife by a Canadian sergeant who had worked with the Hong Kong Police prior to the war. He helped designed the knife complete with a "thumbprint" on the blade to show or remind the troopers where to put their fighting hand thumb.

    By the way, both of my knives are replicas. To buy the originals you would have to pay over a thousand U.S. dollars for an original V-42 knife.
     

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  15. remnant

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    This thread is spot on because if you are competent in hand to hand close quarters combat, 80% of your urban insecurities have been solved. For a start, its good to do some bodybuilding because deterrence is the best option. One can take classes in martial arts. A good instruction guide book can be sourced from the world famous martial arts expert Kaizerali Karimbhai in bookshops.
     
  16. lonewolf

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    hand to hand may be possible, I say MAY, if you are military trained, but for most civilians its an action of last resort when you have been caught off guard and have been infiltrated, and is your last option. its not a situation that any civilian should want to get into .
     
  17. texsun54

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    I am with Lonewolf, best to avoid the situations. I am not going to wander around an urban area that I am not familiar with and isolated, and that is even with legally carrying a firearm. Most people that are inclined to attack you unprovoked are likely cowards and not alone, so you would need to be able to fend of more than one attacker most likely. If you are required to be in a spot that might present such dangers, again remember most bad guys are cowards, so walk confidently and alertly, and you won't look like an easy target, which is what they are looking for.
     
  18. lonewolf

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    even in the good times I rarely go anywhere near a city and post SHTF i'm going nowhere near an urban centre, too dangerous, especially if you don't know your way around, the bad guys will know every nook, cranny and hiding place.
     
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