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Traditional martial arts training methods often do not carry over into combatives training. In this exclusive video, Kelly McCann demonstrates how to get the maximum use of your time with a live training partner.

Combatives and self-defense expert Kelly McCann comments on use of live training partners in this exclusive combatives training video! Kelly McCann details certain commonplace aspects of martial arts training that should NOT be part of combatives training with a live partner. He and his partner Jack Stradley discuss grabs and assailants using their "off hand" to strike when they have their unprepared victim frozen with fear, as well as exactly how hard training partners should go in their training ... exactly how "real" your combatives training sessions should get. For example, as Kelly McCann says in the combatives video below, "If I say, 'Throw a punch at me.' No. 1, I want him to throw it at me. No. 2, I want him to retract so I have to deal with the reality that his arm's not going to be there, " like it would be in traditional martial arts training in which the partner might launch a technique and then the counterpart practices the technique. This approach to combatives training, as Kelly McCann says, "tests me physically. How fast do I get out of the way? And can I do a follow-on movement?" This manner of reality-based training also simulates the dynamics of a street-attack scenario. As Kelly McCann notes, "Guys on the street just don't grab and stop. He's gonna smack me with that [off]-hand ... so in training, that's what your partner should do. He shouldn't just grab your arm and stop like he's frozen in stone."

WARNING:

The following combatives self-defense training video is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion is advised

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