H2HC / SELF-DEFENSE MOVES VIDEO Tim Kennedy Demonstrates Self-Defense Moves Based on His Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP) Training
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Tim Kennedy Puts Army Rangers Training Self-Defense Moves Into H2HC Action In the above H2HC video, Tim Kennedy is about to be ambushed by an assailant. The man grabs hold of the Army Rangers Training expert, who immediately implements his Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP) training and raises his left leg to execute a foot stomp. He uses a rear head butt to create enough space to turn and face the attacker for execution of more self-defense moves. While holding the attacker, Tim Kennedy drives a knee thrust into his torso, then sweeps the nearest leg. When the opponent is down, Tim Kennedy strikes him while staying on his feet for maximum mobility in any further H2HC action. "During the hundreds of combat missions I went on, I never saw a guy who didn't have at least a long gun, a pistol and a knife," Tim Kennedy explains regarding the role of H2HC in Special Forces missions. "[Hand-to-hand combat] gives guys the opportunity to make space so they can get to their tools: their gun, their knife, their cuffs and so on." How Did the Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP) Develop? "You have to have a heads-up, prepared-for-anything martial art that’s fast, dynamic and dangerous," Tim Kennedy says. "You have to be able to do damage and then get back to the important stuff. Recognizing that, Greg Thompson developed SOCP. Now every Special Forces member trains in it." What Does the Future Hold for H2HC Expert Tim Kennedy? “Of course I want to get back onto an Operational Detachment Alpha team and be a shooter, but I think — I don’t think; other people think — that I would be better used as an instructor of hand-to-hand combat,” Tim Kennedy says. “I’ve been doing martial arts for 20 years now. They know I have the ability and the experience needed to teach the Special Forces, which a lot of people don’t have.”
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