Kelly Mc Cann and Modern Combatives: A Review

Kelly McCann and Modern Combatives: A review

In a previous blog, I looked at W.E. Fairbairn and how his training methods have influenced modern self-defense methods. In this article let’s have a look at Kelly McCann ( aka Jim Grover ) and his modern version of “combative” fighting methods.

Kelly McCann is a former U.S. Marine officer and while serving, was responsible for standardizing hostage recovery tactics and equipment, and training counter-terrorist forces.


He now runs a specialist company, Kembativz, that teaches many of the methods he has developed over the years to the general public.

So what is his relevance to Contemporary self defense?

His methods are simple, effective and use awareness as one of the key elements to surviving a hostile encounter. In his videos and books he goes through the process of how you should stay aware to pre-empt any attack. How you should then deal with any attack and how you deal with the aftermath. A complete picture, so to speak. He constantly emphasises,

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