"The first volume in the 100 Deadly Skills series delivered clandestine hacks designed to allow readers to escape and evade threats at home and abroad. The second book, my Survival Edition, provided a blueprint to surviving chaos, misadventures, and fatal disasters. Now, with the Combat Edition, I’ve created the most comprehensive on-the-ground combatives manual ever assembled—traveling the country to learn the most effective combat techniques from some of the deadliest characters on Earth. The goal remains the same: allowing good people to defeat evil, fight for their lives, and survive another day." —Clint Emerson
Created by a retired Navy SEAL, this illustrated combat manual presents one hundred skills harvested from the world of special operations, outlaw bikers, lifelong martial artists, and professional fighters. Drawing on the unique skill sets of a carefully selected cadre of experts, each technique is carefully broken down to its component parts in order to radically improve your chances of coming out on top—whether you’re faced by an active shooter or coming toe to toe with a belligerent prick. Throughout, embedded step-by-step video content enables you to visualize the skills and practice them in real-time.
Welcome to the third installment in the 100 Deadly Skills series, a special combat edition featuring embedded video content. The skills featured in its pages were provided by special operations personnel, professional fighters, outlaw motorcycle club members, and world-class martial artists—a cadre of experts who have tested the limits of their endurance, precision, and ingenuity under life-threatening conditions. Lending their deadliest protocol to the cause of enhancing public safety, they've shared secrets of the trade meant to assist anyone faced with a dangerous situation.
The resulting manual is intended to expose civilians to a variety of fighting systems, martial arts, weapons, and firearms used in combat, on the streets, and in the ring. Adapted for civilian use, the skills in this book are meant to help you overcome a range of deadly situations, from getting ambushed by armed robbers to being caught in the crosshairs of an active shooter or stabbed by a psychopath. The book's purpose is to save lives— yours and those of the people around you.
Still, as the title of the book implies, some of the skills are extremely dangerous, and many should only be attempted in the direst of situations. All require the application of personal judgment, their necessity in any given situation highly dependent on context. The authors, subject-matter expert contributors, illustrator, and publisher disclaim any liability from any injury that may result from the use, proper or improper, of the information contained in this book. The stated goal of the book is not to enable deadly actions but to entertain while simultaneously introducing a body of knowledge that may come in handy in the absolute direst of emergencies. Be deadly in spirit but not in action (unless the actions against you are deadly). Respect the rights of others and the laws of the land. May the strongest survive.
Clint Emerson, retired Navy SEAL, spent twenty years conducting special ops all over the world while attached to SEAL Team Three, the National Security Agency (NSA), and a Special Mission Unit.
Emerson grew up in Saudi Arabia, where his father was an engineer for the state oil company Saudi Aramco. He attended high school in North Dallas and enlisted in the Navy in 1994.
Now he runs a crisis-management company, Escape the Wolf, based in Frisco, Texas.