Early 20th Century Combatives

Here is a terrific article on Combatives use in WW1. A really fun read.






What the article clearly demonstrates, much to the chagrin of those who dislike grappling, close quarters combat, even in a weapons bearing environment, is a necessary skill set. Check out this quote from someone who was actually there:

“After a bayonet attack in nine cases out of ten trench or open warfare the men grapple. The man who has never been there before doesn’t know what to do”

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  1. Cecil,

    This is a fantastic article!

    I really enjoyed this!

    Thank You Very Much for sharing your knowledge & research!


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