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Combatives Technique – Ax Hand

In Combatives, the Ax Hand is a particularly useful close-quarters tool. It is very easy to perform, especially under survival stress, and extremely versatile. We usually teach the Long and the Short Ax Hand. I like Kelly McCann’s description of how to form the Ax Hand. Extend the fingers and the thumb, which makes the […]

Combatives Technique – Chin Jab

One of the techniques we teach in combatives is called the Chin Jab. The Chin Jab is essentially a palm strike, and there are various and sundry palm strikes in many systems. I think this is a very special flavor of palm strike that is perfect for fights that are extremely close range. It is […]