Skill-books, Survival How-Tos and outdoor fibulas are everywhere these days. Apparently about half of the authors have some kind of military background, but that doesn’t save the books most of the time. While most of these books aren’t really worth a read I was hyped about “100 Deadly Skills” by Clint Emerson.
Well, only if you trained them.
Southnarc showing some great options for grappling in a weapons-based environment.
Getting in contact with strength training there is no way getting around some of the strength training-personalities who have a big impact with their books, training programs or YouTube-channels. In Germany however, most “famous” trainees and trainers are either teen-aged fitness fanatics, or behaving as if they were, or bodybuilding-legends way past their prime. Fortunately there are exceptions to that rule, one of them is Wolfgang Unsöld of YPSI. Fortunately, he had time to give me a little interview.
If you haven’t heard of Paul Sharp yet, you’re missing out. I have first heard of him via his Multidisciplinary Optimization Course, or MDOC. “Multidisciplinary” means that he isn’t simply able to shoot you, he can also punch you, stab you, throw you to the ground and then choke you there. If there’s something to learn in the world of self-defence, we can probably learn it from Paul Sharp.