Teach Combatives (TC) exists to improve your student development and retention rates by using motor learning and educational psychology to supercharge your skill set as a martial arts, combatives, or self-defense instructor.
Not only will TC boost your teaching skills, it will revolutionize your curriculum development and lesson plans, too.
This means happier students who improve quicker – and less work for you.
TC accomplishes this by building strong theoretical basis for instructors to assess and develop their own training programs. The blog also seeks to spread high-level, research-based teaching strategies to instructors worldwide.
What is Combatives?
Combatives is a term that was coined around WWII that broadly encompasses hand-to-hand combat training, especially for the military.
Today, combatives has found increasing usage as a term for the empty-handed aspect of self-defense training for civilians in addition to military and law enforcement personnel.
Modern combatives, unlike its WWII forerunner, has now taken on a decidedly “combat athletic” technical base.
In other words, modern combatives exists coextensively with combat sports – like MMA, kickboxing, or BJJ – in a way that integrates modern martial arts practice with realistic self-defense training.
Basically, combatives is a way of viewing both traditional and sport martial arts training in a way that reorients them toward realistic self-defense.
Combatives, then, is a distinct field of study from sport and traditional martial arts but is not a separate martial arts style or system of its own.
Rather, it is a framework for approaching self-defense training that draws from multiple martial arts sources – sources that change from instructor to instructor.
Who is Josh Peacock?
Josh is a lifelong martial arts fanatic and an experienced taekwondo instructor. He’s dabbled in many other martial arts, such as kenpo karate and kung fu, but has settled on Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a companion to his taekwondo.
Josh earned an M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning from Liberty University and spends his spare time researching motor learning and control to improve his understanding of how to develop better training methodologies for martial arts.