Today's ground soldier may be required to carry up to 60 lbs. of equipment when on patrol, or in any situation where they might be engaging the enemy. Unfortunately, mobility is then sacrificed in the name of protection. In a close-proximity situation, the modern combat soldier is at a decided disadvantage compared to his more nimble opponent but this is nothing new in the history of warfare. On the battlefields of medieval Japan, the Samurai faced a similar situation. This created the need to devise a new defense method that you can learn from today. In his self defense guide Modern Hand to Hand Combat, Isler has blended Samurai techniques with the battlefield combat needs of the modern soldier. This book gives step-by-step instructions of how to effectively deal with life and death situations through movements and principles that still hold true. These principle-driven guidelines make for a variety of self defense applications, and are valuable to everyone from law enforcement officers and security personnel to soldiers and military professionals. With almost 300 illustrations and a detailed instructional DVD, the guidelines set out in this book and DVD set can, and will, greatly enhance the warfighter's ability to survive in combat. Topics covered include: Chapter 1) JOURNEY TO CREATIONChapter 2) LESSONS FROM THE PASTChapter 3) B.P.C. PHILOSOPHYChapter 4) FOCUSES OF B.P.C. TRAININGChapter 5) THE BASICSChapter 6) UNDERSTANDING DISTANCEChapter 7) WINNING CONCEPTSChapter 8) EXHAUSTIVE MEASURES Chapter 9) BATTLEFIELD GROUND COMBATChapter 10) TECHNIQUE SET 1To learn how the martial arts of the Samurai can be useful to those in the military and beyond, Modern Hand to Hand Combat is the most comprehensive guide to blending these two systems for optimal safety and effectiveness.