Jason Hartman interviews Jeff Anderson, a combat veteran and Master CQC Instructor, about the importance of self-defense training and Jeff’s own program, Close Quarters Combat. Listen at: http://HolisticSurvival.com/category/audio-podcast/. As President of the International Society of Close Quarter Combatants, Jeff Anderson is also a Master Close Combat Instructor and decorated combat veteran of the US Military. As a lifelong student of traditional martial arts, it was his military training that led Jeff to seek out no-nonsense self-defense strategies that would work not only on the battlefield, but on the street. His training and unquenchable thirst for knowledge in the combative arts have led him to develop individual training in various “reality-based” combative arts.
Jeff has always sought out the most effective self-defense tactics from any style he could train in in order to constantly improve his self-defense skills. His first test of his training was his enrollment in the famed “Guardian Angels”, patrolling city neighborhoods for the safety of its citizens. This exposure brought experience in dealing with not only physical conflict, but also an understanding of the body’s adrenal response to conflict, something that was missing from his structured self-defense education.
In the military, anywhere Jeff was stationed, he immediately sought out the nearest self defense courses in line with his search for practical close combat strategies. Oftentimes, in areas where these types of classes were non-existent, learning simply came in the form of private training sessions with buddies in the barracks or “coming to the aid” of buddies in bar fights.
After 10 years of military training in elite infantry units around the world, Jeff began working as a security consultant and executive protection specialist for private clients and the entertainment industry, eventually earning his industry recognized Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation.
In the classes and seminars Jeff began to instruct, Jeff’s training philosphy and goals have always boiled down to one thing…practicality! If a technique won’t work against a larger, stronger attacker (or attackers), it has no use in his arsenal!
In line with this philosophy and intent on advancing the concept of “reality based martial arts” throughout the world, in 2005, Jeff created the International Society of Close Quarter Combatants, a member-based organization solely focused on promoting instructors and training designed to help martial artists, law enforcement, government agencies, military, and citizens interested in self defense, develop the skills necessary to survive a violent street attack!
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