The following books and DVD were created to complement your study of CMA. They are not required but are an excellent reference guide. These are excellent for those who are unable to attend weekly classes. For remote training this is critical to your learning process.
These are all available on Amazon.com. The DVDs are also on http://www.kyusholibrary.com/ where they can be rented. Please use the following links:
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This book is for civilians to learn how to protect themselves. The book opens up with the importance of good fighting spirit and combative mindset then moves into physical techniques and tactics. This is life saving information. This book is written for people with no self protection skills or knowledge. It assumes that you do not. It is also for experienced martial artists that want to take a look at their self protection skills and improve on some aspect. Everyone will gain knowledge from reading this book. The book covers fighting spirit, combative mindset, awareness, boundary setting, unarmed power strikes, weapon usage, ground fighting, weapon defense and multiple attackers. There are plenty of step by step instructions with pictures. Like most peaceful people, I dislike violence. However, there are times when we have to face it. When that time occurs, will you be ready? You can prepare yourself to face violence and overcome someone who attacks you. You do not have to be Superman. You do not have to be a black belt. You do not have to be Rambo, although a gun or knife is very helpful. Done correctly, you will find that the journey to improve your self protection skills is very rewarding. As you get better your self confidence and self respect will increase. You are developing lifesaving skills. You are increasing your likelihood to get home safely. You are increasing the likelihood that your loved ones will get home safely. This is very worthwhile.
Craig is well known for his focus on being able to finish off an attacker. He has written five books on this topic. These books provide insight into the martial arts that is often over-looked or not trained in todays martial art schools. Get the edge and order today.
The first book is Finish It: How to Finish Off An Attacker by Craig J. Sira is available. The purpose of this training manual is to provide you with information on how to finish off an attacker when you are unarmed. This manual covers:
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This can be purchased directly from the author or Amazon.comhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsmQBb1tz6Y) and 'Finish It with a Knife' by Craig J. Sira are available on Amazon. These books have the same framework as the unarmed book but apply to stick and knife fighting.
The material in these books has greatly increased Craig's stick and knife fighting skills, his students and everyone else he has introduced to this program. These books present a complete stick and knife fighting system in an easy to learn method.
Contact Craig J. Sira at:
911 S. Eleven Mile Road
Midland, MI 48640
The book Finish It With Your Training by Craig Sira will cover the major attributes:
Each attribute is covered in detail. The book then looks at different drills and training methods to make your techniques effective. Even experienced martial artists will be challenged by many of the drills.
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|The book Finish It With Your Spirit by Craig Sira is now available. My son James said it is motivating and inspirational. The book has great stories and quotes that provide concreate examples to develop your fighting spirit. The purpose of this training manual is to provide you with concrete actions that you can take to improve your fighting spirit. The following topics are covered: |
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When it comes to chokes and strangles you need quality not quantity. A few good chokes that can be used in a wide variety of situation is the recipe to success. In this DVD, you will learn four unarmed and four stick chokes or strangles that you can use to finish off an attacker no matter where you are positioned. It is a great feeling that no matter where you are located a choke or strangle is always within reach.
In CMA, we generally start with strikes since they have a higher percentage of success and are better when multiple opponents or weapons are involved - which is most common on the street. However, there are some attackers that for whatever reason are not stopped by strikes. For these times, a good choke or strangle is great to have in your back pocket.
Here is a sample - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrsmNpyZXWc&feature=youtu.be
Available at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Finish-It-With-Choke-Strangle/dp/B00HUGNGU8/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_tnr_1
Finish It With A Knockout - Vol 1
If you want to be able to knockout someone, this DVD is for you. In the DVD ‘Finish It with a Knockout’ Craig Sira, self protection expert and founder of Combative Martial Arts, instructs five simple targets that have a high percentage to knock out an attacker. Each target area is explained along with how to activate it. Then actual knockouts to each target area is demonstrated so you can see exactly how to do it yourself.
You do not need to learn complex set ups, acupuncture points or theories to be able to use these targets. You do not need to know why it works. It does not take years of training. Some of Craig’s students in the DVD demonstrations accomplished a knockout with only a few months of martial art training. Craig focuses on how to accomplish the knockout. Just grab a partner and follow his instructions to get these to work for you.
Knockout targeting is dangerous so make certain you know revivals and restorations before you actually strike a training partner. The viewer assumes all risks of the use or mis-use of this information. Here is a demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO-86EwUBz0
This DVD is for sale at The Academy and on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Finish-It-With-Knockout-Volume/dp/B009JVYFH0/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1
In CMA, knockout training has two key elements. In the DVD 'Finish It with a Knockout Vol 1' Craig instructed targets and how to hit them that have a high reliability to KO someone. In Vol 2, Pressure Drills you will learn drills that put the student into a situation where they are forced to knockout their partner.
Pressure drills are valuable since the student and instructor are provided instant feedback if they were able to knockout someone. The instructor can coach the student as the drill is being performed to ensure success. In addition, the level of pressure in the drills can be adjusted depending on the students skill level. This allows them to be challenging for everyone.
This can be ordered on Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Finish-It-With-Knockout-Pressure/dp/B00NB9IR3O/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1
Some attackers are hard to put away. Most of the time power and knockout strikes will be enough to finish off an attacker. However, sometimes you need a bit more and that is where scorpion finishes have value. A scorpion finish is a grab that stretches or stabilizes a vital target so that the strike is more likely to finish the person off. It is very instinctive to hold someone with one hand and strike with the other.
In this DVD, Craig Sira, the founder of Combative Martial Arts, and some students will instruct how to use scorpion finishes when you are unarmed or armed with a knife or black jack. These make the knockouts easier to accomplish. You will learn how to incorporate them with your current techniques and into the drills that you practice. This will enable you to make them yours.
Quality, not quantity is critical for the street. Scorpion finishes will give you an edge when you need it to finish off the attacker. The important topic of Zanchin is covered in this DVD as well.
| This video was filmed live at a Civilian Self Protection Stick Fighting course so you will get the exact same information as the participants. In this DVD you will learn to integrate your unarmed and stick fighting skills. Key topics include:|
This video was filmed life at a Civilian Self Protection Knife Fighting course so you will get the exact same information as the participants. In this DVD you will learn to integrate your unarmed and knife fighting skills. Key topics include:
Prevention & Awareness:
Awareness skills when carrying a knife.
Awareness skills to use improvised weapons.
Readiness (Boundary Setting & Combat):
Boundary Setting skills including when to draw your knife.
Power strikes with the knife that shock the attacker.
Use of your free hand to set up the knife strikes.
Techniques and tactics to keep your knife when someone tries to take it away from you (weapon retention).
You will learn simple and effective strikes to vulnerable areas on the attacker's body and see them applied on a fully armored assailant. Training that works.
This DVD is now available at The Academy and
on Amazon. Order today at - https://www.amazon.com/Civilian-Combat-Ground-Fighting-Bottom/dp/B07DFJCLS5/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NT8JJXX25E1H3JF7RZF0
Welcome to the DVD Civilian
Ground Fighting Get to Your Feet from Bottom Positions. This DVD is for
civilians who need combat based ground fighting.
When it comes to ground fighting, your objective is clear - Get to Your Feet. Granted, this is easier said than done, but this is your primary fighting objective when on the ground. You must fight like a cat to bite, claw (gouge), kick (using heels) and knee until you are free. Practice seeing if you can do bites and gouges from any position. As the opponent reacts, wiggle to create room while launching heel kicks and knee strikes. Keep on moving and use stabilizations, escapes, strikes, gouges, bites, etc. to help you get to your feet. Most attacks are with weapons and/or multiple attackers. Rolling around in either case is usually not the best approach. Attacks do not usually happen on a soft mat but on hard concrete or stairs.
This DVD will cover:
combat vs sport ground fighting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmBZQ4LL9lM&feature=youtu.be
This is planned to be a five part series. A demo of all five parts is included here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD1_UFSrjI8
You are not just getting in shape but learning self defense. In this DVD, CMA Combat Fitness #1 Technique Form, you will learn effective self protection skills while increasing your fitness level. Learn and practice techniques such as palm strikes, elbows, knees and the double thumb eye gouge that have a proven track record in self protection confrontations. The workout begins with single strikes then moves to combinations, including a round of stick strikes. An important part of the workout is plyometrics which will develop your explosive power. This DVD can be practiced solo in the air or on a heavy bag.
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Training Tip - These Combat Fitness DVDs are great to incorporate into Shugyo workouts.
You are not just getting in shape but learning self defense. In this DVD, CMA Combat Fitness #2 Partner Training, you will train with a partner. Partner training adds more fun to the workout plus you can both encourage each other to reach new heights. Continue to drill in practical techniques such as palm strikes, elbows, knees and the double thumb eye gouge that have a proven track record in self protection confrontations. This DVD can be practiced solo in the air or on a heavy bag.
You are not just getting in shape but learning self defense. In this DVD, CMA Combat Fitness #3 30/20 Workout, you will practice effective self protection skills while increasing your fitness level. The 30/20 Workout is 30 minutes of cardio followed by 20 minutes of bag work. This DVD can be practiced solo or with a partner in the air or on a heavy bag.
You are not just getting in shape but learning self defense. In this DVD, CMA Combat Fitness #4 Conditioning Bag Work, you will practice effective self protection skills while increasing your fitness level. Most of the drills can be performed with a partner but this DVD can be practiced solo in the air or on a heavy bag.