Sometimes I forget and I need a friendly reminder. Today I received two friendly reminders about the same oversight on my part. I have made 43 post and no where have I mentioned an extremely important influence in my Pistol Combatives and the Combat Hard Krav Maga and Combatives curriculum.
That influence is the British Combat Association led by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson. I have not met Mr. Thompson to date, but I have had the true pleasure of sitting down and talking with Mr. Consterdine. We met in a hotel lobby in Manchester several years ago and talked for several hours. He is a true security professional and an incredible martial arts coach. I even had the experience of holding the striking pad for a light version of his double hip strike. When he hit me, it did not feel light, but I am sure he took it easy on me, because we had not had lunch yet. LOL!
Here is an excellent overview of the BCA. BCA-Info-Pack. And here are some of the products they produce. All are highly recommended!
I am also participating in World Combat Association (WCA) Combat Coach Diploma Award Program. One more step and I will have completed the Instructor portion and then I start working the Combat Coach.
Alright! So check out the BCA and let me know your thoughts. They are a great resources and some of the best martial arts coaches in the world. Thank you, British Combat Association and Peter Consterdine!