Day 7 (Tactic 1/1)

Please review the following sections to improve your understanding and movements.

Striking Factors

Target: Groin (Primary), Face, Torso

Surface Area: Knee

Range of Motion: Forward Hip Thrust

Combative Range: Control (Close) Range

Quick Facts

Primary Lower-Body Combative (remember, these are my preferred combatives because they hit my Primary Targets, using harder Surface Areas on my body, and they are the most direct and efficient movements that I can adapt with).

The Combative Knee is one of the most effective Close-Range lower-body tactics. This is a great power combative when you are close and temporarily controlling the attacker. In addition, you can always use this knee without controlling the body if it’s your best option in the moment. When you perform the Combative Knee, you want to make contact using the surface area just above the knee cap. The first and Primary Target should be the attacker’s groin, as striking the groin at that range can cause an attacker to bend over in pain granting you immediate and direct access to multiple targets and more opportunities to counterstrike. Other areas to target include the face and the chest, which, if the attacker is bent over, will be open and available. If you have the opportunity to deliver the Combative Knee, you can use it more than once in quick succession until the attacker’s structure is weakened or until another and better combative or opportunity arises to neutralize the attack.

You can use this combative when you are in the Close (Control) Range.

How To

Below is a step-by-step breakdown.

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Step 1 (Front)

Start in your Survival Stance.

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Step 2 (Back)

To use the rear leg, make sure to first slightly pivot your front foot (which will open up your hips for your hip thrust while you knee the target)

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Step 3 (Back)

Raise your knee and tuck your foot back as you drive the knee into the target.

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Step 5 (BACK)

Return to your Survival Stance.


Drill 1

Practice your rear Knee starting in your right Survival Stance.



Drill 2

Practice your rear Knee starting in your left Survival Stance.