Combative Solo Training by Jeff Liboiron
ebook review by Wmpyr
This is a 100 page ebook from fellow martial artist and Youtuber BeCombative.
First of all I have to say that I really enjoyed reading this ebook. The intro starts off with a bang! After hearing an intense story like that, you just know the rest is going to be good. The author is a Senshido instructor, and to me this was a big interest because I have always enjoyed the works of world famous reality based martial arts instructor, Richard Dimitri founder of Senshido. In regards to realistic, tactical, and practical self-defense, CST does not disappoint! The writing is clear and simple, easy to follow photos, a nice intro to each segment that ends with many tips for you to do. The style presented in here is obviously focused on solo training, this is very easy for me to relate to, because that is my specialty as well. The core of CST in my opinion is good old straight forward Boxing, but with kicks, knees, elbows, headbutts, and other "dirty moves" for the street. There is also an emphasis on using the open hand in a variety of ways over the fists for many tactical reasons which he covers in great detail. He also goes over the clinch, grappling, and striking on the ground while keeping your eye open for multiple opponents, weapons, and hazardous environments. Proper mind set and solo training drills are covered too, in short, this is a complete system that guides you to become street ready.
My favorite part of the book was the drills section on Shadow Fighting designed for you to get started immediately and work towards your own program that suits you.