The CCX2 show started back for our third season last night and we kicked off the year with none other than Kelly McCann. For those of you who are around my age and were martial arts or shooting enthusiasts back in the 90s and early 2000s Kelly is probably a familiar entity. This was an excellent interview in which he speaks to the benefits of hand to hand training in a pressure-tested environment. He also clarifies the meaning of “combatives,” pointing out much of the stupidity that has crept into the discipline, and he discusses the benefits of practicing martial arts that actually pit live human adversaries against each other regularly, be it wrestling, boxing, Jujitsu, etc…, There is also discussion on the benefits of competition and force on force shooting for stress inoculation and pressure testing.
Trust me, you want to watch this interview: