“After all my decades of training, I realized that civilians are never given the opportunity of learning the secret skillsets that are taught to elite government and military operatives. Martial arts don’t come close to what is required to meet the demands of life and death situations that civilians all over the world are experiencing, at school, at work, in restaurants and in their own homes. An efficient and effective program was desperately needed for people to face and defeat these combat threats to themselves and their families. I designed COMBATIVS to meet this demand.”
COMBATIVS Founder and Director Al Collins
Director Al Collins was trained by his father, who was a WWII combat-decorated British Commando, trained by the father of modern combatives, Colonel William E. Fairbairn, at Scotland’s Commando Training Center.
Over the years, Director Collins trained with several other Close Quarter Combat instructors and was certified as a CQC Instructor at the Close Quarter Combat Skills Institute in the USA. For over 30 years, the Institute trained many international military and government special operatives, such as the CIA, US Secret Service, US Military SOG, DEA, SWAT, and Counter-terrorism and Special Mission Units. This Institute ceased operations in 2018.
Director Collins is a Black Belt in a combat martial art, has trained in numerous martial arts and is a marksman with handgun, shotgun and rifle.