The author has practiced the martial arts self-defense, fisticuffs, Greco wrestling, and a myriad of other sports. He learned various forms of the martial arts, such as, American GoJu, Taekwondo, and Shotokan. During his years in the military, he was introduced to a self-defense form called “Combatives” and has practiced this style of self-defense ever since. Combatives is very similar to Krav Maga in that it is a self-defense system of martial arts but it is more than that. It is also a great way to stay in good physical health. He was drawn to science where he studied anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and psychology and became addicted to exercise. The sciences mentioned should be included with studies of the martial arts. This book is about choosing the right martial arts program and what you should look for in the martial arts field. It is also a way to stay physically fit so that the journey to survival and self-defense is a healthy one.