Smart self defense begins with understanding what it is you’re trying to defend yourself against.
— Adam, founder of Low Tech Combat

We take a knowledge based approach to self defense.


We think the first step to self defence is understanding violence. 

This site is not about teaching fighting skills. It is not about telling you how tough we are. There are no claims of being the world's best streetfighter.

Low Tech Combat aims to provide knowledge that can be drawn on to avoid violence rather than tell you how to fight your way out of bad situations.

Low Tech Combat aims to provide useful and practical information. Sometimes that information will challenge the reader and sometimes it will enlighten. We aim to develop understanding rather than teach physical skills. We think physical skills are best learnt in person.