Overkill CQC mentality for the battlefield

Continuous enemy eye gouging to interfere with enemy combative capability

In any situation under threat or assault up against a formidable aggressor when offensive combat actions or counteroffensive actions are the best means of threat neutralisation the following military CQC/MSD principles apply.

Make range, ruthless controlled aggressive continuous target destruction, and high level mental toughness to maximise CQC/MSD threat neutralisation.


“One skill, no kill” is a Todd Group military CQC saying for employing unarmed combat on the battlefield to neutralise an enemy bent on killing you.

Overkill maximises threat neutralisation objective achievement.

1 Eye gouge 1 hand edge strike or even 1 heel stomp to a life support human anatomy target or any other single combative action may well not equate to threat neutralisation as there are many variables that can affect a single skill execution.

Mental toughness and counter skills capability of the enemy are two major factors along with a single technique and actions on stop employment allowing recovery and counter assault if the enemy threat has not been neutralised.

Overkill multiple contact of a target or targets to destroy human physiological and psychological capabilities increases the soldier’s chances of take-out threat neutralisation on the battlefield in CQC/MSD.

Covert sudden aggressive over kill dirty or deadly threat neutralisation or in a compromised, actions-on close quarters encounter, setting up of any threat neutralisation skills by means of deception, distractions to injure or disable are essential to maximise accurate target destruction.

The best of military battle proven over kill military self-defence and military close quarters combat provides fast silent and safest take out methods of stopping violent aggressors on the battlefield.

Continuous targeting of available human bodily targets to achieve threat neutralisation is a must against a formidable violent aggressor.

To target a human bodily vital with a single contact skill only increases risk and danger against a goal driven aggressor bent on doing you grievous bodily harm.

If your aggressor is not incapacitated by your offensive or counteroffensive action, they may well be even more goal driven and more dangerous and determined to do you grievous bodily harm on recovery.

Whether in the clinch at close to point-blank bodily contact range or on the ground under assault your priority in military battle field CQC/MSD when compromised up against a formidable enemy is self-preservation followed by deliberate ruthless controlled aggressive threat neutralisation actions employments.

Threat neutralisation may be by escape and evasion or enemy neutralisation.

You must be prepared to make constant adjustments in range position stance and guard to maximise self- protection and objective achievement as part of threat neutralisation.

If you are going to target the eyes use multiple targeting actions and if the eyes are no longer an available target attack the most exposed available sensitive delicate bodily target and continue using multiple contact actions at such targets until the threat is neutralised.

You need to physically and psychologically destroy your aggressor’s capabilities to remain a threat to you.

Do not take an enemy on by fighting them on the battle field as this is tactically flawed, take them out with CQB/CQC skills developed proven and adopted because they provide highest level threat neutralisation.

Methods of targeting delicate human anatomy targets must be gross motor skills options executed at close to bodily contact range that provide highest levels of threat neutralisation while maintaining maximum safety including reducing the risk of injury to your unarmed human bodily weapons.

The underdog especially must be able to use the best of battle proven human anatomy destruction skills always maintaining unarmed offensive actions momentum to overwhelm and incapacitate a dangerous violent aggressor.

Modus operandi the correct tools, the best targets, ruthless controlled continuous aggressive actions until the threat is destroyed.

Article written by Tank Todd

Special Operations CQB Master Chief Instructor. Over 30 years experience. The only instructor qualified descendent of Baldock, Nelson, and Applegate. Former instructors include Harry Baldock (unarmed combat instructor NZ Army WWII), Colonel Rex Applegate OSS WWII and Charles Nelson, US Marine Corps. Tank has passed his Special Forces combative instructor qualification course in Southeast Asia and is certified to instruct the Applegate, Baldock and Nelson systems. His school has been operating for over eighty years and he is currently an Army Special Operations Group CQB Master Chief Instructor. His lineage and qualifications from the evolutionary pioneers are equalled by no other military close combat instructor. His operation includes his New Zealand headquarters, and 30 depots worldwide as well as contracts to train the military elite, security forces, and close protection specialists. Annually he trains thousands of exponents and serious operators that travel down-under to learn from the direct descendant of the experts and pioneers of military close combat. Following in the footsteps of his former seniors, he has developed weapons, and training equipment exclusive to close combat and tactical applications. He has published military manuals and several civilian manuals and produced DVDs on urban self protection, tactical control and restraint, and close combat. He has racked up an impressive 100,000+ hours in close combat.