On Combat

Published in 2004 by Dave Grossman and Loren W. Christensen

On Combat looks at how the stresses of deadly battle affect the human body: the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, and memory. The reader will learn what measures warriors take to prevent such debilitations to stay in the fight, survive, and win. On Combat presents emerging research for inoculating the mind to stress, fear, and even pain. The authors take a fresh look at post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) detailing how to prevent it, survive it, come out of it stronger, and help others who are experiencing it.

On Combat highlights the resiliency effects of the debriefing, where warriors gather after the battle to share what happened, critique, learn from each other, and begin the healing process. The reader will learn a highly effective breathing technique that not only steadies the warrior’s mind and body before and during the battle, but also afterwards as a powerful healing device to help separate the emotion from the memory. A true classic that will be read by new and veteran warriors for years to come.

Gen Welsh

CSAF Message

On Combat is a must read for all warriors, giving us some tools to prepare for life or death situations. More importantly this book carries the message to all those suffering with PTSD … you are not alone.

Dave Grossman

About The Authors

Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.

Loren W. Christensen

About The Authors

Loren W. Christensen is a recognized expert in self-defense, street gangs, white supremacy crimes, police officer survival, and the psychological implications of police-involved deadly force encounters.