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D.I.R.E.C.T. Combatives Self-Defense & Fitness Programs

No matter if you are experienced or not; young or old; man or woman; instructor or student: whoever you are, wherever you are, D.I.R.E.C.T. Combatives can change your life!

Self Defense Program

A creative fighting system based on natural movement and spontaneous problem solving.

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Fitness Training Program

With the D.I.R.E.C.T. Fitness training, your body will be strong but flexible, solid but relaxed, and agile but grounded.

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Detailed Video Instruction

In every video class a different topic of self-defense will be explored, where you will be guided from simple to progressively advanced movements and drills. I will simplify, clarify, and demystify every movement and concept so that you fully understand the logic of the system.

Video Feedback System (VFS)

Wherever you are located, you can still receive feedback from me on your progression through my video feedback system. You can simply send me a short clip of your practice and you will receive personal feedback and guidance.

Learn from an Experienced Instructor

My name is Chaim Mandel. I was born and raised in the United States. Over the years I have learned and developed a fighting system that is simple, clever, practical, and brutal. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to help thousands of students over the years to prepare themselves for real life, self-defense encounters.

I have spent over 25 years studying traditional and non-conventional fighting systems. Here is the result of those years of training. The road is ever changing and it is a journey that has no end.

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Learn anywhere, at your own pace

With D.I.R.E.C.T. Combatives, you can train at your own pace, when you want and where you want, and still get all the advantages of a complete training program. You can access your training videos on your home computer, a mobile phone or a tablet.

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What people are saying

Chaim’s progressive, step-by-step build up of each lesson works very well for me. Chaim’s sincere praise and acknowledgment of the points we do well boosts our confidence and we perform better. When I walk away from class I feel empowered, confident, and calm. The lessons I learn in class affect all areas of my life.

Yitzchok D.

Working with Chaim is often the highlight of my day. His knowledge of the body, sensitivity to its limits and the ability to intelligently motivate, has made a meaningful difference in my overall health.

Tom S.

I was never big or strong and was always afraid that it was a major disadvantage. Chaim introduced me to a system where strength is not necessary, rather by learning to move freely and manipulate my opponent, I can greatly increase my chances of successfully subduing my attacker.

Chaim H.

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