W. Hock Hochheim's
ARTICLES OF COMBAT
Myths and Misunderstandings about Adrenaline
To sell a cure, you need a poison.
Combat Performance Under Stress
Police (or any Combatives) Performance Stress by Kathleen Vonk of Loukatactical.com "One of the best articles on this subject I have ever found. A must read! It also is one of many experts now refuting the old Bruce Siddle "Heart Rate Chart" as useless and disproven." Hock
"You are all Traumatized!"
Individual Differences and Secondary Traumatic Stress. We are not all Traumatized!
A Thesis by Keith Plouffe
Bend Steel in His Bare Hands!
by Mike Gillette
How Many Reps? by W. Hock Hochheim. Do your think it takes 3,000 to 5,000 repetitions to create the muscle memory to learn a new move? You are now very, very wrong.
Underground Fight Clubs in New York City. An investigative report by B.B. Nashley
Tactical Water Diamonds by Police Academy Director Ron Borsch
One of the most controversial articles written about police responses to active shooters.
Fight, Flight or Freeze by W. Hock Hochheim
Even many psychologists and psychiatrists aren't aware of the growing, modern movement to add the term "freeze" in with flight or fight...
Newtons Law? Do Bullets Move You? by W. Hock Hochheim
Startling News on the Startle Reflex - by W. Hock Hochheim.
Have you been basing your fight training on material that actually comes from audible research only? And not work based on visually seeing attacks coming in? This article may well turn your training world completely upside down.
Hock's article and film clips cover important issues in accidental gun muzzling or what the industry now also calls - "lasering."
Binocular - Monocular Shooting by W. Hock Hochheim
One eye open. Two eyes open. Dominant eye? Which what? Read this in-depth article on the subject of aiming your pistols and long guns. What many gun instructors would rather not deal with, and some will not explain or tell you about.
Dirty Bombs by Jane Eden
To butt or not to butt? That is the controversial question that shakes your training to the core. Sure they work? But how badly can they work back on you? Argue for ever but you cannot argue with the medical evidence of concussions...
Hicks Law by W. Hock Hochheim
This article is one of most read on the whole internet on the subject of the misleading information about the 1950s Hicks Law.
ANYONE quoting Hick's Law today as a basis for training, needs to know the rest of the science since the 1950s. They need not use Hick as an excuse to cage us down into one-step, dumb, plodding animals in a zoo.
I Come to You with Empty Hands
This is another controversial article by Hock, this time about the old karate saying, and what it means to modern, realistic, practical and tactical combat. The message has made many Karate instructors angry. And, many change their thinking.
Outsmart and Outshoot
Some gun tactics by Hock
Whatchu' Lookin' At? by Hock
Smoke of the Enemy Fire
Written in the Year 2000 in Close Quarter Combat Magazine, this Hochheim column is still called by many as a prophetic, missed wake-up call for 9-11. (Hock also ran a feature on Osama Bin Laden in 2000, detailing him as an ignored threat)
Fight the National Fear Epidemic
A Hock article published in a psychology magazine on fear.
Tactical Folder Retention
Get Real - So Called, "Reality Based" Fighting has been around forever. Read this 1990s article.
How to Survive Dog Attacks, by Margaret Eden
W. Hock Hochheim is the editor/publisher of this Articles of Combat page and he has either selected or authored the articles. His publishing credentials are extensive, ranging back to the 1970s. His first book was a non-fiction history book called The Great Escapes of Pancho Villa in 1979. For 3 years Hock published the international magazine - Close Quarter Combat Magazine. Currently he continues to write in many other training publications of his Scientific Fighting Congress, Inc. which now reaches 20,000 to 30,000 people worldwide in 29 countries. He also runs a film company with a variety of clients from lawyers, charities, television episodes and commercials to tactical trainers. He's authored 8 books to date with more currently in progress. He's published articles in, or has been interviewed by and featured in:
ILETA Law Enforcement Journal ( a regular columnist)
Black Belt Magazine (multiple times)
Police Magazine (one an award-winning article)
Law Officer Magazine
Inside Kung Fu
American Survival Guide
Blitz! (Australia's premier martial arts magazine)
Law Enforcement Weapons and Tactics
Tactical Knives Magazine
Combat Knives Magazine
Masters of Combat Magazine
Tae Kwon Do Times
Security Australia Magazine
Martial Arts Legend's Masters of Combat
The Arnisador (published in Manila, the Philippines)
Featured in, not written for:
-Martial Arts Illustrated (UK)
-Kontrolli (Finland Police and Security Magazine)