The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead
We train for self-defense and for sport, but there is a glaring weakness in our martial arts training. We are not prepared to go hand-to-hand with zombies, the living dead.
We don’t need to discuss the how of the zombie apocalypse; it’s only a matter of when. Zombies will come, and you need to be prepared. Slaying the walking dead from a distance with a high-powered rifle or some other sort of projectile weapon is widely known to be the most effective and safest approach. Any contact with a zombie can mean infection, so ranged combat keeps you away from harm. The problem: ammo is finite. You will run out of bullets and arrows and cross bow bolts and grenades. Your clip will be empty, and the dead will continue lumbering toward you and your ragtag group of survivors.
At some point in the zombie apocalypse, you will have no choice but to engage the walking dead in close-quarters, with a weapon or with your fists. Though you have spent countless hours perfecting your technique against humans, the same strategies you now use in the ring will not be effective against a brain-hungry zombie.
Never fear, Roger Ma, the author of The Zombie Combat Manual, has perfected the art of fighting zombies at close range, and he has compiled his wisdom into a manual. Set in the not-so-distant future, The Zombie Combat Manual assumes that an outbreak has already occurred, and weaves a narrative into a tongue-and-cheek instructional on using martial arts and improvised weapons to kill the long dead. Ma leaves no nuance of zombie combat unexplored, and his book is wildly entertaining read, especially for martial arts enthusiasts.
Unfortunately, you may have missed The Zombie Combat Manual in the torrent of zombie books and shows and games that flooded the market when zombies became cool again. The Zombie Combat Manual deserves your attention and is a great read, whether you train martial arts or not. Hop on Amazon and grab a copy for yourself.