Machete Combat: When Guns Are Banned, These Are The Weapon Of Choice

machete combat for SHTF / WROL
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

The machete is a weapon of mass destruction.

It’s a weapon of genocide.

It has been used to kill and maim thousands of people.

And that’s why you need to train with it.

Wait, what?

No, I haven’t lost my mind… and I’m not trying to be dramatic.

But the fact is, the machete is a much bigger deal, as a weapon, than you might think it is…

Why The Machete Is The Go-To Weapon Of Collapse And Social Chaos

machete combat for SHTF / WROL
machete combat for SHTF / WROL

You may not realize it, but the machete has been used to take countless lives – notably, in massacres like the Rwandan genocide.

(This was dramatized in an unspecified African nation in the movie Beasts Of No Nation, where the image above comes from.)

There are 3 reasons it’s so popular as a primary weapon, not a backup, in third world nations – places where the “rule of law” is nonexistent and the strongest, most violent people rule:

  • It’s simple – with no moving parts – which means even third-world child soldiers, not to mention roving death squads, can use it and keep using it.
  • It’s powerful, with the leverage necessary to sever limbs and remove heads.
  • It’s terrifying, striking fear in the hearts of those who see gangs equipped with machetes.

Just a few years ago, in fact, “scores” of people were hacked to death by men using machetes, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hundreds of civilians were killed during that particular burst of violence in 2016.

“But Jeff,” you may be thinking, “that’s happening in the Third World. It’s not like that here.”

Well, no – not yet, it isn’t.

But in the UK, an industrialized nation that is very similar to the United States in a lot of respects, they’re seeing multiple machete attacks every single day.

Their street gangs have embraced the machete as the weapon of choice.

“But Jeff,” you may also be thinking. “That’s because guns are banned in the UK.”

Well, sure – but here in the States, the violent gang MS-13 has ALSO embraced the machete as their favored weapon, specifically because the level of brutality it involves helps the gang spread terror.

See, we all think we live in the industrialized “First World,” but we’re all only a few days of power outage away from riots in the streets – and the type of WROL (Without Rule Of Law), s–t hits the fan collapse that turns those streets into a bloody nightmare.

Whether they ban guns or not, you can bet that gangs and street criminals with machetes are going to come out of the woodwork in a “collapse” scenario, with police and medical personnel stretched too thin to patrol the streets.

The street criminals know their machetes don’t depend on ammo – so even if authorities suspend ammo sales during a crisis, the gangs won’t be affected.

And while more and more cities have those fancy gunshot detectors to bring police to areas where firearms go off, machetes are silent – and even deadlier than firearms within arms’ reach.

That means that if there’s even a temporary collapse of order here in North America, it could be only a matter of days before thugs with machetes are roaming freely, preying on the weak.

Can you imagine your family hiding in fear behind you, while you face just 2, 3, 4, or more machete-wielding predators?

The ONLY thing that would save you be a technique that I teach in my Advanced Combat Machete course.

It’s a method that can be used (and has been used) to fight off multiple attackers… and it’s EASY to learn.

I can show you how to master the machete and other survival weapons here

Using these techniques, you could literally take on a dozen or more armed attackers – and it’s one of the most fun lesson we go over in our annual “Combat Machete Camps”.

It’s all in there, so unless you want to be helpless when the s— hits the fan, the rule of law collapses, and big blades rule the streets… well, it just might be time for you to get trained up with your OWN machete.

It WILL be your preferred weapon in a collapse, something you can rely on even when your ammo runs out (or your guns are banned).

Don’t wait until things get that bad, though – learn to protect your family NOW.

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Combat Survival Secrets Of The MS-13 Gang

Trump said it himself…

“These aren’t people. These are animals. They’ve spread gruesome bloodshed throughout the United States.”

He was talking about the notorious MS-13 gang — founded in Los Angeles in the 1980s and believed to have as many as 10,000 members in the U.S.

MS-13’s members are known for their distinctive tattoos… and for their extreme criminal activity, best summed up by the gang’s motto: “Mata, roba, viola, control” (Kill, steal, rape, control).

They’re vicious… they’re organized… they’re feared… and they’re EFFECTIVE in ensuring the survivability of their gang by making it well known that they are NOT to be f*cked with!

While I would never elevate the status of these complete wastes of oxygen, there are some critical lessons I feel you need to be aware of in what you can expect from the potential for violence following any kind of wide-scale disaster, collapse, or other crisis, so and here are…

Combat Survival Secrets Of The MS-13 Gang

Machete Combat Secrets Of MS-13
Combat Survival Secrets Of The MS-13 Gang

1. Safety In Numbers

Gangs band together for strength.

In any kind of collapse, emergency, or extended shutdown of infrastructure, gangs already established will have the advantage (including criminal gangs, motorcycle clubs, and patriotic “militias”).

In the world’s most dangerous environments, there is safety in numbers… and people band together along some tribal or shared line in order to protect themselves (just like criminals do in prisons).

You need to make sure, when things get bad, that you’ve got your own “tribe” of allies who can help back each other up.

That’s why survival groups are so important.

2. Project A “Badass Appearance”

You’ve seen the pictures just like I have.

MS-13 gang members can be spotted immediately by their fierce facial and body tattoos.

These tattoos show the world around them who they are… and to fear them.

Now, you aren’t going to run out and get a bunch of Mike Tyson tribal tats on your face… but you don’t have to.

You DO need to know how to project confidence, and to walk through dangerous areas like you’re aware of your surroundings and not an easy target.

As the old saying goes, “If you look like food, you will be eaten.”

3. Be Prepared To Abandon “Humanity”

Trump himself said it in reference to MS-13: These are animals, and they want you to think of them that way.

They use that fear to tell you, “Don’t mess with us,” because they know how fast human beings can turn aggressive.

This isn’t a “gang secret” — it’s simply called survival.

During a recent emergency in which a tourist cruise ship got stuck without power, passengers were stranded aboard with dwindling resources.

It was only a matter of days before fights broke out among passengers trying to get to the last of the food and water while frightened tourists barricaded themselves in their cabins.

You need to be prepared to defend against your neighbors and fellow citizens, who were “normal, civilized human beings” before things got desperate.

4. Know Your Weapons – And How To USE Them…

“Machetes, that’s one of their weapons of choice,” former police officer Mark Stephens said in a Newsweek article about MS-13. “Machetes and guns, and that’s only if they want you to die quickly.”

Stephens was talking about an incident in which MS-13 gang members EXECUTED one of their own members with a machete… to send a message.

They know just how powerful and fearsome the machete is…

… and so do I…

When I was in the military, the machete was MY personal back-up weapon, too… especially in combat.

Of course, just as with ANY weapon (knife, gun, whatever), it’s only as effective as the person who wields it, right?

I feel so strongly about this that I spent 3.5 years training in the legendary “Gatka” sword-fighting system of the legendary Sikh warriors…

…then another 2 years fine-tuning our own “Combat Machete” system, integrating elements of African and Central American machete arts (where real-world machete fighting is extremely common!), creating the ultimate fighting system that anyone can master in as little as 7 days.

If you’re serious about bladed weapons for self-defense – especially the machete – you might want to check out our free survival weapons guide you can get here…

You’ll then get the opportunity to get advanced training that shows you how to expertly wield 2 machetes at the same time… and multiple attacker techniques that are simple to train with and will truly make you a badass with any sword or machete.

I think you’ll be surprised at how fast you pick it up (and no “face-tats” necessary! hahahaha).


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