Peter Consterdine, an 9th Dan Black Belt in Karate, has over 53 years experience in the martial arts and and over 30+ years in the specialist security and risk consultancy field. A former Great Britain and England Karate International, he is acknowledged as one of the country’s leading experts in self defense.

Peter Consterdine has had years of experience in traditional martial arts, in both traditional and full contact competition, door security, close protection (bodyguarding) and risk management, so the volume of information he has to share is vast. Here is a list of the books he has written with more information about each books below.

Peter Consterdine Books:

Travel Safe –
The Complete Guide to Travel Security

The Modern Bodyguard –
The Manual of Close Protection Training

Fit to Fight:
Manual of Intense Training for Combat

Streetwise –
The Complete Manual of Personal Security & Self Defence

Travel Safe – The Complete Guide to Travel Security

Travelsafe by Peter ConsterdineTravelsafe is the complete work of Travel Security for both the tourist and business traveler.

No longer can large businesses and individuals ignore the reality of travelling in an increasingly dangerous world.


  • Preparations
  • Risk Analysis
  • Hotel Security
  • Surviving Hotel Fires
  • Travel and Health
  • Personal Security
  • Security on the Street
  • Security on the Road
  • Security at Airports
  • Security for the Expatriate
  • Anti-kidnap Procedures
  • Hostage Survival
  • Crisis Planning and Evacuation
  • Hot Spots of the World

The Modern Bodyguard – The Manual of Close Protection Training

The Modern Bodyguard by Peter ConsterdineThe most comprehensive manual on the subject of Executive Protection. Over the past few years, its author, Peter Consterdine has run EP operations in such diverse geographies as Moscow, Beirut, Madrid, Kazakhstan, London, St. Petersburg, Algeria and the Far East. As the definitive training manual, The Modern Bodyguard covers all you need to know about the work of bodyguarding. Revised and enlarged in 1997, it is some 332 pages, with over 100 photographs and over 70 illustrations covering the most up-to-date techniques.

Peter adopts a ‘real world’ approach to how the many drills and procedures should be applied in practice not just in theory. Peter says: In civilian EP work, our employers are discretionary purchasers and their consent to all we do is absolute. At times in this book, I’ve probably been provocative in my approach to certain subjects, but often I’m appalled at the text book approach to the reality of situations.

Even in a book of this size, it has not been possible to go into great depth on many of the subjects, but that is how it should be. There is a point reached where you simply can’t learn it from a book. Theory, concepts and procedural do’s and don’ts are fine, but training is doing and you’ve got to practice drills and procedures.

You’ve got to drive, shoot and carry out foot formations and understand the problems when on the ground, of operating as part of a CP team in whatever role you may occupy. What I’ve attempted to do, in those areas where it isn’t possible to look at all the subjects in detail, is to put in the subject headings and leave it to the reader to further his or her own studies around those subjects that interest them the most.

Protecting the lives of people of note can never be an exact science. There are too many incalculable factors, too many unknown dangers for protection to be guaranteed. So this book is intended as advice, not as a set of obligatory instructions or directions, because it is realised that the best that can be striven for is a routine and systems that are designed to combat the most obvious risks and endeavour to be ready for the less obvious ones. The only permitted variables in the degrees of protection, as you will read, are in proportion to the threat, but the operative’s effort must at all times be absolute or any measures will be in vain. In other words, the cover provided for a VIP may sometimes only be minimal, but our efforts to provide that cover are always 100%.

The real world of Executive Protection is not that we read about where the so called operatives carry every conceivable weapon on their person, even down to a pair of handcuffs, nor is it about shooting, stabbings and leaving bodies strewn over the landscape, as some of our more extreme colleagues in the industry would have you believe. It is about detailed planning, correct determination and use of resources, protocol and being able to be indistinguishable from any other Board member you are tasked to look after.Don’t be sucked into believing the gung ho brigade it doesn’t happen like that, which is why I wrote this book to set the record straight as to just what a professional Close Protection operative should know.
Fit to Fight: Manual of Intense Training for Combat

Fit to Fight by Peter ConsterdineThis manual, written by one of Britain’s leading experts in self-defense, teaches a wide variety of physical training and fighting skills that can help readers protect themselves in any situation. Includes 100 photographs that demonstrate important training skills and exercises.

Fit to Fight teaches you a wide variety of physical training and fighting drills you need to win in the street.This book will show you how to train for strength, stamina and most importantly, aggression as well as that all important mental edge.

This mental edge is developed through hard training drills – Fit to Fight will teach you those drills with over 100 photographs. You need to be fit and strong to win a fight, but more importantly, you have to develop the ‘will to win’ – the aggression never to give up and never to lose.

• Human Physiology and Biology
• Aerobic Training
• Anaerobic Training
• Strength Training
• Stress Work
• Aggression Drills
• The use of equipment
• Single Drills
• Partner Training
• Hill Work
• Motivation
•Training Programmes

Peter Consterdine, a 8th Dan Black Belt in Karate has over 42 years experience in the martial arts.A former Great Britain and England Karate International, he is acknowledged as one of the country’s leading experts in self defense.

Streetwise – The Complete Manual of Personal Security & Self Defence

Streetwise by Peter ConsterdineSTREETWISE is the complete manual of personal security & self defense. This manual is not another ‘martial arts in jeans’ type self defense book. It combines the detailed concepts and procedures from the world of Executive Protection, with the very best of the physical aspects of self defense.


  • Principals of Personal Security
  • Awareness Training System
  • Threat Pyramid
  • Colour Codes
  • Security on the Street
  • Psycology of Conflict
  • Fear and Adrenal Responses
  • Personal Threat Analysis
  • Personal Security Procedures
  • Home, Mobile and Office Security
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Self Defence and the Law
  • Myths of Martial Arts
  • Ranges and Tools
  • Impact Development
  • Wepons of the Body
  • Knife Defence – Realities
  • Multiple Attackers

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