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First, you'll need to learn to fly control-line planes.
Find some experienced help.
Learn how to avoid line tangles.
Learn to fly "eyes off." Flying level. The big loop. Lazy 8's. Ken's exercise.
Get serious about your equipment.
Marvin Denny wrote a short series of articles that appeared in the Combat column of Flying Models, starting in July, 1998. You might also look at Mitch Cleveland's page.
One approach to learning and practicing combat is to use a pair of small kites, rigged with control-line handles. They're crashable and fly great when it's too windy to fly your planes. Here's a cool website.