As any fight unfolds from moment to moment, the fighters will always be in one of eight types of predicaments, each with different attacks and counters. One may be forced to access which then becomes a knife-to-knife duel often pressing into the kill zone where traps, disarms, and struggles occur. Take-downs work when you have dominion and sometimes the fight ends up on the ground.
EWC is an edged weapons obstacle course of the eight tactical predicaments that raises and expands your level of experience and functionality each time you cycle through it. People retake this course time and again because they actually get more out of it each time, and all subsequent courses are focused explorations within it.
Edged weapons combat obstacle course
This course, presents how to safely access your weapon when you are already under attack. Dealing with various attacks you will learn how to move offline and protect yourself while delivering a distracting strike permitting you crucial time to draw and deploy your weapon. This course covers specifics on choice of blades, placement, methods of drawing, deploying folders, and other aspects of carrying and employing knives.
Knife vs knife
This course emphasizes full-on knife-to-knife battle tactics needed to defeat a determined and capable foe. The entire course is done in real time so there leaves no question as to how the material functions in combat. This course begins with learning to deliver true attacks with full intention and then proceeds to develop a natural hierarchy of counters. You will receive more practical fighting tactics in this course than most methods have in their entire curriculum. Suitable for both civilian defenders and professional operators; no experience or prior training is needed to attend this no BS course.
Close quarters counter-striking
This course presents how to counter-strike your adversary with freedom, accuracy, and protection – the nucleus of knife-to-knife combat. You will learn how to condition and complete your reflexes to imbed effective reactions to prevail in mutual exchanges of hard and fast multiple strikes.
Close quarters exchanges
Most fighters fail to effectively manage the fury and chaos of the mutual-kill zone when the action is far too fast for thinking and untrained reflexes break down. This course presents how to manage the chaotic exchanges encountered in the mutual-kill range of combat and sets the stage upon which to affect traps, snares, and disarms.
Traps and snares
Traps (pressing) and snares (grabbing) are a means of defeating your adversary’s attempts to protect himself from your counters (or attacks) where each successful attempt on his part puts him into an even worse predicament from which there is little chance of escape.
Disarming using knives
In this course, you will learn to use a pocket folder to disarm attackers armed with knives, sticks, and guns. These blade-based actions set the stage to achieve the same disarms when you happen to be holding a stick, gun, or improvised instrument. Like a knot that gets tighter when you pull harder on the rope, AMOK! disarms expect andutilize your foe’s resistance to effect them, which becomes more likely the more they resist.
Struggles with knives
It is not uncommon for two knifers to tie up in various configurations of mutual struggle. This course explores situations where both knifers grab each others’ bladehand (wrist) in different ways. From these positions you will learn how to safely inject impact strikes, use your blade, use his blade against him, disengage, disarms, and affect other energy-based maneuvers.
Take-downs using knives
In an edged weapon conflict your adversary is a threat to your life for as long as they remain on their feet and possibly even after you put them down. This course will teach you, once you have neutralized their attack, how to use your blade to take them down by their head, arms, legs, or torso (and not be cut if they are holding a blade), and how to contain or delete them while remaining ready to address additional attackers. Participants should be in good physical condition.
Anti-grappling with knives
This course explores struggles involving one or more knives that progresses through stages of being taken down, and finally ending up on the ground. Highly educated groundfighters who studied AMOK! for many years integrated knife into their practices and worked out the tactics/techniques most prevalent and functional in those predicaments. This course presents the underlying groundwork positions, transitions, and maneuvers that provide a context of operating on the ground with and against knives.
This course immerses you in the elements specific to using and facing knives in reverse hold. We suggest training in both forward and reverse holds to become functional no matter how you or your adversary may happen to be holding the weapon. Both forward and reverse holds draw from the same set of tactics, but their respective uniqueness’ give rise to different emphases in their usage. This course presents when and why one hold may be preferred over the other, and why neither inherently is superior.
This course details attacking footwork and how to combine or compound shuffles and steps to close the gap by various increments. Linear entries are then countered by angulating footwork to avoid, evade and (utilizing shifting and circling to achieve a single-step platform) to intercept. You will learn how to employ doubling-up and baiting, how angulating is countered using side-steps, zoning, and shifting; as well as how momentum and posture dictate footwork, how to achieve freedom in repositioning, and how to exploit advantages gained.