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FILIPINO KNIFE FIGHTING

Offensive & Defensive Knife Fighting

PRESENTED BY:

INSTRUCTOR

THOMAS HOWANIC

PHILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS

Mr. Howanic is an experienced martial artist and instructor with a diversified background in martial arts from several countries including the Philippines, Korea and Japan. As an active instructor of the combat arts Mr. Howanic currently runs regular classes in the Illinois area. Mr. Howanic currently holds the following ranks:

-Basic Instructor Apache Combat Knife Fighting

-Instructor Cabales Serrada Eskrima

-Instructor Sinatersiawali

-3rd Degree Black Belt- Premier Martial Arts Karate

-1st Degree Black Belt- Ketsugo Ryu Jujutsu

-1st Degree Black Belt- Free Style Jujutsu

-1st Degree Black Belt Bujinkan Ninjutsu

-1st Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do

-Ni Kyu Hutsch Jujutsu

-Ni Kyu Shito Ryu Karate

CO-INSTRUCTOR

 

CHET FETTER

FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS

-Basic Instructor Apache Combat Knife Fighting

-Instructor Cabales Serrada Eskrima

-1st Degree Black Belt- Premier Martial Arts Karate

 

 

SILAT KNIFE FIGHTING

Modern Applications of the Tactical Folder

PRESENTED BY:

GURU EDDIE IVESTER

PUKULAN PENCAK

SILAT TEMPUR

www.ICT-Silat.Com

 

Mr. Ivester has been involved in the Security & Law Enforcement field for the past 18 years. He has been a Deputy Sheriff, Florida State Prison Correctional Officer, Professional Body Guard, Bouncer, Security Officer & Security Consultant as well as having joined the United States Marine Corp in 1986 to serve his country.

Mr. Ivester has been teaching for over 22 years and has owned & operated I.C.T. since 1994. Mr. Ivester is a member of the Prajurit Persaudaraan (Warrior Brotherhood) and is a member of the Combat Silat Union. He was elected as an assistant coach for the 1989-1992 Junior Olympics Karate Team in Tampa, FL. Mr. Ivester has over 30 years of study and practice in American Fighting Styles & Asian Fighting Systems. Mr. Ivester holds Instructor rank in the following Wu Tong Silat, Bhakti Negara, Muay Thai, Aikido, Shaolin 5 Animals, Aikiji Kempo, Shorinji Kempo, Tae Kwon Do And trained in Wrestling, Boxing, CQC and Defensive Tactics

 

 

WWII KNIFE COMBATIVES 

 

Styers-Biddle Knife Combatives

PRESENTED BY:

INSTRUCTOR  

KEITH JENNINGS

         WESTERN          MARTIAL ARTS

www.chicagoswordplayguild.com

 

Keith Jennings' interest in the martial arts began at an early age when he was enrolled in a local park district Karate class.  In his teens, his study of the martial arts took on a much more serious role under the tutelage of a very traditional, and extremely strict Korean instructor.  Currently, he hold black belt/instructor rankings in Taekwondo and Gumdo.

Keith is also a founding member and instructor for the Chicago Swordplay Guild, where he is the primary knife/counter-knife curriculum developer.  The CSG is a modern school dedicated to the organized instruction in the serious study and practice of historical European swordplay.  Founded in 1998, the Guild is a modern school of swordsmanship and martial arts. We seek to be consistent with the methodology of the ancient European fencing
schools by combining scholarship and research into the teachings of the historical Masters with the practical knowledge gained through solo and partnered drilling and fencing.

In addition to his training in the Korean and Western arts, Keith has extensive training in Filipino stick and knife arts, and under Mike Janich in his Martial Blade Concepts system.

 

 

 

BLACK ARTS SOCIETY

MILITARY KNIFE COMBATIVES

PRESENTED BY:

GRANDMASTER

GUS MICHALIK

Ph.D, CHS-IIICEO, HSTI

BLACK ARTS SOCIETY

MILITARY CQC

www.black-arts-society.com

 

Grandmaster Michalik, the founder of the Black Arts Society originally started Martial Arts in 1968. Throughout his career, he has studied Judo, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Unarmed Combat, Jeet Kune Do, Jiu Jitsu, Bojuka and Aikido. Grand Master presently holds the ranks of Brown belt in Judo, 5th Dan in Tae Kwon Do, 6th Dan in Combat Kempo, Specialist level four in Bojuka, 5th Dan in Hapkido and 5th Dan in Jiu Jitsu. He is also a Si Gong in Wing ChunHe was a member of the Montcalm Secondary School Judo Team for four years and trainer of the Royal Canadian Regiment Special Service Force Unarmed Combat Team from 1990 to 1992. He also fought full contact, Tae Kwon Do for four years.

Over the past 20 years, Gus Michalik has developed military, police, airline and counter-terrorist programs. He has published 7 books and taught military members including members from the US NAVY Seals, Rangers, Delta, 1RCR, 4RCR, airborne, police (both RCMP and local forces), US police forces, DEA and CIA agents.

 

 

CO-INSTRUCTOR:

GRANDMASTER

JIM KOLAR

BLACK ARTS SOCIETY MILITARY CQC

Securitytrainingsolutions.com

 

Grandmaster Jim Kolar began Martial Arts training in the fall of 1984. He has since studied Black Arts, Combato, Bojuka, Wing Chun, Ninjitsu, Karate (Chito, Goju, Kenpo), Aikido, Jujutsu, Hap Ki Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Tai Chi. Jim currently holds a 7th degree in Black Arts, 5th degree belts in Combat Kenpo, Jujutsu, and Hap Ki Do. He also holds a level 3 in Bojuka, Sifu in Wing Chun and 1st degree in Tae Kwon Do. Jim currently teaches Military Close Quarter Combat, Police Tactical Training, and Airline Security and Countermeasures courses designed by the Black Arts Society. He is the founder and Head Sensei for Security Training Solutions, the Royals Unarmed Combat Team (London, ON) and Black Arts Kabul.

Warrant Officer Jim Kolar has extensive leadership/management training and instructing experience with the Canadian Armed Forces (Res), first joining in March 1988. He is currently employed as the Civil – Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Operations NCO for Joint Task Force Central, and has served in Afghanistan earning the General Campaign Star and the Commander's Coin for outstanding performance.

 

 

APACHE KNIFE COMBAT

Apache Knife Fighting & Ranger Tomahawk

PRESENTED BY:

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

ROBERT REDFEATHER

APACHE KNIFE COMBAT

www.Apacheknife.Com

Robert Naki-Bésh Redfeather, being ( Mashgalé Ndee ) Mescalero Apache in 1980 sought out his relatives on the Mescalero and other Indian reservations in South Eastern New Mexico and Arizona. Redfeather was trained by his Grandfather in survival, and Nagondzoog (old term) Means War/Fight/Guerrilla Warfare, Nagon³kaadí Means War/Fight/Combat -- the unique Apache brand of guerrilla warfare. In addition to his native culture, Robert Redfeather has been training in the martial arts for 43 years and is an 8th degree Black Belt. He has also been honored and inducted into several Hall of Fames across the country. Now with all this knowledge and life experiences, Redfeather is honored to pass it on through "Apache Knife Training Courses". He is also happy to pass along the history and traditions of his family and heritage, the Apache people. Redfeather, who teaches not from theory but from his life experience, is known for his training of our U.S. Military Troops, Police Officers, Native Americans, and anyone who has a desire to learn.

ASSISTED BY: Fernan Vargas

 

 

 

 

GALLOWGLASS ACADEMY

Ambushed! Using the Big Knife Under Sudden Attack!

PRESENTED BY:

INSTRUCTOR

C. ALLEN REED

WESTERN MARTIAL ARTS

Gallowglassacademy.org


Bringing over 20 years experience in law enforcement, Oriental and Western martial arts, Gallowglass Academy's Head Instructor is a firearms, baton and police combatives instructor for a Federal agency. He is a State of Illinois certified defensive tactics instructor, certified TASER tm instructor, and certified Pepper ball tm instructor. He belongs to the American Society of Law Enforcement Instructors, the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, the Illinois Tactical Officers Association, and the National Tactical Officers Association.


Allen also holds the rank of Kaiden (equivalent of 7th dan) in Paracombatives Jujutsu, which he has taught at the Northwestern University Jujutsu Club for over 17 years. Allen studies and recreates the sword arts of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. He is a past member of the Chicago Swordplay Guild, and has taught the Western Martial Arts for more than 10 years. He teaches the Rapier at Highland Community College in Freeport, IL.

 

 

 

 

BOJUKA FIGHTING SYSTEMS

KNIFE COMBATIVES

PRESENTED BY:

 

TOM SCHRENK

BOJUKA FIGHTING SYSTEM

WWW.Bojuka.Com

Tom Schrenk has over 25 years of real-life experience in the field of armed and unarmed self defense. He is the founder and head instructor of the "Bojuka Institute of Self Defense".

Prior to and during the development of the Bojuka fighting system, Tom has researched, studied, trained, tested and experimented with many close quarter combat systems. He has also had the unique and often disturbing opportunity to analyze every aspect of a violent assault. This was due to his active participation in over a hundred altercations involving the apprehension of violent felons as part of a fugitive recovery program.

For several years Tom has instructed many civilians, military personnel, federal, state and local law enforcement officers, in many diversified phases of armed and unarmed combat.

Tom has a black belt in two martial arts systems and a background in boxing. He has spent more than 14 years perfecting the Bojuka system.

 

 

 

BUSHI SATORI RYU

SAMURAI WAKIZASHI

PRESENTED BY:

 

    SENSEI

JOSEPH TRUNCALE

BUSHI SATORI RYU

www.samuraiway.com

Joseph J. Truncale is a retired police officer. His special interest and expertise is in the police defensive tactics, police weapons, officer survival, martial art and citizen self-defense fields. He has designed numerous officer survival courses and has taught police and security officers from around the world at international conferences.              Mr. Truncale is a lifetime student of the martial arts, including Karate (Rokudan), Jujitsu (Kudan), and Judo (Godan). He has also had extensive training in many other combat systems. He has more than 40 years of experience in the police and martial art fields. He considers himself very fortunate to have been trained by some of the very best police and martial arts instructors in the world.

Mr. Truncale was one of the founding directors of ASLET and is on the advisory board of ILEETA. He is certified as an International Instructor in the Monadnock Defensive Tactics system, the PR-24 Police Baton, the Exp. Straight Baton. He is also the Chief Instructor in the Mini-Baton, Weapon Retention, Knife Handling and Knife Defense. He has been on the advisory board of the Monadnock Police Training Council for many years. He is a certified master instructor in the CLAMP, the GRASP, and in OC Spray for Law Enforcement. Mr. Truncale is the founder (Soke) of Bushi Satori Ryu (Warrior Enlightenment School), where he teaches, Jujitsu, Karate, Kenjutsu, Iaido, Tanto Jutsu, Samurai Aerobics, and practical self-defense courses. Bushi Satori Ryu also has sixteen weapons within the system.

ASSISTED BY: MIKE FREY

 

Mike has studied martial arts for the last 7 years with Sensei Joe Tuncale achieving advance rankings in Karate , JuJitsu (Bushi Satori Ryu), and multiple weapons. He also studies boxing, wrestling, and MMA techniques. He actively assists in Law Enforcement training. Mike is also an avid bicycle rider and mountain climber.

 

 

 

 

S.A.B.E.R. METHOD

Reverse grip Knife Combatives

PRESENTED BY:

FERNAN VARGAS

S.A.B.E.R. Method

Defensive-Arts.Org

www.SaberMethod.com

Mr. Vargas is the head instructor of the Defensive Arts Training Association. A school dedicated to teaching civilian personal protection courses and Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics.              Mr. Vargas is a certified instructor in several close quarter combat and defensive tactics systems.  Mr. Vargas Also holds Instructor Certification in PPST Silat, and a red sash in Kuntao. Mr. Vargas is the co-founder of the SABER Method Law Enforcement Edged Weapon Defense Course, Which has been taught to law enforcement officers from around the world at international level conferences. Mr. Vargas is a certified Professional Instructor of Apache Knife Combat and is also a certified  Black Arts Military Knife Fighting instructor. Additionally, Mr. Vargas has trained in various modern and historical blade work systems both oriental and occidental.

ASSISTED BY:

CHRISTOPHER HOGAN


Apache Knife

Defensive-Arts.Org

Mr. Hogan is currently a student of Robert Redfeather and is one of the staff instructors of the Defensive Arts Training Association. Mr. Hogan holds the following Martial Arts / Combative Credentials:


-Certified Basic Instructor: Apache Knife

-Certified Instructor: RTS Knife-Counter-Knife Combatives

-Black Sash: Combat Sil Lum Kung Fu

-Blue Belt: Carlson Gracie Jujitsu Under Carlson Gracie Jr. & Jeff Neal

-Former Professional NHB Fighter

 

 

 

WRIGHTS KENPO KARATE

Kenpo Knife Fighting

PRESENTED BY:

STRUCTOR

DENNIS WRIGHT

WRIGHT’S KENPO

Freewebs.com/thewrightart

Mr, Dennis Wright has been involved in the martial arts for over 20 yrs. Mr. Wright currently holds black belt ranking in 3 different kenpo systems and has trained and competed in various other traditional martial arts and combat sports. Mr. Wright is the founder of Wrights Kenpo Knife fighting system. A system of blade craft which emphasizes the seamless transition between Kenpo empty hand techniques and the use of knife fighting techniques. Mr. Wright's Achievements include:

-Founder: Wright's Kenpo Knife Fighting
-4th Degree Black Belt: Chinese kenpo
-Black Belt: Kenpo Stick Fighting
-Certified Instructor: Muay Thai & American Kick Boxing
-Certified Instructor: Submission Wrestling
-Brown Belt: Kodokan Judo
-Brown Belt: Goju Ryu Karate
-Black Belt: Tae Kwon Do
-Apprentice Level Practitioner: Apache Knife Fighting

 

 

S.A.B.E.R. METHOD

 Tomahawk Combatives

PRESENTED BY:

INSTRUCTOR

STEVE ZORN

PERSONAL SAFETY UNLIMITED

SABER METHOD

PersonalSafetyUnlimited.com

www.SaberMethod.com

 

Steve Zorn has been involved in the field of personal safety for over 16 years. In that period of time he has been exposed to dozens of martial arts, self-defense, and close quarter combat systems; including various law enforcement and crime prevention programs. Mr. Zorn is the founder of Personal Safety Unlimited and the Simple Defense Program, as well as the co-founder of the SABER Method of law enforcement Edged weapon defense.  Mr. Zorn holds multiple black belts including belts in Archipeligo Combatives, Kobudo, and American Combat Arnis - Jujitsu  as well as instructor certifications in close quarter combat and law enforcement defensive tactics. Mr. Zorn is also a certified instructor of Knife Counter Knife Combatives.  As a designated International Crime Prevention Specialist, Steve has provided his services to men, women, children, teens, and seniors from all walks of life. He has also instructed law enforcement and security personnel in various aspects of personal safety. Steve continues to pursue advanced training, and updates his education each year. He also continues to conduct seminars throughout Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan on various aspects of self-defense and crime prevention.

 

 

 

 

GUAZABARA

Taino-Jibaro Tribal Machete Fighting

Presented By:

MAESTRO

EDGARDO PEREZ

GUAZABARA

www.guazabara.com

Guazabara's Chief Instructor, Edgardo Perez, has more than 28 years of training in Hapkido in both the U.S.A. & Korea, a Full Instructor in Filipino Largo Mano Eskrima as well as being the founder and Chief Instructor of The Defense Training Institute & The World Guazábara Federation. Master Perez began his Hapkido training in 1979 under the Fowler Brothers in Aurora, Illinois. Perez then took his training to South Korea where he trained under Grandmaster Yu Chong Su Perez is a law enforcement veteran of more then twenty years who has also been teaching Police Defensive Tactics to local, state and military personal during that time. He is a member of Illinois Tactical Officers Association and a charter member of The International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA). Maestro Pérez has reintroduced to the modern era a realistic weapons system that can adapt to any hostile circumstances.

Honoring his Taino Warrior bloodline, Maestro Perez, who's family is from the mountains of Camuy & Lares, P.R., is also a Nitaino-Chief of the Bramaya Tribe, Tequina (teacher) of Taino Tribal Warrior Ways and the Illinois Representative of The United Confederation of Taino People

 

 

 

 

 

ANJING BANFA

Knife on Knife Fighting

PRESENTED BY:

MASTER

PETER BRUSSO

www.Awarriorsway.com

 

 

 

 

Master Brusso started in martial arts at the age of 6 years old. He first studied Judo and Jujitsu, then Hapkido and Wing Chun. He also studied Arnis and Ninjutsu. He holds black belt status in Hapkido, Wing Chun (sash), and Ninjutsu.

In the Vietnam War era of his life, he spent 10 months in Cambodia, almost exclusively in the jungles. This experience taught him the requirement for a “all around” fighting art that encompassed every possible aspect of war. Many martial arts focus on one aspect or another. It is a requirement to focus and accomplish survival skills in all areas. This lead to his work and founding the art known as Anjing Banfa in the early 70’s.

He now teaches well-rounded martial arts to many different types of students. His teachings cover weapons usage, weapons disarms, stealth movement, knife on knife fighting, machete fighting, and close quarter battle. He teaches many military units and foreign personnel including the
SEALs, Force Recon (USMC), DEA, FBI & the USMC MCMAP program as a subject matter expert.

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