Welcome to Combatives Training; the home of AMOK! and Xtreme Combatives.
About Tom Sotis
Tom began his lifetime of martial training in 1969 and became a Fugitive Recovery Agent and Criminal Investigator in 1981, which led to his relentless pursuit of fighting-with-weapons methodologies.
In 1992, Tom founded the International Blade Fighters Guild (eventually renamed AMOK! Combatives) dedicated to the research and development of ultra-functional combat methodologies.
For 20 years Tom has worked with numerous US government agencies, military teams, and virtually all levels of law enforcement, as has conducted well over 750 civilian workshops in over 25 countries. Tom has more experience training civilians than any other edged weapons instructor in the world.
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About AMOK! Combatives
AMOK! is a comprehensive system spanning the entire spectrum of fighting from Empty Hands, Knife, Machete or Stick, to Flexible Weapons, Self-Defense Devices, and other Improvised Instruments.
AMOK! movements originate in fighting with a short knife (the most complex of all weapons), which then makes it natural to adapt longer weapons, or any other hand-held instrument, and even when empty-handed.
It is AMOK!’s core movements and tactics for short knife fighting that comprise the Xtreme Combatives Program – they are the very same moves.
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About Xtreme Combatives
The XC Core Skills Knife Fighting Course presents the nucleus of all fighting interaction. These profoundly sophisticated actions are simple, versatile, and adaptable that teach you how to fight with virtually anything. That does not to say it will be easy; fighting is hard and developing skill requires work.
The XC Core Skills Knife Defense Course uses the same ultra-effective blade-based actions when facing a knife attack when empty-handed so you don’t have to learn altogether different “techniques” but apply your striking, disarming, and takedowns with your empty hands instead of a knife.
The XC Core Skills Program provides a solid base upon which to mount an armed or unarmed response to knife attacks and Focus Courses expand upon them with training and practices to guide you further in functionalizing your skills.
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