Amok! Seminar Orange TX Sept 17-18, 2016
AMOK! Fusing Knife & Pistol Tactics Seminar
Taught by Tom Sotis
Hosted by the Payne Defense Academy
July 09-10, 2016
Orange, Texas at the Orange Gun Club
Tom will cover the key elements from the 2015 seminars so everyone has a chance to hone those essential core skills that are then expanded upon and put to the FoF test on day two.
Accessing During Changing Attacks
You will improve your performance at accessing your knife or pistol while under committed knife attacks that change from jabs, to single strikes, or combinations, to full-on attacks, and when his free hand grabs at you too.
Learn the two actions which form the basis for all weapon-to-weapon fighting making it forever "simple" to you no matter how chaotic and complex it gets.
Merging Pistol & Knife Tactics
You will learn to employ your pistol, using knife-based-actions, as a blunt instrument to parry and strike, and how to shoot without exchanging shots for stabs under chaotic frenzied attacks.
FoF Pistol vs Knife Attacks
These are challenging activities where you will use your empty hands, knife, and/or pistol skills to solve common knife attacks. These activities reveal the truth of the task and what it takes to solve it.
We will practice Gun Retention when it is in your holster and retention should someone grab your drawn weapon. Finally you will practice Pistol Disarming against single and double-hand grips.
About the Instructor
Tom Sotis started training in 1969 and with an accomplished background in a wide variety of martial arts and combatives methods. In 1992, Tom founded the organization that has evolved into present-day AMOK!® for the purpose of providing tactically-sound and court-defensible self-protection training. In addition to training numerous US and Foreign Government and Military teams, Tom has taught over 1000 edged weapon workshops in 20 countries (more than any other knife instructor in the world) and presents the most in-depth fusion of Knife-work and Close Quarters Pistol-work. More on Tom at www. AmokCombatives.com
Training and Gear
1) We provide Nok Safety Trainers for the workshop, and color Certificates for participants to keep.
2) We suggest you bring your own mouth guard and eye protection designed to absorb light contact (shooting glasses are not good for this – look for something that contour-fits your face to spread impact)
3) Bring a notebook and pens. No photos, videos, or recording devices of any kind are permitted.
4) Optional – wear your holster, spare mags, and training gun.
5) No live blades or ammunition permitted in the training area.
6) We highly recommend forearm protection – ideally use neoprene THIGH wraps because they encircle your entire forearm twice. Guards with a hard plastic shell are not permitted because they can injure your practice partners.
You will enjoy the straight-through info-packed 4-hour format with 5-minute water breaks during which Tom presents methodology so every minute is used productively (same training time as a 7 hour day with 15 minutes breaks and lunch hour).
LIMITED TO 24 Students
The cost of the seminar is $300.00
- See more at: http://www.paynedefenseacademy.com/c....UDFZcz8U.dpuf
16 spots left in this seminar!
Don't miss this awesome seminar in this fantastic venue. The enrollments are coming in quickly for this course and last year it sold out!
I'm sporting an interesting set of bruises I earned while taking Tom's 4 hour core skills seminar locally this past weekend. The following is the description of the seminar from the Amok! website:
This seminar will cover Attacking Tactics, Countering Tactics, and Footwork AND those tactics will be explored with Dueling, Sparring, Isolations, Development, and Adaptation drills supplemented with Training drills too. You won't find a more complete framework of fighting in 4 hours anywhere else on the planet. Even if you've trained AMOK! before, this seminar will be different.
This seminar was without a doubt, one of the most useful classes I've ever taken. If you like the way we here at SI take everything we teach and pressure test it in the crucible of force on force, if you like that we take what works in the real world and incorporate that into our curriculum while leaving what doesn't work by the wayside, then you will like the way Tom Sotis teaches knife fighting. You owe it to yourself to take this course.
We are several months away and spots are going fast!
The two most dangerous places in today's world:
1.) a gun free zone
2.) your comfort zone
There are spots left. This course is not to be missed!
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If you've never had to access your knife or handgun in close quarters this will be an eye opening experience. Almost everyone I know owns and carries a knife, but few really take the time to learn it's potential. Join us for this Amok! Seminar. www.paynedefenseacademy.com