The traditional Apache Way of Knifefighting

Extreme Close Quarters Combat course that deals with defensive Hand-To-Hand Combat, use of knives is extensive throughout the class and students will be Instructed in both unarmed defense against a knife attack and use of the knife as a Weapon of last resort. This is a hard-core Bare Bones Fighting Course so Expect the Bumps and Bruises that will result.

The environmental factors of terrain and weather are complex and unforgiving of errors. Fear robs an individual of their strength, while the other stresses of Knife combat cloud the ability to think and act. The battlefield is the ultimate fighting championships. An event more physically demanding, that requires more strength or endurance and will test the human character past limits that no Olympic or professional athlete will ever endure. A Knife combats where there can be no second place finishers. That is the harsh reality of Knife combat.   

A key element of the Apache Knife program is combative conditioning. Combat conditioning that goes a level beyond our current physical fitness program. It combines the physical fitness dividends of combative arts training with those of traditional physical fitness, water and mod survival training, and rough terrain skills training. It is designed to mitigate the human factors experienced during combat that have a physically debilitating effect on the human body, allow a Apache to fight in any terrain and under any climatic condition, and face the rigors of the dispersed battlefield encountered in modern Knife combat. 

You have noticed that everything that an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round....The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.

 "All things in the world are (naki-two). In our mind we are two -- good and evil. With our eyes we see two things....things that are fair and things that are ugly....we have the right hand that strikes and makes for evil, and the left hand full of kindness, near the heart. One foot may lead us to an evil way, the other foot may lead us to a good. So are all things two, all  Naki."

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,  Nagonłkaadí Means War/Fight/Combat -- the unique Apache brand of guerrilla warfare. Both of these were made famous by the Apache realm of powerful War Chiefs such as Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, Victorio, and Geronimo, who was a Bedonkohe Apache Leader.  In addition to his native culture, Robert Redfeather has been training in the martial arts for 48 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. A five-part certification course is available to enable you to teach "Apache Knife Training".

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