Philosophy of success

Philosophy of success

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Philosophy of Success by Headmaster Abraham Hardy

When I was younger, I first began my exploits into the world of training in the combative arts to learn how to protect myself better. Better meaning I was quite the fighter in the street when provoked or threatened, but training was meant to hone my fighting ability for self defense purposes as well as mentally discipline me. Over the years from a 9 year old youth to young adulthood, I trained in many fighting systems both formally and informally as well as being blessed enough to have had a lot of great adult influences in my life, whom exposed me to may philosophies and different ways of thought. These things and all I learned and discovered or formulated on my own led to an expansive skill set and lots of accumulated knowledge. It dawned upon me philosophically that knowing all these things meant nothing if I kept them to myself. This led me down the path to founding my family’s martial arts systems, taking all that others, family and otherwise, put into me and systemizing it into something that could be spread to others. Little did I know how successful I would be, or the things this success would breed in others.

To strike out on your own and forge your own path in life takes bravery and lots of courage. To have an ideal in your mind and feel spiritually convicted (due to my warrior ancestry) to see it through no matter what. I myself have never been afraid or fearful of challenge, as I have faced numerous trials in my lifetime. I learned in the midst of them that I succeed in the face of adversity, hence the more im challenged, the harder I strive. This in some circles is called “indomitable spirit” while in others it is simply considered “being a man” or manhood. I am also the type of person, in following my own path in life, am not afraid to be myself, nor concerned with going along with the crowd or “group think”. I am a free thinker and think for myself opposed to letting others think for me or persuade me.

In founding my family lineage of warrior arts and doing so with my own modern and unique perspective garnered attention over time. In my successes there are many of those whom do not like my approach. The reasons are numerous as to this. My approach is different than theirs, they simply may not like it or me, reasons of jealousy and envy of my accomplishments, the fact I am brave enough, and capable enough to do things others whish they could, but are not mentally, spiritually, or physically capable of……you can paint the picture with any reason you want, and they will all fit.

I walked my own path to get where I am and succeeded in the face of adversity. I built my reputation and what I do, not off of the name of those whom may have trained me or educated me, but I made my reputation on the strength of my own name and my own hard work, nothing else. Those whom have followed someone else path or way, or made their name off of someone else’s name and works, may feel everyone else has to or should do the same, but in fact that is simply not reality or realistic. For me, I have had my share of fans as well as detractors over a very long period of time. I knew that would eventually come if I were to succeed. If you do not have people speaking negative of you or “detractors” then you obviously are not achieving anything noteworthy. People hate those that are above average or that stand out, not those that are average. It is irrelevant to me because everyday I strive to be better than I was the day before. My greatest competitor is myself, not the next man. Many see in me what they do not see within themselves, and that draws their disdain. Confidence, strength, focus, determination, and the ability to make my aspirations a reality starting from nothing. Some people are too busy focusing on what someone else has or has attained, than walking their path in life and thusly achieving themselves. They would rather try to sabotage or inhibit the next man, instead of building themselves up. Therefore, they stay in place and underachieve while the next man excels. That leaves them to wallow in their own jealousy, hatred of others, and in reality self hatred. They in essence hate what they are not or cannot be. That makes them weak in mind and weak in spirit. It is the nature of the universe that success breeds jealousy / hate. When you decend from greatness and it is inherent within yourself, it is bound to overpower and crush the weak spirits of those that no not have the heart or fortitude to walk their own path and achieve. So instead since they cannot be what they desire, they try to bring down those whom are what they wish they were. Well truth is the way of the universe, and it cannot be hidden, stopped, or defeated.

 

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Fighting Systems of the HCW-CAUCA

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While the Hacomtaewresdo Warrior Arts have a lineage going back to the oldest ancient martial sciences of Africa via traditional and modern systems of both Eastern and Western martial arts. Adding to this, is through historical research by the founder, has brought to light little known historical data, pertaining to a rich and unique lineage these fighting sciences represent a modern day lineage of. The modern day founding also has its own unique history.

The Hacomtaewresdo Combat Arts & Urban Combatives Association (HCW-CAUCA) was founded by Headmaster Abraham Hardy taking informal training from combat trained family and distant relatives (as the foundation) and adding years of diligent formal training and studies. HM hardy began study for purposes of self defense and this is in line with the hard disciplined training and mindset of his first instructors, his father, a WW2 Marine and his godfather a Army Sniper, both well versed at the martial arts and various forms of hand to hand combat. These men did not train or fight in theory, they did so with a specific mentality and a certain level of mental and physical discipline. They did not train with the purpose of earning points in a ring, and they did not instill this mindset in young Abraham in his youth.

The HCW-CAUCA was organized to be a true warrior University undertaking the study of combat and the way of the warrior in all of its aspects from mental training and philosophy, study of warrior history and culture, study of fighting science, and combat fitness and progressive, functional fighting arts. We train with the mentality that each fighting technique is a weapon (to be wielded responsibly) and that our lifes or the lives of others may depend on our abilities as a warrior. This shows the military influence and discipline HM Hardy learned from both his father and godfather respectively, and why a military style ranking system was incorporated into the HCW-CAUCA outside of the earning of ranks or “belts” in each fighting system. The founding of the HCW-CAUCA began not with HM Hardy, but with the combined teachings he learned from his elders, his family lineage.

If the trainee decides they want to enter sportive fighting that is ok and supported, but functional self defense is the core and focus always. Self defensive combatives and ring fighting encompass different needs and training modalities. We treat combative skills with a very high respect knowing that empty hands are just as dangerous a weapon as an implement one could pick up and use. There is moral and legal responsibility when dealing with this. In line with our concepts, we do not train with a sport focus, we do not think in terms of points and consider all the variables of real life combatives such as terrain, weapons, multiple attackers and lees lethal scenarios to life threatening ones. In line with this, is the proper mental discipline, focus, and tenacity. Acting with commitment and purpose, knowing when to do what, mental and physical toughness and a multitude of other things encompassing mental and physical training.

The warrior is not a killing machine, the warrior is calm, focused, disciplined, and in control of themselves and abilities always. They act with proper judgement and know that when they do act, they are not concerned with defeat because it is not an option. Proven on the ancient battlefield by HM Hardy’s ancestors and proven on the modern battlefield by his present day predecessors, proven in the streets of today by himself as a youth growing up, and proven by students of today on a continual basis. This is the HCW-CAUCA…..this is the “house that true warriors built” aka Warrior University

 


Hacomtaewresdo Combat Arts & Urban Combatives Association
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Hacomtaewresdo
( Way of the Ultimate Warrior )

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Hacomtaewresdo is a modern system with a history that stretches back from the times of the Roman Empire to the early Americas.
In Rome there were more Africans apart of the populace than told or realized. Not all slaves or servants as one would assume, and history it’s self accounts for some being scholars, three became Popes, there were multiple African Generals, and there were ten that became Emperors. Septimius Severus is one whom has been recounted as being “dark skinned” with his grandfather actually being a Knight in Rome. The infamous Hannibal Barca whom conquered Rome is another. African soldiers of Rome distinguished themselves under the reign of Emperor Diocletian. There are references and proofs of Africans being involved in Roman competitions in everything from Boxing to Pancratium and Gladiatorial fighting. To impress the Armenian King Tiridates, the Emperor Nero commissioned Patrobius to host Gladiatorial games. These games consisted all of African competitiors in Puteoli 66 A.D ( book; Gladiators and Caesars by Kohne and Ewigleben). Gladiators could either have been slaves bought for the purpose of training and being fought as Gladiators or criminals and debtors whom usually were forced to fight as execution, given no weapons and tossed in to the fray. Lastly, were regular, free men whom subjugated themselves to the Gladiator lifestyle in order to earn riches, fame, and glory…..the aim of all gladiators. For those whom were slaves, if they survived for three years of arena fighting, they were usually given their freedom. For many captive or in bondage, it was a lucrative way to earn freedom and become rich in the process. A Gladiator was met with the fanfare that a top basketball or football player of modern day is. Their faces even adorned / endorsed products. Most people think Gladiators were trained brutally, but scientific evidence shows that they were actually trained very well, like athletes, and given great medical care. Gladiatorial competition was so enthralling and glorifying that even some Emperors would enter the arena to compete and show their abilities as warriors.

From ancient to modern counterparts and Diasporan aspects, we go into the modern history; it traces the African American to the early Americas. During these early days these Africans bought their martial histories and traditions with them, and they lived in on different ways, many of them undergound. In the early America’s, no holds barred plantation fighting took place. This being where captive / enslaved Africans fought freestyle fights (utilizing boxing, grappling etc) for sport and many times for their freedom. Plantation owners and others would gamble on these fights and many times, an enslaved fighter could “earn” their freedom and escape forced servitude as a prize. Some of these Africans in bon escaped to Native American tribes and the blood unification of these two warrior lineages that fought side by side. The lineage continued with many of these same athletes that ran from captive bonds became prizefighters. The first African American heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, when he became champion, opened the doors for these fighters whom at one point were restricted from fighting whites, or in parts of the country period. This history is very deep and expansive and this is but a very small overview.

In other skills bought to the early Americas by European settlers, there are multiple types of Western wrestling systems descending from the original Nubian wrestling of Africa, with Greco-Roman and Catch wrestling being two of the styles with readily apparent (and admitted) Kemetic roots. Catch wrestling is a highly effective form of grappling. In the Early Americas, traveling carnivals had these wrestlers, called hookers ( a hook being any crippling submission) whom were the quintessential submission grappler of the day. The hookers were highly skilled and conditioned and would take on all comers for prize money. They would fight by agreed upon rules, be it winning by pin, by throw, submission or whatever. Over time these wrestlers and their shows became what is know today as professional wrestling. When the “hookers” took on all comers, they developed ways to neutralize them quickly because the challengers tended to fight very dirty, and because if a challenger won, they may be offered the job of the wrestler they beat. Most do not know that pro wrestling originated from the brutal submission grappling form of catch Wrestling and carnival wrestling. This was the MMA of the early Americas, and where modern Japanese Shootfighting would come from, as well as the Japanese Pancrase circuit, when Catch Wrestlers would travel to Japan and train with martial artists and the styles merged into a modern sport.

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Sumkido Combative Initiative Self Defense System
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Sumkido

History
The Sumkido system is a modern system of (martial) warrior art. It is a culmination of skills in the likeness of the African and Afro-Egyptian battlefield arts utilized by the Nubian Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. This basis is coming from the evidenced skills on the tomb walls of these Pharaohs showing the use of wrestling, hand to hand fighting skills, and a multitude of weapons skills. Within this lineage is the specialized fighting system used by the bodyguards of the Pharaohs called Ku Ta or Hikuta which is said to have been where the martial art of Kuntao originated.
Sumkido is a strict system of self defense and self preservation. Its tactics can be used to protect oneself to also the protection of others directly, which is not something all war arts were designed for. The skills are very use -of-force based and the practitioner can escalate or de escalates as necessary, flowing from one technique type to another. The Sumkidoist also learns many facets of situational awareness and how they apply to self defense, and how to recognize and pre -emptively deal with a threat. It also focuses on situational training and how to deal with things like a robbery, kidnapping attempt, multiple assailants, adrenal stress training and related things. Later in training students also learn the fundamentals of martial arts style weapons. This builds coordination and many other attributes as well as teaches the practitioner the concepts needed to make anything in their environment a weapon, should they need one and be empty handed.

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Sumkido Martial Arts For Combat Professionals
The Sumkido MACP program is for those involved in combative lines of work that may carry a firearm and face dangerous situations. It was designed by Headmaster Abraham Hardy whom has trained in Armed Security and also as a Special Conservator of the Peace, commonly known as a SCOP officer. After seeing the limited training these and related professionals attain in combative tactics before hitting the streets for duty, HM Hardy felt it was inadequate. Borrowing foundations skills and concepts from the Dunkirk system, HM Hardy created a program of skills used in this line of work. Starting with the base set of skills, he utilized his vocabulary of fighting knowledge to make a well rounded and up to date training program of tactical fighting. Knowing people in these lines of work and exchanging knowledge and skills with them made formulation of this program successful.

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Taewresdo Combative Concepts Kickboxing
(Taewresdo Kickboxing / Shootboxing)

History
The Taewresdo system is a modern system of (martial) warrior art. It is composed of techniques that mirror African and Diasporan boxing styles and utilizes hand, foot, knee, and elbow techniques as well as other hand to hand skills sets. It is very similar to the stand up componets of Pankration (Ano Pankration) or Japanese Shootboxing.
Concepts
Taewresdo is a system based around striking and upright or standing fighting. The goal is to use striking skills to stop an aggressor, and the clinch is used to rein the heaviest blows in close to an opponent which is highly effective, and where the opponent is weakest. If that does not stop the threat, standing submission and impactful takedowns or throws are the next options from the clinch as well as being able to counter grappling from there too. The clinch is also used on an opponent whom charges, gets too close, or is a more proficient striker. Being a striking system, the practitioner desires to remain on the feet but also have the ability to counter grappling attacks with grappling defense.

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Hacomtaewresdo Combative Science System
(Pan Kau Ra Shen Combat Grappling)

 

History
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ombative Science System is a modern system of (martial) warrior art. Also referred to as Pan Kau Ra Shen (fighting with the power of Ra, the Egyptian Sun God) that name stems from the original name of the ancient Kushite martial art that Greek Pankration has its roots in. In the HCW-CAUCA this system is a form of combat submission grappling based off of the skills of Nubian wrestling, as depicted on the walls of the Nubian Pharaohs’ temples in ancient Egypt. It is modified with modern combat concepts that suit the particular skill set of grappling geared for the battlefield / street where submission is not the aim, but neutralization of the threat or finishing. This is achieved by whatever means the level or use of force dictates.
Concepts
The concept of this system is to use striking to bridge the gap and close the distance on an adversary and in anticipation of the striking not neutralizing the opponent, the goal is to subdue the aggressor using grappling. this system is based on the concept of the warrior whom has become weaponless on the battlefield and has nothing left but their empty hands, hence they have to resoundly neutralize their weapon bearing opponents. In modern concepts, the combative science of street or urban situational awareness is taught, as well as modern verbal de escalation skills. We also use philosophic warrior principles to instill mindset as well as in parcel with situational de escalation.

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Warrior Philosophy and history

We study and teach warrior philosophy and history because it adds knowledge and concepts to physical skills, as well as fosters good judgement. Learning where the combative skills came forth from and the purpose and spirit behind their originators intent provides understanding to the Warrior in training teaching respect and responsibility for said skills and a deeper understanding behind how, when, and why they should be used.

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Survival Concepts
We train to be knowledgeable in the skills and more so concepts of both urban and wilderness survival. The warrior trains to be ready for any situation and the worst may happen in any place at any time. Knowing how to survive in different environments under different conditions as well as knowing emergency lifesaving skills are the focus of our survival concepts.

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HCW Warrior Sciences University Skill Sets

Mission statement , overview and skill sets (2015)

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The HCW-CAUCA is built around more than just training in the warrior sciences (what most call “martial arts”) our goal is to prepare students, or what we term “warriors in training” for not only the self defense in the street enviorment, but for everyday life, by truly training the mind, body, and spirit in all of it’s facets, as well as venturing beyond simply fighting or combative training to include other things.

YouTube channel trailer for the Hacomtaewresdo Combat Arts & Urban Combatives Association (HCW -CAUCA) and our school, the Warrior Sciences University.

 

Greeting and peace. The goal of our organization is to stand as a University of the Warrior / Combative sciences. We do not focus on being the best competetive or sport “martial artists” but on the multitude of skill sets pertaining to self defense and survival in worst case situations. We merge modern martial arts wholistically with modern fighting science, separating methods and skill sets (the subjects at warrior university) into categories to make them mentally digestible for the learning process. We are not “martial artists” and do not train for sportive or athletic / competitive purposes. We are everyday people training as warriors for the ever present dangers and situations we may face in our modern day / everyday lives. In the process developing life skills and cultivating a mentality of scholarship or developing knowledge for use in everyday life.

In combatives we believe in totality or being all encompassing, having skills in all rages. This falls in line with out concepts of modern warriorism. We feel the Warrior is sound in mind, body, and spirit and can handle any situation they face with good judgement. The students or warriors in training of the Warrior University study all these skill sets to be well versed mentally , physically, and spiritually as warriors of ancient times were for the battlefield.

Warrior philosophy / culture – Warrior philosophy is the key module of training in the development of the warrior. Sound judgement in all actions, moral responsibility, and proper fighting mindset are some of the fundamentsl learned through warrior philosophy. tghis is the mental / spiritual conditioning that one must posess in order to be a true warrior, and to use physical skills in the right way. lessons in warrior history provide many relevant examples to the modern day student of the warrior ways. Insight, strategy, and a multitude of otehr lesson are learned from knowing warrior culture and histroy.

Self Defensive Combatives – In physical skills, we train in multiple fighting types. striking or standup fighting, combat grappling, self defense, tactics for combat professionals, martial arts weapons (impact and edged weapons) as well as fundamentals, concepts and dry skills with firearms. The student can train in the various method they desire or that physically suits them and their needs. Each of our systems touch on each range of fighting, just using a differing method of technique and concepts.  When a student becomes highly skiled at one method, they are encouraged to train in another that is the opposite of what they are proficient in, making them well rounded. The goal is not to be a “jack of all trades, but to be equally compotent and versed in all ranges, hence mastering combat in it’s totality, not mastering a “style” or “range” or “system” of fighting. Being  holistic or all encompassing is the key, with no breaks or seperation. Knowing the multiple facets of fighting so you can better defend against them when used upon you by a threat. Not a focus or even general part of garden variety martial arts training is the concepts of proper use of force in self defense as well as pertinent legalities. We also train and strive to be knowledgeable of the legal as well as moral ramifications of our actions. As stated in our concepts, the Warrior always acts in good judgement with their skills.

Combat Fitness – Combat fitness is excercise and conditioning not only for general health and wellness, but towards making the body conditined for the rigors of combat or fighting. not only is conditioning the body important, but having the added strenght and attributes needed to endure a harsh  or extreme confrontation. Real life altercations or situations are usuwally violent and explosive and last seconds , not minutes. But we train in combat fitness to be able to deal with that, or a long, drawn out scenario. Combat fitness is all about being “fighting fit”.

Emergency lifesaving skills– Knowing CPR, first aid, and other skills are a very important part of our training. when people think of self defense or self preservation, they usuwally thing of the most efficient means of fightign another person, but threats come in all forms. Knowing these skills enable us not aid ourselves or others in a emergency situation, be it from fighting or comvbatives, or from any type of accident or medical emergency. these thins are a threat to life also, and emergency lifesaving skills are our “self defense” against threse types of threats. being a firece combatant is a effective means of protecting others, but what can fightign do in a medfical emergency ? what can it do for an accident victim ? what can it do for someone whom is injured and needs help, and have to rely on you until medical personell arrive ? Further into these concepts, if you train in fighting with and without weapons you should dfeinitely learn emergency lifesaving skills.

Survival training – Survival training and knwoing about nature is something most people have become detatched from over time. During the frontier days, it was the way everyone lived. in modern society it has become forgotten by many. Going camping and hunting are great ways of learning and training in survival skills. even if you cannot do these things, you should research and study these methods. can you navigate you way of you were lost beyond normal human contact ? do you know how to signal for help, create makeshift shelter or find the best makeshifr shelter ? How to keep warm, and what plants and animals you can and should not eat ? how to set traps to capture food and howto prepare it ? Study of things life wilderness survival will answer all these questions and then some. The skill sets you learn will also aid you in other places and aspects of you life, the same as emergency lifesaving skills will.  A little learning goes a long way. it is bettter to know it and never need to use it than to not know anything.

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HCW-CAUCA Organization Structure; Military Style Ranking System

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Organizational Rank and Structure

As an organization, a makeshift form of military ranking aside from ranking in the HCW fighting arts is used to show organizational hierarchy, measure progress, and dictate or check responsibilities / powers within the organisation. 

Members of the HCW-CAUCA Board of Directors are organizationally ranked as Generals. While the founder of the organization has a wealth of experience in many various fields, in undertaking this task of creating this organization, he bought together those whom specialized or are experts in each individual field of skill sets he has knowledge of. Our organization is not based around the founder, but a network of professionals in self defense, history, philosophy fitness and other skills.

* No one in the organization wears any military insignia, it appears on certifications and paperwork that pertain to the rank when awarded to them. Out of respect to those whom do and have served and went through the rigors to earn their insignia, we do not wear them on uniforms or on our person within our organization.*

Contact – hcwurbancombativesassociation@gmail.com

Listing as follows are the ranks of the HCW CAUCA organizations military style ranking structure from lowest to highest. It is a loose structure not using every specific individual rank, only one that were felt applicable. At each rank, there is a specific listing or requirements that have to be met to earn that standard. Beyond that, it is also merit based on the efforts, knowledge of the physical and non-physical aspects of training, and the consistent above average performance in overal general apsects of the individual in question. The biggest factors will always remain character traits. Exhibiting sound character and upholding the organization’s code of warriorism is the most fundamental requirement. Not upholding the standards can result in respective consequences for any individual in question, including being eliminated from the organization. It is a privelage to train under the HCW banner, and those whom cannot uphold what we stand for will have to seek training elsewhere.

Private First Class

Lance Corporal

Staff Sergeant

The following are all official leadership ranks. Must be a full certified instructor to rank at this point or beyond this point. Student practitioners are a seperate category from Instructor practitioners due to the demand the instructor faces and necessary extra skill sets they must posess in order to lead.

Drill Instructor/ Sergeant Major 

Drill Instructor / Master Gunery Sergeant

Advanced leadership ranks within the organization. Only attained after a noted number of years of training and teaching in conjunction with other strenuous requirements. Lieutenant is the first advanced rank, Captain the second, and third is Colonel.   

 Lieutenant      

  Captain        

  Colonel

Ranks beyond this point are reserved for the members of the board of directors. Director designation is automatically General rank. Each director or General gets one star for every department they are a director of. Highest possible ranking in the organization is a four star general. Director status is usuwally designated by those having very specalized skills utilizing them to the benefit and growth of the organization. Each director’s department can have an assistant and over time new director positions will be made or open.

One Star General

Two Star General

Three Star General

Four Star General

 

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HCW-CAUCA Informational Index

HCW-CAUCA

Informational Index

The following is a listing of sources of information of which alot of the facts and knowledge HCW-CAUCA teaches comes from. In scholarship and teaching, it is sometimes necessary to prove your facts or be able to trace where you attain them from. Furthermore, for those whom may want to delve futher into studies, you can go to the source.

When it come to ancient African history, alot of scholars seem to trace many things to Africans or African people. There are some whom say that people of African decent think they originated everything. The misunderstanding in this lies in the history of the Twa or Pygmy peoples. They were the first and orginal people of Africa, and quite frankly the world. The Twa went out (during anciens times) from the Nile Valley Region of Africa and migrated throughout the world. These “small black peoples” as they are referred to, are found in the ancient history of all peoples. The Twa took their knowledge, culture, and advancements with them and hence , left traces everywhere they went. These traces, directly reflect the original foundations of things of an African nature.

True African history has been mis-told, mis- reepresented, and hidden for centuries. HCW-CAUCA’s goal as an institute of culture and learning is to correct the miseducation with the truth. The truth cannot be hidden or denied because it is the way of the universe. Anything that goes against the natural laws of the universe will never prevail.

It is not about, nor has ever been about, what civilization, continent, or people are the greatness. There is greatness inherent in them all and within all people. We study other cultures beyond African ones, and this holistic knowledge teaches us that. Each culture has it’s own uniue story, and this is ours of the African lineage and of the Mother continent.

Online Links

African origins of the martial arts  http://www.nijart.com/archivesarticle1.htm

The African / Kemetic origins of “Karate”  http://www.nijart.com/archivesarticle2.htm

The African / Kemetic orgins of wearing a belt during martial training  http://www.nijart.com/archivesarticle5.htm

Buddha and his Africoid ancestry  http://www.nijart.com/archivearticle4.htm

Nubian Pharaoh Amenemhat  http://www.nijart.com/archivesarticle3.htm

Kushite King Piankhv   http://www.warandgamemsw.com/blog/466520-piankhi/

Sonni Ali of Songhay  http://africanhistory.about.com/od/kingdoms/a/Bio-Sonni-Ali.htm

Warrior king Shaka Zulu of the Zulu, South Africa

Article  http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/king-shaka-zulu

Video  http://youtu.be/-mRz1JlF87c

Video  http://youtu.be/p16LHUxEyJo

King Cetewayo, father of Shaka Zulu   http://www.ijebu.org/conquerors/cetawayo/

African warrior women

http://www.suppressedhistories.net/articles/africanqueens.html

http://www.nondomesticatedthinker.com/2012/03/africas-warrior-queens-gender-roles-political-leadership-and-societal-development/

Queen Hathesput of Egypt   http://www.kingtutone.com/queens/hatshepsut/

Hannibal Barca

Article  http://history-world.org/hannibal.htm

History Channel Documentary  http://youtu.be/XmW3ZWILLwQ

Origins of man

Science magazine 9-11-87

National geographic October 1998

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True African History ; General knowledge

Egypt during the golden age (video) Dr. Legrand Clegg

The theft of African history and concepts (video) Ashra Kwesi

Egypt Revisited (edited by) Ivan Van Sertima

The signs and symbols of primordial man By Albert Churchward

Predynastic Egypt By Alber Churchward

Ancient Egypt, Light of the world By James Brunson

Ruins of Empires By Count C. Volney

Anacalypsis By Godfrey Higgins

Stolen Legacy By Geroge G.M James

The BlackTruth By Asar Jabal

Nile Valley contributions to civillization By Anthony Browder

Egyptian Heiroglyphs By W.V Davies

Book of the beginnings Vol.1 By Gerald Massey

Book of the beginnings Vol.2 (chapter13 in particular) By Gerald Massey

African Holistic Health By Dr. Laila O. Afrika

The Testimony of Tradition By David MacRitchie

From the Browder File By Anthony Browder

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True History of the Moors / Moorish Empire

The Story of the Moors In Spain By Stanley Lane-Poole

The Golden Age of the Moors By Ivan Van Sertima

The History of the Moorish Empire in Europe By Samuel Scott

African Presence in Early Europe By Ivan Van Sertima

Nature Knows No Color Line By J.A Rogers

Sex and Race By J.A Rogers

African Origins of Europe

Black Britannia By Edward Scobie

Ancient & Modern Britons By David MacRitchie

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African Origins of Asia

Los Angeles Times 9-29-98 ; Chinese Roots Lie In Africa

African Presence in Early Asia By Runoko Rashidi

& Ivan Van Sertima

African Presence in Early China By James Brunson

Nuba Wrestling – The Original Art By Neijel BPG

Kupigana Ngumi ; Root Symbols of Ancient African Civillizations

By Dr. Hasan K. Salim & Sasha Mfundishi Maasi

Meter Neter By Ra Un Nefer Amen

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Black Origins of the Americas

Ancient Egypt, Mexico, and the united States By R.A Jairazbhoy

Ancient American Magazine (Issue 17)

We are the Washitaw By Dr. Umar S. Bey

www.hotep.org

Murr Guide to Pyramids, Mounds, and other Earthworks in America

By Dr. Umar S. Bey

They Came Before Columbus By Ivan Van Sertima

Dawn Voyage, The Black Discovery of America By Micheal Bradley

Ancient Egyptians in Middle and South America By R.A Jairazbhoy

Black Indians By William Katz

Forgotton Founders By Bruce Johansen

The New Indian By S.Steiner

The Nations Within By V. Deloria

Agents of Repression By Churchill ./ Wall

The State of Native America By M.Jaimes

This Land is Our Land By Baxendale / Mc Claine

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Universal Belief & Warrior Philosophy ; History, teachings, and concepts

By Headmaster of the HCW-CAUCA Warrior University

This system of philosophy happened by “accident” as i say, but was it really and accident or destiny ? I guess it depends on what you believe in.  Long story short, in self educating in multiple religions and philosophies, i took notes, recorded my own thoughts and opinions, and keot a tight refence of all studies. At the end of it all i had learned so much and gaiend so much insight, i said to myself, should i not share this knowledge with others ? I had all the mass of information right there, and so it came to  pass.  The Universal Belief & Warrior Philosophy System (UBWPS) came about, and was later recognized as a legitimate system of warrior philosophy by the organization WUMA U.K. The Universal belief is bascally study of multiple religions and philosophies. their histories and the point of their teachings. e do this from an unbiased viewpoint looking to widen our perspective past what we were taught or programmed with from our own cultures and wholistically see from a world view, not just a community view of teaching and customs nearby us. We study all religions and philosophy as one whole connecting the similarities, and contrasting the differences, pulling principles that we can learn to better live our lives and be. Attaing knoweldge cultivates intelligence, and intelligence leads to wisdom which is the overall goal. you cannot attain true wisdom or insight learning just one method or way, cause it wil not contain all factors. This lifestyle of study also promotes being a scholar and contunied learning which is a must for mental and spiritual health, excersizing the muscles of the mind. We then take a look at warriorism and what it means to be a warrior, this is the Warrior Philosophy aspect of the system. This way of thought was designed for warriors and hence, the warrior philosophy is the core of it. Being wholistic or “all encompassing” we look at many different types of warriorism, and from all prior knowledge form new and fresh perspectives  (same as in out Universal Belief studies) and implement them. It is not about static, rigid doctrine, but about a strong, freeflowing mind and spirit. Pliable enough to bend when pushed just to bounce back explosively. Soft as water able to be hit and smashed but unable to be destroyed.  Like water, able to wear away the tallest mountain given enough time, able to take the shape of whatever you pour it into or able to flow lightly or crash with destructive force.

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Training Combat Athletes

  Training combat athletes

 The HCW Warrior Arts are built around street self-defense. For those whom want to enter the real of sports, the concept is we take way the “street” aspects of the training and work the realms of fighting related to the particular combat sport. Many martial arts do this and it is by far, nothing new. There still, are many more things that go into the training of a combat athlete. First off, the fighter should not start competing, until they have the necessary training and conditioning. This consists mainly of technique training, fitness and conditioning, and diet. They should have a plan for training camp set up a number of weeks out from their fight and should start their training so that it prepares them to be at their best come the time of the competition. They need to know the rules of the fight and also venue. Are they fighting in a ring, cage, stage / platform with no ropes ? This may go into dictating strategy. A lot of fighters do not care whom they are fighting and would rather not know, this is so they do not psyche themselves out and go in fighting a certain way. This way, they will be ready for anything. Some fighters study their opponent and base a strategy off of their way of fighting. Either of these methods should be up to the fighter, but the trainer should definitely know whom their contender is fighting. To make sure it is a fair matchup as well as if necessary, to prep their fighter accordingly.

 

   The trainer should see that the fighter does not over train themselves. Rookie fighters tend to make this mistake. A fighter should be well versed in the methods involved in the competition, and know how to force the fight to go to their strengths. Being calloused is another part of conditioning. The fighter cannot shy away from contact or let pain overcome them easily. They should be well aware and fearless of the impact of punches, kicks, and being slammed. There are many methods of callousing for this.  The fighter needs to be disciplined enough to remember to listen to their corner. Many times, the rookie or undisciplined fighter blanks out once the fists start flying and does not want to heed any direction coming from the corner men.

   In the fighter’s regimen, it should consist of not only training in martial arts skills, but there should be strength training running phases from developing power to developing muscular endurance. There should be functional training also, not hitting the weights like a bodybuilder would and depending on solely that. Functional training, in essence, is training that develops attributes specifically used in fighting, in particular, the style of competition you will be entering. They say cardio is king, and also that bad cardio makes “cowards of men”. A strong pair of lungs and heart is a guaranteed demand in competitive fighting. If you do not have good wind, you will exhaust yourself and be at the mercy of your opponent. Attribute development comes sometimes in parcel with functional training for the most part. Doing drills and exercises that will increase you balance, agility and so forth.

 

  Being a fighter encompasses a lot of heavy training and skill development. Usually this is why, before even considering fighting someone, a trainer will take the newcomer and make them get some months of training under their belt before the fight train them. It will give that probationary period of seeing where the individual’s strengths and weaknesses are (so they can be fixed) as well as allowing one to see a student’s heart. Do they really want it and have the intestinal fortitude for it. This mind factor, the mental aspect is really first and foremost. A lot of people want to be a fighter just cause they thinks is it is “cool” or so they can speak on being one. In the end, the rigors of hard training separate the weak from the strong very quickly.

 

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Titles, belts, and ranks mean nothing ( It’s the teachings that do)

Titles, belts, and ranks mean nothing

By Headmaster Abraham Hardy

The title of Headmaster to me is just that. It is a title. As I have taught those I train, I have no mystical powers and titles do not give them. I’m human just like them. My title is something I have earned through my level of section and study, and the ground I have broken, on the specific field pertaining to the title. I never liked grandiose titles. What changed my perspective was years ago when a family friend who knew me very well, said that I was what I was and her refused to refer to me by anything less, a master of my craft. That was his personal opinion, not one I ever implied to him. Furthermore he told me not to be afraid of whom I was or run from it, and if you do not carry yourself as who / what you are, this world we live in will never acknowledge you or respect you. Regardless of it “likes” you or not.

Over time in my career I distanced myself from the term martial art and a lot of the notions and traditions that come to mind with the word. One because of the diverse skill sets I practice, two is the mentality, purpose, and concepts of which I train, three is because I do not adhere to many of the specific detailed traditions of what most expect in the realm of martial arts, and the politics that go along with.

The martial arts world is full of politics. From the titles people use, to who taught who, to what fighting style is the best or more effective…… even to whose style is the oldest.  Do these things really matter? It is supposed to be about the teachings and passing them on, bettering people lives and outlook on life.  People get so caught up in rank and who has the most or being jealous of the next guy for what he has accomplished, they lose track of their own training and purpose. As a system founder it never ceases to surprise me how some martial artists place so much importance over material trappings.

Some get to the point where it is all about ego gratification. So much so that they are jealous of whom has more accolades, higher rank, or more successful than they are. As a system founder, I have had to deal with or have encountered it all. I founded my family’s fighting arts at a young age, taking informal training form them and combining it with my formal training attained on my own accord. When some people look at me, they jump to conclusions. Be it jealousy or whatever, they assume I did it for all the wrong reasons. They have seen my rank and titles and make judgments. The thing is, titles mean nothing to me. Belts, ranks, all of that means nothing. In African cultures, things were passed down (war arts sciences and others things) by word of mouth teachings, ceremony, and so forth. Warriors could care less of some belt hanging from their waist. They did not have a fancy certificate, but they definitely could prove their proficiency in combat though, if necessary.

Awards, rankings and all these things are a necessary evil these days. It is how things work, in some instances. For me as an individual, my title is just that, a professional title. No name, belt, or piece of paper is a testament to my training, skill, or devotion to the warrior sciences. If my belt and papers were to be destroyed, it would not change my knowledge, skills, or ability. In modern day circles, these things define some martial artists. Well, I do not consider myself a martial artist, I consider myself a warrior, scholar and philosopher.  In my belief structure, that encompasses something different. As a scholar I am forever a student walking the path of life. As a warrior the sciences that make up warriorism is one of my many subjects of study. I am a student of combat. My ability lies within my heart, my spirit…….within my warrior ancestors that live on through me……..not some external source. Heart can’t be bought or faked. Skill can’t be bought or faked. Being a warrior can’t be bought or faked. Whom you are as an individual can’t be faked , not for too long anyways. The reason some martial artists make it farther and achieve more than others, is cause they were focusing on their own path opposed to focusing on the path other people are walking.

In founding my systems, when I “had” to go through the process of putting a brand to my family’s form of warrior training (names, logos, so forth) I had to go through the process of getting documentations, certificates, and all these things for all the various things I teach. As a founder of something that only I know in my mind, body, and heart, how can another person judge, grade or classify it ?

Man tries to place authority and ownership over everything, and in my belief that simply is not possible nor right. Regardless, I accept the fact I live in a world where this is how it is. I went through the processes and went further to gain more recognition of what I established. I did this all successfully, and continue to live up to it through my actions, teachings and in my students. I went through the process of attaining documentation cause it was a necessary evil. For me I knew it would be a definite one. Cause those that did not like what I represent or were jealous of my work would simply attack it and try to discredit it. So I made that necessary “paper trail” as I call it, but it was cemented by my actions and those of my students. I have placed the ability and skill sets of my organization and academy before the world because I am a spiritual being but do not believe in pure mysticism. My father used to say “I can show you better than I can tell you” if that makes sense. That’s what we do, not fearing judgement or criticism, and appreciative of feedback because we have evolved off of finding our weaknesses.

In the HCW-CAUCA and our school Warrior Sciences University we hold ourselves to the traditions and lineage coming from the Ancient African martial sciences, but hold aspects of other lineages of the world in the midst of what we do too. We do not allow our knowledge or love of history to bond us to any rigid traditions of any culture and time because we live and train in today. Today, the now is what we prepare for being mindful of those that came before (lineage). So we cannot be expected (nor have we allowed) ourselves to be “forced” to adhere to the customs, specifially which are not of our lineage. We may resemble them in certain instances but are no way bound to them. From things like the wearing of a gi or belt and using colored ranking systems in grading students. If we wear a gi or any uniform, it is for a functional purpose ,like the techniques we use may require a jacket, etc. belts, if worn, are for telling a large group of students apart as to know where in the curriculum they are, and possibly as part of any techniques they may be working. Belts, rank certificates, and many other customs are all material things. Its a framework, a system and method of keeping order in the educational process, like grade levels in school. So too, like grade levels in school they mean nothing without the knowledge that goes along with them. It is what you learn and walk away with that means something. The mental, physical and spiritual benefits.

Truth is the way of the universe. It cannot be owned, controlled, or bought because it simply exists. Trappings and extraneous things of training will not save your life on the field of battle……

 

Article about the ancient Kemetic meaning of wearing the belt in martial training

http://www.nijart.com/archivesarticle5.htm

In closing

Originally each different color of belt represented a philosophical concept that pertained to the learning process. Over time, that was forgot and more so now a days it is all about who has what belt and title and so forth. The following is the philosophy I learned from Eastern systems of martial arts I have trained in.

White – pure, the clean slate upon which a newcomer begins before they learn .

Yellow – Sunrise. The beginning of learning and the mind opening to receive knowledge.

Green – springtime, growth and new beginnings. New knowledge begins to show or become more apparent, like a flower blooming.

Blue – the sky, youth and ambition. Where the student reaches the point of constantly wanting to learn more.

Red- Blood, danger and a warning of danger. At this stage, the skill of the student reaches a level where they can not only be dangerous / deadly to their enemy, but their skills can pose the same to them if misused. The double edged sword.

Brown- The earth and mountains. Having a strong foundation and developing true power in skill and ability.

Black – The essence and culmination of all prior colors. All previous combined representing the deepest levels of knowledge. Expert.

Through my years of training this is the philosophy behind the colors of the belts and what they originally stood for, and what comes to my mind when I see a belt or tie mine on when I do wear one. 🙂

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HCW – CAUCA & Warrior University ; Modern African Warrior Sciences

 Hacomtaewresdo Combat Arts & Urban Combatives Association

Hacomtaewresdo Warrior Sciences University

What exactly is a modern interpretation of African Martial Arts / Sciences?

      By Headmaster Abraham Hardy

      The Hacomtaewresdo Warrior Sciences and it’s parent governing body, the Hacomtaewresdo Combat Arts and Urban Combatives association are based in being a modern interpretation of African Martial arts or more so warrior sciences. Exactly what is that ?

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Foundational in the history of the African Warrior Sciences is that the Ancient African warriors pioneered unarmed and weapons based fighting in a multitude of fighting types / methods as well as use of numerous weapons. These warriors and civillizations also pioneered the knowledge of the sciences and philosophy, mathematics, farming, hunting and living off the land and others. Even the medical sciences and healing arts are attributed to their ancient lineage. So beyond being warriors they were also scholars.

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We strive to follow in their footsteps and as warriors, also be scholars. In our university we train to be holistic as they did, to learn the skills of empty hand and weapons based warfare, to learn and understand philosophy and the sciences pertaining to survival and living off the land, all as those whom came before did. In emulating their ancient skill sets in modern methods and ways, we are hence a modern counterpart of that history and lineage. The sum factor of this, is their ancient knowledge is still applied and applicable in modern days times irregardless.

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Historically the lineage of the African martial arts / sciences is the oldest and where generally all others come from in technique and concepts in some way, shape or form. The HCW warrior arts are modern or what some may term “hybrid” martial arts. We prefer the term ”all encompassing”  or what some would say “holistic”. Our fighting systems are separated by fighting type, and each type (system) touches on each range of fighting, just with a different type of technique and concept. This is why we classify what we do as “all encompassing”. When all these systems are put together, they cover all relating to combat and survival. From the physical skills to the concepts and mental knowledge. The systems are separated because it is easier to learn, and also the individual can train in something that suits their specific needs, body type, and preference. From there, if they so choose, they can move onto another one of the systems to fill in anything desired.

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   In being “modern” African warrior sciences, we take techniques coming from systems of origin in other places and trace the history and / or technique and concepts back to the original African martial arts / sciences that birthed them. An example would be Judo. We train in techniques coming from Judo. Judo is a Japanese martial art, not African. The same techniques in Judo, are in the martial arts of Africa, like Nuba Wrestling. On the pyramid walls in Egypt, there are techniques of grappling, many exactly the same as Judo for instance. These techniques were being practiced by ancient Egyptians thousands of years ago. So we would trace the techniques of Judo that we use, to Judo, then back to the source of the same movements within the African martial arts / sciences. This, is why and how we consider the HCW Warrior Arts to be a modern interpretation of African martial arts / sciences.

Cultural universality

While we do practice many techniques coming directly from African martial arts, we still too, practice techniques coming from many systems of many places. We study the history and lineages of these cultures as well with all due knowledge and respect to each, holding to the roots and culture of ancient African / kemetic origins as the “source from which all comes”.

   In the end, all fighting arts have roots, traditions, and a history. The most important thing is what you teach and that it positively influences the lives of those that dedicate themselves to said teachings. We are African in lineage but through that, universal in concept because our African lineage is the root that connects all, the source.

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Universal Belief & Warrior Philosophy ; History and origins

The Universal Belief & Warrior Philosophy System (UBWPS) is a legitimately recognized system of warrior philosophy founded by Abraham Hardy, and is the philosophical / spiritual componet of the Hacomtaewresdo Warrior Arts & the Hacomtaewresdo Comabt Arts & Urban Comabtives Association. Coming from an extensive background of research, training, and study in the martial / warrior arts and sciences, Abraham Hardy is the founder and Headmaster instructor of the Hacomtaewresdo Warrior Arts, and the Hacomtaewresdo Combat Arts & Urban Combatives Association. Abraham holds numerous accomplishments in the martial arts, among them being the youngest Headmaster instructor in the history of the World United Martial Arts Federation.

Abraham began training in the warrior arts at the age of  9 years old for purposes of self defense. That small start grew into a lifetime endavour. Abraham decided he wanted he wanted to be a True Warrior and fully learn and embody all it encompassed. Abraham studied the lives of many atheletes from past to present; Muhummad Ali, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, of course the great Bruce Lee, and many others. He saw in these great modern warriors that a spiritual / philosophical quest and discovery took them to the heights of their abilities. Abraham understood a true warrior could never achieve mastery without a spiritual or philosophical presence of some sort in their lives. This falls in line with the mind-body-spirit connection inherent in all warrior arts of all places of the world, since ancient times.

As a youth, Abraham knew his faith was weak. He was a believer, but due to the things he faced in his life as a youngster, his faith was not that strong. So it was upon this realization that Abraham began his quest for spiritual and philosophical insight, as well as wisdom. Abraham began to study many different religions and systems of philosophy. As he studied, he accepted what he felt made sense, he related to, or could apply to make him a bettter person. What he did not understand, felt was not right, or felt was of no aid to him in this quest, Abraham left out. Abraham documented his studies and compared all his sum knowledge to see if it fit and nothing that nothing contradicted anything else. From there, he added his own form of warriorism. All the things he learned from martial arts like codes of conduct, moral tenets, and the warrior’s mentality. In his pursuits, he studied first hand with Christians in the Church, Muslims at the Mosque, and with Buddhists at a Buddhist Temple. He also went into deep book study of These religios and a multitude of others, so he has hands on study as well as informal self imposed studies making up his experience.

When Abraham finished his studies, as a believer in God, a Higher Power, he felt closer to God and that the things he learned made him a better and wiser person, contributing to that. His faith became solid and be had confidence in it. It was never Abraham’s goal to make a philosophical system. Once he looked at all his research left before him, he thought about how all he learned changed his life. It built his faith, made him wise, and enabled him to deal with life, others, and situations in life better. Abraham thought what if he put all this research together in a way he could spread and teach it to others ? Would that not be a good thing ?

So Abraham did just that and hence the Universal Belief & Warrior Philosophy System came to be. It is a combination of knowledge, beliefs, and principles from many faiths and philosophies like Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Bushido, Shinto, Hinduism, and many others, all backed by warrior philosophy. For the “Universal Believer” their goal is to take positive knowledge comming from a multitude of places and apply it to themselves and lives to become better people and live better lives. All while maintainig a warrior’s strength, mentality and focus. Anyone can be a Universal believer, be you a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, any. This is because this system of philosophy for anyone and all, not based around doctrine, but around the concept of  being a open minded scholar.

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