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
( Way of the Ultimate Warrior )
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.
Sumkido Combative Initiative Self Defense System
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.
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.
Taewresdo Combative Concepts Kickboxing
(Taewresdo Kickboxing / Shootboxing)
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.
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.
Hacomtaewresdo Combat Arts & Urban Combatives Association
Hacomtaewresdo Combative Science System
(Pan Kau Ra Shen Combat Grappling)
The Hacomtaewresdo C
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.
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.
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.
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.