Karambit Warrior Weekend Colorado
Location: Cripple Creek, Colorado
Karambit Warrior Weekend is an action packed three day course to receive training from Navy SEALs, Green Berets, and expert survivalists. During this weekend event, attendees can expect to learn pistol shooting tactics, defensive hand-to-hand and Karambit knife training, and survival skills needed to sustain yourself in the wilderness. All are welcome, from beginners to intermediate skill level. Attendees will receive a free Karambit Folding Knife ($499 value)! Limited tickets available so book your spot now.
April 28th 2023 - April 30th 20233
September 1st 2023 - September 3rd 2023
October 27th 2023 - October 29th 2023
1200-1800: Jason Nauert will be teaching butchering and austere cooking, including quartering and packaging meat. Afternoon will be rappelling off a 60 ft. rock face. In the evening a full meal will be served from the butchered animal.
0800-1900: Phillip Koontz (SEAL) and Dino (Green Beret), will do shooting tactics, hand-to-hand defense and knife fighting techniques with Karambits. Evening will be modern wilderness survival, and fire starting.
0700-1530: Jason Marsteiner and Ruben Rodriguez will be teaching primitive fire building and water purification. Afternoon will be modern shelter making and set up drill.
Course will end Sunday afternoon at 1600 (4pm)
Course Topics Include:
Holstering & Clearing
Static Range Drills
5 point combat stances
Types of blade styles, Pros and Cons.
Body Waving and Angling
Methods of carry and deployment
Incapacitation Factors: Neutralizing a Threat.
Flow Drills (medium to close drills)
Long Range (Dueling distance)
Knife & Firearm Transitions
Psychology of survival
The priorities of survival
Butchering, quartering and packaging an animal (live demonstrations and hands on)
Modern shelter making
Base fire starting techniques
Emergency survival shelters
Things to Bring and Wear:
- Confirmation email.
- Pistols will be available for rent and ammo will be available for purchase. You can bring your own if you'd like.
- Trainers, airsoft guns, and goggles will be provided. You can bring your own if you'd like.
- Wear sneakers, long sleeve shirts and pants.
Meet Our Instructors
Phillip Koontz, a former Navy SEAL and combat veteran, has taught self defense for the last 6 years. He specializes in hand to hand, knife and pistol tactics. He is the previous owner of Tactical Advantage Consulting, a live fire stress course designed to mentally and physically challenge every level of shooter.
Phillip led and instructed hundreds of day and night live fire dynamic ranges to dozens of SEAL operators. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he maintained convoy and assault team security which contributed to mission success and resulted in dozens of captures. Phillip was the lead Breacher in real world operations including ship board search and seizure teams off the West coast of Africa, and direct action missions while serving under joint task force in Baghdad, Iraq.
Jason Marsteiner is the founder , and lead instructor for Colorado Mountain Man Survival and The Survival University. Jason is a wilderness survival instructor, teaching people how not to die in the backcountry. He’s a published author of "WILDERNESS SURVIVAL GUIDE - Practical Skills for the Outdoor Adventurer". If there’s ever a zombie apocalypse, he’s your man!
Dino was raised in Harrisburg, PA where he grew up hunting and fishing. He joined the Army in 1988 and spent 30 years (24 as a Green Beret) there until 2018 when he retired. Upon retirement from the Army, he worked as a contractor as a Team Lead training the Iraqi Special Forces in the Kingdom of Jordan. Dino is highly skilled in Flight/Cut Knife Fighting & Weapons Retention, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Tang Soo Do, and Boxing.
Jason grew up in the mountains of Colorado hunting, fishing, and everything outdoors. He learned all his outdoor skills from his dad and from trial & error. What separates Jason from everyone else? He’s the military’s best kept secret! Jason is the Combat Sustainability Instructor (Austere Butcher) for various Special Forces Groups and Entities. He was approached by 10th Special Forces Group in 2014 to develop courses to change the way soldiers eat on deployments to enhance nutrition, cognitive abilities, food borne illness reduction, and faster metabolic recovery during high op-tempos missions. Jason is also an expert hunter and outdoorsmen who grew up learning what is called bushcraft today.
Reuben Rodriquez Jr.
Ruben was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has been enjoying the great outdoors since his youth. Time spent camping and learning outdoor skills was fun and exciting, but he didn’t realize that these fire craft, archery, and hunting skills would prepare him for a career as a survival instructor. His interest in the outdoors began with a passion for Ninjutsu at a very young age. Ninjutsu is the study of various skills used in unconventional warfare and espionage during feudal Japan. Some of those skills are what we know today as bushcraft and survival. Ninja were the scouts and spies of their time and they were at home in the outdoors. Ruben has also studied other martial arts including Aikido and MMA.
The town of Cripple Creek is a short 15 minute drive from the venue and Woodland Park is 30 minutes away. Here’s our recommended lodging/hotels:
119 N Fifth St, Cripple Creek, CO
Double Eagle Hotel & Casino
442 E Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO
We offer a full refund 14 days prior to the event date.
If you can no longer attend your event, the following options are available to ensure you can still use the value of your ticket:
Transfer your registration to a future Karambit Warrior Weekend event equal to the same ticket value.
Transfer your registration to a new participant, either for the same event or a new event in 2024 or 2025.
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