This testimonial is from the summer 2016 Survival Combat Camp that took place here in Vermont:
As one of the lucky ones who attended the Survival Combat Camp last week I just wanted to take a moment and share a few words and experiences from it.
First of all I want to say that, as a long time student of a great number of martial arts and combat systems, White Wolf’s teachings are the most intense and brutally efficient that I have ever come across!
I literally left the class feeling like a different, improved version of myself, I felt lethal, extremely confident and full of life and that was only after a few days!!
It’s a feeling like I have been forged, as if the clusters of molecules that make up my being have literally been forged and folded in White Wolf’s searing fires to a new level of strength, vigor, sharpness, speed, endurance and resolve unlike anything I have experienced before, what a feeling lemme tell you!
I cannot stress enough that for anyone who is looking for something truly unique and extreme, something life changing, to make it out for the next Survival Combat Camp, where meeting new faces and making new friends was as much part of the camp as getting your butt thoroughly kicked, ha ha. 🙂
Every day was so filled with a myriad of different lessons, techniques, energies, it was absolutely intense and yet my body was craving for more the next day, no matter how much it was aching and covered in bruises. 😉
We not only learned about the nature of surviving deadly combat but also of the body as a whole system: energy channels, pressure points, it’s own inner cycles and on and on.
Honestly no one I have ever met knows more about the human body and it’s strengths and weaknesses than White Wolf, whenever you think “ok that’s about it I guess” he pulls out something new that makes you shake your head in amused bewilderment. I just gotta say it how it is: I love White Wolf’s teachings as they are the most holistic and potent that I have ever come across!
I am really fortunate and grateful to have attended the 5 day Survival Combat bootcamp with White Wolf. He is definitely a being with presence, despite his unassuming lean frame. Its one thing listening to him speak, but it’s another seeing him in action. He’s like a warrior priest / philosopher. I saw the brutal reality of his combat system from the video on his website, and knew it is the real deal. But again, seeing on video is one thing, experiencing these techniques in person is a whole different ball game.
I must admit that I was unprepared for the camp in terms of gear. I had clothing tear on me etc. I know exactly what I need for the next camp though, so next camp I will be prepared.
The training brought to light the reality of combat in real life scenarios, where everything took place in the outdoors, on uneven terrain. I’m grateful for the cushioning the lawn in white wolf’s back yard provided.
I was definitely taken out of my comfort zone, and for that I am grateful.
White wolf was very perceptive with regards to the needs of the students, e.g. experience level etc. He didn’t push us too hard. We were training at 10% capacity, and to me that was much. This further drove home the point of regular training, if not combat, then martial arts, as my last grueling session was 6 years ago in London, practicing Systema. I haven’t broken a fall or rolled since then, or felt a joint lock or throw for such time, and getting that at the combat survival camp was most welcome
We covered most if not all areas of self-defense and combat survival from mindset, to body language, to street-smarts, to legal implications.
I particularly enjoyed the weapons disarming training. Experiencing the training in the unpredictable mountain weather created memories that will stay with me for life, for example, the pistol and rifle disarming during the pouring rain near the river (apparently there was a bad storm which knocked out the power to around 20,000 people in various parts of Vermont that weekend).
My most terrifying training experience: the water combat. You haven’t experienced combat training unless an underwater guillotine choke hold has been demonstrated on you by White Wolf. Even when he asked me to be the assailant, I was hesitant, because I knew what was in store: being held underwater in the cold New Haven River. Haha
We had our fun moments, including our ‘Taser Therapy’. One student initiated it, then myself and others. Trust me; a taser shock is nothing nice.
The urban combat training was also quite enjoyable and really opened my mind. White Wolf demonstrated to us the power of being relaxed and confident, and how we can react better to unseen or surprise attacks from that state. (the looks on the faces of the supermarket employees coming through the back to dispose of garbage was hilarious….)
Defense against multiple attackers: we just touched the tip of the iceberg with this training, and was an eye opener as in deciding who to attack first, keeping the attackers at bay by using one of their own as a shield.
Combat survival during an exhausted state: training while in an exhausted state was really a peculiar experience. I was totally unprepared for it, as we were learning in the green zone most of the time. This time we were in the red zone, and that was challenging.
One thing I have to mention is the internal energy aspect of the training and the use of breath to control pain and redirect energy. White Wolf had us use our chi to strengthen our arm to the point of being resistant to external pressure. So we learned 1% of chi kung.
White Wolf is a living library, a treasure trove of ancient and modern information and wisdom, both practical and esoteric.
I most definitely will be back for more training as we have only scratched the surface, and the experience has helped me uncover more of my warrior spirit, and inspired me on my path to becoming an enlightened warrior, a protector of those who can’t defend or protect themselves or loved ones.
AJ ~ Caribbean