Advanced Tomahawk Application Concepts (ATAC)
Advanced Tomahawk Application Concepts (ATAC) is a modern, concept-based system that teaches the martial application of the tomahawk. The tomahawk is a unique weapon that combines many of the qualities of both the stick and the blade. The hawk offers some of the range and kinetic advantages of a stick coupled with the cutting and penetrating capabilities of an edged weapon. The 90-degree angles formed by the tomahawk's head provide a surface that can be used to hook, control, and manipulate an opponent's limbs. The ATAC curriculum includes tomahawk striking and cutting methods using the blade/bit, butt/spike, head, cheek, heel, toe, and pommel. ATAC also encompasses various tactical uses of the tomahawk including door and window breaching, lock busting, and body armor penetration.
Upon completion of Level 2 of this program, the student will have developed a higher level of technical proficiency within the ATAC system and a deeper understanding of the more technical capabilities of the fighting tomahawk. Students who display the required level of skill and instructor proficiency will be awarded certification as an ATAC Authorized Trainer.
Level 1 Course Fee: $200
Level 2 Course Length: 8 Hours
Level 2 Course Fee: $200
Levels 1 & 2 Combined Length: 16 Hours
Levels 1 & 2 Combined Fee: $350
Footwork, Timing, & Distance
Angles of Attack
Striking & Cutting Methods
Hawk & Knife
Teaching Methodology (Level 2)
Fixed Blade Training Knife
Eye Protection (recommended)