Orange County, California

Robert Redfeather

INSTRUCTOR AT SoCal Swordfight 2024

Apache Knife Combat

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Robert Redfeather

GM: Robert Redfeather is an Actor and Producer of Native American descent. He is a Grandmaster in Martial Arts, specializing as a Combat Knife Advisor for productions and is accurate in Native Weapons. He was taught the art of knife Combat by his Native American grandparents. He began his training in martial arts at the age of five. Robert spent a year abroad as a government contractor teaching combat knife skills to the military and later to law enforcement and now to the movie industry.

In 2003 Robert was awarded Action Martial Arts Magazine’s Hall of Fame & Spirit Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts as a Grandmaster of Apache Knife Combat. Robert represented the US at the 8th World Martial Arts Union at the Cheongju World Martial Arts Festival in Korea as part of the U.S.A. Apache Knife Team in 2004. He has been inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, CA. for the representative of the oldest fighting art in the United States. As result of Roberts dedication to the martial arts, his role as one of the biggest advocates for the Native American Indian Culture and as the founder of the Apache Knife Combat™.

Mar Sytem, the Martial Arts History Museum recognized he 6th of May, in the year 2017 as Robert Redfeather Day. He received a certificate of declaration from the Martial Arts History Museum. This Declaration was issued to serve as a public acknowledgment for the impact made in preserving the martial arts, its history and its artifacts to benefit this and future generations. Robert is also an expert tracker and Instructor at Apache Scouts Tracking School. He was a professional PRCA bull rider, and rides horses as well.

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Classes Being Taught By Robert Redfeather at SoCal Swordfight 2024

Apache Knife Combat

This Class is a Comprehensive, Close Quarters Combat course that deals with defensive Hand-To-Hand Combat. Use of knives is extensive throughout the class and students will be instructed in both unarmed defense against a knife attack and use of the knife as a weapon of last resort. This is a hard-core Bare Bones Fighting Course so expect the bumps and bruises that will result.


A belt is needed to hold the training knife. Safety glasses are a must! l recommend De Walt goggles or something similar.

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