Skill System





There are 4 levels of mastery in the system and multiple paths you can take once you're past the newcomer stage of 2 sessions. These are the badges you can earn in your time with us.





The Combat Saber System is based on actual combat blade fighting, therefore grading is strict, and the skills needed for masteries are real.

The primary source of technical and tactical proficiency of the Combat Saber System comes from Tuhon Tim Waid of PTKGO. It's one of the last true systems that has been tested and proven through generations of combat – and is still tested today.




Apprentice Rank

(16 weeks / 20 to 32 sessions)

From zero to understanding the basic strikes and footwork, this is where everyone starts from. There's a minimum of 4/5 months of training before apprentice trainees are allowed to be graded and progress to the next level.

Apprentice trainees will gain proficiency in 5 main areas on their path to Initiate:
  • Basic strikes and attack combinations
  • Basic footwork for attacks and evasion
  • Basic combat tactics
  • Single saber combat (some exposure to double and staff saber)
  • Functional fitness

Apprentice Trainees:
Matt T.
Shaun H.
Naomi S.
Arvi P.
Sidus
Shamus L.
Herry & Matthew





Initiate Rank

(Continuous weekly sessions)

Timing is the name of the game here, combatants in this rank should understand the flow of attacks and know when to attack in and out with fluid footwork. Time before next rank is around 6 to 9 months. Initiates are able to enter national and international tournaments and help out beginners during class.

Initiates will gain proficiency in 5 main areas on their path to Warrior:
  • Advanced strikes and attack combinations
  • Advanced footwork for attacks and evasion
  • Combat tactics and strategy
  • Single saber combat
  • Double saber combat (exposure to staff saber)

Initiate Rank Combatants are officially recognised below:
2018 28 Feb:
Nia S.
Ari B.
Hah Ping


08 July:
Ernest C.
Nat T.
Anand S.
Amanda S.
Benjamin C.

31 Oct / 04 Nov:
Adam V.
Jiun Kai P.
Lynn E.

 

2017

Mar 12:
Aloysius C
C Arnold. A
Aisha. G
Nicholas. G
Seraphina. C
Elijah. T

 

Jul 02:

Aaron C.
Samantha C.
Derek C.
Christian X
Jerry S.
Rong Xuan H
Redford L
Jeremy L

Oct 01:
Susan C.
Caitlin P.
Wen Hai

 


 

 

2016

Feb 21:
Raymond.C
Andreas
Daniel.J
Dave.P
Johnny.T (16' Champ)
Kelvin.L
Colin.T
Mitch.K
Sarah.J
Jahaan
Mark.L

 

 

Feb 28:
Russell.S
Shawn.F
Keith.T

Apr 03:
Ravin.R
Ra'uf


 

 

 

Jul 10:
Amber.L
Daryl.L
Peter.L
Keefe.W

Oct 02:
Ashley.P 
Carolyn.L 
Yiqing.C (17' Champ)
Clarence.C 
Evan.W 
Ru Yi
Thomas.L


2015 Jun 28:
Justin.O
Wayne.T
Lionel.W

Aug 9:
Mus
Lionel.L
Aug 23:
Vincent.C
Alexis.G
Syaiful
Sufian
Hidayat
Amin

Dec 13:
Adrian.L ('15 Champ)
Chaz.C
Zhengkai.W
Jason.H
Tony.A
Alexander.C
Andy.N

 




Warrior Level

Weapon superiority in double sabers and saber staff are key in warrior combatants. The ability to be keenly aware of where your 2 weapons are (and your opponent's weapons) in space and time is a skill only acquired through hours upon hours of training. Time before next rank is around 9 to 12 months.

Warriors will gain proficiency in 5 main areas on their path to Master:
  • Thrusting attacks and combinations
  • Close quarter footwork for attacks and evasion
  • Weapon specific combat strategy
  • Advanced double saber combat
  • Basic/intermediate Saber staff combat
Warrior Rank Combatants are officially recognised below:
 01 July 2018
Dave P.
Daniel J.
Daryl L
Kelvin L.
Colin T.
Ari B.
YiQing C.
Ru Yi.
Adrian L.
Peter L.
Jahaan B.
Aloysius C.

29 July 2018
Wayne T.
Mark L.
Johnny T.
Russell S.
Ardy Mus.
Caitlin P.
Nia S.









Coach Level

Mastery at all ranges is key at this level. All coaches are tasked to train all other ranks and manage training sessions for The Saber Authority.

Coaches have proficiency in 3 main areas:
  • Mastery of thrusting attacks and combinations
  • Close quarter footwork for attacks and evasion
  • Close quarter combat for all weapon types

All coaches carry full certification (Induction, Intermediate & Advanced levels) in the "Close Quarter Combatives" course managed by SurviTac Training & Consultancy and are proficient in:

  • Footwork Tactics
  • Single Sword
  • Single Knife
  • Offensive & Defensive Knife Tactics
  • Double Sword
  • Double Knife
  • Sword & Knife Advanced Tactics
  • Empty Hands Self Defence Application 

Active Coaches (2018):

Head Coaches:
Reza Emmanuel
Kong MJ

Senior Coaches:
Wayne T
Ardy Mus.
Colin T.

Coaches:
Dave P.
Daniel J.
Kelvin L.
Mark L.
Peter L.
YiQing C. (2017 Tournament Champion)

Johnny T.  (2016 Tournament Champion)
Adrian L.  (2015 Tournament Champion)