© Street Combatives 2016
Testimonials  (page 1) ‘LMI is what we were called before we changed our name to Street Combatives’ A great philosopher once said “we learn by doing”. A great CQC instructor says “this is how you rock the bad guy’s world”.  Then he pops you to make sure you get the point. Book learners and fancy dancers need not apply. The LMI experience is straight forward, hands on, literally “in your face” training that relentlessly focuses on the mind set and technique necessary to neutralize and counter violent threats to your personal safety. My investment in a 3 course combination of Close Quarters Combat, Defensive Knife and Close Quarter Gun fighting proved to be especially productive. Core training concepts were repeated and reinforced in a variety of scenarios sharing the same goal: victorious survival of a deadly confrontation. Realistic exercises produced a profound paradigm shift that’s difficult to put into words. Suffice to say that while my personal safety was never in doubt, I was popped, choked, slashed and shot until I clearly understood what needs to be done to get home safe at the end of a very bad day. If you harbor any doubts about your ability to physically respond in a tight spot, want to build your confidence or are just looking to polish existing close combat skills, I highly recommend that you give Ron a call. The modest tuition may prove to be the best life insurance you ever buy.

Anthony B

**************************

Hello! I just wanted to  take the time to comment on Ron's course! I took one of his introductory  courses on

02/17/09 And Ill definitely be coming back for more! I must say my first impression on meeting Ron was he was

very ordinary looking, very polite, courteous and friendly which was very welcoming(which I have to say  was not

what I expected from a CQC instructor) however He is a wolf in sheeps  clothing for sure(much like I expected a a

CQC instructor to be like minus  the sheep skin)!

After a brief introduction we went into his gym and went  over what we would be learning over the next few hours

while we waited for  the other classmate to arrive. Oh and I have to say Ron is no sheep at all  when it was time to

get to business he was all wolf and had as much passion and desire to teach his skills to us!

Ron has extensive and unique  training tools to teach hand to hand, knife fighting and defense, and much  more,

in a very easy to learn package! All of what we learned in the intro  class was built from a few key components

that we just built from to better suit our attack or defense whether it was from a fist, a grab, a knife , a  bat or

what ever..  The moves are simple to learn, easy to remember and  totally devastating to your attacker. I cant wait

to train further with Ron  as he loves to teach and train new people and share his awesome skills. In the 5 hours

we spent training, I gained some more confidence in my skills. I  also was humbled on some myths of the street

as to what works and what  doesn’t, and went away with a new respect and outlook to combat training.  With

Rons techniques it doesn’t matter if your 5'5" and 120 pounds or 6'5"  250 pounds the skills and tools he gives

you equals or even puts the "chips"  in your corner! Thanks Ron! If your looking for quick easy devastating 

techniques look no further than LMI and Ron....

Jason

 **************************

It’s been about  two weeks since myself and a friend have returned from LMI’s Defensive Knife  course. First, let

me say Thanks to Ron and LMI for hosting this course for  us.

We got to LMI and after the initial meet and greet, we were off  right into the material. No class room or lecture

to set through, all meat and potatoes. The class size was small and that allowed a lot of one on one  instruction.

This was beneficial due to the amount of material and techniques that we covered. 

The techniques that we learned were  straightforward and simple to learn. They were easy enough to learn for

some one who has no background in martial arts or in knife fighting. That being  said I had an easier time over

my friend, due to my Judo and BJJ training.  Learning to fall and roll correctly was huge, especially being a big

guy.  The techniques taught flowed falsely from empty hand to knife defense to any weapon defense.

I will say one thing about knife fighting, offensive  or defensive, you are going to be cut. We were demonstrated

and instructed that it’s up to you if you want to be cut once or multiple times. The normal  person (sheep) when

confronted with a bad guy with a knife would be to get some distance. Which is not a bad idea, but a determined

bad guy is still  going to get you. We were taught to close the distance and take the intuitive and use the

techniques we were taught (wolf response). It may not seem natural to close the distance especially when

confronted with a knife  but the demonstration opened are eyes. The “NO LIE BLADES” do not lie. As  the pic

shows.

All in all the instruction at LMI was first  rate. Ron’s course was informative, straight onwards and enlightening.

My  toolbox definitely got bigger after this class. I recommend attending a  training course at LMI; you will add

tools to the toolbox or sharpen the  ones you have.

Sean

 **************************

The course sure let me know just how inefficient I was, physically speaking and also with my proficiency with a

SG.  I hope this helps anyone who is thinking of taking a course, ESPECIALLY RON'S AT LMI, be ready for a day

of moving around, realistic scenarios, more moving around, having a good time, and learning a lot about yourself

and your abilities. If you have time, I'd recommend the CQC courses that he teaches as well. these skills will help

you when you will not be able to deploy a gun or blade fast enough....and still stop the attack. VERY USEFUL!!!! 

just my thoughts.....

**************************

I am a student at LMI and I have taken this shotgun course and I must say it was very fun indeed and I learned a

lot! This isn’t your average range course where you just stand around and shoot. This course gets your adrenaline

pumping and gets you moving. I learned so much in this course and can now say I am pretty damn good with this

shotgun and could hold my own in any situation. You will be running back and forth to cover and concealment

while the LMI instructor calls out targets at random. He may also load your tube with dummy rounds so you will

learn awareness, clear your bad shell and keep moving.

During all of this you will be changing rounds, going from slug to buck and back. You will never know what target

is next so you must be ready at all times. I cant wait to start the pistol course soon!

Ryan F.

**************************

Ron's knowledge of self defense is excellent. His training is based more on real world fighting. His focus is more

on awareness and how to avoid a situation. But, if you have to, he teaches you how to destroy your target, and

fast. It is not based on martial arts. His knowledge of edged weapons and improvised weapons is exceptional.

Highly recommended to anyone wishing to learn how to defend themselves in the real word. My wife is planning

on taking his class this spring. The great thing was how he was able to customize the training by coming to my

house, after I worked all day, including one weekend

Dave O.

**************************

I just took Ron's defensive shotgun course and found it was awesome. If you read the student comments in his

sticky above, that is exactly what you'll get. Excellent close quarters combat instruction and lots of fun to boot.

We own AR's for more than just static range shooting. But the skills learned here are useful all around.

BubbaBob

**************************

Edward Avila / Owner www.AR15.com.

Since I'm still catching up on work, and will post a much more detailed report as soon as I get a chance (just

finished this 2-day class yesterday), let me just say I cannot recommend Ron's training enough. I realize there are

many on here that are not willing to take a class from someone they don't know, so let me say a few words about a

few points:

SELF DEFENSE / CQC: For anyone that leaves their house, carries a knife, or even a gun, I HIGHLY recommend

taking not just one but many courses on self defense. In most real-world situations where no matter how well

armed you are, you need to know how to respond to an attack /confrontation to either diffuse, avoid, get away, or

worst case get to your primary weapon before all that shooting training will even come into play. Ron's 2 day

course is not for people who carry a knife as a primary weapon- it is about reacting to an aggressor so you can

asses/react accordingly. This class will give you the basics that you need, make you aware of many things you

probably never thought of, and teach you some techniques, many of which you can practice on your own. But like

everything else, you will realize that it's just a beginning- to be proficient you need to continue to train and

practice.

LMI: Ron is an excellent instructor, with a full resume of experience, and all of his teaching is real-world, no-BS,

street applications. He can tailor the training to the group's needs, and I assure you EVERYONE will learn. Many

of Ron's self-defense methods are based on Aikido, and for those familiar with it, it is a martial art that uses your

attacker's actions/body against them, so that your defense is not based on your strength or size; everyone can

benefit from these lessons, regardless of current abilities or experience.

If any of you are thinking this is a knife on knife fighting class (perhaps the course title is misleading), rest

assured there is much more to it. This class is about responding to a confrontation which will most likely be in

your face, fast, and your life may depend on your initial 1-2 seconds of reaction. There will be a number of eye-

opening demos, lessons, and experiences for those that attend. As stated before, not only to I recommend this

class, I'd say it should be REQUIRED for everyone with any sort of an interest in self-defense or protecting those

you care about. I'd go so far as to say it is the most important training anyone can undergo, no matter what your

choice of weapon is. If you were going to take one class, then I'd say this should be it.

**********************************

I just wanted to say how great Ron's training at LMI is......I have been working with LMI for a year now.....i have

taken many of the courses they offer and I'm always impressed with what I learn each and every time........my

main focus though, is CQC....

.....LMI's CQC personal defense course is well, ....AWESOME!......i have learned SO much in the past year and his

training is worth every penny........my confidence level has risen, and i know 100%, that i could devastate my

opponent within seconds if i really needed to......you will learn how to QUICKLY! stop or take down your

opponent with ease and also learn what to do in a situation AFTER THE FACT, which is also a must know......Ive

learned so many things about real life situations and what the "average person" does in these certain

situations.....from what Ive learned at LMI and what Ive seen in everyday life, i refuse to be that average person

anymore......i now feel completely comfortable handling an edged weapon and would actually prefer that over a

pistol any day......that is how fast you will be with your new found skills.......i urge the members here to at least

give LMI a try......they offer many free courses and you WILL come back to learn more......that is how great you

feel when you leave......i have seen many videos of companies that say they provide the same training and

techniques.....this is not true at all!..... i guarantee you will see a huge difference in the style of training within the

first half hour of the course........so don’t be shy, and sign up for one of LMI's Saturday group courses they offer

once a month......its very cheap and you’ll have 4 hours to see how great this training is and get a feel for the style

of instruction they offer and you will see exactly what i mean......i hope to see you at class! thanks for listening

and have a great day! :-)

Cocktail

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Street Combatives
Specializing in Close Quarter and Knife Combatives
© Street Combatives   2015
Testimonials  (page 1) ‘LMI is what we were called before we changed our name to Street Combatives’ A great philosopher once said “we learn by doing”. A great CQC instructor says “this is how you rock the bad guy’s world”.  Then he pops you to make sure you get the point. Book learners and fancy dancers need not apply. The LMI experience is straight forward, hands on, literally “in your face” training that relentlessly focuses on the mind set and technique necessary to neutralize and counter violent threats to your personal safety. My investment in a 3 course combination of Close Quarters Combat, Defensive Knife and Close Quarter Gun fighting proved to be especially productive. Core training concepts were repeated and reinforced in a variety of scenarios sharing the same goal: victorious survival of a deadly confrontation. Realistic exercises produced a profound paradigm shift that’s difficult to put into words. Suffice to say that while my personal safety was never in doubt, I was popped, choked, slashed and shot until I clearly understood what needs to be done to get home safe at the end of a very bad day. If you harbor any doubts about your ability to physically respond in a tight spot, want to build your confidence or are just looking to polish existing close combat skills, I highly recommend that you give Ron a call. The modest tuition may prove to be the best life insurance you ever buy.

Anthony B

**************************

Hello! I just wanted to  take the time to comment on

Ron's course! I took one of his introductory  courses on

02/17/09 And Ill definitely be coming back for more! I

must say my first impression on meeting Ron was he was

very ordinary looking, very polite, courteous and friendly

which was very welcoming(which I have to say  was not

what I expected from a CQC instructor) however He is a

wolf in sheeps  clothing for sure(much like I expected a a

CQC instructor to be like minus  the sheep skin)!

After a brief introduction we went into his gym and went 

over what we would be learning over the next few hours

while we waited for  the other classmate to arrive. Oh and

I have to say Ron is no sheep at all  when it was time to

get to business he was all wolf and had as much passion

and desire to teach his skills to us!

Ron has extensive and unique  training tools to teach

hand to hand, knife fighting and defense, and much 

more, in a very easy to learn package! All of what we

learned in the intro  class was built from a few key

components that we just built from to better suit our

attack or defense whether it was from a fist, a grab, a

knife , a  bat or what ever..  The moves are simple to

learn, easy to remember and  totally devastating to your

attacker. I cant wait to train further with Ron  as he loves

to teach and train new people and share his awesome

skills. In the 5 hours we spent training, I gained some

more confidence in my skills. I  also was humbled on

some myths of the street as to what works and what 

doesn’t, and went away with a new respect and outlook to

combat training.  With Rons techniques it doesn’t matter

if your 5'5" and 120 pounds or 6'5"  250 pounds the skills

and tools he gives you equals or even puts the "chips"  in

your corner! Thanks Ron! If your looking for quick easy

devastating  techniques look no further than LMI and

Ron....

Jason

 **************************

It’s been about  two weeks since myself and a friend have

returned from LMI’s Defensive Knife  course. First, let

me say Thanks to Ron and LMI for hosting this course for 

us.

We got to LMI and after the initial meet and greet, we

were off  right into the material. No class room or lecture

to set through, all meat and potatoes. The class size was

small and that allowed a lot of one on one  instruction.

This was beneficial due to the amount of material and

techniques that we covered. 

The techniques that we learned were  straightforward

and simple to learn. They were easy enough to learn for

some one who has no background in martial arts or in

knife fighting. That being  said I had an easier time over

my friend, due to my Judo and BJJ training.  Learning to

fall and roll correctly was huge, especially being a big guy. 

The techniques taught flowed falsely from empty hand to

knife defense to any weapon defense.

I will say one thing about knife fighting, offensive  or

defensive, you are going to be cut. We were demonstrated

and instructed that it’s up to you if you want to be cut

once or multiple times. The normal  person (sheep) when

confronted with a bad guy with a knife would be to get

some distance. Which is not a bad idea, but a determined

bad guy is still  going to get you. We were taught to close

the distance and take the intuitive and use the techniques

we were taught (wolf response). It may not seem natural

to close the distance especially when confronted with a

knife  but the demonstration opened are eyes. The “NO

LIE BLADES” do not lie. As  the pic shows.

All in all the instruction at LMI was first  rate. Ron’s

course was informative, straight onwards and

enlightening. My  toolbox definitely got bigger after this

class. I recommend attending a  training course at LMI;

you will add tools to the toolbox or sharpen the  ones you

have.

Sean

 **************************

The course sure let me know just how inefficient I was,

physically speaking and also with my proficiency with a

SG.  I hope this helps anyone who is thinking of taking a

course, ESPECIALLY RON'S AT LMI, be ready for a day

of moving around, realistic scenarios, more moving

around, having a good time, and learning a lot about

yourself and your abilities. If you have time, I'd

recommend the CQC courses that he teaches as well.

these skills will help you when you will not be able to

deploy a gun or blade fast enough....and still stop the

attack. VERY USEFUL!!!! 

just my thoughts.....

**************************

I am a student at LMI and I have taken this shotgun

course and I must say it was very fun indeed and I

learned a lot! This isn’t your average range course where

you just stand around and shoot. This course gets your

adrenaline pumping and gets you moving. I learned so

much in this course and can now say I am pretty damn

good with this shotgun and could hold my own in any

situation. You will be running back and forth to cover and

concealment while the LMI instructor calls out targets at

random. He may also load your tube with dummy rounds

so you will learn awareness, clear your bad shell and keep

moving.

During all of this you will be changing rounds, going from

slug to buck and back. You will never know what target is

next so you must be ready at all times. I cant wait to start

the pistol course soon!

Ryan F.

**************************

Ron's knowledge of self defense is excellent. His training

is based more on real world fighting. His focus is more on

awareness and how to avoid a situation. But, if you have

to, he teaches you how to destroy your target, and fast. It

is not based on martial arts. His knowledge of edged

weapons and improvised weapons is exceptional. Highly

recommended to anyone wishing to learn how to defend

themselves in the real word. My wife is planning on

taking his class this spring. The great thing was how he

was able to customize the training by coming to my

house, after I worked all day, including one weekend

Dave O.

**************************

I just took Ron's defensive shotgun course and found it

was awesome. If you read the student comments in his

sticky above, that is exactly what you'll get. Excellent

close quarters combat instruction and lots of fun to boot.

We own AR's for more than just static range shooting.

But the skills learned here are useful all around.

BubbaBob

**************************

Edward Avila / Owner www.AR15.com.

Since I'm still catching up on work, and will post a much

more detailed report as soon as I get a chance (just

finished this 2-day class yesterday), let me just say I

cannot recommend Ron's training enough. I realize there

are many on here that are not willing to take a class from

someone they don't know, so let me say a few words

about a few points:

SELF DEFENSE / CQC: For anyone that leaves their

house, carries a knife, or even a gun, I HIGHLY

recommend taking not just one but many courses on self

defense. In most real-world situations where no matter

how well armed you are, you need to know how to

respond to an attack /confrontation to either diffuse,

avoid, get away, or worst case get to your primary

weapon before all that shooting training will even come

into play. Ron's 2 day course is not for people who carry a

knife as a primary weapon- it is about reacting to an

aggressor so you can asses/react accordingly. This class

will give you the basics that you need, make you aware of

many things you probably never thought of, and teach

you some techniques, many of which you can practice on

your own. But like everything else, you will realize that

it's just a beginning- to be proficient you need to continue

to train and practice.

LMI: Ron is an excellent instructor, with a full resume of

experience, and all of his teaching is real-world, no-BS,

street applications. He can tailor the training to the

group's needs, and I assure you EVERYONE will learn.

Many of Ron's self-defense methods are based on Aikido,

and for those familiar with it, it is a martial art that uses

your attacker's actions/body against them, so that your

defense is not based on your strength or size; everyone

can benefit from these lessons, regardless of current

abilities or experience.

If any of you are thinking this is a knife on knife fighting

class (perhaps the course title is misleading), rest assured

there is much more to it. This class is about responding

to a confrontation which will most likely be in your face,

fast, and your life may depend on your initial 1-2 seconds

of reaction. There will be a number of eye-opening

demos, lessons, and experiences for those that attend. As

stated before, not only to I recommend this class, I'd say

it should be REQUIRED for everyone with any sort of an

interest in self-defense or protecting those you care

about. I'd go so far as to say it is the most important

training anyone can undergo, no matter what your choice

of weapon is. If you were going to take one class, then I'd

say this should be it.

**********************************

I just wanted to say how great Ron's training at LMI

is......I have been working with LMI for a year now.....i

have taken many of the courses they offer and I'm always

impressed with what I learn each and every time........my

main focus though, is CQC....

.....LMI's CQC personal defense course is well,

....AWESOME!......i have learned SO much in the past

year and his training is worth every penny........my

confidence level has risen, and i know 100%, that i could

devastate my opponent within seconds if i really needed

to......you will learn how to QUICKLY! stop or take down

your opponent with ease and also learn what to do in a

situation AFTER THE FACT, which is also a must

know......Ive learned so many things about real life

situations and what the "average person" does in these

certain situations.....from what Ive learned at LMI and

what Ive seen in everyday life, i refuse to be that average

person anymore......i now feel completely comfortable

handling an edged weapon and would actually prefer that

over a pistol any day......that is how fast you will be with

your new found skills.......i urge the members here to at

least give LMI a try......they offer many free courses and

you WILL come back to learn more......that is how great

you feel when you leave......i have seen many videos of

companies that say they provide the same training and

techniques.....this is not true at all!..... i guarantee you

will see a huge difference in the style of training within

the first half hour of the course........so don’t be shy, and

sign up for one of LMI's Saturday group courses they

offer once a month......its very cheap and you’ll have 4

hours to see how great this training is and get a feel for

the style of instruction they offer and you will see exactly

what i mean......i hope to see you at class! thanks for

listening and have a great day! :-)

Cocktail

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   Street Combatives      Specializing in Close Quarter and Knife Combatives