Welcome To The Official International Combat Association™ Web Site







Welcome To The International Combat Association™

Welcome to the official web site of the International Combat Association™. The ICA welcomes members from throughout the world.

The International Combat Association™ was founded by Grand Master James S. Benko (see biography) . Grand Master Benko began studying the martial arts in 1959. He has provided ICA members with guidance from his several decades of martial arts and military experience. A former Green Beret who served 3 combat tours in Viet Nam, Grandmaster Benko brings you these no nonsense techniques though the programs he has created, which may be used by Individuals, Police, Security and Military Personnel throughout the world.

In these programs, International Combat Association™ (ICA) Founder, Grandmaster James S. Benko, 10th Degree Black Belt, will teach you Knife Defenses (empty-hand defenses against knife attacks), Knife Fighting (how to use a knife to defend against knife attacks), and Gun Disarms (how to disarm an opponent who has a sidearm). If you wish, you may enroll in these programs and gain ICA Certification.

These videos contain requirements for International Combat Association™ (ICA) certification in the combat arts.


ICA KNIFE DEFENSES PROGRAM
(Empty Hand Defenses Against A Knife)


There are 3 Levels in this Program:

Upon enrollment in the Program you shall receive the following:

ICA Membership Card
ICA Knife Defenses Program Guide
ICA DVDs for this Course

For each Level the completed, a “Certificate of Completion” will be awarded.
Upon completion of all 3 Levels, a “Knife Defenses Program Graduate Certificate” will be awarded.

To enroll in the ICA Knife Defenses Program Online, click on the "Enroll Now" button:  

To enroll in the program by Mail, complete the ICA Knife Defenses Program Application For Admission.

ICA Knife Defenses - Level 101:
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:

  • Cutting Methods
  • 10 Cut Exercise
  • 10 Cut Exercise with Applications
  • 8 Directions Exercise
  • Dos And Don'ts Against A Knife
  • Basic Hand-Knife Exercise

ICA Knife Defenses - Level 102:
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:
  • Taking The Knife Away From An Opponent
  • Throat And Stab Defenses
  • Quick Disarms
  • Throat Hit Disarms
  • Push Blade Back Into Opponent

ICA Knife Defenses - Level 103:
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:
  • Elbow Twist Defense
  • Reverse Elbow Twist
  • Lift Inside Disarm
  • Wrist Push
  • Disarm Cut And Stab
  • Strike And Disarm

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ICA KNIFE FIGHTING PROGRAM
(Using A Knife To Defend Against Knife Attacks)


There are 3 Levels in this Program:

Upon enrollment in the Program you shall receive the following:

ICA Membership Card
ICA Knife Fighting Program Guide
ICA DVDs for this Course

For each Level the completed, a “Certificate of Completion” will be awarded.
Upon completion of all 3 Levels, a “Knife Fighting Program Graduate Certificate” will be awarded.

To enroll in the ICA Knfe Fighting Program Online, click on the "Enroll Now" button:  

To enroll in the program by Mail, complete the ICA Knife Fighting Program Application For Admission.



ICA Knife Fighting - Level 201:
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:

  • Cutting Techniques
  • Cut And Spread
  • Fast Cuts
  • Cut, Block, And Counter

ICA Knife Fighting - Level 202:
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:
  • Spread And Cut Applications
  • Cut And Re-Direct
  • Cut And Hook Arm
  • Triceps and Biceps Cuts
  • Passing To The Outside

ICA Knife Fighting - Level 203:
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:
  • Double-Cut Disarm
  • Cutting Attacking Arm
  • Wrist, Triceps, Arm, Leg
  • Check-Stab Drill

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ICA GUN DISARMS PROGRAM:
(How To Disarm An Opponent Who Has A Sidearm)


There are 3 Levels in this Program:

Upon enrollment in the Program you shall receive the following:

ICA Membership Card
ICA Gun Disarms Program Guide
ICA DVDs for this Course

For each Level the completed, a “Certificate of Completion” will be awarded.
Upon completion of all 3 Levels, a “Gun Disarms Program Graduate Certificate” will be awarded.

To enroll in the ICA Gun Disarms Program Online, click on the "Enroll Now" button:  

To enroll in the program by Mail, complete the Gun Disarms Training Program Application For Admission.



ICA Gun Disarms - Level 301:
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:

  • Gun Against Your Back
  • Control Weapon And Disarm
  • Seizing The Weapon

ICA Gun Disarms - Level 302:
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:
  • Disarm And Move Away
  • Controlling The Weapon
  • Disarm And Close The Distance
  • Gun Held To Back Of Head

ICA Gun Disarms - Level 303:
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:
  • Moving Inside And Outside
  • Weapon Retention: Lie Down While Firing

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ICA POLICE TACTICS PROGRAM
(Restraint Techniques and Baton Techniques)


There are 2 Levels in this Program:

Upon enrollment in the Program you shall receive the following:

ICA Membership Card
ICA Police Tactical Training Program Guide
ICA DVDs for this Course

For each Level the completed, a “Certificate of Completion” will be awarded.
Upon completion of both Levels, a “Police Tactics Program Graduate Certificate” will be awarded.

To enroll in the ICA Police Tactics Program Online, click on the "Enroll Now" button:  

To enroll in the program by Mail, complete the Police Tactics Program Application For Admission.



ICA Police Tactics - Level 701 (Restraint Techniques)
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:

  • Defenses Against Unarmed Attacks
  • Defenses Against Club Attacks
  • Defenses Against Knife Attacks

ICA Police Tactics - Level 702 (Baton Techniques)
To Complete This Level You Must Demonstrate the following:
  • How To Grip And Draw The Baton
  • Target Areas
  • Knife Disarms
  • Controlling The Attacking Arm
  • Underarm Stance With Applications

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