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Welcome to How to Fight Like Jason Bourne!

This is the ONLY site on the internet which gives you the REAL facts on Bourne, including his art/s and how to learn it. If you’ve seen any of the

 3 movies (let’s forget the 4th one without Matt Damon), one of the things you must have noticed was the amazing combat skills Jason Bourne displays when facing an opponent/s.

Though most of it is choreographed, the fact of the matter is, a lot of the moves are real and implemented in combat and you too can learn them. So whether you’re just curious about the way Bourne fights or you want to learn it, this site will provide you with all of this information. 

Who am I? My name is Vitaliy. I created this website because I was amazed by the fight sequences in the Bourne Trilogy and wanted to learn them too. I did and still continue to do so. I possess nearly 4 years (and still counting) experience in the arts Bourne uses and have put that knowledge into this subject to help others know more about it as well as learn it too. 

Disclaimer: This website was created to inform people about the subject of Jason Bourne’s fight style. It is only meant to inform people about self defense. 

How to get started…

Before you move anywhere else on this website, I highly recommend you start here: Bourne’s Fighting Art, to learn what he used, how it works and how you can learn it. 

Then afterwards, if you wish to learn about the art, sign up for the free weekly tutorial which will help you learn it on your own if there’s no school/s in your area. 

Thanks for visiting this page and if you have any comments/questions, feel free to leave them below! 

Enjoy!

Vitaliy

HowtofightlikeJasonBourne.com

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  1. Bob Reed

    Look,You can study DVDs Tutorials,Books with pictures, films all that shit means nothing if you don’t attend a school and practice these moves over and over. Matter of fact, should look at pictures one thing will become true, you’ll get your ass kicked.It would like learning to Box from a book and then getting into the Ring with Mike Tyson,in short your books DVDs and tutorials are bullshit with out school and practice.

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    1. Vitaliy

      One thing I always encourage people who ask me questions to do is find schools and learn this stuff in real life. While it’s true that real life experience will always trump DVDs, tutorials and pictures, what is also true is that there are certain basics things like street fighting techniques most schools do not teach as well other things you CAN learn from a tutorial.

      There are many basic techniques you can learn pretty much instantly, by seeing it and reading about (eye gouge, elbow strikes, ect…) and this is not something you need a school for. But at the same it never hurts to get information from different sources. Schools are great for sparring, learning to take a punch and testing out mostly basic techniques, which again I encourage everyone do.

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  2. Cogan

    So the very first fight scene on this vid. right here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PILfsI_NsKI&list=PL2D95F461074CB543
    Would this be possible, I mean one guy has a club, the other guy has a gun and Bourne ends up with all 3 on the ground and the gun. I mean I assume its possible, but how many moves can you identify here? Is it all tricky filming or are these legit Kali moves? (Plus he does is all empty hand)?

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    1. Vitaliy

      From what I know this fight scene was choreographed by someone other than Jeff Imada, but I know exactly what you’re talking about, so let me help break down as many moves as possible. First off this is straight up choreography and I highly doubt it’s possible to perfectly pull of a move that takes down 3 agents (1 of which is a marine) like that.

      It just so happens most of the moves you saw here are straight up from jiu jitsu & akido. The wrist he grabs in the beginning of the fight leads into a pull which prevents the guy from getting a distance and taking out his gun.

      Then using the body as a shield against the other guy, Bourne basically attacks the weak spot of the other agent (via neck) and takes him down sticking his leg out and pushing the guy via his neck over the foot to cause him to fall.

      There isn’t much kali here. One thing that’s important to understand about Bourne, is that he doesn’t just use Kali, but a mix of arts and whatever the situation calls for and whatever works is what he uses.

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      1. Cogan

        So Kali is mainly weapons technique, but how much empty hand is covered, and is it mainly hits or does it use pressure points? I’ve heard of a nerve cluster in the neck that can be hit to make someone unconscious but I’ve never been able to find it (yes I’ve tried it on myself XD), do you learn that kind of stuff in Kali or is that another art? And another question, is there simply a “self defense” class I can take or would I need to learn one or the other “art”?

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        1. Vitaliy

          Sorry for the delayed response Cogan. Depending on which kali school you attend, most will start from weapons (sticks then knives), the move into Empty hand.

          In my school we have different classes: Kali & panantukan. In kali we mix it up with weapons vs weapons and weapons vs empty hand. In panantukan we do mostly boxing, but add in kali elements such as nerve destruction. There isn’t much pressure point education taught in panantukan (empty hand kali), but most of the dirty stuff involves hitting the eye, destroying limbs and breaking bones.

          For your last question about self defense schools, you can try to take one, though I can vouch for how great they are. You would have to find out specifically what they teach.

          I always recommend trying as many arts as possible. As MMA is becoming more mainstream, schools are teaching multiple arts to try and attract new students.

          Try Inosanto Academy, a place which teaches you everything from kali, to JKD and MMA.

          If not stick to normal kali and try to take MMA to become a more well rounded fighter.

          If there are only self defense classes in your area, another art you may want to look into is Krav Maga which is commonly taught in self defense schools.

          In the end ANY kind of self defense training is better than no training, but if you have the options I mentioned above, try to take those first and foremost. Cheers!

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  3. Mark' Anthony Wise

    Hey Vitaliy the vids are gret but i have a few questions of my own, i was wondering what sinwali was and if u could do a vid about blocking in escrima and if u could help me find a REAL escrima stduio in where i live which is Fayetteville NC, zip code 28304{ im about 2 move acroos town so plz help me just find one in fayetteville it doesnt have to be in the 28304 zip code area}
    Salamit{ thank you in filipino]

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    1. Vitaliy

      Hey Mark, I’m glad to hear the videos are helping you out! Sinwali is basically another name for Kali that is utilized in the largest of all the islands in the Philippines (Luzon). It’s all basically stick fighting, either with 1 or double sticks as well as the other weapons.

      As for your question regarding blocking in Eskrima, are you talking about blocking a weapons attack with a weapon or empty hand? Because if it’s a weapons attack and you have a weapon, most of the drills in Kali are made to automatically block your partner’s attacks so you learn to block/attack at the same time.

      As for empty hand vs weapon, I’ll be getting into videos on that soon!

      Finally your last question regarding schools, I did a search and found this one: http://www.pami-kol.us. Try to see what they offer there if it’s in your vicinity. Also please be careful when posting zip codes and names here. I erased that information from your comment for safety purposes.

      But if you ever need to find a school, simply Google: “Fayetville NC kali schools” or “Fayetville NC eskrima schools”. This should provide some good information. Good luck!

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  4. nikolai

    I love the videos and they have helped me with from being bullied and all that stuff. I tell them to leave me alone and if they don’t i just give them a few wacks and they are just amazed.

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    1. Vitaliy

      I’m glad to hear you’re doing well Nikolai! Always be careful with this kind of stuff and who you use it on. My advice is to never fight unless you have NO option to. Always train to improve yourself in the arts and refining the techniques, but also be careful on how you use it. cheers!

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      1. Nikolai

        I have been practicing and it has been amazing for me. I feel like a new person who can look after himself.

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  5. Mark' Anthony

    thanks for the link and thanks for anwsering my quaetion

    olz send Newsletter 5
    oh almmost forgot um when i ment blocking i meant empty hands
    salamit po

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    1. Vitaliy

      No problem. As for newsletter #5, you should get it automatically. If you don’t receive it within a week, let me know.

      All the best,

      Vitaliy

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  6. Mark' Anthony

    just wanted tot say hi and i think what your doing is great, also i havent received newslwtter 6 yet

    im praying for u man
    palam( good bye)

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    1. Vitaliy

      Thanks Mark. The 6th newsletter will be up soon. Always repeat the other newsletter’s training. You can’t just go through it several times and have it down. This kind of stuff needs to be repeated 1,000’s to times, especially the basics.

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  7. Peter

    How many newsletters are there in total? Is it like a structured program or do you just send out random tips?

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    1. Vitaliy

      There is no current limit to the newsletter. It’s an ongoing process that will keep on improving. To this day there are about 15 newsletters which span over a few months time. There is structure and you start from the basics and work your way up. I always encourage everyone who signs up to constantly review and practice the basics on an ongoing basis. Hope this helps clarify your question Peter.

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  8. Bob

    I need your help in finding a school. This is important to me.I need to go to a school to learn this I need your Advice and your help! For me this type of practice won’t work as I can not be sure that I am doing it correctly. What I need is to contact you and discuss how to accomplish this.

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  9. Bob Reed

    I have talked to you on this sight several times and am willing to attend a school. Do to my life I am unable to continue with other stuff or I’ll sure take suggestions. I can take some time off to do this,I could really use your advice and Help, Bob

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    1. Vitaliy

      Bob I’ve said this 3 times already. I showed you how to find a school. Look back at my original replies regarding your questions. I also recommend you sign up to the newsletter. They will help you with your goals.

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  10. Bob Reed

    Vitaliy, Bob here, Thanks for your patience with me. At this time, and with respect for you and what your doing I am unable to give your training the attention and effort do.To half ass this given the time and effort you have into it.For time being I am going put this on the back burner, to not give this the attention its due shows no respect and will take me at best direction. Until later, say a month or so, I’ll be back, Thanks Bob

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  11. Mark' Anthony par wise

    I received nrewslwtter 7 thank alot, but i was sorting through my email and i found out that i dont have newslwtter 5 which is weird because i remeber learnig it, could u plz send it again, i was wondering if the next newsletters could be about empty hand blocking and footwork, because i know the footwork is like a triangle but that still confues me so plz send a vi about that plz and thanks alot

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    1. Vitaliy

      No problem buddy will do! I’ve also manually emailed you newsletter #5. Let me know if there’s any issues 🙂

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  12. Mark' Anthony Par Wsie

    still didnt work vitaliy, u gave me newsletter 4 and i sorted throguh my email againg and didnt find it
    hey i was wondering which bourne movie is yur fav, i like the 3rd one the best , and do u like the new bourne moive i REALLY liked and cant wait for #5 to come out and i think jeremy renner did a good job
    see yuh later

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    1. Vitaliy

      Hey buddy, sorry about that. I’ll send it out again. As for the question on the movies, I liked the second and third. Didn’t really like the plot of the fourth, but I did like Jeremy’s performance. Also looking forward to movie 5 🙂

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  13. Bob Reed

    Sorry about the time its taken to get back, seems I didn’t read everything as I should have. Its important that I learn this, not only that I do it the right way,YOUR way. what do you suggest, Bob.

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  14. Chris

    Hey vitaliy I haven’t heard of any kali schools in my area. If you know of any in the austin area or any other school that you would recommend please let me know.

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    1. Vitaliy

      Hey Chris, usually if you try doing a Google search for:

      “Austin, Texas kali schools”
      “Austin texas eskrima class”
      “Austin texas philipino martial arts class”

      If this does’t show anything, I recommend finding a nearby MMA school as a substitute. I don’t personally know any schools in the U.S area unless they are in the NY or California area/s. Try to do a search and see what it brings up. If you have any questions on the schools you find and if they’re worth checking out, let me know and I’ll look into it 🙂

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  15. Bob Reed

    I am just getting going, I am a little slow but I have not seen anything like this before. I have not been able to trust many people but having only gone half way through the first lesson, you sold me. Bob

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  16. Roland Bonay

    This is one of the most most unique sites I’ve ever seen! It addresses an issue that every man (and woman) thinks about every single day! I’ve been focusing on making money and securing my financial future for me and my family but I’ve been neglecting this aspect. I’m pretty tough…but as I get older I have to ask myself, am I tough enough? Great wake up post my friend!

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    1. Vitaliy

      Thanks Roland. As people get older, it’s natural for their physical abilities to diminish, but at the same time, it’s still possible to deliver a lot of damage and be able to protect yourself if you utilize the right moves. Not everything in martial arts requires strength. Technique is what really matters and repeating it until it becomes a reflex.

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  17. Cory Dresp

    Hey Vitaliy! I love the website and everything that you are doing here. I am a martial arts practitioner and enthusiast, and so this website you have is very impressive and helpful. Also, I signed up for your newsletter a while back, and I have all of them up to date so far, except newsletter #5. I did not receive that one for some reason. If there is any way you could resend it, I would appreciate that. Thanks again!

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  18. Mark' Anthony

    just wanted to see how things are havent heard from you in a while hope your doing good
    ttyl

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