Learn more about our teaching parts of Combat, Survival and Tradition of Nauka. Beside Training, we produce handmade low-profile Equipment for defense, perform Consulting for private companies and government institutions, provide Personal Protection in special cases.


It is said, that “the Pen is mightier than the Sword”. That may be true in many occasions, but our experience has taught us that we should renounce neither, but rather combine both in a functional way – Fierce fighting skills commanded by intelligent tactics and strategies. Nauka Codex

Nauka Combat covers the Nauka Fighting Style, which provides solutions for violent confrontations. Those solutions are trained with specifically designed training systems and combined with a simple plan, so one has high chances to be able to use it under extreme conditions. With a strong base of the battlefield versions of Boxing, Wrestling and Fencing, Nauka has a direct focus on application.

Some important questions for Nauka are: Can I use it with disabilities/injuries? Under all weather conditions? In various locations? Against multiple and armed opponents? With or without different equipment? Against well trained attackers?

When it comes to fighting, Nauka utilizes the NAPAD Fight Plan, a tactical concept which leads the Naukan through all phases of a fight. The word “napad” means “attack“ in Serbian and when the NAPAD Plan is properly executed, opponents are overrun mentally and physically in the shortest amount of time. A Naukan follows the script and uses trained skills, which makes it much easier to deal with the chaos of a fight.

In training, Nauka concentrates on two major goals that support each other:

  • Protection: Training for real violence and dangerous situations. Focus on defense, combat, survival.
  • Perfection: Training for personal evolution and skill sharpening. Focus on attributes, improvement, growth.

 The Nauka Fighting Style is trained in sports gyms, private zones and public areas. Common martial arts equipment is used for training, but also selfmade tools. People train and use it for different reasons, like defense, sports and recreation. It is compatible with other martial arts and sports and adds a unique spice.


The Nauka Fighting Style is divided in the following sections:

  • Nauka Combat Boxing
    Methods of Punching and Kicking • Defense against Punches and Kicks • Striking with the whole Body • Taking Impacts • Counter Methods • Power Development
  • Nauka Combat Wrestling
    Clinches, Locks and Chokes • Throws and Takedowns • Escapes from Holds • Clinching Limbs, Clothes and Flesh • Ground Wrestling • Arrest and Control Methods
  • Nauka Combat Fencing
    Using Sharp, Pointed, Blunt and Fire Weapons • Defense against Weapon Attacks • Objects and Equipment as Weapons • Street Weapons • Disarms • Weapon Safety
  • Nauka Combat Moving
    Walking, Running, Crawling, Climbing, Jumping, Falling, Rising • Moving in urban and natural Terrain • Breathing • Fluid Movement • Mental and Physical Attributes
  • Nauka Combat Thinking
    Conflict Communication Matrix • Types of Civil Courage • Self-Defense Laws • Mental Preparation • Motivation • Anxiety and Anger Management • Street Mentality and Ritual Behavior • Dealing with Violence • Psychic Manipulation
  • Training Scenarios
    Life Simulations • Defense against Groups • Ambushes • Abductions • Threats • Home Protection • Fighting in Different Places • Different Positions • Injuries and Disabilities • Unfavorable Conditions • Protecting Others
  • Historical Martial Arts (Tradition)
    Traditional Nauka Fighting • Warrior History • Weapons, Tactics & Techniques • Battle Rituals and Combat Traditions • Body Conditioning • Warrior Connections (Old Days to now) • Chivalry • Hajduk Warrior Battles (Traditional Competitions)
  • Nauka Battles (Battle Training)
    Self-testing of learned skills in various Full-Contact Fights for several hours • Nauka Disciplines: Boxing, Wrestling, Fencing, Thinking, Moving, Fighting (all together) • Implemented Parameters (Weapons, Groups, Obstacles, Disabilities) • Protective Equipment • One Rule: Respect (do not injure your partner, but provide the required resistance)
  • Special Courses (Solutions)
    Specifically designed and customized training courses for certain groups and professions: Celebrities • Companies • Organizations • Law Enforcement • Military • Rescue Service • Schools • Security Service • Sports Athletes • Stuntmen



The Nauka Fighting Style is also called „Dirty MMA“. This is because people believe in the practical combative application of Nauka, same as they believe in the practical sports application of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).

Functional techniques, ruthless conditioning and constant pressure testing lead to sharp skills and tools. MMA is a high-class sport, which brings good athletes to compete each other and become better. It emphasizes all ranges of unarmed fighting and concentrates on the best working tactics and techniques for the ring or cage.

MMA has also deep roots in the arts of Boxing (Striking) and Wrestling (Grappling). Training with Nauka, people started to say that Nauka is very similar to MMA, but with a naughty twist and without rules – It is a “badass version” of Mixed Martial Arts. So Nauka has its nickname: Dirty MMA


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“Survival means to grab your life, hold on to it and do everything to overcome a threatening situation.” Nauka Codex

The need for survival is an essential part of our being. Every species has to face its own problems and find solutions. As humans, we can use our given factors, like intelligence and strength, but like Charles Darwin once said, the ability to adapt is the most important survival factor.

Building on the heritage of its ancestors, Nauka Survival analyses possible dangers, finds matching solutions and creates the proper trainings.

Unfortunately, we are still subjected to devastating violence nowadays. Crime, war and terrorism are real, they are happening somewhere in the world right now and they can hit us, too. We tend to close our eyes from suffering and violence, when we are not involved and it happens “somewhere else”. If something happens to us, we lack the ability to quickly adapt to the new situations, because we are dependent from the luxuries of our everyday lives.

One can be affected at home, in public places, while travelling, at work or at leisure activities. We can prepare ourselves to react as effective as possible during an incident. The training should not create fears or prejudices, but it should help to understand and to control them. The goal is the protection of life and to function better in dangerous and chaotic situations, you need qualitative training and first of all: acceptance of reality.

It is dangerous to live in imaginary safety bubbles, because of growing up in save environments and with stable governments. How quickly this can change, can be easily seen in history and current news from other parts of the world. One of many examples was Yugoslavia in Europe, a prospering, rich and functional country, with many tourist visits and business partners in the whole world. Within a short time, the whole country was drawn into a pool of civil war, unrest and violence, which led to a painful legacy. The Yugoslavia case was a major reason for the Nauka founders to research survival methods. It provided a deep source of knowledge, which came from personal experience and learning from survivors. Current conflicts from other parts of the world can be found in the media, though many of them remain unnoticed by most people.


Problems can occur in wilderness, rural or urban environments and at any time. Examples of possible survival situations you could find yourself in:

  • Kidnapping or hijacking
  • Terrorist actions
  • Extremist actions
  • Criminal actions (raid, assault, robbery, mugging, rape, rampage)
  • Riots
  • Collapses (government, economic, important sectors)
  • Disasters (nuclear, biological, industrial, natural)
  • Wars
  • Accidents
  • Getting lost or trapped (in unknown areas for a longer period)
  • Diseases (outbreaks, epidemics, pandemics)
  • Disruptions (of the habitual life)



Always learning and evolving. We are constantly exchanging knowledge with worldwide experts, like special forces, rescue service, police and military, survivalists and our students. A relevant source of knowledge for Nauka are also refugees, homeless people and criminals. Remember: “To successfully defend against something, one must first understand it.” Nauka Codex

Here are some examples of training contents from the Nauka Survival Science:


  • Home Safety
    Protecting your home and family against intruders and other possible dangers.
  • Travel Safety
    Protecting yourself on vacations or business trips.
  • Work Safety
    Protecting yourself at the workplace.
  • Urbex & Wildex
    Urban and wilderness exploration for reconnaissance in unknown territories.
  • Reliable Gear
    Focussing more on low technology (Low Tech), than on high technology (High Tech).
  • Minimalism
    Constant or temporary reduced lifestyle. Working and living with less things.
  • Wilderness Survival
    Bushcraft skills for natural environments in different parts of the world.
  • Urban Survival
    Overcoming chaotic and hostile situations in urban areas and buildings.
  • Regional Characteristics
    Understanding local behavior, culture, endemics, habits and dangers.
  • Everyday Carry (EDC)
    Choosing and carrying your necessary gear for daily or special use.
  • Rampage
    Surviving active shooter scenarios and other killing sprees.
  • Terrorism
    Surviving radically motivated terror attacks.
  • Captivity
    Countering, escaping and overcoming illegal custody and abduction.
  • Medical Care
    Nonclinical casualty care and medical treatment in dangerous situations.
  • Mental Preparation
    Productive behavior under stress, fear, threat and dealing with chaos.
  • Low Light
    Using and creating light in total darkness and low light conditions.
  • Wastecraft
    Rebuilding objects out of junk, trash or garbage for new uses.
  • Group Preparation
    Risk analysis, teamwork, communication and leadership development.
  • Nauka Special Courses (Solutions)
    Specifically designed and customized training courses for certain groups and professions: Celebrities • Companies • Organizations • Law Enforcement • Military • Rescue Service • Schools • Security Service • Sports Athletes • Stuntmen



The term survival comes with some common stereotypes. Here are some examples:

Myth: Survival is paranoid

Our whole life is an adventure and we are the protagonists. Survival training is not only for those, who risk their life on a daily base, but it is good for everyone. The training is very deep and interesting. It develops good skills, like creativity, adaptation, craftsmanship, broader knowledge, dealing with problems and appreciation of what you have or not have in your life. Survival training is serious, but should never be paranoid or radically motivated. Remember, that our ancestors kept preparing for bad times constantly, without being paranoid. There should be a positive attitude towards life in everything we do. Wether normal citizens, company staff or members of law enforcement, military and rescue service – Everybody can improve their skills and evolve.

Myth: Survival is bushcraft

Yes and not only. The common image in people`s heads might be: Running through the forrest, wrestle bears, making campfires only with a knife and hunting maggots for lunch. That might happen in survival situations, but this is clearly a reduced picture. Survival is not bound to a place or time and it can be in any situation, where your life is in danger. The most likely places you would have to survive, are the places, where you are the most. If you live, work and spend leisure time in cities, then you should concentrate on skills for urban environments the most. Anyway, it is very interesting to find solutions for problems you might have to face in different natural terrains, like desert, snow, forrest, jungle, mountains or sea.

Myth: Survival is violence

Due to popular TV-shows, movies and games, people imagine that to survive means to violently fight against real or fictional attackers and the best solutions are overwhelming firepower and brutal close range fighting with knives and machetes. Well, that might be helpfull in this cases, but one would definitely not win the long game only focussing on violence. Being ready to fight effectively is a necessary skill, but it is only one of many you will need. You might „kill the Zombie“ with your barbed-wire-baseball-bat and then get killed yourself by infections from bad hygiene. Fighting and martial arts training are important for defense, protection, fitness and motivation, but they have to fit into the whole survival set. Learn more about our seperate program, called Nauka Fighting Style.


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“Since it is so likely that our children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.” Clive Staples Lewis

An important part of Nauka is the Tradition, which is based on the European Martial Arts. Each region of Europe has its own variations and styles, but they all have something in common: they have been successfully used by our ancestors for thousands of years for survival and on the battlefields. Today, the sports versions of European martial arts are known worldwide – boxing, wrestling and fencing. At that time, however, there were no rules and all sorts of weapons were used to protect the family, the property and to survive in times of war.

From the Antique, through the Middle Ages, to the Modern Age: Europe produced countless warriors, gladiators, conquerors, mercenaries, knights, soldiers, princes, kings, and emperors. Nauka is deeply rooted in the warrior culture of our ancestors. Values ​​such as honor, justice, courage and respect are very important for a good character and a fulfilling life.

To strengthen oneself physically and mentally, one practiced with special training methods and organized competitions. Many of them even became popular games and still traditionally take place on certain occasions. The fighting methods were passed on from the older generations to the younger ones. The style of Nauka is based on ancient Slavic fighting traditions, which are still practiced today by this culture during leisure time and on special holidays.

These arts of survival have been practiced for centuries by the people of the Slavs, ranging from Russia to Serbia, where resistance fighters have fought with various invaders and defended their homeland for thousands of years. Through their hiding places in forests and mountains, the training is very close to nature.

Styles of different European cultures influenced each other, which complemented and enriched the training. Nauka teaches traditional European Martial Arts separately in order to preserve and promote them.

Examples of Nauka Tradition:

  • Fighting on a log or big rock
  • Wrestling with belts or jackets
  • Throwing knives, axes, stones and spears
  • Tossing heavy stones
  • Cutting and stabbing targets in the air
  • Archery
  • Duels
  • Battle weapons (sword, axe, shield, spear, mace, saber)
  • Hidden weapons (knife, razor, stick, jacket, comb, bag, axe, chain, bone, etc.)
  • Fighting and moving in natural terrain (field, forest, water, swamp)
  • Small team and battle tactics
  • Folk games and competitions
  • Rituals and culture
  • Natural strengthening and healing methods
  • Survival methods in the wild

The history of Nauka is based in Europe and in the Slavic culture, but there are no borders or limits for Nauka in this world. This is the base and every culture and positive warrior tradition is welcome to join.



If we forget the past, we are cutting ourselves off from our ancestors, without whom we would not be here. Their living methods are the base for our lives today. Keeping a tradition alive can install a proper mindset in us. For example, soldiers can follow a tradition and profit from inner motivation, instead just doing their job. Similar things are valid for everyone of us. It provides a moral compass and honor code for our life. It gives our children positive role models from whom they can draw strength and hope.


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