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This blog is just a few details (basic for some) of what Kurt has been taught or has learnt through experience.
Archery training from Assault: Contrary to popular belief, archery was not always the combat style of the Gothic Knight. In fact, it was only after being trapped within the mutant utopia known as Venezuela that Kurt originally opted to using the bow as a means of survival. Swiftly travelling back to the United States, and a short while after, running into contact with Anthony Stark's brother, Assault, who training Kurt how to properly use a bow and arrow in the urban jungle known as Gothic. The training lasted for a substantiate amount of time rendering Kurt one of the worlds foremost archers, his natural aptitude for the bow had been revealed. His secret talent unlocked, a gift which is constantly refined and perfected through continuous experience as one of the worlds most prominent and iconic heroes.
Intermediate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training from Andres Knightfall: Trained to an intermediate standard by the A-List Knightfall in the technical art of BJJ, the Gothic Knight is able to defend himself against most attackers, trained and untrained, without feeling out of place. Although he is not the strongest nor the best grapple fighter in the world, having an understanding of the techniques and moves performed allows him to escape, or utilize other forms of weaponry to counter other artists. He rarely uses these moves in battle as an offensive, merely having an understanding of the art as a way to defend against an attack, rather than press on with an assault.
Stand up fighting from Andres Knightfall: Trained nearer the start of his heroic life, Kurt was taught how properly fight by Andres Knightfall, utilizing somewhat of an improvised Karate Stance, although he rarely uses any of the actual authentic styles of Karate or even the moves, Kurt often turns his body sideways in combat to lessen the exposure to a hand-to-hand opponent, or making it harder for a grappler to perform a single or double leg takedown, meaning he could easily withdraw a knife or other weapons before a chance to perform a move his been executed. The Knightfall taught Kurt how to defend himself against even some of the worlds best fighters, having personally fought the likes of Charles a few times and survived to tell the tale, Kurt is an experienced combatant, often integrating his weaponry into combat too, rendering him far more deadly than a normal stand-up fighter, and often unpredictable.
Taught how to control fire by Feral Nova:
During his time in Gothic Kurt met and approached a woman known as Zoe, quickly befriending the woman and learning that she was a fire user (something which he had been struggling with for some time) made him want to learn how to utilize his own powers in the form of fire. Zoe agreed to teach Kurt and showed him to how to fire to his advantage, without injuring himself or others. Kurt is now able (when he has powers) to use fire in an effective manner. Currently unable to use fire due to a lack of powers >.>
Close Combat Knife fighting taught by Cassius Knightfall: During the time of Kamelot and when it was prosperous, the Gothic Knight took advantage of the fact so many Knightfalls were located within such a confined area, seeking teachings from Cassius on how to effectively use a blade and defeat an opponent as quickly as possible without telegraphing his attacks and making his intentions obvious.
Expert survivalist/tracker/escape and evade artist: While he was falsely imprisoned in Venezuela by the Supreme Chancellor, Kurt had to teach himself many things to survive in such a hostile environment. Many people are unaware that Kurt is one of the worlds most experienced and skilled survivalists, having escaped a heavily guarded mutant prison and subsequently avoided rearrest and evading the Venezuelan army for many months while learning how to track down animals (and sometimes people) and setting up ambushes against enemy troops in preemptive attacks to sustain his survival and escape. He also rallied some other escapees and learnt how to properly use guerrilla warfare against a highly potent mutant army. Kurt rarely uses any of this knowledge in Gothic though, due to Gothic (in his experience) being nowhere near as bad as Venezuela during the peak of the unrest.