Hey, self-defense enthusiast.
As a young, skinny black belt who used to work as a bar bouncer, our co-founder Dr. Conrad Bui spent a lot of time ducking punches — not to mention chairs, beer mugs, and other blunt objects.
He’d even heard a story from another bouncer who talked about how he got suckerpunched!
See, the bouncer was dealing with a frat boy who’d had one too many beers, so he had to escort the guy out.
Things seemed to be going well: the drunk turned to leave …
… only to spin around and deck the bouncer square in the jaw out of NOWHERE!
This shook up the bouncer, but he remained on his feet and ...
… when he looked up, the drunk guy had disappeared!
The bouncer had his guard up, looking to see if anyone else would take a swing at him again…
… until he finally looked down and noticed that his attacker had knocked himself out by falling over and hitting pavement!
This cracked up the bouncer AND Dr. Conrad when he heard the story …
But it also left Dr. Conrad pretty shaken because there were PLENTY of ways that whole story could’ve gone wrong …
For example, what if the drunk guy had a KNIFE? …
... and what if he didn’t fall over after he threw his first hit?
Dr. Conrad kept thinking about that story, along with other fights he’d had to break up …
… and started looking for answers over the next few years ... especially since his time in martial arts wasn't giving him something that actually worked!
If anything, his decades studying fighting systems showed him the kind of craziness that goes on in the self-defense industry…
… like ridiculously outdated, ineffective knife-defense techniques that would get you killed if you tried to use them out in the streets.
Which is a tragic irony since — you know — this stuff is supposed to SAVE your life. But instead …
… it’s MORE likely to put you in a hospital!
We’ve also noticed how many combatives instructors base their defenses on horribly UNREALISTIC knife "attacks."
Because, the thing is, a knife attack doesn’t look anything like what you’ll see in a dojo, studio, or gym.
Instead, it’ll look like this:
If that isn't the definition of scary and violent, we don't know what is!
But for us, it's a MUST to watch so you know how evildoers ACTUALLY use a knife.
After all, how do you find a solution to a DEADLY problem if you don't know what questions to ask?
Sadly, the large majority of instructors never even stop to question their training.
Instead, they continue preaching martial arts myths.
Why would self-defense instructors still teach you OBSOLETE knife defense when all it’ll do is rack you up a serious hospital bill to keep your blood and guts from spilling out?
Well, there’s a whole truckload of answers there, but here are the most COMMON trends we’ve noticed:
Lack of Evolution: The knife defenses you’ve seen had their place once upon a time, but not anymore. And the instructors teaching them aren’t necessarily teaching them for self-defense, but more to be historically accurate.
Lack of Experience: Sometimes, the person teaching you will probably know about as much as you do about getting rushed by a raging psycho with a knife. Now, this doesn’t mean you should go looking for the guy who has been in enough knife attacks to have scars all over his body … but you do wanna be careful of who is teaching you … and how.
Lack of Research: Sometimes, it really is as simple as watching YouTube videos or reading a book or two. But the problem is that, MANY instructors don’t even do that because, again, they're just parroting what they learned it from their instructors, who learned it from their instructors, etc.
Now, we can go on, but the point is that ... if you’re reading this, then chances are, you’re NOT getting the quality knife-defense training that you deserve …
… one that’ll give you the BEST chance of surviving an armed, untrained lunatic trying to put extra holes in your body.
So, if you’re still looking for PRACTICAL KNIFE DEFENSE because you’re having trouble finding a teacher you can trust …
… then you’re in luck, because we’ve got something for you that can give you the right training and tactics to survive a knife attack …
… even if you FEEL like you’re too out of shape to be able to protect yourself!
See, as two regular guys who decided to dive deep in the martial arts world …
So who are we?
We’re Dr. Conrad Bui and Patrick Vuong — two Martial Arts Nerds (MAN) who have studied, practiced, and taught self-defense for a combined 60+ uninterrupted years.
Yup. Six decades. Straight through.
None of this, "Oh, I've trained for 20 years but took 5 years off to go to college and another 5 years off to raise a family." Nope. We've trained for more than 60 CONTINUOUS YEARS combined.
Between the two of us, we’ve done everything from traditional arts like Shaolin Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do, to bladed systems like Kali and Silat. We've even fought in combat sports like Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and trained in tactical firearms with some of the world's most elite soldiers, too.
Our expertise covers almost every aspect of close-quarters fighting.
And as we said, he also has REAL-WORLD experience, too. Dr. Conrad worked as a bar bouncer back in his college years.
He took that experience, combined it with the research we did, and came up with the basis for what would become Tiga Tactics.
He’s also earned gold medals in 5 Jiu-Jitsu championships, and even hit double gold in the 2017 American Cup!
If that weren't enough, he's locked in first place in forms and fighting at numerous karate tournaments.
When he's not teaching others the science (and magic) of how to break people's bodies, he's healing them as a doctor of chiropractic.
For 9 years, he was also a contributing editor to Black Belt Magazine, the world's leading martial arts publication.
And for 5 years, Patrick served as the senior editor of Recoil Magazine … where he got to train under current and former members of America's most elite tactical units — including local police SWAT agencies, the Navy SEALs, and the Army Special Forces, picking up hands-on skills and in-the-field concepts like:
> Advanced handgun and rifle training
> High-risk dignitary protection (bodyguard work, evasive driving skills, and situational awareness development, etc.)
> Force-on-force training (think sparring with guns ... using non-lethal ammo)
> Physiological effects of the adrenaline dump (understanding the negative side effects of the startle response, rapid heart rate, hyperventilation, tunnel vision, etc.)
He's also quite passionate about training up female warriors-to-be, having taught women's self-defense since 2008.
With the (literal) decades we spent training and researching how people try to perforate other people with knives and other weapons ...
... we put all that info together in a way that actually helps you!
Here's what you'll get from us ...
If you’ve never seen how some martial arts train knife defense, it usually looks like this:
- The attacker lunges with the knife in a really obvious stab.
- The defender gets out of the way, while the attacker just stays frozen.
- The defender does some fancy move that looks cool, gets the knife out of the attacker’s hand, then takes the attacker down.
It looks great, and it’s definitely fun to do! The only problem is that … it WON'T work against an ACTUAL knife attack.
And that’s our main problem.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re both hardcore martial arts nerds with 60+ years of uninterrupted experience. We love martial arts and all of their fancy moves ... but we know an outdated tactic when we see one.
You’ve seen one example of a REAL knife attack above. It’s a LOT different from what you just read and looks a lot like this:
- The attacker walks up to their victim, obscuring or hiding the knife until the last minute.
- The attacker starts by grabbing their victim with their empty hand or pushing the victim's hands out of the way.
- The attacker starts stabbing their victim. REPEATEDLY. Over and over again.
The problem is, why would you trust training that doesn’t work when it comes to keeping yourself alive?
The answer: you wouldn’t … and you shouldn’t.
According to Urban Fit and Fearless, 71.1% of knife attackers lead with their empty hand to grab their victim in some way (like in our video example above).
On top of that, it’s really hard to see a knife attack coming, since knife attacks aren’t duels out of a martial arts movie …
… they’re SURPRISE ATTACKS!
And part of why they’re so good as surprise attacks is because 70.6% of knife attacks happen WITHIN 3 FEET (or less) of a victim.
Because dealing with a knife is tricky like that, we looked through our research, sifting through all of the martial arts we learned, and even looked at Dr. Conrad’s time as a bar bouncer …
… and came up with a system you can train in that works with three basic ideas in mind.
It’s called the P.R.O.tect System, and it stands for:
Protect: You defend yourself first to shut down their attack.
Reposition: You get out of your attacker’s "line of fire" and put yourself in a spot that lets you do whatever you need to do.
Offense: You take the fight to your attacker and beat them back with violence of action!
There’s nothing fancy or complicated about our moves, because you need something that WORKS and WORKS FAST.
And what works is usually SIMPLE and EASIER to learn than what you’d get in a typical dojo …
… and that’s because, according to the National Center for Biotech Info (NCBI), you won’t be able to use the fancy moves you learn in a dojo when you have to deal with an adrenaline dump and all its negative physiological side effects, e.g. shallow breathing, tunnel vision, and loss of fine motor control.
Especially when that adrenaline dump comes from running into a psycho with a knife!
In fact, here’s what one of our students, Sherman Chin from California, had to say:
“The simplicity of the techniques is what really impresses me. Not only is it simple, it also gives me a high percentage of surviving these types of knife ambushes.”
For context, Sherman's a 7th-degree black belt in Kajukenbo, one of the more effective modern martial arts styles on the planet!
On top of that ...
You might have seen this whenever you visit a gym or dojo for the first time: you like how the place looks, you like how friendly the people can be …
... Aaaand then you see a couple black belts (or, at least, guys who’ve been there for a while) duking it out in the ring or on the mat, doing moves that you didn’t even know were POSSIBLE (like a cartwheel kick)!
If you felt like that gym or dojo wasn't a good fit for you, that’s totally understandable.
Ultimately, you weren’t looking to do some flying spin kick. You just wanted to learn some moves that could do one thing and one thing only:
SAVE YOUR LIFE!
And that’s where we come in.
With the way you’ll train in our program, you’ll get a very clear, logical SYSTEM that takes you from not knowing how to stop someone from ventilating you with a knife …
… to moving so smoothly that it would be hard for US to tell the difference between you and a seasoned martial artist training in the same system!
In fact, Sherman (our student who's that 7th-degree black belt) brought his wife to one of our seminars and proved this for us!
From what he said, she had NO experience, NO training, NOTHING.
She’d never even held training gear before her time with us!
But, as we worked with her and the other students (including her husband), she started getting the hang of it.
She went through our system, and by the end of the seminar, she was moving and training like her husband was!
This wasn’t just a one-off thing, either: every single person who attended, whether they were a complete beginner like her ...
... or a 7th-degree black belt like her husband ...
... went through our system and moved in a way that made it look like they had been training for more than two days!
This is because, by the end of the day, whether you’re a black belt or a beginner, you’re still a human.
And our system teaches you in a way that a human can understand AND fire off quickly!
See, it’s EASY for someone to make self-defense complicated. They can talk about some simple, basic stuff that’s SUPPOSED to help you get home alive …
… and put it in a way that makes you feel like you’re hearing a foreign language!
That's just to either:
1) make themselves feel superior, or
2) string you along to milk more money from you.
With Stab Proof 1.0, though, you’ll quickly pick up on the concepts and movements you need so that you can practice them until you move like a pro ... even if you started out feeling like you had two left feet!
Here’s how our Stab Proof 1.0 course works:
- You learn the movements that will STOP someone from turning you into a giant pincushion.
- You start off with solo training. This one’s like lifting weights, in a way. You’ll focus on getting the movements right rather than pulling it off with resistance. Form and reps first, intensity and power later.
- Then, you’ll start partner training — where it gets even more fun. It's where you’ll get a feel for what it’s like to use our techniques on a living, breathing human.
- Next, your partner will start throwing in dynamic resistance to simulate what it's like having a psycho trying to stab you to death.
- Pad and focus mitt training to get you used to making contact with your strikes and hitting with the kind of power you need to put an attacker down.
Of course, with that said …
… but not as much as you think.
You DON’T need to put in 10,000 hours.
In fact, you only need about 30 minutes a day, three times a week. That’s less time than having to spend 4-6 hours a week in a martial arts gym … without having to drive there.
You DON’T need to constantly check the smallest details of your moves to make to make them work on the street …
… and you DON’T need to train until you throw up, day-in, day-out!
What you DO need are:
- A working internet connection …
- An open mind …
- A good pair of athletic shoes …
- And a working body with decent enough cardio!
NONE of that says you need to train like a Spartan or get into the best shape of your life!
Do you have two working arms, two working legs, and enough gas in the tank to run to safety?
Because if you do, that’s really all you need to make our training work for you.
We COULD try to claim that you can do these moves even if you’re a couch potato, and we wouldn’t be wrong.
The problem with that is that effective self-defense usually includes the ability to beat your attacker back and then RUN …
… and call 9-1-1.
Besides, you’ve probably seen enough self-defense instructors who tell you that you can move like a pro even when you're a couch potato ...
... but it’s hard to believe when they look like they’ve been hitting the gym every single day!
So, we’re cutting out the BS and giving it to you straight. It DOES take work, but only 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week, and in the comfort of your own home.
If a raw rookie can move like her black belt husband in just one seminar, you can get the same results with our program ...
... so long as you put in the amount of time you'd get for a lunch break!
And besides how dead-simple the techniques are, we also figured out how to help you learn what we know online.
You’ve probably seen some instructional videos on martial arts techniques once upon a time, and they were probably filmed without a whole lot of editing …
… and chances are, you probably finished the video more confused than when you began, right?
It’s a common trend in the martial arts and self-defense circles because — dang it, Jim! — we’re martial arts nerds, not Hollywood directors!
So, what if you had videos edited and delivered by a former stuntman, fight choreographer, and stunt coordinator?
See, as someone who’s been called upon by Hollywood to lend his martial talents on various TV, web, and movies projects, Patrick has some experience knowing what it takes to make a scene look good …
… and that know-how means you get videos at different angles to make sure you can properly learn what we’re trying to show you instead of having to fill in the blanks.
We're doing this because, if you're taking that step to learn how to protect yourself, it's already enough work to follow an instructor's advice.
You shouldn’t need to play guessing games with what you’re seeing, since this is supposed to be lifesaving stuff…
So, instead of putting you through a visual riddle and forcing you to fill in the blanks, we filled in the blanks for you, and packaged it into an easier-to-digest format so that you can train on your own terms!
And with two instructors who understand how the raw rookies feel, we know what it takes to help you get into the program.
You don't go into a self-defense program just to feel like you don’t have what it takes. That defeats the purpose ...
... especially when it's supposed to HELP you!
Just like our bios say, you’re not training with SEALs, or Rangers, or Delta Force, or any of that.
You’re training with a chiropractor and a journalist who really, REALLY enjoy the entire spectrum of self-defense — from martial arts to firearms training ...
... and who were lucky enough to learn from the best and bring that to the table.
We don’t bother trying to pass ourselves off as anything else, because that’s just dishonest to you.
There’s already enough fake martial arts and bogus self-defense teachers out there, anyway.
At the same time, you might have gone into a martial arts dojo or combatives studio, only to feel really nervous because you saw some of the long-time students looking like they’re tearing each other to shreds.
No disrespect to those guys, since they dedicated themselves, but that’s not what you’re looking for, either.
So, instead of us forcing you to watch us in a video with some painfully cheesy metal music …
… dressed up head-to-toe in camo tactical gear …
… performing some self-defense gimmick …
… you’ll just be getting what works on the streets from two ORDINARY guys with EXTRAORDINARY training and experience.
And it’s worked pretty well so far, considering we've been able to train complete rookies to the point where they could move like seasoned warriors in just one seminar!
You deserve the most effective, and most honest self-defense training that you can get, and that means a complete commitment from us to you ...
... We're no "tough guys" — we're just a couple of AVERAGE JOES with ELITE-LEVEL self-defense knowledge and experience.
We love what we do and we want you to learn the most street-effective moves that came from SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, PRESSURE TESTING, and WORLD-CLASS PROGRESSIVE TRAINING.
And here's what you get when you do learn it ...
With recent events blindsiding everyone and forcing most of us to stay home and/or reconsider what we think peace and security is, you’re probably not making one of our seminars anytime soon …
So, instead, we put together the next best thing: our online course, Stab Proof 1.0!
And if you act now and sign up today, here’s what’s in it for you:
Smart, progressive training that doesn’t overload you OR leave you bored … and has you moving like a pro by the time you’re done, giving you the skills to beat back a knife attack, get out of there … and get home safely.
The Laws of Stupid: We’re BIG on situational awareness, and too often, a little bit of situational awareness goes a LONG way to keeping you safe and in one piece. So, to cover a topic that makes situational awareness EASIER to apply, Dr. Conrad goes over what he likes to call “The Laws of Stupid” and how not to break any of them (hint: there are FOUR things to look out for)
The 5 telltale signs of a knife attack and what you can do to make finding them second-nature. We mentioned before that seeing a knife attack coming is insanely hard ... but, with our research, we've also figured out the MOST COMMON SIGNS that someone's about to stab you.
Pressure-tested techniques and tactics from our combined experience and research (as well as a stint as a bouncer) to give you tools that actually work when you need them to.
Our (kinda) counter-intuitive answer to the dreaded Sewing Machine attack: You deserve training that’s relevant to how someone will actually stab you with a knife. With our training program, you’ll know exactly what to do to stop someone from stabbing you to death, even if they manage to get the drop on you (at first). The biggest hint? It involves moving forward.
No "Tough Guys" Rule: It deserves to be repeated. You’ve either seen enough of that with the gyms you’ve been to or you WILL see enough of that with some of the marketing that goes on for martial arts and self-defense. Instead, you’ll get to train with a couple of martial arts nerds who happen to have 60+ years of combined self-defense experience and who love a good conversation.
But we think that that’s what you’re supposed to be getting when you sign up for good self-defense in the first place.
So, to make sure you have everything you need, and then some …
… if you’re one of the first 25 people to enroll today, we also threw in $663 IN BONUSES for you!
Here’s what you’ll get:
Toolbox 1.0 Course ($250 value): This is an additional course focused on how to sharpen the four most street-effective strikes you'll ever need to end a fight quickly. (Well, technically, they're 3 strikes and 1 technique.) You’ll see us use these 4 deadly moves in Stab Proof, and we do show you how to use them properly. But Toolbox 1.0 is a deep dive into what they are, why we use them, and how to train them progressively — alone or with a partner. By the way, the 1 technique doesn’t need speed or power. Just good enough placement to make attackers regret at least one decision in their lives.
Tiga Tactics Training Knife ($50 value): What’s the point of learning knife defense if we don’t set you up with a good training knife to actually use in your practice? Made by Keen Edge Knives, our custom-made high-quality aluminum training knives are round-tipped and blunt enough that you won’t have to go to the hospital, but you’ll feel it when you have a training partner stabbing at you for that realistic training! Order today and you'll also get this sent to your doorstep.
Safety glasses ($25 value): There really isn’t much of a point in practicing knife defenses if your training buddy accidentally pokes your eye out. To make that a non-issue for you, by buying Stab Proof today, we’ll deliver a pair of safety-rated 3M eye protection. These glasses have an impact rating of ANSI Z87+, so they won't shatter upon impact and help keep your peepers working so you can see when a (training) knife is coming at you.
Instruction Manual eBook ($100 value): The worst thing that can happen to someone who’s training is for them to get confused. With our digital instruction manual, you’ll get the clarity you need to make our program work for you instead of fumbling around in the dark.
Quick-Start Guide PDF ($15 value): Ever taken an online course and got confused? So have we! That’s why we’re sending easy-to-understand guide that sets you up for success in learning Stab Proof.
Tiga Tactics Big Morale Patch ($20 value): Have you ever wanted a way to mark your bag or jacket as uniquely yours? Now you can make your bag noticeably different with our morale patch, which features the Tiga Tactics logo with a Velcro backing for easy attachment and removal. It's made of rubber-like PVC and has a 3D-like aesthetic.
Stickers ($6 value): Place these UV-resistant, waterproof stickers on your car, notebook, or ammo can. If you have children, these can make a fun little gift for them to decorate things with while you train.
$100 Gift Certificate for a Tiga Tactics Seminar: We get that it’s not always easy for you to get the money together to learn self-defense from a pro instructor. So, to make things easier for you to learn from us LIVE, we’re throwing in a $100 gift certificate to any Tiga Tactics in-person seminar of your choice! That way, if we happen to be in your area at the right time, you can train with us for a lot less cash than what a seminar ticket usually costs.
- Membership to Our Exclusive Facebook Group ($97 value): Team Tiga Tactics is a Facebook group for our students, alumni, instructors, and trusted allies — a private group you can join only by invitation. This allows you to interact with us daily without prying eyes, to get insider content shown before the public sees it (or not at all), and to receive exclusive discounts for future courses, products, and training. Enroll today and you'll be invited into this exclusive club.
Now, the reason why we said the "first 25 people" is because that’s how many sets of training knives and safety glasses we have at this time! It's a super limited run.
With that said, Stab Proof is the result of us putting our heads together, distilling 60+ years of self-defense knowledge, security experience, and tactical training to teach you the skills you would need to protect yourself — and we’re not just talking about the nutjob with a knife, either.
Protecting yourself properly can save you up to thousands of dollars in legal fees along with medical bills. And, in a world where suing someone is always a valid option, it helps if you know the right kind of moves to protect yourself past step 1 (the attacker).
And, it’s not out of the ordinary for instructors to charge a premium, even if their poorly made videos don’t quite give you all the info you need to be able to defend yourself!
As a result of our quality filmmaking, countless hours of research, and decades of experience ...
... Stab Proof 1.0 bundled with all of its BONUSES would typically cost $1,263 but ...
... we're offering Stab Proof for $600 — a DISCOUNT of $663.
Additionally, we have something else for you if you qualify ...
Besides all the bonuses that come with Stab Proof and the fact that we’re already giving a discount to anyone who buys today…
… we’re also giving another 15% discount to those who put themselves in harm’s way for the greater good!
So, if you're in the USA or Canada and you’re:
- A first responder (i.e. a firefighter, paramedic, EMT, lifeguard, etc.)
Law enforcement (sworn or civilian, from local to federal)
- Active-duty military
- A veteran
- A frontline healthcare worker (i.e. a nurse, doctor, tech, receptionist, etc.) …
… you can get Stab Proof for ONLY $510 instead of the current price of $600.
If you qualify, and you want in on the discount, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you order Stab proof, and we’ll take care of you.
It’s the least we can do for your service, and on top of that …
On top of that, if you’ve ever wanted to do any kind of good for the good people working in the first responder, law enforcement, military, and healthcare industries — as well as veterans and victims of domestic violence — this is your chance.
When you order Stab Proof, we’ll set aside a portion of the proceeds to our Tiga Tactics Self-Defense Scholarship.
This scholarship is meant to help the people we listed above get their chance to train with us at one of our in-person seminars FOR FREE so that they can get the skills, training, and confidence that they deserve.
This can be your way of giving back without shelling out extra cash.
So if that sounds good to you, go ahead and click the button below to order today!
But, if you’re still a little iffy for any reason, it gets BETTER.
If, for any reason, you put in the order, you go through Stab Proof, it doesn’t match up to what you want in self-defense, and you don't like our support on our private Facebook group, you can email us at email@example.com. Tell us what’s wrong with the program, send back the physical bonus materials, and we'll give you a refund — minus the cost of sending you the physical bonuses — after we receive the physical bonus materials back from you …
… no questions asked, and we'll still part ways as friends!
That's how confident we are that you'll value this life-saving course.
So, if you want to get the skills you need to keep yourself and your family safe instead of having to worry about someone ventilating you with a knife …
P.S. — Just to summarize, we’ve got a new online course for you that can train you and your loved ones in simple, effective knife defense.
You need only dedicate 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week to get good.
On top of that, if you’re one of the first 25 to order, you’ll get $663 dollars in bonuses to help you train up faster!
Oh, and all of this is backed by our money-back guarantee.
P.P.S. — If you wanna know how well our training’s worked for other people, check out what people are saying about Stab Proof below.
WHY SHOULD I LEARN FROM YOU, OR EVEN LISTEN TO YOU GUYS?
There are many, many good combatives instructors out there, and everyone has their own approach. We understand we are not law enforcement nor military contractors, but we believe this makes us more accessible and relatable to the average person. We are also not macho or tough guys.
In fact, we are nerds and honor students with college degrees (one of us even has a doctorate degree) who love martial arts and love to see people gain confidence and fitness while learning to protect themselves and their loved ones.
In choosing who to learn from, check their background. What is our background? Read below. We are confident you will be hard pressed to find a whole cadre of teachers with the following experience, let alone just two:
Dr. Conrad Bui
• 5th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and American Freestyle Karate
• Instructor/Coach in Muay Thai
• Guro (Full Instructor) in Nubreed Kali
• Guru (Full Instructor) in Pentjak Silat Serak
• Sigung (Master Level) in Kuntao Silat deThouars
• Sigung (Master Level) in Ying Lung Hsing
• Sifu (Full Instructor) in Jeet Kune Do Concepts
• Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
• Former bar bouncer
• Published writer/photographer in Black Belt Magazine, Recoil Magazine, and Recoil Offgrid Magazine
• Doctor of Chiropractic
• 2nd Degree Black Belt in Lai Chung Chuan Fa
• 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
• Authorized Instructor in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali
• Instructor of Aegis Personal Protection Systems’ Women's Self-Defense since 2008
• Founder and Head Instructor of the CSUF Martial Arts Fitness Class
• Current student of Pentjak Silat Serak, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
• Editor and published writer/photographer in Black Belt Magazine, Recoil Magazine, Recoil Offgrid Magazine, Breach Bang Clear, and Survival Dispatch Magazine.
• Tactical firearms training under various elite instructors, including law enforcement and former members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM?
Tiga Tactics Combatives pulls the very best from ancient arts as well as modern day research and training. Nothing new with that, but many teachers (past and present) trained in only one or two systems and then dabbled (or even just watched videos and read books) in other systems, extracting what they “thought” was useful from those arts.
We think it is irresponsible to just dabble in a system (any system) and believe to have enough knowledge to extract what is “believed” to be functional.
It would be like a white belt teaching you what is effective in that particular system, yet that is what many teachers have done — they may excel at one or two systems, dabbled in five others and profess to tell you what is legit in their “dabbled” arts.
We spent not just years, but decades of training in each of our arts — distilling just the most effective concepts to create Tiga Tactics Combatives. When we say we took a certain technique or training method from an art, you can be certain that the technique or training method was thoroughly researched to black belt level and in certain arts, to master levels.
We did it all; we trained, we competed, we ranked up, we mastered, we bounced, and we researched street violence to bring you Tiga Tactics Combatives.
Here are the sources for Tiga Tactic’s Combatives curriculum and what we extracted, filtered, and refined to bring to you something that is new, unique, and totally Tiga Tactics:
Tae Kwon Do/ American Free-Style Karate/ Point Sparring:
• The concept of hitting-without-getting-hit from point sparring.
• A fight is a physical activity; be fit if you want to fight.
Jeet Kune Do Concepts:
• “Using no style as style” — we consider ourselves martial artists without borders.
• Pressure test — like Bruce Lee said, “If you want to learn to swim, jump into the water.”
• Constant learning and unlearning — We started with a mountain of martial arts experience (where as some started with a mole hill) and CUT out so much fluff that Tiga Tactics Combatives drew blood.
• Being an “open-minded skeptic” allowed us to see things more clearly and honestly.
• Research — martial arts is a science and therefore can be studied as such with hypothesis, labs, and (perhaps most importantly) tests.
• Stick — attack and defense concepts and techniques
• Knife — attack and defense concepts and techniques
Pentjak Silat Serak
• Fights happen in close range
• Triangle principles — for awareness, footwork, combat tactics, and techniques
• Elbow strikes
• Flinch response shown in the forms
Kuntao Silat de Thouars
• Solid base — from old-school Kung Fu training or you may end up on your ass
• Explosiveness — power striking is what gets the job done
• Constant training and physical development are a necessity, especially if you want to keep your tools sharp and age well
Ying Lung Hsing (made up of Tai Chi, Ba Gua, and Hsing Yi):
• Tai Chi principle of “Go slow to go fast” — as they say in the military, “slow is smooth and smooth is FAST.”
• Slow training for warm-up and proper body mechanics
• Put the entire body into each strike — engage the core and use inertia
• “Fighting requires speed but first the internal demands slowness. Violence requires power, but first the internal requires softness.”
• Train both attack and defense
• The Helmet — covering your head and keeping your eyes open and strong
• Drilling in a safe and realistic way develops pattern recognition, timing, distancing, and targeting
• Elbows and knees — thrusting the hips to generate power
• Clinching — controlling, sensitivity, and drills
• Progressive drilling
• Majority of training and sparring is done safely and with control; technical sparring can still make you deadly
• Your attacker is not going to just stand there; deal with their counter attacks and put that into your drills
• Live training to pressure test your techniques
• Focus mitt — targeting and contact
• Thai pads — some targeting and more contact
• Kicking shield — minor targeting and major contact
• Body Opponent Bag — targeting and FULL contacting
• Heavy bag — little targeting and FULL contact
• High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Submission Grappling
• Stay all the way out or all the way in
• Figure out their attack and have a logical way to deal with it
• Position before submission — get to a safe location before unloading your offense (our P.R.O.tect System)
• Live training to test your techniques and tactics
• Use technique and leverage, not brute strength
• There is always a way out no matter what position or submission you find yourself in.
Online Videos: Studied the most common attacks on the street
• Suckerpunch, knife stabbing, club attacks and firearms
• Untrained attackers have a predictable way of attacking not commonly taught in the dojo or gym.
• The skill of an average attacker is similar to that of a middle school student, because most people do not train or even think about violence.
• Attackers do not just stop and give up after one counterattack — in other words, they keep on coming in a predictable manner.
• Attacks are often fast, violent, and in close range
• Weakness of the human anatomy
• Strengths of the human anatomy
• Biomechanics and physiology
Night Club Security / Bouncer
• Situational awareness
• Verbal de-escalation
• Multiple attacker tactics
Aegis Personal Protection Systems Women’s Self-Defense
• Three Pillars of Personal Protection: knowledge, tactics, and training
• Personal safety starts first with smart lifestyle choices
• Edged weapon combatives
• Slash to thrust and thrust to slash
• Slashes maim, thrusts kill
• Stick combatives
• The universal applications can be used with a pen, flashlight, etc.
• Pangamut — Knife techniques can translate to empty-hand strikes
• Triangle footwork — moving to engage and disengage
Lai Chung Chuan Fa
• Southern Shaolin Kung Fu stance work — deep stable stances and assured footing
• Dirty fighting — groin shots and eye gouges
• Traditional weapons like spear, Kwan Do, Butterfly Swords — can be applied to broom strike, cane, and other modern-day objects
• Toughen the body — develop discipline, fitness, endurance, and the ability to endure pain
• Point sparring, semi-contact sparring, and full-contact sparring — Take the “swimming lessons on dry land” and put them to the test in shallow water, the deep end, and the ocean
Tactical Firearms Training
• High-Risk Dignitary Protection training — understanding how ambushes happen and how to prevent and stop them
• Pressure testing physiological responses to fear using physical conditioning and force-on-force training
• Handgun fundamentals and advanced tactics
• AR-15 fundamentals and advanced tactics
HOW DID TIGA TACTICS COMBATIVES COME ABOUT?
Despite our decades of martial arts research and thousands of dollars spent on training, we still felt insecure when it came to street violence. That was frustrating to say the least.
Sure, we could win trophies by kicking someone in the head and we could earn medals by slapping on a submission during an intense Jiu-Jitsu match, but we were still insecure about an actual STREET encounter.
We were honest with ourselves and did not ignore the insecurity and frustrations like many teachers do. How do we know? Because we used to be those teachers who thought all was good with our training. We would think the system we trained in had all the answers.
If that one did not, it was on to the next and the next and the next. We spent our entire life searching for the answers to surviving a violent encounter. Some systems were known as bladed systems, yet we felt insecure about an actual knife attack on the streets. Some systems were known for their footwork and dealing with multiple attackers and yet we felt the uncertainty of dealing with even one attacker. This HONESTY with ourselves, led us to going back to the drawing board.
We first had to figure out how an attack on the street REALLY went down and — big hint — it does not happen like you train it in class, in the dojo, or in the gym. We spent hours researching surveillance footage and figured the four most common attacks were committed by a knife (or edged weapon), a club (or impact weapon), a punch, or a firearm. Each of those attacks were carefully researched, and we stumbled upon the fact that untrained humans had a tendency to attack in very specific ways regardless where they lived — be it in Europe or Uganda, Baltimore or Bangkok.
Through our research, we discovered that attacks did not happen like the old masters and modern-day teachers THOUGHT it did because they simply did not have the means or access to the hours of surveillance footage. In many instances the attacks found in dojos and other combatives courses are WAY off.
If you train the wrong attacks, you come up with the wrong solutions.
It was back to the drawing board once we isolated the most common type of attacks. Our next step was to comb through all the arts we learned and were certified to teach (not just dabbled in) and figure out the most direct and effective solutions against these common attacks with a cooperative partner. And, finally, we had to figure out a training methodology that would allow a student to progress logically all the while maintain a level of realism that would match the street violence we had seen.
You see, in many other classes, courses, and seminars, the teacher shows a technique once or twice. Then you might do it in the air a few times. And finally, you might do it slowly with a partner. Then suddenly they have you jump right into full force-on-force or full-contact training, and the student inevitably LOSES. We did not want that from our students, we want success, not failure. So once again we combed through and filtered the best training methods of our arts (over a DOZEN!) and discovered a logical training progression that used the most effective methods of ancient masters of China to modern-day Mixed Martial Arts.
Because of our unique perspective, unmatched background, thorough research and MOSTLY our insecurities, there is NOTHING like the Tiga Tactics Combatives curriculum when it comes to increasing your odds of surviving a violent encounter. Our training is safe, logical, progressive, (dare we say) fun, and most of all effective.
ONCE I BUY YOUR PROGRAM, DO I HAVE TO TRAIN?
YES of course you have to train! Even we have to continuously train to keep our skills sharp. We would be LYING to you if we said all you have to do is watch our program and by some act of the divine, the muscle memory and knowledge is uploaded into your body, like in The Matrix … “Whoa, I know Kung Fu.”
You will have to train and (luckily) by training you will:
• Get fit: Yes, you will work up a sweat
• Gain the correct muscle memory to improve your odds of surviving violence
• Improve your confidence
• Create stronger bonds with those you train with
That being said, once you finish our curriculum we recommend that you spend at least 30 minutes a week reviewing the material or you will simply not have the skills to use when the need arises.
I HAVE NEVER DONE MARTIAL ARTS OR SELF-DEFENSE BEFORE. WILL I BE ABLE TO KEEP UP?
Our past participants have included soccer moms with no martial arts training or an aggressive bone inside them. After going through our course, it was difficult to distinguish them from more experienced martial artists.
Our program has been scientifically designed to take you by the hand, start you working on the simple basics and progress you in a relaxing and fun manner. If you know your right hand from your left, you will be able to complete our course and improve your odds of surviving a violent encounter.
I HAVE TRAINED MARTIAL ARTS MY ENTIRE LIFE. WHAT BENEFITS CAN THIS PROGRAM OFFER ME?
That will make this course even easier for you, as you will be familiar with many of the SIMPLE techniques we use. Look, we are never going to criticize training in ANY martial arts because any self-defense training beats sitting on the couch watching reruns of The Simpsons (although The Simpsons is a fun alternative, it will not make you fit or more coordinated to survive a violent encounter). From our research there is NO perfect martial arts and no perfect technique.
Worse, we discovered the majority of martial arts (yes, even Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, and Muay Thai) were training street defense all wrong because their founders did not have access to video footage of live attacks to perform a scientific study. Beyond that, many of these systems did not want to cooperate and share the best of their training methods with each other (if something like that even actually happened).
Well, we did the research (and like SCIENCE, if you watched the same footage and performed the same study, you would come up with the same conclusions), we dug through all our systems (mind you we have obtained instructor and master instructor rankings in all the systems we represent) and we pressure tested the techniques. Next, we had to come up with a logical progression of training to make our students SUCCESSFUL. Did you notice that BJJ, Muay Thai, and MMA fighters are so badass? It is NOT the style but the intelligent training these athletes are subjected to. Don’t worry, you don’t have to train that hard to be successful with our program, but we will not discourage you if you feel like going balls-to-the-walls in your training either.
Lastly, you never have to stop any art you are doing, and we encourage you to continue training in whatever art you love. Tiga Tactics Combatives can be a standalone system and, at the same time, it can be used as a supplemental program within any style.
DOES YOUR PROGRAM REQUIRE ANY ATHLETICISM OR PHYSICAL SKILLS?
Not at all. The only requirement will be to have four working limbs. In fact, our program uses only gross motor movements (the kind of movement that is BEST for defending your life), making this program very EASY to learn.
Also, the training is progressive so that, as you build the skills, you are also building the muscle memory, the strength, and the endurance necessary to protect yourself.
SHOULD I CONSULT A LICENSED HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE ENGAGING IN THIS PROGRAM?
We recommend everyone get the OK from their licensed healthcare provider before starting any type of physical activity.
WILL THE PROGRAM WORK FOR ME IF I AM A SMALL PERSON?
There is no doubt that size does matter, but make no mistake, with the Tiga Tactics Combatives program even the smallest individual can be dangerous. We will teach you how to weaponize EVERY single pound you possess. With Tiga Tactics Combatives, knowing what to do, how to do it, and when to do it is MANY times more important than shear mass.
Our Chief Training Officer, Dr. Conrad Bui, competes in the featherweight division yet he can (and has) put down guys twice his size.
CAN'T I JUST GET THIS INFORMATION FROM YOUTUBE OR SOME BOOK?
No, because you are going to get what you pay for.
First off, few people or even groups of people possess our background and our knowledge. This may sound like we are bragging but remember, it is not bragging if it is TRUE. Not only is the credibility of many of these teachers on YouTube questionable, many of them are simply regurgitating what is floating around out there already.
Why else do you think they are showing it for free? And, really, do you want to trust your life to the AMATEURS giving out freebies?
I SEE COURSES ONLINE FOR ONLY $30 OR $100. WHY IS YOUR COURSE SO EXPENSIVE?
Like we said, you get what you pay for. Here is what you are paying for:
Professionally Produced: We love to learn, and we have personally bought many of these types of courses! In fact, we may have the same courses you do. We have seen the low production values like filming in the alley where you could barely hear what the teacher was saying. We took it to the studio where we controlled the lighting, the angles and the sound. We show techniques from multiple angles on a plain background so nothing distracts you from learning what you need to. We slowed it down in certain shots. We placed graphics on the screen as markers to emphasis important details. Damn, we feel we deserve an Oscar for what we did but that is NOT all…
The Logical Technique: The majority of the training out there is old regurgitated stuff from the ‘70s and ‘80s — Kenpo, Kung Fu, Aikido, or what have you — in disguise by teachers wearing military outfits and camo. Even modern approaches like Krav Maga and Jeet Kune Do are outdated today. Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE martial arts. We still train and teach martial arts everyday … but the truth is the old masters never had the advantage of YouTube, surveillance footage, and FBI crime statistics to do their research. Without the data, these masters and teachers could only go off of their own experiences or what was passed down to them from their teacher’s own limited experience.
As stated before, we spent COUNTLESS HOURS researching live footage of attacks just to figure out how people ambush you on the street, and it was an eye-opener despite our decades of martial arts and combatives training. Once we isolated methods used on the street, we next combed through over 12 different systems that we have instructor rankings in and sifted through literally hundreds (yes HUNDREDS) of techniques acquired over the years.
Please above for the systems we are certified to teach and the techniques/concepts used to bring Tiga Tactics Combatives to fruition. Although this sounds OUTRAGEOUS (and it IS outrageous considering how many hours of our lives were spent putting together something logical, effective, new and totally unique), the techniques used in Tiga Tactics Combatives are quite SIMPLE.
And it should be simple because on the street, you will only have control of your gross motor skills.
Training Progression: The training progression used in your Tiga Tactics Combatives program is meant to BURN the technique into your muscle memory so it will be there for you when “the sh!t hits the fan.” We start out slowly using Tai Chi-like movements to warm you up and allow you to work on the details. From there we progress in a scientific, step-by-step process to working with a partner and eventually going all out with different equipment. By the time you finish our training, you will have a complete workout and self-defense program you can use for the rest of your life, not only to keep fit but to keep yourself and those you love safe.
Ongoing Support: That’s correct, once you purchase our course, we consider you a part of the Tiga Tactics family and we LOVE family. We have set up a private Facebook group called Team Tiga Tactics. It’s an exclusive place for Tiga Tactics instructors, alumni, and VIPs to ask questions about your training or about self-defense in general. Remember, we are nerds and Average Joes just like you. We are NOT just going to leave you hanging — we want you train, we want you to succeed, we want you to be able to defend yourself and those you love. We’ll be there to give you support, answer your questions and hopefully we can meet you face-to-face at a live seminar one day.
CAN I SHARE WHAT I HAVE LEARNED?
We encourage you to train with a partner or loved one. Please share away. We only ask that you do NOT make copies of our program to give out to others (or provide your password for our online courses), as this would be the same as stealing. We have spent countless hours training, researching footage, putting the Tiga Tactics program together in a logical and progressive way, filming, editing the footage and getting it to you; we trust you will do the right thing with our efforts.
If you are a school owner and want to teach this at your school, we would be happy to assist you with our Instructors Training Program once you finish the basic 1.0 courses. Please contact us for more information on how to become a Certified Tiga Tactics Combatives Instructor and implement it into your school in a professional manner.
IS THERE A GUARANTEE?
Absolutely! We stand behind EVERY inch and every minute of our product. If are you are not happy with our work and our support, we will REFUND your money (minus any shipping and handling fees) after we have received the physical bonus materials back. NO questions asked, and we will still part as friends! We are that confident in how much you are going to keep, use, and appreciate this program.