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Indonesian Martial Arts Class Intro Video - Leg Breaks and Controls


Check out this short video of training that we have been doing recently at the Tactical Arts Academy. In the video, you will see a few leg breaks and control techniques from our Indonesian martial arts class. The series is from Harimau found in Pencak Silat Mande Muda.  Included are a few basic tips for applying the techniques.   If you are interested in learning more about Indonesian Martial Arts, consider joining the Tactical Arts Academy Indonesian Martial Arts Program. Training includes learning a variety of take-downs, locks, controls, and breaks. Click the button below to learn more about the program and sign up for a free visit. You’ll learn more about Tactical Arts, you’ll have the opportunity to watch our classes in action, and you’ll discover if our training is right fo...
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Ready for the Worst - Self Defense Designed for Realistic Threats

Ready for the Worst - Self Defense Designed for Realistic Threats
A good self defense program is based on an observation of reality.  It is based on a practical understanding of potential threats.  By understanding a threat, we can develop a relevant defense. In developing your approach to self defense, there are many things to consider.  These considerations should affect your decision of what to train, how to train, and how to prioritize what you spend the majority of your training resources (time, energy, money) doing. Initially, it helps to identify what or who you are fighting.  The following three assumptions about who that is will direct your other training choices.  They are significant because they will frame your entire outlook.  The assumptions are: The opponent is armed.  The opponent is trained.  There...
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Filipino Martial Arts Intro Video - Umbrellas


Check out this short video of training that we have been doing recently at the Tactical Arts Academy. In the video, you will see a few techniques from our Filipino martial arts class. The series from Pekiti Tirsia Kali is called Umbrellas or Payong. Included are a few basic tips for applying the techniques.   If you are interested in learning more about Filipino Martial Arts, consider joining the Tactical Arts Academy Filipino Martial Arts Program. Training includes learning how to use impact weapons, edged weapons, and empty hands. Click the button below to learn more about the program and sign up for a free visit. You’ll learn more about Tactical Arts, you’ll have the opportunity to watch our classes in action, and you’ll discover if our training is right for you.   LEARN ABOUT...
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Indonesian Martial Arts Class Intro Video - Putar Kepala Series


Check out this short video of training that we have been doing recently at the Tactical Arts Academy. In the video, you will see a few techniques from our Indonesian martial arts class. The series from Pencak Silat Mande Muda is called Putar Kepala.  Included are a few basic tips for applying the techniques.   If you are interested in learning more about Indonesian Martial Arts, consider joining the Tactical Arts Academy Indonesian Martial Arts Program. Training includes learning a variety of take-downs, locks, controls, and breaks. Click the button below to learn more about the program and sign up for a free visit. You’ll learn more about Tactical Arts, you’ll have the opportunity to watch our classes in action, and you’ll discover if our training is right for you.   LEARN ...
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Learn One, Learn them All - Commonality of Motion and Skill Transferability in the Filipino Martial Arts

Learn One, Learn them All - Commonality of Motion and Skill Transferability in the Filipino Martial Arts
The Filipino martial arts are often referred to and thought of as stick fighting, but they involve so much more than that.  Really, the Filipino martial arts are systems of fighting that involve a variety of weapons and empty hands tactics and techniques.  Sticks are just used as the primary training tools, and not necessarily as the primary weapons. Because a large portion of training in the Filipino martial arts involves the use of rattan sticks, those who have not had the chance to learn about the Filipino martial arts usually see the sticks and conclude that the Filipino martial arts are just methods of stick fighting. With only a cursory examination, that does appear to be the case.  Almost every public demonstration of the Filipino martial arts will provide a nearly in...
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