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Self-Defense Training & Consulting Company
Our Mission:

Tiga Tactics was founded by combatives experts with decades of self-defense experience who have made it their life’s passion to empower people so they can protect themselves and their loved ones. If we’ve helped save one life, we’ve done our job. But like we said, this isn’t a job — it’s our life’s passion, so we aim to save hundreds, if not thousands of lives.


Our Approach:

We’re Like You:  Despite our elite-level experience and numerous instructor certifications, we view ourselves as average Joes. Though we’ve trained with them, we’re not law enforcement or military. Unlike cops who are bound by use-of-force protocols or troops whose tactics are for global warfare, we approach self-defense from a civilian’s point of view. Therefore, we teach the most effective techniques that you can use on the streets of your community.

We’re Teachers: We break down our decades of fighting experience into easy-to-follow lessons — anyone can consume them without getting martial indigestion. You don’t need years of prior knowledge or to be a ripped UFC athlete. You just need a desire to learn and a determination to train.

We Keep It Serious … But Fun: While we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we do take our training quite seriously. But we know the importance of keeping it enjoyable, too. After all, if something’s not going to be fun, you’re probably not gonna want to learn it.


Our Methodology:

We provide effective combatives training you can learn within days rather than years, while also giving you consistent practice when it’s convenient for you.

Traditionally, martial arts are taught in a dojo. Students attend weekly classes. They get tested and earn different belts or rankings with the aim of becoming a black belt or instructor. Meanwhile, tactical training is usually taught in a seminar-style format at a firearms school. They learn in a classroom setting before heading out to the range to run drills with the teacher. There is no ranking nor weekly practices.

You would like more training than just a single seminar but you probably also don’t want to put in five years of consistent studying in a system to find out if you can survive a deadly encounter. Therefore, Tiga Tactics offers a wide arsenal of tools that you can learn at home or where it’s most convenient for you. Whether it’s through our online modules, in-person seminars, or regular consultation, we provide combatives programs customized to your specific needs. It’s maximum training that’ll get you ready in minimal time.


Our Instructors:

Our instructors have more than 50 years of experience (that’s over a half century!) studying and teaching martial arts, combat sports, and reality-based self-defense. Our cadre of instructors include:

Patrick Vuong

We’ve appeared in numerous publications and videos, including several award-winning magazines. Our founders are highly sought after, whether as writers, photographers, models, hosts, or subject-matter experts. Here are just some examples of the publications they’ve worked with:


Our Name:

“Tactics” is defined as a plan or action of using available means to accomplish a specific goal.

“Tiga” (pronounced “tee-gah”) means “three” in Indonesian. That number holds significance for many people for many different reasons — whether you believe in the Holy Trinity or use it to explain the structure of a dramatic work. It also symbolizes the triangle, a significant shape in self-defense, and reminds us that to defend yourself effectively, you must have: 1) the knowledge, 2) the techniques, and 3) the continuous training. If you lack just one of these attributes, your chances at prevailing in an adrenaline-filled, life-and-death situation decrease dramatically.

Therefore, we named our company Tiga Tactics to always remind us of our main goal: give you the three tiers of combatives (knowledge, techniques, and training) so that you can safely protect yourself and your loved ones.

And, besides, Tiga Tactics just sounds plain cool.


How to Contact Us:

Wanna know how to defend yourself or protect your family? Interested in learning directly from us? Send us an email by clicking on our contact page.