I’ve been training in various styles of martial arts for several years and spent most of my adult life preparing for and then deploying to combat zones around the world for the U.S. Army.

Despite having significantly more self-defense training than the average person, I recently attended two different spouse/women’s self-defense seminars — one online through Tiga Tactics and one in person offered on a military base by a local martial arts gym.

While you may think it’s not necessary, here’s why I took the time to learn “women’s
self-defense.” As with all things Tiga Tactics, the justification comes in a set of three:

1) They Don’t, So I Do: My sister, wife, and daughter don’t love training in combat or combat sports like I do.

If I tried to teach them all the stuff I learn in the several hours a week I spend in training, not only would it be likely impossible, but they would also lose interest really quickly.

Instead, I wanted to know what others were putting out so I could get the ladies in my family functional as soon as possible.

The same logic not only applies to my wife but other members of my family as well. Whether that be my daughter, my sister, my young son, or my parents. Unless you grew up in a combat-sports family, chances are not everyone you know has the attention span that you do when it comes to fighting.

2) Easy to Learn: In the fitness industry there’s a saying that goes, “The best diet is one that you can stick to and the best workout routine is one that you will regularly do”.

A self-defense program that requires months and years of training to be effective will likely not work for a large percentage of the population.

Instead those looking for self-defense who have a limited attention span need to be taught quickly, at their convenience, and at their own pace.

This is what Tiga Tactics has done with their online programs: allow you to move on your own schedule, at your own pace, as well as let you re-watch programs as many times as needed.

3) Ability to Practice/Re-Train: Even if a style is easy to learn, if your spouse wants to be effective, he or she is still going to need practice or some refresher training.

Training consistently is the best solution and what is most recommended if you want to get better. However, you need to start someplace, and Tiga Tactics gives you an easy way to access information in the comfort of your own home.

Their online course “Fighting Chance Combatives” is something you can view on demand. As digital media, you can re-watch it any time you want as long as you have internet access and a computer or mobile device. 

Tiga Tactics has taken their no-nonsense approach to getting functional ASAP and applied it to self-defense specifically for women or those of smaller stature (get “Fighting Chance Combatives” here).

As a male, I may never have to use some of the tactics and tips shared by the instructors at Tiga Tactics (although a lot more are useful than you would think), but I’m glad I know. Before my daughter grows up and starts venturing out on her own, I’ll be sure to give her these tools to survive, too.


Evan Perperis is a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran with a cumulative 44 months of combat deployments. He’s currently a brown belt at Shaolin Kempo Karate, has been trained in Modern Army Combatives Program Level I and is currently training in Kali, Jeet Kune Do, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

When not practicing martial arts or working, he’s racing as a professional Obstacle Course Racing athlete with more than 65 podium finishes and helping others as a National Strength & Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT). His website is Strength & Speed, and his biography is available in hard copy/digital and audiobook from Amazon.



We’re looking to donate more than $3,300 worth of Self-Defense Scholarships to 6 deserving women.

These scholarships come in the form of our latest home study course, “Fighting Chance Combatives” and all of its bonus materials.

This 53-part online program is one of our most comprehensive self-defense courses to date. It focuses on the fundamentals of effective personal protection for women, teens, and folks of smaller stature.

It’s packed with practical safety tips that you can apply in the same day, science-based and street-effective techniques, and realistic and progressive drills to get you in fighting shape.

As scholarship winners, the 6 female recipients will each receive free access to “Fighting Chance Combatives”™ (normally $250) and all of its bonuses (worth $312) for a total value of $562 per scholarship.

To be eligible, you must be a woman from one of the following categories and be able to provide some valid form of proof:

  • Law Enforcement: Any woman currently employed as an agent or peace officer in a local, state/provincial, or federal law enforcement agency is eligible.

  • First-Responder: You may apply if you’re a woman currently employed as an EMT, paramedic, or firefighter.

  • Military: Any woman currently serving in the U.S. or Canadian Armed Forces is eligible to apply.

  • Veteran: You’re eligible if you served in the U.S. or Canadian Armed Forces and was honorably discharged.

  • Frontline Healthcare Worker: Any woman currently employed as a frontline healthcare worker (e.g. receptionist, assistant, technician, nurse, doctor, etc.) may apply.

  • Survivor of Violence: Any woman who has survived a violent encounter and would like to learn self-defense.

It’s free to apply for this scholarship, and there’s no catch.

We just ask that the winners agree to:

  • Have their name, occupation, general location, and photo published in our announcement of the winners. (Some details can be omitted for professional/personal security.)

  • Provide a written testimonial once they’re finished the course.

Good luck to all the applicants!


1. Eligibility: This Scholarship is open only to those who are 18 years old as of the date of application, are legal residents of the United States and Canada, is a member of one of the following categories: Law enforcement, first-responder, military, veterans, frontline healthcare worker, and survivor of violence. Tiga Tactics, its employees, instructors, representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, and suppliers (herein after called the “Company”), and immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Scholarship. The Scholarship is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By applying, the Applicant (herein after called “You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these terms and conditions, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of the Company as final and binding as it relates to the content of This Scholarship.

3. Scholarship Application Period: Applications will be accepted starting on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 6 a.m. PT and ending Friday, February 25, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT. All online applications must be received no later than Friday, February 25, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT.

4. How to Enter: The Scholarship can only be entered here and You must answer every question. The entry must fulfill all Scholarship requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a Scholarship. Applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Company. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Company.

5. Prizes: There will be 6 Winners of the Scholarship (herein after called the “Winner”) in total — one winner from each eligible category listed in Section 1. Each Winner will receive lifetime online access to “Fighting Chance Combatives” ($250 value) and all of its related bonus materials ($312 value). Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Company. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at the Company’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Company to use Winner’s name, likeness, and application for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible applications received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: The Company has sole and complete discretion to select the Winners. Winner must be able to provide valid proof that she is a member of one of the following categories: Law enforcement, first-responder, military, veterans, frontline healthcare worker, and survivor of violence.

Winner will be notified via email within two (2) days following selection of Winner. The Company shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within seven (7) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the Scholarship may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Scholarship is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Company is not liable or responsible in any way for any taxes, tariffs, or fees associated with receipt of the prize.

8. Rights Granted By You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.) to apply for the Scholarship, You understand and agree that the Company, its employees, instructors, representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right — where permitted by law — to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the world, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Scholarship, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes and without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.

9. Terms & Conditions: The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Scholarship should a virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond the Company’s control corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Scholarship. In such case, the Company may select the Winner from all eligible applications received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the Company. The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Scholarship, the Company’s social media accounts, online platforms, and website, or violates these Terms & Conditions. The Company has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Scholarship, to void applications for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple applications from the same user from different accounts or IP addresses; multiple applications from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Scholarship rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Scholarship may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, the Company reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Company, its employees, instructors, representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, and assigns from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Scholarship and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of applications.

11. Disputes: This Scholarship is governed by the laws of the USA and the State of California, without respect to conflict with law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Scholarship, You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Scholarship, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Scholarship). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Company website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here https://tigatactics.com/privacypolicy/.

13. MailChimp: The Scholarship hosted by the Company is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with MailChimp.

14. Acceptance of All Rules and Terms & Conditions: By entering the contest, You have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Rules and Terms & Conditions explained here.


Global 3-Day Training Event … That’s FREE!


I’m super pumped to reveal this news!

I’ve been keeping it under my hat for a couple of months, just waiting for the official OK … which I just got.

I’m honored to be invited by my friend, Kinko Hamilton, to be one of the speakers at the 2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit being held at the end of the month!

What does that mean for you?

You, your wife, sister, mother, niece, or friends can learn from more than two dozen elite instructors for THREE days, all completely free.

There will be a tons of valuable advice on personal protection to elevate your self-confidence through self-defense and to live an inspired and empowered life.

There will be sessions on fear management, how not to become a target on the street, and essential sexual assault defense strategies. 

And yours truly will be discussing one of my favorite topics: Death by Martial Arts Myth and how to make sure your women’s self-defense is realistic and street applicable.

I’m humbled to be among a lineup of prominent icons in the self-defense industry, including:

I’m humbled to be among a lineup of prominent icons in the self-defense industry, including:

  • Master Al Dacascos (founder of Wun Hop Kuen Do)
  • Tony Blauer (SPEAR System)
  • Burton and Sarah Richardson (JKD Unlimited)

And the best part is that you don’t have to fly or drive to get to the event.

The 2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit is a free online conference.

Every virtual session will be broadcast over the web, so you can watch from the comfort of your home.
You’ll have access to every speaker’s interview for 24 hours after it goes live September 28-30.

To see the agenda or grab your FREE ticket today, click here!

Until then, keep training and …

Stay alert, stay humble, stay kind,

Patrick Vuong