THINK LIKE A BAD GUY, ACT LIKE A GOOD GUY

GUEST COLUMNIST:
EVAN PERPERIS — A U.S. ARMY GREEN BERET & CHAMPION OBSTACLE COURSE RACER

 

The interesting thing about being a “good guy” is that you need to have the mindset of a “bad guy” to be truly effective at stopping, countering or understanding their tactics.

The big difference between the good and bad guy is what they do with that information. The bad use it to exploit and take advantage of the weak, while the good use it to train, protect and occasionally take up a profession dedicated to stopping the bad guys.

My background is in the U.S. Army Special Forces, therefore I primarily work in the projectile range of combat. Only when things start going poorly do I have to work in the striking weapon, kicking/punching, and grappling ranges.

So despite having almost two decades of training in the projectile range, I still decided to pick up some lessons from Tiga Tactics to help round out my skills. I knew I had found the right place because they were using lessons I had learned from real world combat that they discovered through analyzing actual footage from Closed Circuit TV (CCTV).

During deployments to both hostile and semi-permissive countries I often carried concealed weapons. Sometimes it was a handgun, sometimes a blade and sometimes based off local laws, all I had was my fist. The techniques I was taught to successfully hide your weapon are the same techniques taught in reverse that allow you to identify someone who is carrying.

Tiga Tactics provides these same tips when they are teaching identifying someone who is preparing for an attack in things like “Stab Proof” and “Club Proof”.

The same justification I have for carrying weapons in a semi-permissive environment when stopped by a country’s security forces, is the same justification criminals will use in the United States. Being able to use something you always have on you, like a fist, is a great weapon that requires no justification and one of the reasons criminals use it (that you can learn about in “Punch Proof”).

Furthermore, using a knife, when size/type are legal, is a great option (as you learn about in “EDC Karambit”).

The strikes taught in their “Toolbox 1.0” program are some of the same strikes I’ve been taught for combat.

The palm heel strike is effective and limits the chance of a fracture in your hand. After all, if I fracture my hand in combat it makes operating a gun or driving a vehicle very difficult. The same logic they use for the palm heel I was taught in offensive driving courses on hand position on the steering wheel. The way you position your hands when driving can help prevent finger breaks to allow you to fire your weapon after a car collision.

I share all of this to tell you that their logic is sound and based off the equivalent of several lifetimes of martial arts training. I can recognize the Tiga Tactics instructors’ logic path because I used it overseas but for a different application. During my deployments to Iraq, my platoon was the most effective in our Battalion at finding enemy weapons caches. We would find them frequently without any direct informant tips. The reason was simple, we put ourselves in the enemy’s shoes and said “where would we hide our weapons if we wanted to be able to attack Americans when needed, but reduce risk of being caught red handed when we weren’t in attack mode”.

The same logic I used in combat, Tiga Tactics as applied to everyday life here in America. If you are looking to get functional as soon as possible (ASAP) check out the full suite of Tiga Tactics courses now available.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

Stab/Slash Survival Skills Seminar in Virginia

WHAT

Tiga Tactics is proud to announce that we’re collaborating with Red Team Alliance to bring our acclaimed Stab/Slash Survival Skills Seminar to the East Coast for a special two-day event.

Sign Up for 2 Days

Click below to sign up for both days of the seminar. There’s a discount for first-responders, law enforcement, military, and veterans. (Thanks for your service and sacrifices!)

Sign Up for 1 Day

Can’t make both days? No worries. Click below to sign up for one day of the seminar. There’s a discount for first-responders, law enforcement, military, and veterans. (Thanks for your service and sacrifices!)

WHY

We’re going to reveal what many other systems don’t teach (or don’t know enough about to teach) their students about violent knife attacks:

  1. How criminals truly attack.
  2. Simple (but not easy) defenses against those attacks.
  3. Effective yet fun training progressions distilled from the 12 combative styles that we’re certified in.

We didn’t create a new martial art style. Instead, we formulated the street-effective solutions to the most common knife attacks by first studying how real criminals use an edged weapon and then creating natural responses to stop those attacks.

This isn’t an issue of styles, it’s a matter of survival. 

WHEN

This two-day event will take place on November 2 and 3, 2019, during the following times:

  • Day One: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Day Two: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE

Red Team Alliance – East
3308 Bourbon Street
Fredericksburg VA 22408

WHO

While other arts might teach you hypothetical knife defenses that work great on paper, we will give you proven techniques and concepts that will work against a resistant attacker in a real-world setting. How? 

Our instructorsDr. Conrad Bui and Patrick Vuong — have a combined 60 years of martial arts and combatives experience, including instructor certifications in the bladed arts of Filipino Kali and Indonesia Silat. We’ve spent countless hours training to filter out what really works on the street.

We’ve spent thousands of dollars on gear, tuition, and training videos to hone our skills and knowledge.

And we’ve watched years worth of surveillance footage and smartphone videos of real-life knife attacks.

Combining life-saving knowledge, street-effective techniques, and realistic training progressions that are safe and fun, Tiga Tactics has distilled all of that into a groundbreaking seminar that could potentially save lives and keep you and your loved ones safe from an edged weapon ambush.

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# OF BLACK BELTS (or equivalent) OUR 2 INSTRUCTORS HAVE EARNED

WHAT TO BRING

The following is mandatory for attendance at our Stab/Slash Survival Skills Seminar:

  • Comfortable workout clothes
  • Athletic footwear
  • Safety-rated eye protection (ANSI Z87+, MIL-PRF-32432, etc.)
  • Groin cup
  • Blunt training blade

The following is optional items you might want to consider bringing:

  • Forearm guards
  • Water
  • Hand towel
  • Snacks or small meal

TESTIMONIALS

The following are what some students have said about our Stab/Slash Survival Skills Seminar.

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.”

Sherman Chin
7th-Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo

What I liked was that you broke it down to really simple things so I can walk out of here remembering them. And I liked that you did the research — that’s much more useful than anything like this that I’ve been to before.

A. Davé
San Jose, California

I’ve seen a million videos over the years of knife attacks. So this is one of the first classes that deals with the multiple stab aspect. The techniques are very simple and super effective.

Peter Mouttapa
Karate Black Belt

IRONCLAD GUARANTEE

Even if you’re a grandmaster, you will find something new or something of value in the first two hours of our seminar. If you don’t, we’ll refund your money. No questions asked. Seriously. That’s how revolutionary this seminar is. 

COST

The cost is $297 for both days or $167 for one day.

However, we offer a few discounts for those who like to plan ahead, as well as an additional discount for first-responders, members of the military and law enforcement, and veterans who show valid government ID.*

Early Bird Registration
(Through September 20)

For one day:

  • $127 
  • $112 for first-responders, military, law enforcement, and veterans *

For both days:

  • $237
  • $202 for first-responders, military, law enforcement, and veterans *

Preregistration
(S
eptember 21 to October 25)

For one day:

  • $137 
  • $117 for first-responders, military, law enforcement, and veterans *

For both days:

  • $257 
  • $219 for first-responders, military, law enforcement, and veterans *

At the Door

For one day:

  • $167 
  • $142 for first-responders, military, law enforcement, and veterans *

For both days:

  • $297
  • $253 for first-responders, military, law enforcement, and veterans ​s *

* DISCOUNT ALERT: If you’re a first-responder, member of the military or law enforcement, or a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, send us a copy of your identification by emailing info@tigatactics.com before paying and we will get you a special coupon code so you can enjoy the appropriate discount. 

Register now, as space is limited and slots are filling up!

Sign Up for 2 Days

Click below to sign up for both days of the seminar. There’s a discount for first-responders, law enforcement, military, and veterans. (Thanks for your service and sacrifices!)

Sign Up for 1 Day

Can’t make both days? No worries. Click below to sign up for one day of the seminar. There’s a discount for first-responders, law enforcement, military, and veterans. (Thanks for your service and sacrifices!)

Stab/Slash Survival Skills Seminar

What

Tiga Tactics is pumped to announce that we’ll be holding our first official event — the Stab/Slash Survival Skills Seminar — at the Academy of Combative Defense & Fitness.

WHY

For the first time ever, we’re going to reveal what many other systems don’t teach (or don’t know enough to teach) their students about violent knife attacks:

  1. How criminals truly attack.
  2. Simple (but not easy) defenses against those attacks.
  3. Effective yet fun training progressions distilled from the 12 combative styles that we’re certified in.

We didn’t create a new martial art style. Instead, we formulated the most street-effective solutions to the most common knife attacks by first studying how real criminals use an edged weapon and then creating natural responses to stop those attacks.

This isn’t an issue of styles, it’s a matter of survival. 

WHEN

Saturday, June 15, 2019 

  • Start Time: 11:30 a.m.
  • End Time: 5 p.m.

WHERE

Academy of Combative Defense & Fitness
5833 Cottle Road
San Jose, CA 95123

WHO

Any open-minded, respectful adult can attend this seminar. (Minors 14 years and older may join if participating with a parent or guardian.)

how

While other arts might teach you hypothetical knife defenses that work great on paper, we will give you proven techniques and concepts that will work against a resistant attacker in a real-world setting. How? 

Our instructors have a combined 60 years of martial arts and combatives experience, including instructor certifications in the bladed arts of Filipino Kali and Indonesia Silat. We’ve spent countless hours training to filter out what really works on the street. We’ve spent thousands of dollars on gear, tuition, and training videos to hone our skills and knowledge. And we’ve watched years worth of surveillance and smartphone videos of real-life knife attacks.

Combining life-saving knowledge, street-effective techniques, and realistic training progressions that are safe and fun, Tiga Tactics has distilled all of that into a groundbreaking seminar that could potentially save lives and keep you and your loved ones safe from an edged weapon ambush.

0
NO. OF BLACK BELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) OUR INSTRUCTORS HAVE EARNED

What to Bring

The following is mandatory for attendance at our Stab/Slash Survival Skills Seminar:

  • Comfortable workout clothes
  • Athletic footwear
  • Safety-rated eye protection (ANSI Z87+, MIL-PRF-32432, etc.)
  • Groin cup
  • Blunt training blade

The following is optional items you might want to consider bringing:

  • Forearm guards
  • Water
  • Hand towel
  • Snacks or small meal

IRONCLAD GUARANTEE

Even if you’re a grandmaster, you will find something new or something of value in the first two hours of our seminar. If you don’t, we’ll refund your money. No questions asked. Seriously. That’s how revolutionary this seminar is. 

COST

The at-the-door admission fee is $100. However, if you sign up through June 11, you can get a 15% discount.

Pre-Registration (through June 11):

  • $85 (a 15% discount)
  • $65 for first-responders, military & veterans (a 35% discount) *

At the Door:

  • $100
  • $80 for first-responders, military & veterans (a 20% discount) *

* Discount Alert: If you’re a first-responder, member of the military, or a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, send us a copy of your identification by emailing info@tigatactics.com before paying and we will get you a special coupon code so you can enjoy the appropriate discount. 

Register now, as space is limited and slots are filling up!