Private and Public Lessons in the New Haven Area
Our cross-discipline, Filipino-based weapons program emphasizes effective basics and raw application to cover an array of empty hand and knife defense as well as proper weapons use.
Simple and effectives strategies for destroying oncoming attacks and creating an opening for escape.
Fights are never fair, learn proven strategies for escaping form multiple opponents.
Attacks happen in the real world, learn situational defense responses for different scenarios.
A blade is the easiest and most dangerous thing for an attacker to get their hands on, be prepared!
Take the fight to your attacker with a simple and effective arsenal of weapons techniques.
Our goal is to get you home and safe as quickly as possible.
Our program has 5 tiered levels that strike a balance between raw combatives and self-defense applications. In Level 1 we focus on hand-to-hand defense, basic use of impact tools, and common knife defense. Our knife defense strategy combines a basic guided angle set with the harsh reality of a wild slasher and a grab-and-stab to keep you best protected. These techniques are based on analysis of dozens of attacks caught on camera and pressure tested defense.
hand-to-hand and weapons defense
Multiple attacker defense drills
tactics and training for facing multiple opponents
a proxy impact tool that maximizes striking and grappling effectiveness
proper use of aerosol irritants
single Escrima stick fighting techniques
defense and weapon use for self-defense and combatives
Level 1 Combatives Test
Make sure you are ready! Complete the level 1 program with a skills test including attack simulations for real world violence.
Get the training materials you need to succeed
Maximize your training with one-on-one attention!
Bring a friend to train with and maximize your fun while learning
Print out list and organization of all techniques covered
Full manual of strategies techniques covered with diagrams and pictures.
Full course on video to enhance your in person training.
Train in your own OKD school shirt!
Get your own impact tool for training and personal protection!
Have your own training knife for practice and use in class/sessions.
Have your own training rattan stick for practice or protection around the house!
TAPD Kali Curriculum Strategy
We expand your knowledge of impact weapons and knife defense, while introducing multiple attacker defense drills.
Things get fun with a variety of other edged weapons and an introduction to projectile and flexible weapons.
Level 4 & 5
Both of these levels have some new techniques and strategies with known weapons but focus on refinement of skills under more intense sparring and scenario training.
Additional Weapons Covered
claw-like Indonesian knife with finger loop
knife that combines boxing with blade work
1-ft. staff for close-quarter striking and grappling
single and double Escrima stick fighting techniques
3-ft. "half-staff" with striking and grappling techniques
4-ft. and 5-ft. staff that combines staff and long sword movements
hacking and slashing utility short sword
versatile Native American short axe for all ranges, great for manipulation
eclectic archery techniques for movement in mid and close range
close-quarter handgun defense and basic usage
sash used as an improvised weapon; techniques apply to scarves and other textiles
While true slung shots (think batteries in a sock, crafted with the intent of causing extreme damage) are illegal, the basic usage concepts can apply to flexible improvised weapons with uneven weight distribution, such as keys on a lanyard or even baseball hats.