The Best Practical Self Defense Training!
Discover the fighting secrets taught to U.S. Navy Seals and other Elite Special Forces Units that could save your life if you or your loved ones are ever threatened!
YOU can learn to overcome bigger and stronger opponents and have the ability to protect yourself and your loved ones in an altercation or assault regardless of your size, age, strength, gender, athletic ability, fitness level, or prior experience!
We are serious: Your size, age, strength, gender, athletic ability, fitness level, and experience does not matter with our program!
Unlike other mixed martial arts places, Tandez Academy trains for real self defense situations first and modifies for sport. The reality is that if you’re ever attacked in real life, there will be no rules, no referee, no weight classes, no judges, no cushioned floor mats, no time limits, rarely will you ever get into a one-on-one situation, and weapons will almost ALWAYS be used, even if you don't want them to. This is the reality of the streets!
At Tandez Academy, we’re very aware of these hard facts and you will not find a more effective or more complete self-defense program for fighting in the
real world. We’ll give you the right training to win the fight if you ever need it! Everything you learn can actually be used in a real attack scenario. We offer a non-traditional martial arts program with no forms, no rituals, and no baloney.
Our training has been taught to Special Forces, Military, Government, and Law Enforcement Agencies units across the country. You’ll learn to cross-train
between our systems, which are world-renowned for being the most effective and efficient for real self defense:
- Combat Submission Wrestling (Mixed Martial Arts, Jiu Jitsu)
- STX Kickboxing (Muay Thai, Savate, Jun Fan Kickboxing, Boxing)
- Jeet Kune Do
- Filipino Martial Arts
Reality-Check: the well-known self-defense system of Krav Maga is merely a simplified version of combinations from MMA. It does not include a lot of what we teach, including JKD, Filipino Martial Arts, or Silat. Krav Maga is a very basic system, and although effective to a degree, Krav Maga does not even come close to the kind of self-defense training we do. OUR training will save you if your attackers actually know how to fight and how to use weapons skillfully.
Paul Vunak (circled) with the Navy's elite SEAL Team Six. He was contracted by the Navy SEALS to develop their hand-to-hand and weapons combat systems, which were later called the R.A.T. (Rapid Assault Tactics).
Adrian Tandez holds a Full Instructor rank under Paul Vunak
Our combat systems have been taught to and adopted by US Military Special Forces, including the famous Seal Team 6 (the team responsible for taking out Osama Bin Laden), who in turn taught these techniques and systems to the Israeli Military Special Forces.
The Filipino Martial Arts is the chosen martial art of many key
members of Seal Team 6 due to the adaptability, versatility and effectiveness of the art for combat with or without a weapon. Unlike Krav Maga, you will learn how to use a variety of weapons for self-defense, as well as learn how to defend against various weapons. For a completely solid self defense, you need to be able to do both.
The philosophy of Tandez Academy is founded on the practical and
scientific philosophy of Bruce Lee. We are an academy that’s determined to stay current, stay "high-tech," and be on the cutting edge of martial arts and self-defense training. Come join us and learn with us. As you learn, you'll get fitter, gain more confidence and have tons of fun in a positive and friendly environment. Contact us today!
Using the Knife as a defensive weapon. The movement of the blade is the foundation of the Filipino Kali system. Kali specializes in blades and edged weapons combat.