The Reality of Knife Attacks

You have probably seen a demonstration of someone successfully fending off a knife attack. Or maybe it was a scene in a super spy movie where the knife fight was long, complicated, and impressive. Most likely, it looked good, flashy, and you were thinking, “That was cool! I want to be able to do that!” The […]

So long 2022 – Hello 2023!

And like that, 2022 is done. But what do we do in training? We get back up again, we reset our starting stance, and we go again with extra intensity. So, let’s reach out a gloved hand to our training partners and say “Let’s go!” into 2023! Here are our New Years Specials to help […]

Closed for 4th of July

Tactica Bay Area locations will be closed on Tuesday July 4th in observation of Independence Day. Let’s celebrate our independence together, and we’ll see you on Tuesday!

Holiday Closures – Winter 2022

Happy Holidays from Tactica! We hope you stay happy and healthy through the holidays. Rest up, recharge, and we’ll see you back on the mats! So that our staff can spend time with their families and loved ones, we will be closed on the following days: * Closed Fri Dec 23 – Mon 26 * […]

Plan For The “What Ifs”

Have you built a plan for the “What Ifs”? I want to share with you some example strategies to use in self-defense scenarios where you are with someone you interact with regularly, such as a friend, roommate, or partner. When we think of self-defense, most of the time we think of “fighting skills”. We think […]

Closed for Labor Day

Tactica San Francisco and Tactica Santa Clara are closed on Labor Day Monday Sept 5. Reward yourself for your hard work by taking the day off — and come back and train on Tuesday!

CLOSED for July 4th

Tactica Bay Area locations will be closed on Monday July 4th in observation of Independence Day. Let’s celebrate our independence together, and we’ll see you on Tuesday!

STOP! Women’s Self Defense Workshops for 2022

We’re pleased to announce the remaining Women’s Self Defense Workshops for 2022. Take one, take two, take them all. If you sign up for 4 or more, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount. We’ve created Santa Clara and San Francisco bundles for easy signup, or drop us an email at with 4 or more seminars […]

The Myth of Talent

I have been teaching and training for forty years. I’ve stood in front of so many people, I cannot count anymore. I’ve met so many different characters, experienced interesting and challenging personalities, across the many military, private security, and civilian schools and training centers over the years, that I probably forgot some. Even still, I […]

LAST CHANCE Membership Sale!

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! December 17 – December 31st Get 1 FREE MONTH when you purchase any pre-paid 6 month membership OR Get 2 FREE MONTHS when you purchase any pre-paid 1-year membership Get more out of your membership! These memberships are already 10% and 20% off before the extra free month(s)  Don’t miss […]

Tactica Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays to you and yours from Tactica! Both Tactica locations will be CLOSED for the holidays 12/23/21 – 12/26/21 and 12/31/21 – 1/1/22.  Have fun, be safe and come back for some classes when it’s all over. See you on 1/2/22!