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 […]

Tactica Winter Holiday Schedule 2023

Happy holidays from Tactica! We will be closed Thanksgiving day Nov 22. Through the winter holidays, we will be closed Dec 23-25 and Dec 30-Jan 1. During the week between Christmas and New Years, we will have a limited schedule, evenings only (no noon, no kids classes). We wish you warmth and happiness through these […]

Black Friday Specials – Now thru Nov 26

Now through Nov 26, get more when you prepay for 6 and 12 months! 6 Month Fitness and Krav Maga – Save 10% and get an extra month free 12 Month Fitness and Krav Maga – Save 20% and get 2 extra months free 12 Month VIP – Get all our VIP benefits plus 2 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]