What is TACT/DART?
The TACT/DART program is built for the need for no-nonsense self-defense (Men and Women). This training was developed to benefit all students to give confidence to its practitioners in a day and time when feeling safe and secure is a necessity! This is a lesson that 9/11 has taught us all. It confirms how vulnerable we as Americans really are. No one knows when an attack will occur. What is for certain is that the need to defend is a must. We must be prepared to do whatever it takes to survive. There are no rules in the streets!
TACT/DART can and does benefit all ages, shapes, and sizes. This training was built from military/law enforcement combat tactics, but its techniques apply to all practitioners.
This program will teach you a wide array of techniques designed to keep you safe in the most common and uncommon street encounters. From punches to kicks, elbows, eye gouges to groin strikes, you’ll not only learn how to defend yourself and keep your attacker away, but you’ll also learn how to control, subdue, and repel your attacker when necessary.
TACTICAL ASSAULT COMBAT TECHNIQUES
This is where your training begins. What this program covers is a strong reliance on the basics: Hand strikes, elbows, leg kicks, knees, head-butts, break-falls, blocking and evading, and more. You will also be introduced to basic street scenarios and how to neutralize the conflict.
DIRECT ASSAULT REACTION TRAINING
The second stage of the program turns the heat up. Now that you have a sound knowledge of the basic structure, you will take steps into the reality of street combat. You will be introduced to gun, knife, and bottle disarms. These will be compiled into a wide array of scenarios from multiple attackers, hold-ups, and car-jackings. This is for those who are serious about protecting themselves and their loved ones.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q – Do I need previous self-defense/martial arts training to train TACT/DART?
A – No. We designed this program for everyone to learn self-defense skills. Previous training is not required.
Q – Will I need a uniform or specific training attire?
A – No. We don’t require a traditional martial arts uniform. We do suggest our practitioners wear athletic attire. There will be some classes where the student will be asked to wear work related or common street clothes to simulate more realistic day to day scenarios.
Q – Do classes incorporate full contact fighting?
A – Yes and No. We take strong measures to insure we practice under controlled conditions. Because striking at the body’s vulnerable parts is our underlying counterattack principle, you must use caution when applying techniques that target the groin, throat, eyes, and other vulnerable areas. Controlled sparring with varying degrees of power, while using protective gear, grappling, throws, locks, and groundwork, are an integral part of the curriculum. DART students regularly participate in “Fighting Classes” using TACT/DART techniques to spar and grapple as well as other partner work.
Q – Are there any rules when practicing TACT/DART?
A – Yes and No. Safety of our students is of foremost concern. While there may be no rules in a fight in the real world, we take careful steps to ensure our students do not injure oneself or one’s partners while training.
Q – Does TACT/DART training distinguish between men and women?
A – We are aware of the differences in strengths and abilities of all of our students, both men and women. We focus on developing training programs that are tailored to varying degrees of upper and lower body strength, and work to help our students feel confident that what they learn is effective and within the scope of their natural abilities.
Q – Does TACT/DART incorporate weapons defenses?
A – Yes. Weapons defenses are strongly emphasized in DART training. This includes edged weapons, blunt weapons, and firearms. In DART the student will also learn knife and stick fighting concepts as a tool to defend your home, self, and loved ones.