Introducing GZTac


One of the reasons we’re having such amazing success in the Advanced Programming groups, outside the awesome efforts and commitment of the students, is centered in the idea that I’ve developed (after nearly 19 years of training and teaching) a means of communicating in accessible terms what makes a defense successful (and how to achieve the corresponding performance).

It’s ironic that so many instructors have trouble effectively communicating Krav Maga – a system designed from the ground up to be accessible and useable for men & women, short & tall, big & small.

The very origin of the system – at its deepest roots – is tailor-made to thrive in violence and combat. Unfortunately, I see to many instructors, after years of study, start adding their own twists on techniques – perhaps from other training. But, in doing so, these instructors often impede the effectiveness of an otherwise solid defense.

It’s a shame we aren’t spending more time thinking about the ways that Krav Maga offers simple solutions to messy, ugly, often complex situations.

As I frequently remind people, (1) we can describe how to do Krav Maga in a pamphlet, but (2) it takes a library to describe why we do what we do.

To be an effective instructor, you must immerse yourself in this library of knowledge to excel and teach your students well.

While I feel I’ve “cracked the code” of Krav Maga (so to speak). I’ve also applied the kind of core thinking that makes Krav Maga so effective into the tactical shooting realm. I’ve seen some ridiculous things being taught by firearms instructors that simply aren’t true, because these foolish ideas exist in complete conflict with the human condition and capacity.

So, I’m launching GZTac (Ground Zero Tactical Training) with a single aim:

  • To provide world class tactical training within the intersecting arenas of hand-to-hand and firearms combat.
  • This is not only an underserved area of training, but what does exist is largely absurd and ineffective. People deserve more.

My promise to you is simple:

  • GZTac will provide tactical training that is accessible and effective for men & women, short & tall, big & small by utilizing the logical and battle-tested principles of Krav Maga to deliver EFFECTIVE, TACTICAL, REPEATABLE PERFORMANCE. There is no other worthy goal.