We give good people like you an edge against all the bad going on in the world today.

We do this by teaching street-effective combatives — distilling only the best techniques and concepts from the 12 systems (yes, twelve!) our two co-founders are certified to teach.

We have a combined 60+ years of continuous training, combat sports competition, and research in real-life violence. 

Along the way, we bust martial arts myths, poke holes in common fight fallacies, and provide you with realistic yet fun and safe methods of training.

What Our Students Are Saying

Tim MacWelch

Survival Expert and Author of Multiple Bestselling Survival Manuals

"Self-defense shouldn't be limited to the 'best' of us, it should be for the 'rest of us. So whether you're in great shape (or not), you should still take the initiative to learn how to protect yourself and those you love — and Tiga Tactics is the best place I can recommend."

Ben Fajardo

Kung Fu Sifu, Kali Guro & Lifelong Martial Artist

“I have known Dr. Conrad Bui for decades, and I would consider him one of the most knowledgeable martial artists out there. He is one of the few teachers who can both perform and teach martial arts in an effective and practical way. If you are looking to learn martial arts and combatives, you need to look him up.”

Jeffrey Han

Performer, Producer, Poet — Los Angeles

“Patrick Vuong of Tiga Tactics brings a wealth of martial arts experience paired with a practical mindset. He cuts the unnecessary fluff and gets to the methods and techniques that could one day save your life."

Doug Dickens

U.S. Army Veteran — Maryland

“I want to thank you for a great class and for influencing me in a profound way.... Thank you for motivating me to get off of my rear-end and exercise my mind, body, and spirit.“

Dr. Scott Sobel

5th-Degree Black Belt in Aikido

“Dr. Conrad Bui's excellent teaching style made it easy to learn even the most advanced concepts. Whether you were a brand new beginner, a seasoned high level instructor, an outdoor enthusiast, or a prepared individual who just wanted to better protect themselves, there was something for everyone.”

Who Are We?


Dr. Conrad Bui

Co-Founder | Chief Training Officer | Chief Bone-Cruncher

  • Former bar bouncer and security professional
  • Guro (full instructor) in the bladed art of Kali
  • Guru Tua (advanced instructor) in the bladed art of Pentjak Silat Serak
  • Sigung (master-level instructor) in the bladed art of Kuntao Silat de Thouars
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and gold medalist
  • Muay Thai coach at World Team USA
  • 5th-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and American Freestyle Karate
  • Former Colorado State Champion in sport karate
  • Doctor of Chiropractic


Patrick Vuong

Co-Founder | Chief Executive Officer | Chief Keyboard Monkey


  • Authorized instructor in the bladed art of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali
  • 2nd-Degree black belt in Lai Chung Chuan Fa
  • 1st-Degree black belt in Kenpo Karate
  • Certified pistol instructor
  • Instructor of women's self-defense since 2008
  • Former senior editor of Recoil Magazine, where he studied under former and current Special Operations Forces instructors in advanced tactical firearms, executive protection, and force-on-force training
  • Former columnist for Black Belt Magazine
  • Published knife reviewer since 2006