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Training Review: Jared Wihongi and Marc Denny’s Tactical Clinch

Topic: Close Combat, Unarmed

Instructor/System: This course is co-taught by Jared Wihongi and Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny. Jared is a Pekiti Tirsia Kali (PTK) practitioner with some broader background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Thai boxing, and working door as a bouncer. He’s been a police officer, including SWAT, and now makes a living as full-time combatives instructor — a telling note, given how little money there is in martial arts. Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny is one of the founders of the Dog Brothers, a group borne out the Filipino martial arts community who, a few decades back, decided to don fencing masks and hockey gloves and lay into each other at full force to learn “what would really work under fire and what would not.” Read More