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About CTS Self Defence

The Combat Tactical Systems ® (CTS), as the name implies, is wholly and solely focused on self-protective tactics, based on realistic self defence.

The grouping of the Combat Tactical Systems (CTS)  was done with the sole intention of learning, updating, and teaching the science of Reality-Based Self Defence Training. For Actual Violent-Encounters that may occur anytime and anywhere with anybody. Keeping in mind the violent atmosphere during a sudden Actual Violent-Encounter, we at the CTS provide quality instruction. CTS Self Defence courses are EASY to LEARN and SIMPLE, yet EFFECTIVE to apply.

Along with the Physical Training of Self-Protection Tactical Drills, this explosive self defence system provides valuable instruction on the Biological and Psychological aspects in addition to various strategies that are so essential in an actual fight.

The Combat Tactical Systems (CTS) offers a wide variety of self defence courses and consultations programs that can be customised to suit your needs.

The Combat Tactical Systems (CTS) is primarily a self defence system that emphasises on choosing the best response for a particular circumstance. Confrontations occur at different Phases, and the response is dependent on each specific phase.

The Combat Tactical Systems (CTS) comprises of a complete set of Self-Protection skills. We provide prevention strategies to help you avoid problems before they arise. We build your awareness levels to help you identify potential threats and impart preparation drills to make your responses more instinctive. We teach you the most effective self defence courses to defend yourself against the most common and the most dangerous physical threats.



No, the CTS is a science, always evolving, whereas Judo, Karate, and Kung-fu are traditional martial arts, practiced for preserving traditional customs, and more recently, for sports competition consisting of a ring, rules, referees, and an unarmed single opponent. This is in total contrast to Sudden Reality-Based Street Confrontations, where you might be attacked by a gang of hoodlooms who are armed and there won't be referees to disqualify them. To the observer, our self defence courses may appear similar to other martial arts, but, to the trained-eye, the applications of our tactics, the strategy, the principles, and the motives behind them are altogether different
The CTS or any other martial arts for that matter are meant to be practiced, not discussed! Comparisons are unfair because situations differ according to circumstances, so tactics applied effectively in one situation might not work with the same results in a different one. Each form of martial arts has its own plus points, but one must also learn to ADAPT their martial art for Realistic Self-Defence situations. This is what we teach. A martial artist must never be a prisoner of their martial art; they should EXPLORE other systems of fighting rather than be content and confined within the boundaries of their chosen system.
Why? No particular martial art has all the answers, had this been so, there would have been only one supreme martial art; but, that is not the case, because each martial art has its own specialty and its own disability, and this is for the individual to explore.
We at the CTS do not categorize any tactic as a special one because however special a tactic may be, there are numerous methods to counter it. It depends on the type and numbers of attackers, location, atmosphere, and hour of the day/night. However, there are two major factors involved: Timing (your opponents must be struck when and where they least expect to be hit), and Ignorance (your opponents must be beaten with unfamiliar tactics this will confuse them). These are the Special Tactics. Being unpredictable is the rule of the thumb. Never be ethical either, as there are no rules, no restrictions, and no limitations during realistic fighting incidents. It does not matter who is right; what counts is who is left. This is the Ultimate Truth.
The ultimate purpose of the CTS is to prepare an individual to AVOID, NEUTRALIZE, and STRIKE BACK effectively against sudden violence that one encounters on the streets. The CTS training methods consist of simple tactics that a person can easily remember all the time and rapidly apply (REACT) during the heat of a confrontation, because at that particular moment it is very difficult to remember complicated techniques and apply them effectively. The ultimate purpose is to teach the student to DEFEND THEMSELVES and not to DEFEAT the attacker, because in a Real fight you are not fighting for Medals, you are fighting for your LIFE, which is far more precious than all the medals in the world put together.
we don't burden our students with techniques that they will easily forget or be unable to apply in the heat of a 'NoRule Bare- Knuckle Street-Confrontation'. All this may not sound 'tough enough' but this is a fact and it happens with every human being, irrespective of how tough they are physically, psychologically, and spiritually; the number of street-fights they have fought in; or the number of championship titles they have earned. Realistic Self defence is a totally different scenario that one is faced with when it is least expected and at times with strangers one has not previously met.
Secondly, we do not expect the student to continue training for years to come. We focus on teaching a few important techniques that can be learnt in a short span of time. Another important purpose is to cultivate in the individual a strong formidable spirit and to teach them the anatomy of an actual street-confrontation.
Whether to remain defensive or to go into attacking mode depends largely on the situation. Our initial and primary strategy is to AVOID the dangerous situation, then attempt to NEUTRALIZE it; this is the DEFENSIVE mode. But IF the situation demands, we have the option to Destruct, Disable, or Destroy the attacker; this is the OFFENSIVE mode. Thus, the CTS is a balanced system.
No, the CTS is not a new method; only our approach is unique. The systems of punching, kicking, throwing, etc., have been in existence since time immemorial. We at the CTS have fused these systems together as one unit for use in Actual-Combat situations, rather than labeling each element as 'this is Judo', 'this is Karate', or 'that is Kung-fu', etc. The CTS is neither a 'this' nor a 'that'; it is your self-expression (Reaction) to a given moment during a sudden violent attack. Unlike other fighting systems, which take longer to master, the CTS self defence courses can be learnt by anyone in a shorter period, because the tactics are simple and direct. Since the CTS blends with all other fighting systems, imparting the CTS at your martial arts academy will benefit students regardless of their age or personal style of fighting.
Due to the diversity of the systems inherent in the CTS, the latter cannot be easily classified, but, for the sake of theory, we shall classify a single system within the CTS. Take for example the Ground-Fighting System. It can be classified into 4 categories, namely, Immobilized Holds, Submission Holds, Strangulations, and Chokes, in addition to the Joint-Locks. Of these, take for example Joint-Locks. This can be further classified into 5 categories, namely, Arm-Locks, Leg-Locks, Spine-Locks, Joint-Lock-Throwing, and Neck-Breaks. Now, from these, let us classify the ArmLocks alone, which consist of a myriad of Punishing FingerLocks, Wrist-Locks, Wrist-Cranks, Elbow-Locks, and Shoulder-Locks. We could thus go on and on subclassifying the entire CTS; in the end, it will serve no purpose but to fill large volumes. The point we are trying to make here is that what is important is not the number of tactics that you know, but, the study and selection of the ones that you are confident will take care of yourself during a Sudden Realistic Violent Encounter.
We encourage our participants to learn the CTS by tailoring the techniques to fit their individual requirements (that is, adapting the techniques for real-combat according to ones Body-Structure and the Environment). Even if you know 1,000 tactics, how many of these are you going to USE and remember during a sudden Realistic-Violent Encounter? Are you going to use 1,000 tactics in a 30 second physical confrontation? Then again, this does not imply that the CTS is a One-Punch -Kill System like some traditional styles. We do not advice our students to rely on the One-Punch-Kill approach because if it does not work, then what? A well trained person should have other options to back up their weaknesses; therefore, our students are exposed to a myriad of tactical systems that can be executed effectively on the mean streets
Although we respect traditional martial arts, we are open to changes. Would you fight in World War III with World War I technologies? Most of the instructors today teach ancient traditional martial arts, which is fine if ones objective of learning the art is for preserving the beautiful, traditional customs and for developing the mind, body, and spirit. Some instructors teach competitive martial sports, which are very spectacular and help in achieving excellent fitness levels. However, emphasis is on techniques suitable to competition rules and Realistic Self-Defence tactics are seldom taught, fearing that the student might get used to these 'illegal' tactics and get disqualified in a competition.
The CTS approach is 180 degrees opposite to the above two approaches. It advocates neither tradition nor sports competition; its sole purpose being 'use what is practical'. The CTS does not depend on Physical Tactics either, but, focuses its training on the various levels of Awareness, the types of Attitudes, methods of Controlling the Adrenaline Rush, and the development of ones Ability to defend oneself during the actual phases of sudden Realistic-Violent Encounters. The CTS evolves with the changing times, rather than blindly following any traditions or encouraging its students to win over others. This new method is based on our experience that the way you are trained is the way you will Fight 'No-Rules, No-Points, No-Time-Limits'. Anything goes!
Belts are not awarded in the CTS; we do not want our students to be highly-ranked unskilled victims. Our sole purpose is to train students for Reality-Based Self Defence. However, we do conduct gradations to evaluate our students' progress. Beginner's, Intermediates, and Advanced Course certifications are awarded only to those deserving candidates who are sincere, dedicated, hardworking, and proficient. Students who qualify are advised to continue their training and attempt for the Specialized Instructors Course. On being certified as a full-fledged instructor, one is encouraged to start ones own CTS Training Centre, conduct CTS self defence courses, Seminars/Workshops, Private Tuitions, etc.
Safe-T-Guru™ is affiliated to Combat Tactical Association – India (Regd.), which is a non-profit, non commercial reputed registered body having its branches all over India, and it is affiliated with CTS International and representing Combat Tactical Systems - CTS in India.
Yes. The CTS was established for law-abiding citizens. Respect the Law. Our philosophy insists that you never take the law in your hands by getting involved in UNNECESSARY physical fights. We emphasize on avoiding the situation or trying to neutralize it, and if, and only if the odds are against you, then, as a final option, you may fight physically, or else you might get injured. The CTS philosophy propagates the teaching of a minimal number of techniques that can be applied to a variety of attacks, rather than the teaching/use of a large number of different, unrelated techniques.