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Who Should Not Apply for Training at Tactical Studies

Martial art may be defined as the systematic use of force in governance according to the laws of nature and the principles of philosophy. Tactical Studies teaches martial art according to the founding principles of the American Republic.

The philosophy of the Framers of the Constitution of the United States was expressed clearly in paragraph two of the Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the Consent of the Governed…"

In 1791 the Founders mandated the establishment and practice of American martial art by means of the Second Amendment to the Constitution:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

The constitutional principles and statutes governing all private citizens and all citizens elected or appointed to public office are identical. Thus the martial art of the American republic is a civic martial art; it may be defined as the just and proper use of force in limited autonomy by means of scientific method. Persons opposed to these principles need not apply.

We do not consider martial art to be a recreational, athletic, competitive, or religious activity, nor do we consider it a form of mysticism, fine art, popular cult art or performing art. We do not consider martial art to be a means of improving or maintaining health, self confidence, or sexual attractiveness. A school of martial art is not a daycare center. Persons pursuing these ends should look elsewhere.

Martial art is a matter of life and death. While study and training can be interesting and fun, it must be conducted systematically, intelligently, safely, and correctly. This takes time and patience. Severe injury or death can occur as a consequence of training. Civilian cases are rare, but never impossible.

With respect to children, parents must know and accept that the pursuit of martial art is complex, demanding, difficult, and dangerous. We do not take young children. Those young persons of an age, size, and maturity to study and train with adults, are welcome. The determination of propriety and the burden of liability must be borne by the parents.

While we are willing to entertain questions and to discuss them with anyone at all, we reserve the right to refuse to teach those we believe to be unqualified or unsuitable.

We are unwilling to train persons afflicted with bigotry or serving the interests of tyranny. We are unable to train persons disqualified by law.

Tactical Studies Group will work with you to develop a curriculum around your goals and schedule. For more information on private instruction and group classes, or to schedule a private interview, please call 212-749-1220 or Click Here to Request Information.

For a thorough treatment of our method, read Igensho: The Book of Dignity: General Principles of Martial Art.