Ron Kosakowski's


The PSDTC Was Established in 1988

An education in martial science as well as martial art!

A literal university of many martial art styles right here in Waterbury!


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This event will be canceled this year due to my son fighting that weekend for a championship MMA fight. I have to be there. However, I will be scheduling a 2 day Kuntao seminar soon so you do not miss out.

Thank you and stay in touch.


Kuntao 3 day In-Tents Camp

On the 1st day, that Friday, there will be a good Kali/Arnis/Eskrima progression to

make this event a well rounded FMA extravaganza!

July 28th, 29th & 30th, 2017


This is one of our summer annual events that is always a big one.

If you are into learning Filipino martial arts, you will not want to miss out on this one. 


602 Southford Rd

Southbury, Connecticut

11 acres where you can pitch a tent to eat and sleep then train all day...and have fun.

Yes, July is hot. We solved that problem, there is a big in-ground pool to dive into in between training to cool off. There is also a pavilion to train under in case of rain.

It would be crazy to miss out on this event!

This is going to be approximately 8 hours a day of intense Kuntao training. There will be breaks for lunch, water and rest in between training.


Friday - This year, we will start with the 5 foot staff and spear tactics from Kali. I will give a progression so you know how to use these types of weapons.


Saturday - Kuntao is an infighting style for the most part due to the fact most fights. No matter what kind of battle it is, ends up in some sort of clench. Recognizing strikes spontaneously during live action is something many martial artists tend to lack skill in. I will go over the footwork and show you how it is used to monitor your opponent or opponents movement. This will teach you how to be in position for counter-offensive follow-ups needed during self defense situations at long range. Foot work is done during the clench as well, even if your opponent grabs you from behind...we will cover those areas also. Being able to recover from a failed technique all boils down to monitoring your opponent coinciding with proper footwork. the footwork in Kuntao, this style anyway, is very sophisticated.


Sunday - Kuntao ground work is completely different than what we see in main stream grappling that is popular today. Here, we will show you how to escape a grappler for street oriented situations. The second half we will show some worst case scenario situations when you land on your back and someone wants to punch your lights out or even trying to stab you, which is not easy at all. We have all seen how hard it is to contend with when an MMA fighter has his opponent on the ground with his head and back up against the fence. Though it is a difficult situation, you will see how it is done in the Kuntao fighting methods. These situations can be taken to any extreme necessary to just controlling your opponent to maiming or even killing if need be. Kuntao is an ancient warrior system that does not leave out certain scenarios, ignoring certain potentially bad situations. Ancient people would not be that stupid thinking they will never end up like that.

Around 5pm Sunday, questions will be answered, pictures can be taken to preserve good memories, then the goodbyes to everyone you will have worked with over the weekend, then we all go home with a lot of Kuntao knowledge. I would say prepare to go home approximately 6 pm to be safe.

More information about Kuntao along with 4 different videos...Just click this red link.

Workshop Schedule:
Friday, July 28th - starting 5pm sharp - to whenever we want to end that night

Saturday, July 29th  - starting 10:30am  -  8pm

Sunday, July 30th  - starting10am - photos, and saying goodbyes to new friends, then we all go home

Approximately 1 hour or so lunch on Saturday and Sunday, around 1pm. Breaks for water and a little rest will be given throughout the day if needed.

Fee: Advanced Registration by July 27th (pay in advance and save!) 

  • Advance Registration - $225.00

  • Can only make it one day - $100

  • Can only make it 2 days - $180

  • July 27thst - $255.00 for 3 days, absolutely no exceptions!


Tents are allowed or if you have a camper you can use that also. There are hotels in the area if you do not want to camp out:

1) Wyndham Southbury
1284 Strongtown Rd., Southbury, CT 06488
2) Heritage Hotel & Conference Center
522 Heritage Rd., Southbury, CT 06488

Visa and MasterCard are accepted for pre-registration, clothing or equipment. Call 203 802 8533 or 203 596 9073 to pay by credit card.

Check-in Time:
Between 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm Friday  We are going to start up by 5 pm so please be early or at least on time on the 28th of July and for the other two days as well!
Optional items to bring:
Staffs will be needed for Fridays lesson. If you do not have this gear, it is all sold at the PSDTC and will be at the camp for sale as well. Or you can order them from here ahead of time -

The weapons of TFW will be on display for collectors looking to purchase them - click here, and tell me ahead of time what you want me to bring to the camp



***Also, everyone should bring a cooler full of food, enough to feed yourself and whoever you are bringing for the 3 days. There are Shopping centers and other food stores near the camp ground for people who may need a to stock up or add more food or other things. If you are flying in, that will be convenient for you. Someone can drive you if you do not rent a car. You will need a tent to sleep in.**


For people who are not into camping:

. Or you can call the Heritage INN which is slightly further away 203 264 8200…its less money by a few dollars.



Location of the In-tents Kuntao out door camp:

602 Southford Rd

Southbury CT



About Ron Kosakowski:

  • Owner of the Practical Self Defense Training Center (PSDTC) in Waterbury, CT
  • Received a 6th Degree Black Belt in Filipino Kuntao under the late Grand Master Joe Rossi back in 1994
  • Currently the owner and head instructor of the Filipino style called Kuntao as taught at the PSDTC
  • Certified in Jun Fan gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do under Bruce Lee protιgι Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto
  • Certified Kali instructor level under Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto                          
  • Senior instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jeet Kune Do, Grappling, Eskrima, Kali, Arnis under Larry Hartsell (original student of Bruce Lee)
  • Certified Senior instructor in Jeet Kune Do Concepts / Kali under Paul Vunak
  • Certified Pekiti Tirsia Kali/Dumog, Manundlo Unang Hagden under Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr.
  • Former stuntman and fight coordinator for the American Stuntman Assoc. & Stunts Inc.
  • Appearances in eight of Paul Vunak’s Jeet Kune Do Street fighting video series
  • Instructor for well over 100 rape and mugging prevention seminars
  • Instructor for Airline employees and security in antiterrorist tactics 
  • Trainer in weapon retention along with bladed weapon use and defenses with military personnel and Army Rangers            
  • Trainer for fighters in MMA, Thai boxing, full contact stick fighting and grappling tournaments
  • Trainer in weapon retention, knife defenses and takedowns to subduing for all types of Law enforcement
  • Taught CRG (Crisis Response Group) an antiterrorist team the killing and maiming tactics from Kuntao in the Philippines
  • Trained the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the Philippines
  • Taught the SAF (Special Action Force) an anti terrorist Police/Military Unit the killing and maiming tactics from Kuntao in Mindanao, Philippines. from 2006 to 2008
  • Owner of the Traditional Filipino Weapons web site...see for more information
  • Well over 40 years experience in many other martial arts and still researching to learn more

For more information or directions to the Practical Self Defense Training Center, contact Ron 203-596-9073 or

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Waterbury, Connecticut 06706


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847 Hamilton Ave (Rt 69).
Waterbury, Connecticut 06706
203-596-9073 or 203-802-8533






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