Our gym features regular weekly group based Martial Arts Classes in the following areas of interest: Filipino Martial Arts, Chinese Martial Arts, Mixed Martial Arts MMA, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Conditioning & Fitness Training, Women’s Self Defense, Martial Arts Classes for Children. It’s always better to see and experience one of these training groups in person, so we welcome any interested student to come visit and observe a class. Classes from Monday—Saturday every week. 

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Jesse James Kosakowski Wins Naga Spring Event at Mohegan Sun

Here's some more pictures on Jesse's grappling match yesterday. It was the toughest grappling match of the year but as usual he pulled it off. The video will be out this week so keep in touch. More to come

Jesse James Kosakowski from the PSDTC defeats Gil Pinheiro in a grappling match

Jesse has been winning grappling matches since he was 9 years old. You want to see good grappling details, watch this video – https://studio.youtube.com/video/VLxv4YDAtxk/edit Jesse as well as all students are very well versed in all ranges of combat. Grappling range can be considered to be the worst to be…

Higot Hubud Lubud, AKA, Sagong Labo to a sweep…

This is one of the ways we train muscle memory for going into various takedowns offered in the Dumog aspects of Kali/Arnis/Eskrima – https://www.youtube.com/shorts/sVYbkbsLjIc You would really like our Kali classes. Come try it out! Here is the schedule – www.PSDTC.com/schedule Join us and learn great self defense while having…

Grappling tips, everyone likes grappling tips…

Check out these moves. they are from Catchascatchcan AKA, Catch Wrestling. I always called Catch Wrestling the Kuntao of grappling arts being it hurts so much – https://www.youtube.com/shorts/9vA91mLzWso You want to be a good grappler, come on down – https://psdtc.com/classes/integrated-grappling-systems-mma/  

Some tips from the cradle position that is valuable to know…

You will like this video. I give some good information to utilize the cradle position – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3boVJc0rYw4 See more information on our extensive grappling/wrestling program at the practical Self Defense Training Center in Waterbury, Connecticut – https://psdtc.com/classes/integrated-grappling-systems-mma/

Students doing self defense vs knife practice

When it comes to self defense vs knife, we take it very serious. Its one of the most dangerous situations you can potentially be in. We put a lot of effort into self defense vs knife because it is so dangerous. Thats why we call our martial art school in…

Waterbury Martial Arts Classes for Adults


Filipino Kuntao—This Self Defense focused art form blends the science of angulation, body positioning, and intricate knowledge of the human body’s strengths and weaknesses, to form a powerful and intelligent martial art system.


Jeet Kune Do / Muay Thai / MMA – Study the arts made famous by the man, Bruce Lee, who was a pioneer in Mixed Martial Arts. Blending Chinese and Japanese systems with Western Boxing and Filipino Martial Arts this dynamic system offers a great workout and unbeatable self defense skills at the same time.


Integrated Grappling Systems. Our Blend of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Catch Wrestling (AKA, Catch-As-Catch-Can), Judo, Shooto, Russian Sombo, Dumog and other blended SE Asian Grappling Styles come together in a style we refer to as  “Integrated Grappling Systems.” Classes for Teens and Adults meet every week and are open enrollment.  We’re proud to host generations of champion competition grapplers.


Filipino Kali / Escrima / Arnis Classes – Traditional Filipino Martial Arts have always included the study of weaponry. This class features stick and dagger training at every session. Learn the ancient ways and get a great body work out at the same time. Hand grip, arm strength, and superb footwork maneuvering are all wonderful components of this program.


Wing Chun Kung Fu—With roots that date back to the Shaolin Temple in China some 300 years ago, this style is a powerful and graceful martial art. Hand reflexes, timing, and very strong body and leg conditioning are all apart of the normal course of study. Soft and hard come together with flowing movements coupled with highly refined combat theory.

Bootcamp Style Fitness Classes –MMA Fit. Looking to get a good workout and gain very good self defense skills at the same time?  This is just what you are looking for!

kids-brazilian-ju-jitsu-fitness-classes-in-ct-1Children-Only Martial Arts Classes – Kids spending too much time in front of the TV and video games?  Physical fitness is the key to mental and physical health as well as weight loss!  We have a fantastic martial arts program for children based on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! 3 days per-week and a great price! FREE TRIAL CLASS!

group-fitness-classes-in-ct-1Women’s MMA, Muay Thai & Boxing Fitness Classes – Looking to get a good workout and gain very good self defense skills at the same time?  This is just what you are looking for!

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