Doug Marcaida invites the Funker Tactical Community in a rare opportunity to train inside his home in Rochester. Inside, we cover training drills, exercises and concepts on Kali (Filipino Martial Arts) as well as general fighting philosophies to enhance your survivability.


Doug (Kali) will be co-hosting a training seminar with Ryan Hoover (KravMaga). Click here to watch the video and register: Train with Doug and Ryan.

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Funker Tactical is simply an umbrella comprised of passionate individuals who have dedicated their lives to something.

Each member represents their own team. Together, we are redefining concepts on holistic training through intellectual exchanges of ideas and concepts.


DANIEL SHAW is a retired US Marine infantryman with multiple combat tours and instructor titles. He has developed curriculum and training standards for pre-deployment training and Marine Security Forces such as the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Teams (FAST) and the Naval Nuclear Security Program. His direct action experience includes Level IV VBSS and In Extremis Hostage Rescue. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 15 years. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps to include foreign weapons and master instructor of Handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and medium to heavy machine guns. Daniel takes his life of training and combat experience and develops and presents curriculum to help law enforcement professionals and responsible armed citizens survive a deadly force encounter. YouTube | Facebook

RYAN HOOVER is the co-founders of Fit to Fight®, a worldwide training organization, specializing in courses related to self-defense, fighting and fitness. Ryan has certified instructors from eight different countries and has taught defensive tactics to law enforcement and military groups, from Ramstein Air Force Base to Denver Highway Patrol Academy and many points in between. He helped develop and draft much of the defensive tactics curriculum for NCBLET. He has also been a featured trainer for the Carolina Panthers NFL Team and Hendrick Motorsports. Ryan has co-authored three books on Krav Maga and is also the co-founder of programs such as Safer Campus Now, Hard Ready, From The Ground Up, and Sparology.  YouTube | Facebook

MilesMoser1 (1)MILES is a highly decorated Canadian Forces Sniper, with 3 combat tours in Afghanistan as a Sniper and 14 months in IRAQ as a private military contractor. His contractor roles ranging from designated marksman, assistant team lead, mission planning, and risk analysis. Since the CF, Miles has stood up a new venture “C/S 66” (Call-Sign-Six-Six). Conceived to provide both education for long range shooting enthusiast and to facilitate a foundation to give back to the Sniper community. Recent C/S 66 activity includes curriculum development, long range instructional training packages, and ballistic research and development. Facebook







DOUG MARCAIDA is an Edge Impact and Weapons of Opportunity Specialist. He travels the world both as a military contractor and private instructor teaching close quarters combatives to military, police and civilians. He holds design collaborations with Kabar, RMJ Tactical and FOX Knives Italy and is widely regarded as the world’s premiere knife instructor. A veteran of the US AirForce, Doug Marcaida is the proud recipient of a Presidential Commendation for his work in the joint training exercises between United States and Filipino Force Recon Marines. He can be seen in the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” set to air this fall. YouTube | Facebook


INSTRUCTOR ZERO is one of the most recognizable figures in the tactical community. Born from the Italian Military’s Parachute Brigade, FOLGORE, today he remains an active international operative. He is the Director of Security and Security Project Manager of a Special Industrial Site with High Security Profile operating under the control of the Ministry of Economy, Risk analyst for an international financial group, Chief Instructor and President of the Spartan Shooting Academy and CEO of a Security, Military and Defense Advisor Company. He travels the world training Special Military and Police units and is a clinical professor at an Italian University under the Faculty of Security and Investigative Sciences. YouTube | Facebook

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In this video Doug Marcaida explains the fundamental differences between attacking with a blade and dueling with an opponent who also has a blade.

The primary difference, he explains, is your ready position.  In a knife attack the weapon must be concealed until the gap between you and your intended target is sufficiently closed to deliver an efficient, fight ending action.  In a duel, where both parties are active participants in an inevitable fight or struggle the ready position must be adapted to extend your safety range.

Adopting a modified fencing position with your attack hand extended allows anything that intrudes that space to be cut.  The distance between your opponent’s blade and your vital organs is extended and also protected by the extension of your arms.

In a recent Funker Tactical video release, resident Kali expert Doug Marcaida breaks down what it means to pass along his knowledge to the next generation of warriors.  He discusses how the nature of disrespectful criticism stems from insecurities in a world where everyone is trying to be the best and claiming to have all the right answers.  He believes in the importance of a holistic fighting style where the warrior is at peace with himself, his god and the potential consequences of his actions.  In this way, Doug is prepared to cut.  Prepared to end the fight.  Prepared to handle the consequences in the defense of his life and the protection of his loved ones.

If you were to add another element to honor, integrity and respect…what might that be?

Enjoy the video:


(The answer the to situational awareness test brought to you by 5.11 Tactical is: AK47)