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The PSDTC Was Established in 1988

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


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Kuntao 3 day In-Tents Camp

July 25th, 26th & 27th, 2014


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 CT

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. 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 - I have a good lesson for you here. Knife fights or gun fights never just so happen to be a stand-off where you know its going to happen ahead of time after a bow. Here, I will show you how to get to your knife, or gun when you are approached by one of more people holding a weapon on you. Many are confident when they have a weapon on them, but what to do when you are with your wife, girlfriend and/or kids when someone puts a knife or a gun to your throat, or theirs is a problem that has to be solved. This is where you will see the science behind Kuntao footwork and body movements. Do NOT miss the first day, you will miss out on a valuable lesson so be on time for this one.

Then some camping fun, a good chance of some demonstrations will be done during social gathering, dinner and fun time.

Saturday - The sensitivity drilling methods of Kuntao. How to get the reflexes to pull the techniques from Kuntao off. This is the lesson that is valuable to Kuntao to feel when, where, and how to pull the moves learned off during a self defense potential situation. The use of hand movements and foot work, monitoring your opponent which will place you in position before your opponent can get to you. This is a science within itself. You will learn in a step by step progression how to use what your opponent does against him. Hitting without being hit is obviously what everyone wants to is your chance to gain this skill. This is the foundation of Kuntao that will make the rest of the style easier to learn. The training methods for the traditional balance and conditioning will also be worked on and understood also.  We will take the steps right through to random play from the sensitivity exercises so you can see the potential gains. This area of Kuntao training is a very good workout so be prepared. 


Sunday - The most dangerous situation you can be up against is a knife wielding individual who wants to kill you. Our Kuntao adage is, "get cut but be skilled enough not to get killed." Here you will really see how the Kuntao monitoring system situation along with functional foot work coordinated with the hand movements really help this dangerous situation. Many static knife, as in hostage situations or getting robbed or just threatened will be shown as well. The difference this year is how we put these two...stationary knife and knife wielding self defense together. Its nice to know what to do when up against a non-compliant individual who has the mindset to kill you. 

Between 4:00 and 5pm Sunday, pictures taken to preserve good memories, last minute questions then we all go home. 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 25th - starting 5pm - to whenever we want to end that night

Saturday, July 26th  - starting 10:30am  -  8pm

Sunday, July 27th  - starting10am - photos, and saying goodbyes tio new friends, then we all go home

Approximately 1 hour or so lunch each day around 1pm. Breaks for water and a little rest will be given in the morning and afternoon.

Fee: Advanced Registration by July 21st 1st (pay in advance and save!) 
Advance Registration - $210.00 
July 21st - $250.00 - no exceptions!

  • Can only make it one day - $100

  • Can only make it 2 days - $180


Tents are allowed or if you have a camper you can use that.
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 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Friday  We are going to do our best to start up by 5 pm so please be on time on the 25th of July
Optional items to bring:
Training knives,and all types of Filipino training weapons are needed. If you do not have this gear, it is all sold at the PSDTC and will be at the camp for sale.

You can also order these training weapons by clicking here The weapons of TFW will be on display for collectors looking to purchase them.


Also, everyone should bring a cooler full of food, enough to feed you 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. You will need a tent to sleep in. If possible and you have one, bring a portable shower...a shower for camping just for personal convenience.


For people who are not into camping:

There is the Crown Plaza in Southbury Connecticut which is right down the street from the event. $98 for single room, $108 for a double. Call them at 203 598 7600 to book a room.


Location of the Kun Tao Dumpag 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 Kun Tao 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 Kun Tao 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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847 Hamilton Ave

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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