About CQC

Taqqee Khabir is an esteemed international speaker, educator, instructor, life coach, and martial artist dedicated to empowering individuals through integrative movement, mobility, and mindfulness. With over a decade of experience, he is a respected authority in his field. Instructing through a trauma informed lens, Taqqee utilizes martial arts and movement to uplift and heal students of all backgrounds.

As Michigan’s foremost certified Satria Silat Instructor and head coach of the United States Silat Association, (usasportsilat) Taqqee draws from a diverse background in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hapkido, Silat, and Kali. Taqqee has facilitated enlightening self-defense workshops and speaking engagements for notable organizations, such as; Concordia University, Toyota, Alpha Gamma Delta, Gamma Phi Beta, U of M, EMU, Pengicon, and The Barre Code. These transformative experiences allow him to share his profound knowledge and practical expertise, equipping individuals with the essential skills to protect themselves and cultivate resilience in mind, body, and spirit, while promoting overall well-being.

Taqqee guides students in enhancing their self-defense capabilities while integrating martial arts and Satria Yoga postures. His approach fosters the healing of both physical and emotional bodies. With a strong commitment to creating a safe and supportive learning environment, Taqqee passionately inspires his students to embrace personal growth and empowerment.

At CQC Academy, we take great pride in our practical, reality-based curriculum. Our mission is to equip you with the essential skills required to navigate an unpredictable world.

Our vision extends far beyond self-defense. We place importance on character development through martial arts training. Throughout our comprehensive training, students not only acquire crucial self-defense skills, but also cultivate values, such as respect, trust, confidence, concentration, patience, dedication, control, and self-awareness.

We strive to nurture well-rounded individuals alongside martial prowess. Through partner drills, we foster camaraderie and trust, nurturing a closely-knit community. We firmly believe that the cooperation and respect cultivated in these drills pave the way for lifelong friendships and personal growth.

Join us at CQC Academy to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery through martial arts. Your personal development and safety are at the heart of everything we do.

What Is CQC?

CQC is a modern blended martial art system; designed to deal with modern attackers. CQC is built on principles and concepts instead of techniques. We use simple methodologies and body mechanics to overcome attackers instead of brute force. All of our techniques follow the E.A.T.T. formula. E.A.T.T. stands for evade, attack, take balance, and takedown. CQC’s roots come from warfare arts such as Kali and Silat combined with Chinese styles such as Wing Chun and Bagua. Elements of military combative arts such as Krav Maga have been added as well. C.Q.C. is simple and straightforward so anybody can learn to defend themselves using the system.