Close Quarters Combat Academy aims to serve the community. Empowering members of our community through Self-Defense training is why we are in business. Here are some of the great things members of the community said about us.

  • 5 star review  Great environment for everyone from beginners to advanced. Classes are unique, fun to participate in, and techniques all have real world applications. If you are looking for a school where you can learn, laugh, and come back to feeling good, look no further. Sign up today!

    thumb Laurie Calcaterra
    12/20/2018

    5 star review  I sent my daughter here to learn self defense. Taqqee is a great teacher and very nice, making my daughter feel very comfortable too. Highly recommended, esp for girls 🙂

    thumb Eric He
    8/06/2019

    5 star review  CQC is a fantastic place to train. Taqqee is a excellent teacher, he takes the time to explain what is being taught and knows a lot of the history of the art. All are welcome at his training. You will not find a better Salat gym or teacher in the area.

    thumb Alison fried
    12/06/2019
  • 5 star review  Close Quarters Combat was my first introduction to self defense and martial arts and it was love at first sight. Taqqee, the instructor, is knowledgeable, fun, and invests a lot of energy into each student. The group of people who train here became some of my really good friends, even after I moved away. One of the unique things about this school is how much emphasis is put on developing the mindset behind self defense. The actual physical movement and techniques can be effective, but ultimately useless if one doesn't know how or when to apply the. If you're looking for practical knowledge, healthy physical activity, or even a deep dive into certain realms of the martial arts world, this is the school for you.

    thumb Katie Hammond
    12/21/2018

    5 star review  Taqqee was beyond AMAZING! We had a private class with a few of my coworkers. He made us feel comfortable right away. We learned a ton of great moves/information. Considering taking another class!

    thumb Sara Adams
    6/15/2019

    5 star review  Whether you're a complete beginner or a season pro at training in traditional martial arts, taqqee at CQC meets you where you're at and makes you feel welcomed. Wealth of knowledge with a strong foundation in the Filipino martial arts

    thumb Dan Pratt
    12/05/2019