7th Annual TRICOM Instructor Conference 2022

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 9:00 AM - Thursday, 25 August 2022 5:00 PM MDT

3322 S 300 E, South Salt Lake, Utah, 84115, United States

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Tuesday, 23 August 2022 9:00 AM - Thursday, 25 August 2022 5:00 PM MDT

TRICOM Training Center, 3322 S 300 E, South Salt Lake, Utah, 84115, United States.

7th Annual TRICOM Instructor Conference

The dates of this course coincide with the 8th PTTA USA Conference, held at the same venue from August 26-28. Details for that event can be found here:


The first 2 days of this course will cover TACTICAL CLINCH: Clinch Range Engagements in a Weapons Based Environment - Instructor Certification. 

Third and last day will be a 1-day EDGED WEAPON COUNTERMEASURES course.

Edged Weapon Countermeasures is an Instructor Certification ONLY if attendees attend all 3 days.

Attend the 3 days course and get Tactical Clinch Instructor Certification and Eged Weapons Countermeasures Instructor Certifcation.


Course Description

This course addresses extreme-close-quarter situations where you and a subject have ahold of one another in a physical struggle for control, positions that are commonly referred to as clinches. We will be addressing the pros and cons involved with common "clinch" techniques taught in combat sports, and how to modify these techniques to make them appropriate to self-defense in potentially weapons-based environments. This is applicable to law enforcement, military, security personnel and self-defense enthusiasts.

This course includes at a minimum:

- Why we prioritize Outside Line in the clinch, and management of both Inside Line and Outside Line positions.

- Footwork, angles, safe approach and contact with subjects both cooperative and aggressive.

- Takedowns to Control and Custody from clinch positions.

- Strikes, checks and distraction techniques from the clinch.

-Weapon access and transitions from the clinch.

-Weapon defenses from the clinch.


Course Description

Statistically more lethal than firearms-assaults at extreme close quarters, edged weapons are a constant threat that law enforcement officers must be aware of and prepared to defend against on a daily basis. In addition to the threat it presents law enforcement professionals, the threat of an edged weapon assault is a reality that members of the general public should be prepared to face in a dire self-defense situation.  

The goal of this course is not to avoid "martial arts" techniques, but to analyze what martial artists have learned from centuries of trial and error, and handpick the techniques, tactics, and procedures that have the highest probability of success for the average civilian or law enforcement officer. The material in this course is designed to benefit both advanced Defensive Tactics instructors and beginners alike. 

This course includes at a minimum:

-Footwork and mobility to control distance and proximity.

-The life-saving TRICOM principle of Zero Pressure.

-Exploiting optimal angles of approach and engagement.

-Learning strikes and joint manipulations that have the highest probability of success in the "Adrenal State".

-Integrating available use-of-force options to include designated and improvised weapons. 


The TRICOM modules (TRI-ANGLE COMBATIVES) are the result of 37 years of martial arts experience coupled with 18 years of experience teaching police and military Defensive Tactics and Combatives programs. Based on tactics from Kali (Filipino Martial Arts) and supplemented with various striking and grappling disciplines, the TRICOM modules have been taught to Special Operations and Instructors from police and military units across North and South America, West and East Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. 

The instructor for this course, Jared Wihongi, world-renown Close Quarters Combat Instructor. He is a 37 year student of multiple martial arts and combatives systems, and holds advanced ranks in the Filipino Martial Art called Pekiti-Tirsia Kali. He has 22 years of experience in law enforcement (both full-time and Reserve), 20 of which have been working on SWAT Teams and as a Use-of-Force Instructor.



Gym Jones

3322 S 300 E

South Salt Lake 

UT 84115

Survival Edge Tactical Systems Inc


Survival Edge Tactical Systems was founded in 2006 by then full-time Police Trainer and SWAT Operator Jared Wihongi in response to requests for his training services by a local Army Special Forces unit. Since then, and with the help of business partner Geoff Perrin, the company has grown to encompass multiple facets of tactical training, consulting and professional services. Over the past decade Survival Edge Tactical Systems has provided regular services in North & South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia & Africa, and their network extends into many parts of these geographical areas.

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