Filipino/Thai Martial Arts Academy
A division of Tactical Defense LLC
 Call us: 520-591-1021
1674 N. Country Club Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
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​Dayton Larsh- Owner/Head Instructor
Owner and head instructor of the Filipino/Thai Martial Arts Academy in Tucson Arizona. 


 I have been in the martial
I have been involved in the Martial Arts for 28 years. I have training in Muay Thai and Filipino martial art since 1990. I am a former amateur fighter in ISKA and USMTA from 1987 to 1995. I have owned my academy since Feb of 1995. I have been certified in Modern Arnis and Muay Thai under Guro Dondi Marble. I also have the following martial arts background:



Jun Fan Gung Fu (Instructor) – Sifu Joaquin Almeira

Filipino Martial Arts (Instructor)- Sifu Joaquin Almeira

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (blue belt)- Carlson Graice jr

Kajukembo Karate (black belt)- Veon McCarell

Pekiti Tirisa Kali (level one student)- Tuhon Bill McGrath & Tuhon Tim Waid

Member of M.A.R.S (Martial Arts research system)- Sifu Ron Balicki

Defensive Tactics Instructor (L.E.)- Vinson training center c/o Los Fresnos Police Dept.

OC/Chemical agent instructor- Vinson training center c/o Los Fresnos Police Dept

Expandable baton instructor- Vinson training center c/o Los Fresnos Police Dept.

 General Manager and Director of tactical training for Marksman Pistol Institute- Tucson AZ.

I have spent  10 years as a security contractor and training officer for the Department of Homeland Security with Customs and border
protection projects in AZ, CA, TX and NM. I am the owner of Tactical Defense training and consulting LLC which specializes in providing security training to private companies in Tucson and Texas. I am also a NRA certified firearms instructor for civilians.