Why We’re Different
The Counterpoint Tactical System is designed as a modern, real world survival based martial art. The CTS curriculum does not focus on sport competition or one dimensional self-defense techniques. We only teach and practice techniques and tactics that are proven to work against a skilled and experienced enemy.
CTS uses an open motor training model to develop life saving skills and habits. As trainers, we live in the world of simple, direct and effective tactics, avoiding all action that has a low probability of success. We also offer a children’s curriculum designed to be fun and effective in teaching young students to be respectful of others and capable of protecting themselves from unwanted aggression.
Our primary goal is to teach and develop our student’s skill sets with the most real and effective martial arts training available today. We want to help you develop a healthy life, and to teach you how to protect yourself and your loved ones while providing a safe practice and training environment.
Currently, many martial arts instructors believe that they must water down their training to make it palatable to the students of today’s fast food culture. We have not gone this route. We use training models that are fun and comprehensive making accelerated learning a reality. As students find success in application, their confidence grows, they practice more often and their tactical survival skills improve exponentially.
WHAT OTHER PRACTITIONERS THINK!
Master Zach Whitson and his martial art, the Counterpoint Tactical System, has simply revolutionized my personal martial arts skills and that of my students. In addition, the experience has enhanced all areas of my martial arts academy from my youth programs to even my fitness programs. I would highly recommend every martial artist on all levels, from a student to a school owner, to seek out Master Whitson and his system.
- Josh Ryer
Mr. Whitson is a true innovator in the Martial Arts. He is first, a student, and when he is not teaching, he is seeking knowledge from the well known masters of our time. He continues to perfect his Art; his system of CTS is in a constant state of evolution, keeping up with the times. He is an excellent instructor and is able to convey his knowledge in a clear and concise manner; whether he is teaching children, adults, or highly trained S.W.A.T team members. I am honored to know him and call him my teacher and friend.
- Keith Wadsworth
The training that I have received from Zach Whitson has been invaluable to me in the high threat environment career of a correctional officer and body guard. I view the system that Zach teaches as the most effective weapons system that I have ever encountered. I feel that Zach is not only an exceptional martial artist but is also an accomplished teacher with an excellent teaching method. Zach’s system is well organized and comprehensive. Zach is able to explain, demonstrate and execute his material in a manner that produces well trained and capable students.
- Jeff Shannon
Authentic—the first word I use to describe Zach Whitson, the founder of Counterpoint Tactical System. He has studied, analyzed and trained in numerous martial arts, and synthesized them into a highly effective system. Furthermore, he continues to train with his own instructors, continually refining the system. He is a purist—the questions are asked, and the answers are based on real world, hands on outcomes. Zach is both a dedicated student and highly respected Master. He has thus become a teacher, a mentor and a friend to those of us fortunate enough to know him.
- Bryan Vinik
A weapon-based, integrated martial art training people to be versed in every phase of civilian armed and unarmed combat. #counterpointtacticalsystem