Kima Adrian

Our Approach

We teach concepts, rules, principles, ideas.
We have action-reaction drills for understanding how to apply them.
Our students are not clones, they will react differently to the same attack.
When you can take what we teach and make it your own you then become
an Artist, just like a painter, sculptor, musician or dancer does.
We make you an Artist in the Martial sense.
Incorporating pressure point strikes, joint locks, kicks,
throws, and sweeps as well as other "tools" of personal
protection, you will have the confidence to face almost
any situation. 
Within the system of T.A.C.T.I.C.S. we have our main classes and specialized Workshops. Each are a distinct field of training complete in and of themselves yet by necessity each compliments the others thereby offering a full Martial Arts Experience!

Our Story

Tactics Martial Arts Studio located at 1315 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont N.Y. 11003 has a strong focus on Filipino and Korean Martial Arts.  In the Filipino Martial Arts Classes know as Kali, Escrima or Arnis you are taught Stick Fighting, Empty-Hand and Knife Defense.   The Korean Martial Arts Classes which are based on a traditional system called Hwarang teaches hand strikes, kicks, throws and joint manipulation.

Our other classes include Combative Locks, Close Quarter Tactics Personal Defense, Kyusho, Combative Throws, Qi Gong, and Kickboxing. Each class compliments the others giving you a full Martial Arts Experience.

The focus at Tactics Martial Arts is not about sport, it’s about survival.  The goal is to not think “defensively” but more “Counter-Offensively”.  "To change the mindset of the attacker, whether there are one or multiple attackers, from being the aggressor to being the victim” explains Chief Instructor Tom Gallo, who has had articles published in the FMA Informative Newspaper and in Budo International Magazine on the topics of Filipino Martial Arts and Kyusho.

Tactics Martial Arts Studio caters to the beginner as well as the experienced, ages 6 to adult.  It is a fun and safe place to learn Martial Arts.

Meet the Team

Our Instructors continuously train, study, and learn.


Tom Gallo

Founder & Chief Instructor

Tom Gallo has taught Internationally at the IKC (International Kyusho Convention) in Barcelona, Spain & Salzburg, Austria.
Topics were using FMA to access Kyusho Targets.
*The only Level 4 Certifying Instructor with  Kyusho International in the USA.
*One of three in the USA with the rank of Yondan (4th degree) with  the International Association of  Kyusho-jutsu Master Instructors,  the Kyusho-Jutsu Kokusai  Shihankai.

Studying the Arts since 1989

  • T.A.C.T.I.C.S. - Founder / Developer of all programs
  • American Hwarang - Instructor / Co-Developer
  • Kyusho International - Certifying Instructor Level 4*(Evan Pantazi)
  • Kyusho-Jutsu Kokusai Shihankai -
  • International Association of Kyusho-Jutsu Master Instructors 4th Degree Black Belt* (Evan Pantazi & Patrick McCarthy)
  • KTCP: Kyusho Tactical Control Program - Instructor
  • Jihi Bujutsu Kai Benevolent Warrior Arts Association - Member
  • F.A.L.C.O.N. - Knife System / Technical Adviser for Pressure Points
  • Chen Style Taijiquan (Michael Calandra)
  • Atienza Kali - Long Blade (Tuhon Carl Atienza, Guro Leo Manalo, Guro Josh Votaw)
  • Sayoc Kali - Former Knife Instructor (Guro Nick Sacoulas)
  • Reiki Master
  • Vee Do Kwan - Combat Arnis Ocho Teros Largo (Professor Danny Paulo)
  • Inosanto Method - Kali
  • Dim Mak
  • G-Jo Acupressure
  • Hwa Rang Do (Sabum David Nahon)
            Seminars, Workshops, Courses: 
  •  Dekiti Tirsia Siradas (Grandmaster Nene Tortal)
  •  Kali Silat (Tuhon Alan Dennis)
  •  Silat (Sifu Greg Pichardo)
  •  Pekiti Tirsia Kali (Tuhon Leslie Buck)
  •  Pekiti Tirsia Kali (Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje)
  • JKD and Kyusho (Evan Pantazi & Sifu Raffi Derderian)
  • Aikijujutsu - Workshop in Principles (Salahuddin Muh'min Muhammad)
  • Close Quarter Combat (Hock Hochheim) 
  • Feeding Crane Kung Fu (Grandmaster Liu Chang-I) 
  • Balintawak Arnis-Eskrima Saavedra Style - Eskrimador (Grandmaster Crispulo Ising Atillo)
  • KTAC II - Level 2 Tactical Applications From Kyusho International (James Corn)
  • Kuno Semangat Baru Silat (Guru Tim Anderson)
  • KTAC - Kyusho Tactical Applications Course (James Corn)
  • Kyusho Arnis (Evan Pantazi)
  • Chen Style Taijiquan Martial Applications (Master Chen Zhonghua)
  • Kyusho & Small Circle Jujitsu (Evan Pantazi & Ed Melaugh)
  • Chin Na (Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming )
  • Pukulan Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara (Guru Cliff Stewart)
  • W.A.R. - Within Arms Reach (Guru Cliff Stewart)
  • Emei Qigong Da Doa Chan Gong (Master Fu Wei Zhong)
  • Emei Tai Chi - Short Form (Master Fu Wei Zhong)
  • Yi Chuan Qigong (Master David Nahon)
  • Nei Kung/Chi Kung
  • Pressure Points: Eastern & Western Theories and  Applications
Kyusho International Ambassador Award 2017
Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2017
Outstanding Contributions to the Martial Arts

Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2016 
Ambassador to the Arts
Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2016 
Outstanding Achievements in the Arts
Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2014 Inductee
Outstanding Contributions to the Arts
Kyusho International Dedication Award 2012
Hwarang Do Tournament 1993   Second Place Sparring

Articles Publish
FMA Informative Newspaper Featured Articles
FMA Informative Newsletter Feature 
Budo International Magazine
January 2, 2015    Page 122
May 1, 2015    Page 162
December 2, 2016   Page 188
Kyusho International Blogs

Michael Lans

Kickboxing Instructor
Assistant Gallo Kali Instructor

Training in the Arts since 2002
    Gallo Kali
    Muay Thai
    Western Boxing
    Jeet Kune Do
   Training Adults and Children since 2010
   Recieved Community Service Recognition Award for Fitness Coach

Greg Pichardo

Silat Instructor

More than 30 years of martial arts experience.
      He is one of very few individuals in the world to be                  chosen to teach under the Magda Institute program.
     Sifu Greg Pichardo has a background in Shotokan Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Wing Chun, French Savate, Western Boxing, Thai Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and Silat.
     He was personally hired by the United States Navy to train their Navy Seal operatives for covert operations.

Tom Gallo


Sig Lambrento

Gallo Kali Apprentice Instructor

Training since Childhood

Shotokan - Black Belt Belt\

 Taekwando - Black Belt

Amature Boxer

Pekiti Tirsia Kali

(Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, Rommel Tortal, Nonoy Garrucho)

Gallo Kali - Apprentice Instructor

Gallo Kali - Long Blade

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