COACH PAUL GENUALDO (GENO): Geno brings a unique way of teaching grappling that students can adapt and learn in real-time. He makes class very fun and exciting for everyone. With over 15 years of grappling experience, law enforcement, and military background, Coach Geno brings his expertise to the school and mat, educating students on valuable skills that they will someday need.Coach Geno has studied under Sensi Erik Paulson, Coach Joel Bane, Coach Jake Shannon. Coach Geno continues to study in the art of Catch As Catch Can Wrestling, and share his knowledge to the school and to all students of the school.


  • Combat Submission Wrestling
  • Catch As Catch Can Wrestling
  • Military
  • Law Enforcement


Guro Edwin Rodriguez is the backbone of the school and one of our lead instructors.  Passionate about self-defense and martial arts training, Edwin is highly ranked in the Keysi Fighting Method, holds a Level 2 in CSW student, former ACWA Combatives instructor, and is the lead instructor for the Pekiti Tirsia Kali program under the guidance of Tuhon Tim Waid.  He is also one of the four creators of Ballistic3 – The Study of Motion.  He continues to seek knowledge outside of TDA to better himself, and members of the TDA.  Edwin is truly a “people person” who goes above and beyond for the students of the TDA.


Background Training

  • Keysi Fighting Method
  • A.C.W.A. Combatives
  • Pekiti Tirsia Kali
  • Keysi by Justo Dieguez
  • Combat Submission Wrestling
  • Catch As Catch Can Wrestling
  • Defence Lab
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Fitness




What students are saying about Edwin

  • Guro Edwin pushes everyone to be their best with the goal of them becoming as good or better than he is. – Joe Millar


  • Edwin was on the phone with me for almost an hour talking with me about what the classes were about and that helped me feel really comfortable showing up to class that first day. – Karissa Jones


  • Edwin is a top-quality instructor and truly adjusts to the needs of each student. Generous with his time and knowledge. -Anna Queza


  • My daughter has been taking weekly self-defense classes with Edwin for almost a year. In addition to learning the basics of self-defense, her self confidence, especially her confidence in her ability to defend herself, has increased significantly. It has been a wonderful experience for her and given her important tools heading into her teen years! – Adair Taulbee


  • The self-defense workshop was great! Edwin blew away a lot of false ideas and gave great techniques we can practice at home! – Chelsey Hatman