What is TRICOM?



Over the past 2 decades, the TRICOM system has become an integral part of various law enforcement departments, military organizations and executive protection agencies on a global scale. TRICOM has been adopted and accepted by some of the world’s most elite police and military organizations around the world, and is accredited on its own merits.

For more than two decades, we’ve helped thousands to increase their capacity to protect themselves and their loved ones, to excel in their training and teaching methods and become functionally and technically skilled through TRICOM. It changed the face of Self Defense Training & Combatives and will continue to change lives as our affiliate community grows.

If you want to acquire the skills, already vetted, trusted, and utilized by elite special forces around the world, without having to go through years and years of training in the process - the answer is TRICOM.


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TRICOM Program Instructor Path

The infographic below shows the path you need to take to become a TRICOM instructor. All candidates must begin with the TRICOM Fundamentals module before selecting any other TRICOM specialization.




Jared Wihongi is internationally recognized as an authority in the area of Close-Quarters Combat Instructor (CQC).

His specialization is the integration of firearms, impact weapons, edged weapons, and empty-hand combat with an emphasis on police, military, and self-defense application.

He has 20 years of experience working as an Operator on three USA SWAT Teams, which has heavily influenced his approach to teaching and applying close-combat tactics.

Jared has taught CQC tactics to police and military Special Operations personnel and civilian martial artists across North & South America, Europe, East & Southeast Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East.

Jared has over 34 years of training in various striking, grappling, and weapon-based martial arts from around the world, and holds the advanced rank of ‘Tuhon’ in the Filipino combat art Pekiti-Tirsia Kali. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the modern tactical application of the combat art of Kali.


Former Navy SEAL Kenny Bigbee Jr.


"Tricom is the most functional integration of a complete, and comprehensive combatives program.

Tuhon/Law Enforcement Officer Jared Wihongi and his team create a brilliant balance of breadth and depth covering firearms, blade as a duty weapon, baton, empty hand, ground survival and more.

The instruction and infrastructure are streamlined, being detailed in all essential areas to create the greatest impact in the shortest amount of time, while also being simple, memorable and immediately applicable.

The conceptual principles create a reliably strong foundation while maintaining room for continual progressive adaptation, relevant to the constantly evolving landscape.

This training experience and program seems to be the optimal solution for tier 1 assets, law enforcement, and personal protection."

Defensive Tactics Instructor Chris Mandigma


"Law enforcement officers, military and even citizen defenders will appreciate the TRICOM system for its efficient and modernized curriculum. TRICOM encompasses firearms, duty knife / EDC, empty-hand and impact weapon in a lawful manner based on the situation and totality of circumstances.

The TRICOM system is expansive and serves as an excellent foundation for individuals with minimal training up to individuals with an extensive training background where they can integrate the TRICOM concepts into their existing skill set. The applications are gross motor and concept-based delivered in smaller chunks which allows for practitioners to retain the content in a shorter period of time.

What Tuhon Jared Wihongi has done with TRICOM was curate high percentage applications in combatives and self-defense founded on principles into an efficient methodology."

Combatives Contractor for Military Special Operations Forces Buck Grant


"TRICOM is the premier platform for an integrative approach to Combatives. Addressing the complicated and mission specific objectives of our LEO’s, this system is streamlined, emphasizing principle based objectives rather than over complicated “moves.”"

Brazilian Penal Police Officer Daniel Carvalho de Oliveira Chaves


"Throughout my life as a martial artist my focus has always been self-defense, teaching the weaker to protect themselves efficiently from the stronger.

When I joined the Criminal Police in my state, I saw that police officers need to defend themselves daily, but with very little training and inadequate training. Upon learning about Tuhon Jared's tricom system, I realized the efficiency and applicability of the system for the police and also for civilians who want to know how to defend themselves. Seeking maximum efficiency in the shortest amount of time, Tuhon Jared sought the best of martial art with a focus on Martial and leaving aside everything that does not have applicability and efficiency focusing on reality, applicability and efficiency."

Master Instructor Police Hesse, Germany Johannes Renninghoff



"The training is convincing, methodically very well structured and motivating for our Training groups due to its high effectiveness. Great training successes can be achieved in a comparatively short time. I have already been able to prove this in a scientific study together with the German Sports University in Cologne in the module “Countermeasures against attacks with a knife or other dangerous objects” with police students and patrol officers."

Mobiles Einsatzkommando (MEK)  Lars Helms



"Quick learning and applicability of law enforcement and military techniques have always been my focus in my training. I found this in the TRICOM program like I have never seen in any other program. Furthermore, one of the biggest advantages of TRICOM is the constant development of technologies and the so-called thinking outside the box. I feel honored to be part of the TRICOM team and would like to thank Jared Wihongi for his trust in appointing me as a TRICOM Master Instructor." 

Physical Skills Training Coordinator for Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) - Mark Clarite



"TRICOM has provided a way to bridge old Def Tact program with TRICOM concepts to make learning easier for officers; Teaching this program to our Police Cadets has been well received."

Recommendation Letters

Joe "Badger" Suarez

Corrections Officer


"The TRICOM program in my opinion is by far the best training anyone who works in a law enforcement capacity can receive. Jared has created a system of self defense and control tactics using his experience as a police officer, SWAT member, and martial artist that is specifically meant for law enforcement and security to overcome the violent situations they may encounter. The simplicity of this training makes the information being instructed easy to retain leading to better trained and prepared officers giving them a more effective approach to handle an aggressive situation in a safe and controlled manner to reduce the chance of injury to the officer and subject being brought into custody alike. I can personally tell you that the tactical clinch techniques have helped me take control of several non-compliant inmates and intoxicated individuals safely without injury."



Damien Harrison



"I was dispatched to a theft investigation and contacted the suspect, who surprisingly lied to me about her involvement in the incident. Once the truth (and stolen property) was found in her bedroom I went back to her walkway, where she was with my backing officer. I advised her she was under arrest and her response was “F*** you! Don’t touch me!” and proceeded to run into her home.

I was able to grab her left arm before she was able to close the door. She turned to strike me, but I was able to apply the standing arm bar before she completed her action. This resulted in her being forcefully assisted into the prone position and taken into custody. Of course, she made multiple complaints to the mayor’s office that I forced my way into her home and beat her up.

This technique has been a go-to for me and has been used multiple times over the years. I know it’s not a guaranteed thing, but it hasn’t failed me yet."

Luis Amaral

Policia Civil de SP


"My first contact with TRICOM was during training days in Cottonwood Heights UT, with Tuhon Jared exposing positions, controlling suspects, I have worked on the front line for 30 years, I make arrests, a search warrant, transport of prisoners and without a doubt, TRICOM is by far the technique that has helped me a lot to do my job more efficiently and with less risk.

Every year I was able to participate in the training in TRICOM in Salt Lake City, training with other policemen from different parts of the world, exchanging experiences and all absorbing the same techniques to control reactive suspects or not.

My police agency is in Brazil and I can assure you that TRICOM has made a difference in my work. Greater confidence and more effectively when needed.

I have shared this technique with my colleagues and everyone comments very well about TRICOM."