Edwin Rodriguez

Edwin Rodriguez:  Edwin 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.



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




What students are saying about Instructor Edwin Rodriguez

  • 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 Taulee
  • 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