Telal Corners Of The Earth Combatives

Telal Corners Of The Earth Combatives

5.0 (2)
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

Well, I have taught martial arts since 2004 and have been recognized as an Instructor in Training by Vladimir Vasiliev recently. So I am a certified Systema Instructor for the Denver metro area. I was also awarded as an Instructor for Silat Zulfikarri/Aneh Palu Kali Silat and Weaselcraft by Terry Trahan. I will soon be recognized as an official JKD/PFS instructor for Denver by Jesse Rangel by way of Paul Vunak. I was also recognized as a Trenel in Capoeira Angola by Mestre Caboclinho Aruanda and TABCAT. I have also been certified to teach Combatives by the ISCQC. I was also awarded permission to teach MMA from Moises "Dagon Machida" Santana.

Essentially, I am the Denver Systema Instructor and I am also passionate about real life training. I am a firm believer in the congruency of training plus I do believe that there are things in Combatives that are easy to learn but hard to master. I love the Martial Arts(and I mean all of them) I draw a lot of ideas from any or all(depending on what I can find) systems. I have found parallels from Capoeira to Systema. 

I enjoy building and creating a Warrior.

As soon as I get a location I will also be on the Systema directory but until then here is my facebook page

I love to witness the process and growth. I prefer to see the beginners go from a completely uncoordinated or incapable fighter to a full blown fighter with the wisdom/discipline to master their lives.

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Denver, CO 80231
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2 Reviews


  • Jonathan White

    Troy brings a vast and varied understanding of broad martial arts application to the table and manages to convey it all in practical terms. His experiences are drawn from a combination of professional security work as well as having been instructed and affiliated with some of the top names in the self defense market. I learn a substantial amount from Troy when I train with him and can say I have full confidence in his teachings.

  • Aaron Barcus-Gray

    Troy is very skilled in the arts that he practices. I love doing Systema with him. He is also very informative and does a great job breaking down what you’re practicing, and what the actual applications are. I will train with him anytime!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

At first I want to see exactly where they are at. Everybody is different so I want to work with their abilities.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been training in martial arts(counting Boxing, Wrestling and archery) since i was 8. I have done some sort of martial arts training from being a dummy or teaching in almost everything i could find.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Generally, because commitment is difficult i usually charge 20.00 per lesson or 100 per month for private lessons at my home. If travelling to your home the price goes up by 10.00. 

Prices will change when I get a place due to overhead rates.

How did you get started teaching?

Well, I worked as an assistant teacher for MMA in my teens and later in Capoeira after a year. So it all started as part of my own personal process. However, it wasn't until 2004 when i worked as an assistant for my first Capoeira Mestre At the Nzhinga Shule Ngola.

What types of students have you worked with?

Women from multiple walks of life, swat police/private security owners, ex military and newly enlisted military, bouncers, children, the elderly, and handicapped.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Getting recognized by Vladimir Vasiliev this was my most recent. Another was meeting and training with the founder of Libre and Piper. 

Of course, working and training with my brother Terry Trahan.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for experience or whom they have worked with. Don't look at trophies, belts, or dojo affiliations. Ask them questions listen for war stories. Also, they can't or shouldn't take themselves too seriously either.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Really do some sould searching. Why this method? Why not something else?