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Welcome to the site of taosnetwork. The Tactical Awareness Organisation has been established in 2012 in the United Kingdom. The T.A.O. organises survival courses in different extreme situations by extra skills like rock climbing and navigation. Also self-defence courses, trainings, martial arts, personal trainings in Belgium, the United Kingdom and Hungary.

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Zoltan Szilvai


Zoltan Szilvai, ex military, reconnaissance paratrooper, close protection officer, and martial art coach, studied under Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Zollei, PhD, founder of  Hungarian Military Close and Hand-to-Hand Combat Association. Fitness personal trainer (REP’s level 3); Aikido coach. He graduated pscychology at Babes-Bolyai University.


He has experience in different survival situations by Hungarian Defence Forces and organised survival trekkings, competitions, and extreme sports like rock climbing, diving, skiing, parachuting. Also dealt with military, police and security self-defence training, courses as instructor in Hungary and the United Kingdom.


He has more than 10 years instructor, coach and 20 years martial art competitor experience. Since 2012 he has been organising survival courses, adventure treks, bootcamps, personal trainings and self-defence courses as part of urban survival by Tactical Awareness Organisation.


He and his students have won several medals in different style martial art competitions. Martial art Specific Experience: Aikido, Kyokushin Karate, Judo, Kickboxing, MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, Close-Range-Combat.

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