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HASTARTES TRAINING GROUP

Established by Guro Ferd Terado of PTK-SMF on March 3rd, 2023. Originally an unofficial "club" called The 13th Legion evolved into Ferd's professional brand under the new name Hastartes Training Group or simply The Hastartes.

HISTORICAL REFERENCE

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali's name has a Latin influence (tirsia, tirsiarius). Like PTK-SMF, the Hastartes Training Group draws inspiration particularly from ancient Roman military culture; Hastartes is derived from hastae, meaning spears or polearms and hastati, the term for vanguard units of (pre-Marian reform) Roman legions that were modeled after the Greek phalanx.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE 13TH LEGION

January 1st, 49BC - After rejecting Julius Caesar's final peace proposal, The Roman senate ordered that he immediately disband his legions or be branded as hostis (enemy of the state). On January 10th, 49BC Caesar defied these cowardly politicians and marched from Gaul (modern day France) back to the Roman capital with the entire 13th Gallic Legion behind him. The senate soon realized how grave a mistake they've made once Caesar crossed the Rubicon river. As a result, civil war erupted with Caesar winning battle after battle.

 

September 13th, 2013 - The 13th Legion online "club" was formed by Guro Ferd, who became sort of the figurehead and standard-bearer against the authoritarian control of the PTK Global Grand Alliance and PTK Grand Magisterium and became the proverbial "middle finger" to the cultish behavior that became so prevalent in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.

The 13th Legion prepares for battle

Centurion Lucius Vorenus leads the 13th Legion into battle.
From the HBO series 
Rome.

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