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INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Ferd Terado is a Certified Professional Instructor [Guro] in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System combat and the founder of Hastartes Tactical. He is a direct student of Tuhon Tim Waid, Master Instructing and President of PTK-SMF. Ferd established the affiliate group PTK-SMF Peninsula in Foster city, CA and the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali [Kidlat] training group in San Diego, CA. He currently resides and teaches in Eugene, OR.

MARTIAL ART BACKGROUND

Ferd began his martial arts education at 17 years old in Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate. He later dabbled in other martial art systems such as Hung Gar Gung-Fu, Muay Thai and Capoeira. His first exposure to Filipino martial arts was in Kalis-Ilustrisimo and a hybrid style called The Defensor Method. After moving to the Bay Area, he trained briefly in Jeet Kune Do and Inosanto/Lacoste Kali before training exclusively in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.

Guro Ferd at San Francisco Pistahan 2017
TIP OF THE SPEAR
Guro Ferd was undeniably the most prominent and proactive member of Tuhon Tim Waid's cadre of PTK-SMF instructors. He is responsible for the strong and unified presence of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali and PTK-SMF in the San Francisco Bay from 2010 until 2018; known for his signature mohawk and tactical kilt, Guro Ferd has always been at the forefront when it came to promoting PTK-SMF and the Authentic Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System. He first made his mark in the Bay Area by actively engaging and interfacing with the FMA community by participating in different events, teaching workshops, as well as conducting his on training workshops and open-mat style sparring events called Magkatipunanwhich many local FMA practitioners enjoyed taking part in; many fighters representing notable FMA styles such as Bahala Na Multi-Style Escrima (Stockton), Lameco Astig, Angel's Disciples Escrima Association, Inosanto-Lacoste Kali, etc. Ferd regularly gets invited to be a guest instructor in various martial arts events such as Legacy: Honoring the Grandmasters, SoCal Swordfight, The Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) and Oregon State HanmadangIn 2016, he helped establish PTK-SMF Ukraine after being invited to teach a 5-Day seminar in Chernihiv. As a result of his tireless work, Ferd developed a reputation for being the most open-minded of PTK-SMF instructors.

Guro Ferd is the only known PTK-SMF instructor, who visibly spars outside the confines of his organization against Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), as well as FMA and various other weapon-based martial disciplines. The history is there supported by numerous video examples on his
YouTube channel.

SIC PARVIS MAGNA

As of March 2024 Guro Ferd is no longer an official representative of PTK-SMF; after 14 years of loyal service, the organization removed Guro Ferd from its Certified Instructors roster upon terminating his membership. Despite these decisions, Guro Ferd is forever thankful for the opportunity to have trained directly with Tuhon Tim Waid and to have served PTK-SMF to the best of his abilities. Now he and his Hastartes march on untethered by any institution.

"If you don't understand weapons, you don't understand fighting. If you don't understand fighting, you don't understand war. If you don't understand war, you don't understand history. If you don't understand history, then you might as well live with your head in a sack."  - Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC.

Guro Ferd at Knife or Death Season 2 Ep 02
HISTORY AND NOTABLE MILESTONES
2010 - Established PTK-SMF Peninsula Foster City, CA
2012
PTK-San Francisco Group Demo @Pistahan Sa Ngayon San Francisco, CA
2015 - PTK-SMF Group Demo @Pistahan Sa Ngayon San Francisco, CA
         - Guest Instructor @Eskabo Daan San Francisco, CA

2016 - PTK-SMF Group Demo @Pistahan Sa Ngayon San Francisco, CA
         - Guest Instructor, @Martial Arts Cultural Exchange Manteca, CA
         - Established PTK-SMF Ukraine, Chernihiv, UA

2017 - Hosted 6th Annual Magkatipunan in Foster City, CA
         - Guest Instructor, @Martial Arts Cultural Exchange Manteca, CA

2018 - Guest Instructor @Legacy 6: San Francisco, CA
         - Contestant on Knife Or Death: Season 2
         - Established PTK-Kidlat San Diego, CA

2020 - 1st Pekiti-Tirsia Kali/Filipino Martial Arts instructor to teach @SoCal                    Swordfight 2020 Huntington Beach, CA
2021 - Established PTK-Kidlat Kali Group in Eugene, OR
         - Guest Instructor @Legacy 8: San Carlos, CA

2022 - Guest Instructor @SoCal Swordfight 2022 Costa Mesa, CA
         - Local Masters performer and event security at Oregon State Hanmadang              Springfield, OR
         - Guest Instructor @Legacy 9: Las Vegas, NV

2023 - Guest Instructor @SoCal Swordfight 2023 Costa Mesa, CA
         - Kali group demo @The 46th Annual OKCA Eugene, OR
         - Renamed PTK-Kidlat to 
Hastartes Tactical
        - Local Masters performer and event security @Oregon State Hanmadang              in Springfield, OR
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Legacy 6 San Francisco, CA

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Legacy 8 San Carlos, CA

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Legacy 9 Las Vegas, NV

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