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INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Ferd Terado is a Certified Professional Instructor [Guro] in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali [PTK-SMF] combat system 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
Known for his signature mohawk and tactical kilt, Guro Ferd has always been at the forefront w
hen it comes to promoting PTK-SMF and the Authentic Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System. He first made his mark in the Bay Area by actively engaging and collaborating with the FMA community by participating in different events and teaching workshops, as well as conducting workshops of his own and open-mat style sparring events called Magkatipunan, which many local FMA practitioners took part in. He regularly gets invited to be a guest instructor in various martial arts events such as Legacy: Honoring the Grandmasters and SoCal SwordfightIn 2017, he also helped establish PTK-SMF Ukraine after being invited to teach a 5-Day seminar in Chernihiv. As a result of continuing work, Ferd is the most visible PTK-SMF instructor out there.

"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
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
2017 - Established PTK-SMF Ukraine, Chernihiv, UA
         - Guest Instructor, @Martial Arts Cultural Exchange Manteca, CA
2018 - Guest Instructor @Legacy 6: San Francisco, CA
         - Guest Instructor @Budo Pavilion San Pedro, CA
         - Contestant on Knife Or Death: Season 2

         - Established PTK-Kidlat San Diego, CA
2020 - Guest Instructor @SoCal Swordfight 2020 Huntington Beach, CA
2021 - Established Eugene Kali Group Eugene, OR
         - Guest Instructor @Legacy 8: San Carlos, CA
2022 - Guest Instructor @Legacy 9: Las Vegas, NV
2023 - Guest Instructor @SoCal Swordfight 2023 Costa Mesa, CA
         - Established Hastartes Tactical
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