What Is Pekiti-Tirsia Kali?
Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a proven system of Combat Strategy and Tactics that provides Protection from Strikes and Attacks, Destruction of Opponents Weapons, and Domination of any Combat or Self-Defense situation, executed with techniques that Attack, Quarter, and Neutralize Single or Multiple opponents.
(Transcribed from the PTK-SMF website) Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is the most complete, advanced, and effective system of Filipino Martial Arts in existence today. It is a true combat Blade Fighting system that employs all edged and impact weaponry, empty-hands combat, and integrates seamlessly with the use of modern firearms. Pekiti-Tirsia is a proven system of Combat Strategy and Tactics that provides Protection from Strikes and Attacks, Destruction of Opponents' weapons, and domination of any Combat or Self-Defense situation, executed with techniques that Attack, Quarter, and Neutralize Single or Multiple Opponents.
Officially founded in 1897, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is the indigenous close-quarter combat system of the Tortal family from Negros Occidental in the Philippines. Its current headmaster and sole inheritor is Grand Tuhon Leopoldo Tortal Gaje Jr., who learned this combat system from his grandfather, Grand Tuhon Conrado B. Tortal.
Today, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is trained and executed in combat and survival by military operators, law enforcement officers, and citizens across the free world. Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is the official martial arts combat system of the Philippine Marine Corps and is the only Filipino Martial Arts system recognized as the official war-fighting doctrine by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Traditional Pekiti-Tirsia Salutation
Ang hiling ko ay karunungan
Ang alay ko ay pangalang
Ang alay ko ay katapatan
Ako ay handa
Ako ay gumaganap
I seek knowledge
I give my respect
I give my loyalty
I am ready
We Believe in Life, Not in Death - We hold all life precious and as warriors it is within our power to protect and preserve such life. The taking of another life is only justified when your own survival or the survival of your clan is put in jeopardy. Therefore, we must do our utmost to respect others and not invite war onto ourselves if at all possible. The warrior understands the outcome of a combative engagement is final and irreversible and so exhibits more love, compassion and care for others.
We Believe in Health, Not in Sickness - A warrior understands his/her responsibilities as protector of the clan or tribe and therefore must maintain good physical, intellectual and spiritual health. To believe in life means one should also believe good health. One must be physically and mentally conditioned to survive and prevail in combat.
We Believe in Success, Not in Failure - We will be successful in achieving any endeavor we pursue by any means necessary. In battle, not only will we prevail, we will dominate. We will survive any combative engagement and our enemies will not. It is this "never give up, never surrender" mindset that ultimately ensures our survival.
The PTK-SMF System
PTK-SMF is the professional brand and trademark of Tuhon Tim Waid and the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Global Organization; SMF stands for Saevio Militaris Faber, which in Latin means "To Rage violently, in a precise Military method with Master skill" - aptly named for his distinct and unparalleled high standards of training, teaching, and tactical execution of the AUTHENTIC blade-fighting system of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali as it was taught to him by Grandtuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr. SMF reflects the mindset, and our precise and aggressive approach to training.
The PTK-SMF standard is the use and mastery of the Live Blade with proper range, timing, intent and energy of dynamic, continuous Offensive and Counter Offensive Attacks.