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I had the privilege to meet Guro Ferd in San Diego and followed his class during his time here, I did learn a lot of the basics from him during the class he held here, I'm greatful he shared me some solo training cause at times it's difficult to find partners, to me he's a great teacher and wish him the best in his pursuit to become a great tuhon!

- Jon G., San Diego, CA

Guro Ferd is an awesome instructor. Patient and more than willing to teach. Great time. Thank you Ferd for sharing. Look forward to the next seminar. Hopefully he will be teaching here. Much love and respect.

- Grandmaster Robert Castro, Eskabo Daan
San Francisco, CA.

Ferd's a great teacher. He takes time to make sure people understand each drill, and pushes them to do it. The system is no frills/ no BS FMA for real fighting.

- Joseph B., Mountainview, CA.

Hi Ferd. I wanted to let you know that in the few training sessions that I've had, I've learned a lot more than I could have imagined... I've had the privilege of studying karate, hapkido, tai chi chuan and krav maga. I can honestly say that I have not, previously, had practical training that targeted the interaction between students armed with stick and knife as I have had with PTK-SMF. I am enjoying training immensely!

- Derrick M., San Mateo, CA.

Many instructors can teach how to attack but Guro Ferd teaches how to be safe. The material is logically presented and quite effective.

- Carlo A, CA.

Absolutely amazing, will be attending everything I can, Ferd is a wonderful teacher and I look forward learning as much as I can.

- Jesse L., Eugene, OR.

A great class taught from a modern martial perspective that introduces a wide variety of techniques and tactics, traditional and practical. A casual atmosphere, a great workout and an encouraged sense of humor make it a great overall experience.

- Oliver G., Crow, OR.

Always a friendly, knowledgeable, and quality instructor. I absolutely recommend him.

- Guro Bobby S., Eugene, OR.

I have been training under Ferd for about 3 months. I had prior experience with Filipino Martial Arts and he has been able to acknowledge that as well as teach me various things I don't know and make me better. The class is focused on actual fighting for self defense and has the goal of preparing people for sparring. It is a great group of guys in the class and we have a lot of fun. Ferd knows what he is teaching and I enjoy the class.

- Andrew A., Eugene, OR.

Guro Ferd is a fantastic teacher with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

- Paul B., Drain, OR.

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