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"Techniques change when timing changes. You can debate techniques all you want, but if I have the footwork I can change the timing and rhythm of the fight, and I WILL. This is Pekiti-Tirsia, not 'Pekiti-Stand-Still' - We're always moving."
- Tuhon Tim Waid

Training Programs


Weapons Proficiency (PTK-CQC)

This is the standard 6-month weapons qualification program, where the emphasis is the development of immediate, functional self-protection skills. This program will give you a complete personal protection system with applicable knowledge of safety and security practices, procedures and techniques, effective

skills with edged and impact weapons, complete empty-hands skills, and the ability to use improvised weapons of opportunity. This can be taken as a stand alone course or as part of our Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Mastery Skills Program.

Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to establish an authorized Hastartes affiliate training group at their location.

Ranking Structure and Progression

Students will be awarded the appropriate rank as they progress further into our training, in accordance to the standards and stipulations established by Tuhon Tim Waid and The Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Global Organization. Ranking is based upon two things; 1) Physical ability to execute the combat principles in a tactical manner and 2) Intellectual understanding of the foundation system and training methodology. Testing will be conducted for individual students, who meet the minimum requirements to advance to the next level.

Mastery Skills Program 

Includes the complete 6-month qualification course curriculum of the PTK-CQC System, as well as the traditional Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System (Doce Methodos); this is the core training curriculum and fulfills the requirements to qualify for the PTK-SMF Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) Program, as well as path to mastery in the Authentic Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System. This is offered both onsite and online remote training.

Hastartes close-quarters weapons
Hastartes long range weapons

Improvised Weapons


We train students how to properly identify and utilize common objects like flashlights, pens, books, keys, water bottles, clothing, belts, etc. as weapons of opportunity.

Standard Weapons


Edge-Impact Weapons: Edged weapons is the primary discipline of the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System and it includes the ginunting short-sword, knives of various lengths, as well as sticks and other impact weapons.

Unarmed Combatives: Pekiti-Tirsia Kali has a complete empty-hands fighting system in the form of pangamut (open hand striking, trapping), sikaran (low-line kicking) and dumog (limb destructions, throws and takedowns). The PTK-SMF methodology teaches how to effectively execute these traditional principles in a devastating and ballistic manner.

Exotic Weapons


We also teach the following weapons in our curriculum; 

  • Karambit/Lugod (small sickle-shaped knives)

  • Palakol/Wasay (Tomahawks, small axes)

  • Malayu Sibat (long spear) and Bankaw (staff)

  • Two-handed swords

  • Flexible weapons (steel chain, sarong, tabak-toyok, paracord, etc.)

"Our training is hard, demanding, physical, but ultimately rewarding - you WILL become competent in fighting." - Tuhon Tim Waid

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