Grand Tuhon Leo.T. Gaje, Jr.




Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr., the grandson and heir of the Great Grand Tuhon Conrado B. Tortal, is the present Keeper of the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System.
Featured on the covers of leading martial arts magazines and a member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and Karate Hall of Fame, the blademaster Grand Tuhon Leo. T. Gaje, jr has been recognised by national governments, international martial arts associations for his training and educational programmes in the authentic art of Filipino Kali. His legendary teaching skills remain in demand by martial artists, law enforcement and military units world wide. He is unquestionably the greatest living authority on the use of the Blade: Grand Tuhon is the supreme Grand master and sole inheritor of the Pekiti Tirsia Kali System

"His art is based on the knife, and may just have more street realism than any other"

Inside Kung-Fu magazine

He is recognised as the first to train international law enforcement in the Filipino martial arts and pioneered the development and application of force tactics and techniques.

He has been inducted into the Karate Hall of Fame (1988) - a special achievement, since Grand Tuhon Gaje is the only Non-Karate member.
Grand Tuhon Gaje is also a member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame (1987)

“When it comes to strategic knife defences, Pekiti Tirsia Kali is one of the most progressive, useful, and sophisticated systems I have ever encountered”.

Dan Inosanto

He is also the national Training Director of the Justice System Training Association and the United States Police Defensive Tactics Training Association.

Grand Tuhon Gaje developed them SAFETY BATON SYSTEM and EDGED WEAPON AWARENESS/STRATEGIC KNIFE DEFENCE PROGRAMMES. His efforts introduced these and other tactical skills international to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

He was the technical advisor and appeared in the Calibre press video Surviving Edged Weapons , critically acclaimed as the finest law enforcement training video ever made.

"The techniques of Leo Gaje have revolutionized the use of force"

Dr. Kevin parsons, PhD. Chairman and President, (ASP) Armament Systems and Procedures

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