The Pekiti-Tirsia School of Thought:

The basic foundation of the system are the principles of footwork and body mechanics together for body coordination and synchronization with the weapon.

Of course this applies for the empty hand offensive strategy in terms of striking and thrusting techniques as well. From the principles of Sinugdan, Abakada or basic alphabets of 12 attacks to the Apat na Panalgan or four walling, the Payong mechanics or umbrella, the thrust and parry, Buno Paiwas, the break in and the break out, Pagua Pasulod and Pasulod Pagua mechanics, the five attacks or Limang Sugod, the seven attacks or Pitong Sugod , the clock system or Orasan.

These are the inner components of Doce Methods and other optional inserts as the Panastas, Pekiti-Pekiti. For secondary academics, the Contradas, Recontras, REcontradas,  ascending to Seguidas and the contra Tirsia Dubla Doz…other optional techniques are taught as an inserts but still within the Academe of the training methods of Pekiti-Tirsia.

But as the advancement to higher studies continues then the systems are accelerated into higher divisions,  referred to as the tri-V formula – Tatlong Sulundan, the Capsula methodica, cupa sang mga sulundan, the lema-lema or the five elements of energy, then the pekadum trigo which is the highest methodology.

Mastery in Pekiti-Tirsia is not the number of years but by the number of hours spent Training!

Mastery is in the context of complete understanding and knowing the principles of geometrical equations and the blending actions to the use of physics for leveraging and combative take downs. To many people make claim to the amount of years without understanding these principles!

Pekiti-Tirsia higher advanced studies is the concentration of the metaphysical development where power from within and power from without is brought developed into electro magnetic power generated from the body energy and explodes at the time of contact. The special power to the power of metaphysical is the hidden secret of Pekiti-Tirsia kali system.

Pekiti-Tirsia as taught at the Practical Self Defense Training Center is from Grand Tuhon Leo t. Gaje, Jr., the only heir in authority within the Tortal family. Any claimant of the Tortal’s system is bogus and without family blessings and will never work in reality. they are for commercial purposes selling certificates of instructorship even without having a formal training, affiliating organizations and schools outside the Filipino system for a fee with the promise to bring the mountain of techniques for one to master in a short period of time.

Pekiti-Tirsia is Para-military and more combative in its perspectives. It is dedicated to the reality of situations; it is system within the system of combat in all forms from weaponry to non-weaponry. The added Dumpag or Dumog in combination with Pangamut is one of the deadly materials taught under the Pekiti-Tirsia advanced studies. The Dumpag has a special place for mastery more for people who desire to complete the true composition of a realistic in-depth fighting system.

Many facets of distinction that separates Pekiti-Tirsia  from other Filipino martial arts:

A. Pekiti-Tirsia is a system of the ancient arts of the modern times that holds on to its roots, its ancient living past. The principles of training and its working mechanics is 100% indigenous and traditional.

B. The training philosophy is of the highest forms of accepted principles for intelligent people who understand how real the Filipino culture is and how the past is revered with high respect.

C. It is a family system where the system is pure and the teaching mechanics were designed as a fast learning curriculum applicable in forms of fighting, from edged weapon to impact weapons as well as firearms.

D. Pekiti-Tirsia is a superior system since the methods are non-regimented, unorthodox, unconventional, non-telegraphic and unpredictable.

E. Pekiti-Tirsia is worldwide with attachments to the marines, police and other military and law enforcement organizations

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