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Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a close-quarter, in-fighting combat
system against multiple opponents based on the use of
the Blade. Pekiti-Tirsia is a system of complete
strategies and tactics utilizing all close quarters weaponry, at all ranges, which provide protection from strikes and attacks, destruction of opponent’s weapons, and domination of any combat or self defense situation.

The Pekiti-Tirsia Kali system is an authentic Filipino martial art formulated and perfected by generations of the Tortal family of Negros and Panay islands. The family patriarch, Grand Tuhon Conrado B. Tortal, passed this system and its attributes onto his only grandson, and sole heir, GRAND TUHON Leopoldo Tortal Gaje, Jr.
Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr. is the Chairman and President of the Pekiti-Tirsia Global Organization (PTGO) and presides over Pekiti-Tirsia national organizations across Asia, North America, and Europe.

Tuhon Timothy D. Waid is the Senior Vice-President and Director of Training of the Pekiti-Tirsia Global Organization (PTGO) and national director of the USA.

The Pekiti-Tirsia Global Organization (PTGO) is the highest governing body, authority, and central reference for the instruction, certification, and propagation of the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali system.

For more information please visit the Pekiti-Tirsia Global Organization website at


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