- Duration: 60 minutes
- Skill Level: All
- Calorie Burn: 200-500
- Learn to Effectively Use Blades, Blunt Weapons, and More.
- Train in an Art Used by Law Enforcement and Military Groups Worldwide.
- Practice the Necessary Mechanics to Apply Armed and Unarmed Techniques.
- Build Confidence when Confronted with an Armed Assailant.
Military Combat Art of the Philippines: Pekiti Tirsia Kali
Pekiti Tirsia Kali (PTK) is a Filipino combat art that focuses on bladed weapons, impact weapons, and hand-to-hand combat. Students learn how to defend against and with each weapon, as well as situations such as having a weapon in each hand, an opponent with a weapon in each hand, or both. There is also a grappling method included in the art, called Dumog.
Being effective and efficient is top priority in PTK. Students begin with the foundational mechanics and everything else builds upon what they’ve already learned. Likewise, all of the movements one learns with one weapon are easily transferable to other weapons or empty hand.
The art is based on three principles:
- 3 ranges of combat - Close, medium, and long.
- 3 levels of attack - The initial attack, a counter-attack, and several counters to the counter attack.
- 3 opponents - Students are prepared to potentially encounter at least 3 opponents at once, not spending any more time than necessary on each.
Students who attend class will develop the necessary mechanics to apply the armed and unarmed techniques that are presented in class. Students begin with learning the basic mechanics and principles of the techniques. Solo and partner drills are practiced in every class to master the footwork and movement patterns.
As learning progresses, students will be pressure tested ensuring that they are able to apply the techniques in a realistic manner.
Pekiti Tirsia Kali was developed in the Philippines by the Tortal family and was brought to the United States in 1972 by Leo Tortal Gaje Jr. PTK is currently the official combat system of the Philippine Marine Corps and is used by military and law enforcement around the world. The Wik Academy teaches under Tuhon Lesie Buck, who has taught instructors for the Philippine Marines, US Army, law enforcement, and private citizens. Our program maintains the tradition of PTK by focusing on the real world application of this art.