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Why practice a weapon system like Pekiti Tirsia when you don't have a stick with you all the time?

Pekiti Tirsia isn't only about weapons and when you do need a weapon to use in a self-defense situation it doesn't have to be a stick. Find out more about what this system is really about on our FAQ page.

We've developing our own line of Filipino Martial Arts gear. Our latest product is the Barung compact stick bag.

The 4rd PTK Asia Pacific Convention is scheduled for March 2014. Visit our Events page for updates and more information.

Someone you know is claiming to be a member of PTK Manila? We have an important announcement about this and other related matters.

Tuhon Rommel performing espada y daga

September 29, 2013

Updates have been made to our Contact info. We've finished the move to our new training area.

May 23, 2013

We added a disclaimer on our site regarding individuals who claim to be or have been members of PTK Manila and individuals who we have expelled for various reasons.

April 28, 2013

We've added a new product to website, the compact Barung stick bag.

April 4, 2013

PTK Manila sent its usual delegation to the recently concluded 3rd PTK Asia Pacific Convention. Everyone really enjoyed themselves in the training sessions taught by most of the top instructors in the system, namely Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, Rommel Tortal, Nonoy Garrucho, Jasper De Ocampo, Philip Gelinas of PTK Canada, Leslie Buck of the Texas Kali Federation and Jared Wihongi of the PTK Tactical Association. Representatives from the US and Guam, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Russia, Turkey, Japan, South Korea and Singapore were present at this annual event. We'll be posting pics very soon!

Mike Albaño was promoted to Mataas na Guro and will establish PTK in Bicol.

April 1, 2012

We've added pics of a couple of classes conducted by visiting instructors, Tuhon Leslie Buck and Tuhon Philip Gelinas.

March 27, 2012

We've just added pics of the 2012 PTK Asia Pacific Convention, which are divided into two pages, set 1 and set 2. We've also added pics of Mandala Apolo Ladra's class at our club.

We've also uploaded a demonstration video by the PTK Turkey group of Mandala Buddy Acenas' trip to Istanbul, to commemorate the first visit of a Filipino instructor to Turkey to teach and demonstrate Filipino Martial Arts there.

March 21, 2012

The PTK Manila sent a delegation to the recent 2012 Pekiti Tirsia Kali Asia Pacific convention and the following members were promoted to new ranks: Agalon Buddy Acenas to Mandala, Dan Sabu and Rjam Cosca promoted to Lakan Guro. PTK Manila also congratulates Mandala Jasper De Ocampo and Mandala Nonoy Garrucho for being awarded the rank of Tuhon.

You can get more info about the new additions to the teaching staff here.

December 12, 2011

Agalon Buddy Acenas just returned from a two week visit to Istanbul, Turkey to establish the Pekiti Tirsia group in the country. He taught a series of classes and also conducted demonstrations, showcasing the techniques and tactics of Pekiti Tirsia. For more information on Pekiti Tirsia training in Turkey, please contact the Pekiti Tirsia Kali Turkey group.

February 17, 2011

We've added pics and info of our new assistant instructors and also two new gallery pages, of our training at Bacolod and a historical class held at the PTK Manila training area.

January 16 , 2011

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Manila congratulates Mandala Rommel Tortal for being promoted to Tuhon 3rd Hagdan by Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje. Tuhon Rommel founded PTK Manila and continues to guide the club and the organization. We reiterate our continued support for his efforts in spreading Pekiti Tirsia Kali around the world and maintaining the technical excellence of the club and its affiliates. Mabuhay and congratulations Tuhon Rommel!

December 24, 2010

We are proud to announce that the following seniors and alumni of Pekiti Tirsia Kali have been promoted to new ranks. Michael "Mike" Albaño and Patrick "Patch" Caballero, senior students at the Pekiti Tirsia Kali Manila, have both been promoted to Lakan Guro. Wendel Simbulan, who trained at Pekiti Tirsia Kali Manila, has also been promoted to the rank of Manunudlo. Congratulations!

October 6 , 2010

We just added a map to the PTK Manila club to our Contact page.

August 23, 2010

We just added the video of the live blade demonstration by Mandala Rommel Tortal and Mandala Nonoy Garrucho on our Videos page.

August 22, 2010

We've reorganized our Media section, adding a slideshow function and a lot of new images. We'll also be adding a video of an unrehearsed live blade demonstration by Mandala Rommel Tortal and Mandala Nonoy Garrucho very soon. Stay tuned!

July 29, 2010

We're back online again. We've changed our URL and are going to make some drastic changes to the site soon, such as adding new pics and content. The classes have continued uninterrupted and we’re also going to post new info on upcoming seminars as well as some videos of events that the club has hosted while the site was down.

Last July 18, 2009, Mataas na Guro Buddy Acenas conducted a presentation on self-defense weapon options at the AFAD gun show at Megamall. The presentation, entitled “Tactical Weapons for Self-Defense”, outlined the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of intentional and improvised weapons that can be used by civilians for self-defense, stressing the need for training to improve the effectiveness of the various defensive options.

He also discussed the fallacy of seeking the "perfect weapon", something that will be 100% effective 100% of the time, guaranteed to work regardless of other factors, and not requiring any training for the user.