PEKITI TIRSIA KALI
Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a highly effective close-quarters fighting art indigenous to the Visayan region of the Philippines.
Based on tactics and strategies derived from edged weapons, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a complete system incorporating both weapons and empty hands methods. Designed for both single and multiple attackers, Pekiti-Tirsia is an ancient art that has evolved to stay relevant for modern combat and self-defense scenarios.
Guro Diem at the annual PTTA USA Conference in Utah
The Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association was founded by Tuhon Jared Wihongi in 2002. The idea of an association dedicated to the tactical application of Pekiti-Tirsia was based on Tuhon Jared’s extensive background as a Police Trainer, SWAT Operator and an Army Special Forces Combatives Instructor. The original concept of the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association was an organization dedicated to training the Tri-V Method of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali with a strict emphasis on Tactical Application. The mission has since grown to encompass TRICOM (Tri-Angle Combatives) Law Enforcement/ Military training modules, “Classical Pekiti-Tirsia” training methodologies in addition to the Tri-V Method.
The roots of our knowledge were guided by Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr. during his most active years training the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces. He was instrumental in the guiding mission and principles of the PTTA, and acted as Chief Technical Advisor to the Board of Directors for over a decade. The PTTA was one of the primary organizations that operated under the umbrella of the now defunct Pekiti-Tirsia Global Grand Alliance.
Integrated Combat Systems NWA is proud to be an authorized training center for Pekiti-Tirsia Kali PTTA under Tuhon Jared Wihongi.