Ferd Terado is a Certified Professional Instructor [Guro] and has been training in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali [PTK-SMF] combat system for about 10 years and is a direct student of Tuhon Tim Waid. He founded the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Kidlat training group that is currently based in San Diego, CA.
MARTIAL ART BACKGROUND
Ferd began his martial arts education at 17 years old in Okinawan Goju-ryu karate. He later dabbled in other martial art systems such as Hung Gar Gung-Fu, Muay Thai and Capoeira. His first exposure to Filipino martial arts was in the art of Kalis-Ilustrisimo and a hybrid style called The Defensor Method, which is comprised of Serrada Escrima, Silat and of course Pekiti-Tirsia among others. After moving to the San Francisco Bay, he trained briefly in Jeet Kune Do and Inosanto/Lacoste Kali before finally choosing to train exclusively in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.