Class Information

When: Sunday 09:30am - 11:30am

Where: Civita Park

            7960 Civita Boulevard

            San Diego, CA 92108


[Private lessons available by appointment]

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"Techniques change when timing changes. You can debate techniques all you want, but if I have the footwork I can change the timing and rhythm of the fight, and I WILL. This is Pekiti-Tirsia, not 'Pekiti-Stand-Still' - We're always moving."

- Tuhon Tim Waid

Training Programs


SMF Weapons System (PTK-CQC)

This is the standardized 6-month weapons qualification program, where the emphasis is the development of immediate, functional self- protection skills. This program will give you a complete Personal Protection System with applicable knowledge of Safety and Security practices, procedures, and techniques, effective skills with Edged and Impact Weapons, complete Empty-Hands skills, and the ability to use any improvised weapons of opportunity. This can be taken as a stand alone course or as a precursor to our PTK-SMF Mastery Skills Program.

Ranking Structure and Progression

Students will be awarded the appropriate rank as they progress further into our training, in accordance to the standards and stipulations established by the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Global Organization. Ranking is based upon two things; 1) Physical ability to execute the combat principles in a tactical manner and 2) Intellectual understanding of our system and training methodology. Periodic testing will be scheduled for individual students who meet the minimum requirements to progress to the next level.

PTK-SMF Mastery Skills Program

Includes the complete 6-month Qualification Course curriculum of the Military PTK-CQC System, as well as the complete Authentic Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System. This is the core training program and fulfills the requirements for the PTK-SMF CPI or Certified Professional Instructor Cadre as well as path to mastery in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System.

**We offer discounts for U.S. military veterans and law enforcement.**
Contact Us to enroll, or to make an appointment for private training, workshops and seminars.

Standard Weapons


Edge-Impact Weapons: Edged weapons is the primary discipline of the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System and it includes the ginunting short-sword and knives of various lengths. We also train with sticks and other impact weapons.

Empty-Hands Combatives: Pekiti-Tirsia Kali has a full complement of unarmed systems in the form of pangamut (open hand striking, trapping), sikaran (low-line kicking) and dumog (limb destructions, throws and takedowns). The PTK-SMF System teaches how to effectively execute the traditional principles in a dynamic and ballistic manner.

Improvised Weapons: We train students how to properly identify and utilize common objects as weapons of opportunity; flashlights, pens, books, keys, water bottles, clothing, belts, etc. as effective tools for self-defense.

Exotic Weapons


We also train and teach the following as part of our standard arsenal; 

  • Karambit/Lugod (small sickle-shaped knives)

  • Tomahawks

  • Malayu Sibat (long spear) and Bankaw (staff)

  • Two-handed swords

  • Flexible weapons (steel chain, sarong, tabak-toyok, paracord, etc.)

"Our training is hard, demanding, physical, but ultimately rewarding - you WILL become competent in fighting." - Tuhon Tim Waid