Guro of Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Representative and certified resident PTTA instructor, Director Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association (PTTA), certified Stickmobility Coach, Svastha Yoga Teacher (250+RYT)


I started the Filipino Martial Art called Pekiti Tirsia Kali (PTK) under Tuhon Uli Weidle, Germany, in the 1990’s. PTK became my favourite and main martial art, its weapons and unarmed fighting system complemented my prior Judo and JuJuJutsu training very well.

I am a certified Guro of Pekiti Tirsia Kali, a certified PTTA instructor (Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association) and group leader under the tutelage of Tuhon Rommel Tortal, Agalon Kit Acenas and Tuhon Jared Wihongi.

Teaching Kali fulfills three goals for me: share knowledge, share community and do good (our monthly fees are donated 100% to charities).

I am teaching Kali with Fightkoala in Perth since 2018. Before moving to Australia, I taught under the Fightpanda brand in Singapore between 2012-2017. It’s with great pride and happiness to see my former students continue the Pekiti Tirsia Kali tradition: Tushar Ismail, Singapore, Superflytactical and Arjun Shresta, Nepal, Aikido + PTK.

I live and teach according to Pekiti Tirsia’s philosophy:

We Believe in Life, Not in Death.

We Believe in Health, Not in Sickness.

We Believe in Success, Not in Failure.



Edged & Impact Weapons Instructor for the Philippine Military & Police Special Action Force
Chief Instructor of Pekiti Tirsia Kali Perth, based in Philippines

Tuhon Rommel Tortal began his training in the Pekiti Tirsia Kali system in 1984 under his uncle, Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje. He was teaching the Philippine Marines as their edged and impact weapons instructor in 2002 when he began teaching Pekiti Tirsia Kali to civilians.

He also founded Pekiti Tirsia Kali training groups in the Philippine Police Special Action Force and other military units.

Tuhon Rommel supervises and conducts seminars with Pekiti Tirsia Kali groups worldwide regularly.

Chairman of The Board, PTTA, based in the USA

Tuhon Jared Wihongi is a full-time International Tactical Combatives (Hand-to-Hand Combat), Firearms and Martial Arts Instructor/Consultant. He is most known internationally as a Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Instructor, and his specialization extends to the complete tactical application and integration of empty-hand, edged/impact weapons and firearms skills in extreme close-quarters. His vast experience operating in the Real World as a SWAT Operator, Police Firearms/Defensive Tactics Instructor and street Patrol Officer has heavily influenced his approach to teaching, training and applying Pekiti-Tirsia.

In addition to training thousands of security personnel, conventional police officers and soldiers in many countries, Jared has taught Pekiti-Tirsia tactics and Tactical Firearms to police and military Special and Covert Operations individual Operators and entire Units throughout Europe, Asia, Australasia, North & South America.

In addition to Jared’s 14 year background as a Police Officer, he has been contracted as a Combatives Instructor for U.S. Army Special Forces Units for the last 9 years. He has also taught Defensive Tactics and Combatives courses for other training companies that cater to the Special Operations community.

Head instructor Kali Salcedo, PTK Japan and PTK Korea, based in Philippines.
Executive Director for Classical Pekiti-Tirsia Programs, and PTTA Director for Philippines

Agalon Kit Acenas, head teacher of Kali Salcedo, is also the head of PTK in Japan with Mataas na Guro Eain at Shin Kali, and PTK Korea.He is also Executive Director for Classical Pekiti-Tirsia Programs, and PTTA Director for Philippines.

Agalon Kit has taken many strides in promoting PTK around the world and heads the development of the system in major European cities.

In November of 2012, Grandtuhon Leo Gaje Jr. gave him the honour of spearheading the instruction of the “hidden” PTK subsystem of Matidum.

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a system of combat-proven strategy, tactics, and techniques executed through the principle of offense, counter-offense, and recounter-offense. Training instruction will provide students with clear and concise knowledge, understanding, and skills in blade fighting and its application to empty-hand as well as all-edged and impact-weapon combat. Training will cover the foundation methods of Pekiti-Tirsia and progress to advance application.

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