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About Pekiti Tirsia Kali

Pekiti pekitii : to get in close (Ilonggo)
Tirsia tir=siy : to quarter (Latin)

Pekiti Tirsia means to close in with the purpose of quartering the opponent through multiple combinations of offensive attacks, leaving no chance of escape

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We currently offer classes in the evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  On Saturday and Sunday, we offer classes during the daytime, with our large group "Roundup" on Sunday from 10:30am-1:30pm.

We stress the value of training safely, and participants vary in skill level and age.  No previous martial arts experience is required.



Interested in private training with one of our instructors?  

We are happy to arrange private training sessions for you to gain one-on-one training that works with your schedule.



Are you and a group of friends and coworkers interested in learning urban awareness or safety tactics?  

Contact us and we can arrange lessons for you and your group.


I've never studied any martial art. Will I be able to study kali?
You don't need to have prior experience studying another martial art. What we do require is the willingness to learn and seriously train, and the good moral foundation to guide the skills that will be learned.

What can I expect during my first class?
In your first class, you will get exposed to the material that we are currently teaching, but our instructors will focus on introducing you to basic strikes and footwork. The goal is for you to gain an understanding of basic fundamental skills that will help you learn and understand our technical training. The basics skills will gradually be sharpened into functional skills as you continue to train in the regular class. The level of progress will depend on you, as  we encourage you to develop at a comfortable rate for you.

What do I have to wear when I start training? Do I need to buy a uniform?
We don't use uniforms in our organization. We don't even have belts or any indicator of rank or seniority. We train in regular exercise clothing such as t-shirts, shorts, trainers, etc. We do have a club shirt that most of our members use in class, which is as close as we have to a "uniform".

What do I need to bring for my first day of training?
A good attitude and an open mind. Also, just bring enough drinking water for strenuous training. We can provide the training weapons for beginners.

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