Pekiti Tirsia Seminar

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (PTK): is an indigenous combat blade fighting system native to the Philippines that employs all traditional weapons including Empty-Hands. At its core lays the Doce Methodos, The Contradas, and the Contra-Tirsia Doble-Dos fighting technologies. It is a true, close-quarters combat system that is perfectly engineered for all branches of the military, law enforcement officers, and those who prize personal safety and preparedness.  It’s the official combat system of the Philippine Marine Corps and is the only Filipino Martial Arts system instructed to all Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is also the official martial arts system of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP).  The basis of the PTK combat system is the ability to define strikes and attacks by angle, energy, weapon anatomy and manipulation.  This knowledge of tactics and techniques transfers to all weapon categories and thus, will permit the practitioner to effectively yeld any weapon (edged, impact, flexible, projectile) in hostile situations.  The foundation strategy of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali can be broken down into three concise tactical approaches:  1. Protection from all attacks; 2. Destruction of opponent’s weapons; 3. Domination of the combat or self-defense encounter.


March 10

  • 0900 – 1200 hrs  Pekiti Tirsia Kali Footwork (Block 1)
  • 1300 – 1500 hrs  Pekiti Tirsia Kali Edge Weapons (Daga) (Block 2)


March 11

  • 0900 – 1200 hrs  Pekiti Tirsia Kali Baston (Stick) (Block 3)
  • 1300 – 1500 hrs  Pekiti Tirsia Kali Open Hand (Block 4)
Public Students  Elite
$ 75.00 $ 60.00 $ 0.00 Any One Block
$ 120.00 $ 105.00 $ 0.00 Any Two Blocks
$ 140.00 $ 125.00 $ 0.00 Any Three Blocks
$ 150.00 $ 135.00 $ 0.00 All Four Blocks
Active and Retired military personnel (all branches) 15%
Active Law Enforcement personnel 10%
1st Aid and Rescue workers 10%
Members of the same family (Brothers, sisters, parent – offspring) 10%

Event Report

Yesterday we had a very intensive stripe test for many of our white belts and two of our blue belts. The test itself took nearly 6 hours to complete; and, it had no scheduled time outs for anything. Everyone involved was a true warrior and provided the Blood – Sweat – and Tears to make it a successful event. We did have one injury (“Blood and Tears” part) and one Gi that received its baptism of blood (“Blood” part); but, although everyone left tired and a little smelly (“Sweat” part), overall, everyone left in one piece.
What we did: The test was conducted “old school” with absolutely not quarters given. Everyone had to demonstrate understanding of the technique verbally; and, demonstrate the technique hands-on. The stripe was awarded to those fighters who earned it by convincing, not only the instructors, but all the other fighters as well. Each individual who tested wrestled everyone else and at the end of their personal test cycle, everyone else provided a thumbs up or thumbs down. In many occasions and, maybe at other MA schools, an individual passes a test to get promoted; at the Predator MMA Academy, YOU EARN YOUR STRIPE from your instructors and from your peers.
Congratulations to: Katerina – Yellow 2nd Stripe; Rob and Mat – White 1st Stripe; Mike and Taylor – White 2nd Stripe; Ben – Blue 1st Stripe; and Daniel – Blue 3rd Stripe. And to everyone else who participated and who did not make it this time.
Thank you all for a very grand, and, successful day.


Cassie Crisano WINS!

Cassie Crisano defeated Yolanda Etsitty on October 22, 2011; the fight took place at the Hampton Coliseum, in Hampton Virginia.  Great job Cassie!  Check her out on November 12, 2011 at Onslaught Fights!

Cassie Crisano

Seminars by Professor Luiz Palhares

Professor Luiz Palhares, 7 stripes Red and Black Belt under Rickson Gracie, will be conducting seminars at the Predator MMA Academy.

  • Stripes Red & Black Belt
    • Date: 05 November 2011 (Times to be published soon)
    • Cost for Adults:
      • General Public: $85.00
      • Members of the Luiz Palhares BJJ Association: $75.00
      • Predator MMA Academy Students: $70.00
      • Predator MMA Academy Elite-36 Students: $55.00
    • Cost for Children:
      • General Public: $65.00
      • Members of the Luiz Palhares BJJ Association: $55.00
      • Predator MMA Academy Students: $45.00