Pekiti-tirsia Kali is an ancient martial art of the Philippines. “Kali” in the name of martial arts denotes its relationship to the ancient arts of Kali.
Pekiti-tirsia is primarily the art of owning different weapons, and secondly, it is the art of combat. Those in possession of pecity-tirsia believe that it will be easier for martial arts students to remember the correct directions of movement if they train with a stick and then with real weapons. Then, when the student will hold receptions with his bare hands, he will apply the same movements unconsciously.
History of occurrence
The peculiarities of the movements in pequiti-tirsia potassium are associated with its roots, which go back to the ancient art of Kali blade combat, common in the Philippines. For Kali, the circular motions of the sword, which are a symbol of the movement of the planets in the sky, and the movement of weapons along the triangles that symbolize the stars, are characteristic. In ancient times, potassium was present in all everyday events, although most often, potassium was used to protect against wild animals and enemies. Potassium training was conducted with special ritual ceremonies.
There are two options for the name “Kali” to appear: from the name of the city of Kalibo in the Aklan province or from the name of special knives that were originally used in peciti-tirsia kali.
Peciti potassium tirsia originated in the regions of Panay and Negros in the western Philippines. This battle system was assembled into a single whole by the Tortal family. The family school has existed for more than 4 generations and originates from Norberto Tortal. Peciti-tirsia was significantly improved in the 1930s by the founder’s grandson, Conrado Tortalem. Now the head of the pecity-tirsia system is Leo Tortal, Jr., the grandson of Conrado Tortal.
Leo Gaye was born in 1938, at the age of 6 he began teaching pecity-tirsia potassium. In 1972, Leo moved to America, New York.
He saw a steady increase in the popularity of various martial arts, and understood that studying his martial arts system would recognize the various achievements of the people of the Philippines. Leo began teaching pequiti-tirsia to masters of other martial arts. Soon, training quickly led to the spread of pecity thyrsia in the United States. Leo Tortal’s style has been recognized by many respected martial arts organizations.
Peciti Tirsia influenced the styles of such masters in the Philippine martial arts as Dan Inosanto, the Dog Brothers group, and others.
In 1995, the organization Pekiti-Tirsia International arose, its leaders in 1997 decided to act independently. Now its head is considered guru McGraph. The organization also includes the head instructor Mataas guru Erwin Bolart, as well as managing directors for Europe, North America, Germany, Italy.
In 1996, the pequiti-tirsia organization in Europe was created, headed by the Maginot-Mandala Uli Weidl.
In 2003, the international organization pecity-tirsia was created under the leadership of Leo Gaye and national directors in the Philippines, the USA, Canada, and Europe.
Gradually, pecity tirsia became known throughout the world. Pekiti-tirsia Global representative offices now exist in Austria, Germany, Italy, Norway, France, England, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, USA, Philippines, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Sweden, Switzerland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Spain, Canada and Russia.
10/25/1997 was a celebration of the centenary of martial arts, which took place in Subic Bay in the Philippines.
Peciti-tirsia is now the martial arts recommended by the Government of the Philippines for use by the Naval Corps, armed forces and special forces of the Philippines Police.
Pekiti-tirsia Kali Special Forces
Peciti Thyrsia uses all combat techniques, but the focus is on melee combat. Its basis is a position closed from the enemy, which allows you to deviate from the enemy’s blow and strike yourself, even at close range. In peciti-tirsia, a special place of preparation is occupied by the destruction of the enemy’s attacks with a counterattack until the enemy strikes. Pekiti-tirsia is based on attacks and counterattacks in all directions and levels of action of the opponent. Clean defense techniques are practically not used as ineffective for survival.
Peciti-tirsia potassium consists of techniques for using 5 types of weapons, which include the human body. This application:
– single stick, sword or spear
– double stick or sword
– sword and dagger
– knife versus knife
– hand-to-hand combat
There are also subsystems of techniques that are subject to changes and additions over time. Each such subsystem includes a list of techniques combined according to their purpose:
– Doce Methodos – 12 techniques, each of which combines several techniques. Of these, we can distinguish a group of techniques called “64 attacks”.
– Seguidas – includes various connecting techniques between levels.
– Contradas – counterattack techniques with a tendency to follow the enemy’s attack in order to meet his attack.