Hello everyone. I have some exciting news:
In addition to Hapkido, I now offer a Pekiti Tirsia Kali class (PTK) every Wednesday from 1 pm to 3:00 pm. See the Schedule and Location page for address, cost, etc.
If you live in Fresno or Clovis (or the surrounding area) and you are interested in Kali, you should check out this class.
Have you been threatened with a knife? Would you like to be able to defend yourself with a bladed weapon? Are you a martial artist who is skilled with your hands and would like to add a realistic knife component to your skill set? Then come to this class.
I am a student of Kali under Philip Hartshorne, who is a student of Tim Waid, President of Pekiti-Tirsia Global Organization, and an instructor to various militaries, law enforcement and private security firms worldwide.
Kali is a Filipino fighting system that specializes in knife, machete and short sword combat. There is also an empty hand element. All fighting ranges are taught in PTK, but special attention is given to long range and close-quarters combat. PTK is a comprehensive fighting art that deals with all aspects of short to medium-length blade combat, including offense, defense, grip changes, disarms and more.
Most of our training is done with sticks and training knives. We also sometimes use aluminum training machetes and training swords. Every session will include knife or stick sparring. Students wear protective gear such as goggles, hockey gloves and helmets when appropriate.
Come try a class, free of charge!