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Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a close-quarter, in-fighting combat system against multiple opponents based on the use of the Blade. Pekiti-Tirsia is a system of complete strategies and tactics utilizing all close quarters weaponry, at all ranges, which provide protection from strikes and attacks, destruction of opponent’s weapons, and domination of any combat or self defense situation.

The Pekiti-Tirsia Kali system is an authentic Filipino martial art formulated and perfected by generations of the Tortal family of Negros and Panay islands. The family patriarch, Grand Tuhon Conrado B. Tortal, passed this system and its attributes onto his only grandson, and sole heir, GRAND TUHON Leopoldo Tortal Gaje, Jr.

Today, Pekiti-Tirsia is trained and executed in combat and survival by military operators, law enforcement officers, and citizens across the free world.

The strategy, tactics, and techniques of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali are ancient in origin, yet ultra advanced that its fighting values always remain new. The mastery process of Kali is the magnificent obsession of the true warrior. Pekiti-Tirsia is a system that preserves those that dedicate their lives to its philosophy, values, and precepts.

Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr. is the Chairman and President of the Pekiti-Tirsia Global Organization (PTGO) and presides over Pekiti-Tirsia national organizations across Asia, North America, and Europe. He has designated Mandala Kanishka Sharma as the Managing Director and Chief Instructor of Pekiti Tirsia Kali India and is Sole and Whole Authority to spread Pekiti Tirsia Kali in India.

Under the tutelage of Mandala Kanishka Sharma, Pekiti Tirsia Kali is currently being followed in:

  • Special Forces Training School, Nahan
  • National Security Guards (NSG) Training Head Quarter, Manesar
  • Indian Air Force Special Force GARUD
  • Various Units of Special Forces in India like 21 Para S.F. Unit, 11 Para S.F, 6 Para Air Borne,
  • Chhattisgarh Police DSP cadre, Special Task Force,Noida Police, U.P.
  • Agra Para Brigage
  • Delhi Police SWAT
  • Reliance Industries
  • 24 Secure Security PVT EPG( Executive protection Group)
  • CITS- Counter insurgency training school, Assam
  • 3,19,21 and 25 Assam Riffles
  • 9 Mahar
  • 3 Rajput
  • 15 Dogra
  • 161 BDG.



"This is to certify that the team of Kanishka Sharma(Chief Instructor), Pekiti Tirsia Kali India have proficiently trained the team of 21 Para (SF) in Basic Course of PTK, We extend our heartiest gratitude and appreciation for high degree of professionalism and expertise displayed by them."
Para Commandos
Col. S. S. Shekhawat, Commanding Officer
21 Battalion The Parachute Regiment (SF)
"Professional competent and tactically qualified instructors from Pekiti Tirsia Kali, India imparted unarmed combat training in almost professional manner. Their conduct and the quality of instruction was commendable. Their discipline, dedication, professionalism and level of interest shown during the entire duration of the course has been of a very high order and is praiseworthy. I convey my best wishes and continued success to the entire team in all their future endeavours."
NSG Commando
Major General P. S. Paul, Inspector General
Training Center NSG (National Security Guards)
"The Training imparted by him (Master Kanishka Sharma) is found to be very effective and useful for the Garuds in honing the art of Unarmed Combat"
Group Captain N Krishnamurthy, Commandant
Garud Regimenal Training Center
"This is to certify that the team of 'Pekiti Tirsia Kali, India" has successfully conducted Basic & Advanced Course in Pekiti Tirsia Kali with utmost credibility and authenticity as per guidelines set up by the Pekiti Tirsia Kali Global Organization, Philippines."
Lt Col T M Reddy, Adm Gp Cdr
Special Forces Training School

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