20 years has passed ...
20 years has passed since Pekiti-Tirsia Europe organisation was founded by Tuhon Uli Weidle and Achim Weidle with the blessing and guidance by Grand Tuhon Leo T Gaje jr. Quality was in focus and the organisation began to grow from the strong positive philosophy of Pekiti-Tirsia. Believe in life, success, and good health.
PTE HQ in Reutlingen became the primary place in europe for the growing interest for people wanting to learn the Tortal family art and share the values that built and kept it. Instructors got their personal training directly from Tuhon Uli Weidle, expanded and challenged their knowledge together and quality was insured by annual visits from Grand Tuhon Gaje.
The child that was Pekiti-Tirsia europe has stood the tests of time and after 20 years it has now reached adulthood as a family. A family that brings people from north, middle and south together in the idea and spirit of making friends and not enemies. A place where we keep on sharing a practical solution for self defense as well as sharing the wisdom given to us by Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje and Tuhon emeritus Uli Weidle. This knowledge is open for anybody that shares our values of respect, tolerance and appreciation of life.
To ensure that the PTK Europe remains true to the original mission statement, and also is represented by the north, middle and the south we have put together a council consisting of three senior practitioners and teachers.
Alessandro Crizman (Italy)
Roland Roppelt (Germany)
Johan Kanberg (Sweden),
The council will continue to promote the life support system that is PTK and focus on personal growth and experience of our community of practitioners as well as continuing the journey that is the art together with Grand Tuhon Leo T Gaje jr.