Pekiti Tirsia Kali

Pekiti Tirsia Kali is a martial art and self-defence system from the Philippines. It had been developed and passed on by the family of our grandmaster (Grandtuhon) Leo T. Gaje. Pekiti Tirsia Kali - short PTK - teaches the students to solve conflict situations. Evasion and escape, negotiating and creative problem solving are just as important as physical confrontation.
 

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Berlin Kali School

Dipita Schäfer
Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Kali School (BKS) was founded in 2010 and aims to offer its students a space to practice alternate medicine, martial arts and various movement styles. BKS instructors participate in seminars regularly to insure the high quality of instruction. Additionally, several of our instructors trained directly under grandmaster Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje in the Philippines and were certified as instructors by him.

Dipita Schäfer is the head trainer of the BKS. He has practiced various styles of martial art for over 15 years, including intensive experience in Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, Muai Thai and Krav Maga. As part of his study of sinology, he developed an interest in Shaolin Kung fu, Tai chi and Qigong. During his university studies, he received a scholarship to pursue his martial studies in Asia. During his 2 year sojourn, he was presented with an intimate look at the culture which forms the foundation of many martial arts. While training in China, he trained directly with monks from Shaolin and Wudang.

After watching a BBC documentary about the PTK system, Dipita decided to travel to the Philippines in 2009. In Manila, he began training under the guidance of Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje jr. and his instructors. The philosophy and functionality of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali impressed Dipita from the outset. 
“Training with weapons not only sharpens our perception, but forces students to develop an intelligent approach to protecting one’s self and others from harm. PTK teaches how to survive armed encounters from day one.” 
 
Dipita received his promotion to Agalon in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali from both Grand Tuhon Leo Gaye and Tuhon Uli Weidle. In addition, he joined the instructor program of the PTK Europe association under the direction of Tuhon Uli Weidle. 
“Kali as instructed by the Tortal family is a complete system; unifying both the combative and the personal development aspects of the martial arts."

Kali Köln

Benni Tischler, Oliver Berli
Köln, Germany

We are a small group of Pekiti-Tirsia enthusiasts. We coordinate training and other events via our Facebook group "Kali Köln". 

We have one regular training session per week. Training time and exact location for this regular training session is announced on our Facebook group 1-2 months in advance.

In addition, we often train a second time per week - spontaneously and on demand. (Not announced in the Facebook group)

We normally train outdoors (yes, even in winter and when it is raining, muddy and cold ;-). But occasionally we rent an indoor training room in winter time. 

Training is given by Benni Tischler or Oliver Berli.

Kali Stuttgart e.V.

Matthias Zoissl
Stuttgart, Germany

The Kali Stuttgart e.V. exclusively offers the traditional Filipino combat and movement system “Pekiti Tirsia Kali” in Stuttgart.
Based on concepts to defense armed and unarmed attacks this universal system provides you with the ability to react appropriately to conflicts.
In addition to the technical training and the philosophy, you will also learn the legal foundations of self-defense and gather a healthy self-confidence as well as physical fitness.
Following this, not every conflict has to end up in a fight, but can be avoided by preventing psychology, good negotiating skills, or escape.
Due to the usage of intuitive movements, all trained concepts (with and without arms) can be used in everyday’s life – therefore the Pekiti Tirsia Kali combat system is suitable for real conflicts, not for the boxing ring.
In every training session, we also train your physical basis, to make the best use out of our effective self-defense and self-assertion system. In special training sessions we combine Philippine exercises with Crossfit and high-intensity workouts.
Training for government agencies and groups is available on request.

Kampfkunstzentrum (Martial Arts Center)

Uli Weidle
Reutlingen, Germany

A person training in a healthy environment will grow - internal as well as external. The Kampfkunstzentrum Reutlingen (Martial Arts Center of Reutlingen City) with it's 200 members is providing such a healthy environment.

From 1988 up to present the Kampfkunstzentrum Reutlingen has been where Tuhon Uli Weidle and his team of friendly, skilled and motivated trainers are teaching Pekiti Tirsia Kali and other martial arts.

Tuhon Uli hosted the first seminar with Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje in Europe and from 1996 to present times Grand Tuhon Gaje was conducting seminars and workshops once sometimes twice a year. It can be said that the Kampfkunstzentrum Reutlingen and Tuhon Uli Weidle have been the origin for propagating Pekiti Tirsia Kali in Europe.

In 2012 the Kampfkunstzentrum moved to a nicer and bigger training location. We offer a huge training area with fixed mats, a functional strength training area, heavy bags, tire stack etc. Members have 24/7 access to the training facility. Kali classes are conducted every workday (Monday to Friday). Many of those classes are taught by Tuhon Uli Weidle personally. We offer weekend workshops several times a month. Full day training and full week trainings as well as personal training or small group training can also be arranged.

Kampfkunstzentrum Hechingen

Anthony Stadel, Mischa Berenfeld
Hechingen, Germany

We’re located in Hechingen where we run our small Gym. Besides Pekiti Tirsia Kali you may take Taekwondo classes. There’s also Yoga for you. Come visit us!
Like us on facebook.

Knochenmühle Tübingen

The Knochenmühle Tübingen  has been a part of the sports program of the University of Tübingen for the most time since its founding  in 2004 by Sixt Wetzler. Registration has to be done via the Hochschulsport Tübingen.

No4 Aktivzentrum - PTK Würzburg

Bernd Altenhöfer
Würzburg, Germany

One of the PTE's oldest groups - teaching Pekiti Tirsia Kali since 2002!

Palestra Corpo Libero

Alessandro Crizman
Fogliano Redipuglia - Gorizia, Italy

Asd Corpo Libero specializzata nello studio e nella pratica delle Arti Marziali, Ben 18 corsi di Arti marziali per adulti e 7 Corsi per bambini.. Tel. 0481777737 – info@corpolibero.biz – Via Roma 15 Ronchi dei Legionari (GO - Italia)

Pekiti Tirsia Catalunya

Cornel-Peter Rodenbusch
Barcelona, Spain, Catalonia

For many generations Kali Pekiti was only practiced within the family circle. We maintain this spirit as friends and family and train without artificial hierarchies. We train together in order that everyone grows: students and newcomers. For this reason we are organized as an association. Our group belongs to the organization of Pekiti Tirsia Europe that allows us to invite teachers and train ourselves in international seminars. We share experiences and cultivate a culture of peace based on respect for life. For more information, visit our website or just come by and train with us!

Durant moltes generacions Pekiti Tirsia Kali només es practicava dins del cercle familiar. Nosaltres mantenim aquest esperit familiar i entrenem com a amics sense jerarquies artificials. Entrenem tots junts amb l'objectiu que cadascú creixi: l'alumnat i els nouvinguts. Per aquesta raò ens hem organitzat com una associació participativa. El nostre grup pertany a l‘organització europea de Pekiti Tirsia Europe que ens permet convidar professors i formar-nos en seminaris internacionals. D’aquesta manera, volem compartir expèriencia i cultivar una cultura de pau basada en el respecte cap a la vida. Per més informació, visita la nostre pàgina web o vine a entrenar!

Pekiti Tirsia Chemnitz

Martin Arzt
Chemnitz, Germany

The living system Pekiti Tirsia Kali stands the every day requirements in extreme situations. This fact makes this art the excellent fundament of our every day living. We train with sticks, knives and body weapons in a cooperative training environment. The target is to solve situations before they emerge or escalate. But we also train combat applications and escaping.

Pekiti Tirsia Hungary

Batári Attila, Horváth Attila
Budapest, Hungary

See our Facebook Group for more information.
1067 Budapest, Eötvös u, 11/a
Trainig is every friday 18:00

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Bad Hersfeld

Christoph George
Bad Hersfeld, Germany

Das Dojo des Turnverein Bad Hersfeld bietet optimale Trainingsräume im Dachgeschoss der Turnhalle. Auf der komplett mit Matten ausgelegten Fläche trainieren wir pures Pekiti Tirsia Kali.
Unser Training zielt auf körperliche Fitness, mentale Stärke, Geschicklichkeit, Timing und gut Technik ab. Nicht zu kurz kommt dabei Spass am Training!
Jeder ist willkommen mit uns zu trainieren!

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Egypt

Gamal Abdel Nasser
Cairo, Egypt

At Pekiti Tirsia Kali Egypt (PTK Egypt), we value an individual's desire to learn Kali and to develop self defense, movement, and combat skills with and without weapons.  The complimentary training of armed and unarmed combat enhances the art of combat and engages the practitioner to develop and apply tactical concepts in training.  This kind of training is especially useful for learning strategy and tactics, not only in combat but in all aspects of life.  Training Kali lets you develop power, technical skill, better movement, endurance, fitness, forward and positive thinking, strategy, and so much more.

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Freiburg

Arun Michael Trefz 
Freiburg, Germany

The Trainings are conducted inside the Exit Asia, a well equipped, open & friendly martial arts gym.
The PTK Group in Freiburg exists since 2008, and originates in family spirit.
Speed, Timing, Power und Precision are just as important here as exchange, cooperation & sharing knowledge.
Friends train with friends & beginners are always welcome!
See also our facebook page.

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Halle

Lars Schönemann
Halle / Saale, Germany

This is the training group for martial arts and self defense of the SV Francke 08 (sports club of the Franckesche Stiftungen in Halle / Saale). We are practicing Pekiti Tirsia Kali according to the Pekiti Tirsia Europe guidelines and as it is taught by the heir of the Pekiti Tirsia Kali system, Grandtuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr..

Training takes place on Mondays and Thursdays, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the gymnasium Haus 50 on the area of the Franckesche Stiftungen in Halle / Saale.

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Helsinki

Jussi Mattila and Jarkko Lievonen
Helsinki, Finland

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Mittelfranken

Dominik Muschweck
Fürth, Germany

The PTK Mittelfranken Group startet in the year 2011. Our training-place is a well equipped Dojo in the Kampfkunst-Gesundheitszentrum Fürth and outdoors - the biggest and greatest dojo on the planet. Join us for fun and action.

Pekiti Tirsia Kali St. Gallen

Angelo Lacava
St. Gallen, Switzerland

We are a training group trained according to the guidelines of the Pekiti Tirsia Europe. Several of our members regularly take part in the seminar series of the Pekiti Tirsia Europe to ensure the quality and development of the training. With Kali training we automatically also train strength and endurance in addition to flexibility and coordination. The focus is on the fun of exercise in a relaxed atmosphere.

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Tirol

Patrick Gössl
Innsbruck, Austria

Pekiti Tirsia Norway

Johan Kanberg, Jan Rino Humlekjær
Sarpsborg, Norway

Started a training group in 2006 under Mandala Maginoo Johan Kanberg and Michael Marlow. Today we're approximately 15 members.
Training hours at the centre are Mondays and Wednesdays 7-9 pm and Fridays 6-8 pm

Pekiti-Tirsia Jyväskylä

Janne Muhonen
Jyväskylä, Finland

Open Pekiti Tirsia Kali group on the middle of Finland, since 1999.
Weekly regular training, and summertime june-august we practising in outdoors.
We start/offer basic courses for adults and host seminars every year.
See also http://ptkfinland.fi/.

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Mogliano Veneto

Damiano Zornetta
Mogliano Veneto (TV), Italy

At the moment as below, we are in occasional training or on demand, Damiano is practicing PTK since 2002 started in Würzburg, than in Italy from 2006. The group in Italy began in 2012.

Pekiti-Tirsia Osnabrück e.V.

Thomas Müller
Osnabrück, Germany

Wir sind der Verein „Pekiti-Tirsia Osnabrück e.V.“ und sind Mitglied im Stadtsportbund Osnabrück, Landessportbund Niedersachsen und bei der Pekiti-Tirsia Europe. 
Ein offizielles Training gibt es zweimal in der Woche. Für Mitglieder gibt es zusätzlich noch die Möglichkeit an einem freien Training teilzunehmen. 
Hin und wieder organisieren wir Seminare und Trainingscamps mit erfahrenen Lehrern/Trainern aus anderen Schulen oder treten bei Vorführungen auf. 
Außerhalb des Vereins gibt es die Möglichkeit für Studenten und Bedienstete der Hochschule Osnabrück am Unisport-Kurs „Kali - Philippinische Kampfkunst“ teilzunehmen.
Weitere Informationen zu Trainingszeiten und -orten gibt immer aktuell auf unserer Facebookseite (siehe unten).

Pekiti-Tirsia Stockholm

Johan Kanberg
Stockholm, Sweden

Pekiti-Tirsia Stockholm was founded by Michael Marlow in 1996 and has been running since then. The club is open to new members twice a year. Please email johankanberg@gmail.com for more information. 

Pekiti-Tirsia Tampere

Petri Vaittinen, Petri Vaittinen
Tampere, Finland

PTK in Tampere is trained at Tampere Taistelutaitokoulu. PTK has been a part of TTK curriculum twice in it's history. First time under Bill McRath in the late nineties early twothousands. Since 2007 we have been training under PKTE umbrella. Tampere is a center location in Finnish PTK community and host's a lot of seminars.

Pekiti Tirsia Kali München

Roland Roppelt
München, Germany

The group in munich is in existence since 2001 and almost as long we are located at TSV-OST in Sieboldstraße 4 (S-Bahn Rosenheimerplatz) in the basement.
Our scedule for beginners is:
Thuesday 20:45-22:00
Wednesday 20:30-22:00
Friday 17:00-19:00
If the weather is nice we might be on the track.

Protect 360°

Andreas Düresch
Aschersleben, Germany

Tuesday and Thursday Kali training from 20.00-21.30 at the protect360 combatclub at the Fitnesspark Aschersleben

PTK Brno

Zdeněk Chmelík
Brno, Czech Republic

Group of interest led by PTK instructor Zdeněk Chmelík and the only group located in Moravia. Members of group regularly visit seminars organized by PTK Prague Braník and also invite Czech PTK instructors for their own seminars. Currently no "regular" trainings sessions are held however lessons can be organized by prior arrangement with Zdeněk Chmelík.

PTK Nelahozeves

Martin Brož, Zdeněk Chmelík
Nelahozeves, Czech Republic

Group was founded in 2006 . Currently is led by PTK instructors Martin Brož and Zdeněk Chmelík under direct supervision of main instructor for the Czech Republic Aleš Brunner. School also organizes regular seminars with Aleš Brunner.

PTK Prague Braník – Czech Headquarters

Aleš Brunner, Eduard Karol, Zdeněk Chmelík
Prague, Czech Republic

The school was founded in 2003 and currently serves as a headquarter for the Czech PTK. Instructor Aleš Brunner is responsible for the training of PTK in the Czech Republic. School offers group as well as individual training sessions. School organizes regular seminars focused on variety of topics (stick, double sticks, knife, stick and knife, sibat telescopic baton, pepper spray etc.). Quality of training is assured by continual direct contact with our teacher Tuhon Uli Weidle and Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje jr.

PTK Prague Luka

Eduard Karol
Prague, Czech Republic

School was founded in 2008. Under the PTK instructor Eduard Karol ensures the training of PTK for children.

PTK Prague Chodov

Roman Brd
Prague, Czech Republic

Group was founded in 2006 . Currently is led by PTK instructor Roman Brd under direct supervision of main instructor for the Czech Republic Aleš Brunner.

PTK Wuppertal

Proper mental and moral attitude, combative skill and physical fitness
are the training guidelines of PTK Wuppertal. The group is proud part
of Kampfsportschule Baron, an MMA gym of high renown located in the
center of Wuppertal/Germany.
With three training areas, a separate fitness area, and a large
selection of training tools, the facilities are excellently equipped.

TAO e.V. Bamberg

Helmut Bauer
Bamberg, Germany

 we train 5 days the week, see our website.

Wildcats

Luca Canton, Carlo Corradin
Torri di Quartesolo - Vicenza, Italy

Study group of Pekiti Tirsia Kali under the direction of Alessandro Crizman and study Martial Arts South - East Asia.

Gruppo di studio di Kali Pekiti Tirsia sotto la Direzione Tecnica di Alessandro Crizman e studio  Arti Marziali del Sud - Est Asia.