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Round about the knife: Training Methods and Weapons of the Pekiti-Tirsia System

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To Teach & To Fight

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Round about the knife: Training methods and weapons of the Pekiti-Tirsia system

A central element of the Pekiti-Tirsia System is training with and against the knife. A purposeful knife training, as is practised by Pekiti-Tirsia, combines and develops all qualities needed by a skilful fighter: physical fitness, decision making power, determination, courage, self-confidence, understanding the necessity for and the ability to maintain situational awareness and a strategic-tactical approach.

Yet, knife training by itself is not complete. For optimal results it needs more then that....

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Topic Advanced Studies

To Teach & To Fight - Pekiti-Tirsia Trainers Training

  • From present to future
  • Pekiti-Tirsia instructors training
  • Practical by tradition
The future of the Pekiti-Tirsia system depends in the bottom line on the quality of the active trainers and instructors....

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Topic Pekiti-Tirsia Europe

The advantage of the open hand

  • The Body Weapon of Choice...
  • The problem of the knuckle punch
  • Self-defence with open hand strikes
  • Slapping the Pekiti-Tirsia way
  • Won the fight lost the battle?
  • Open Hand tactics for Situation Control and Conflict Management
  • The gesture of the open hand
  • Slaps: closing the circle
In the western world the common believe about empty hands fighting is that empty hands fighting means fist fighting. In contrast to that believe, there is no doubt among knowledgeable and experienced self-defence experts, that open hand strikes are truly effective and superior body weapons. This article will explain some of the reasons why the open hand methods and especially the open hand slap is a preferred body weapon for beginners in civilian self-defence and for professionals....

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Pekiti-Tirsia and the Military

  • Importance of close quarter combat for the military
  • Guerrilla-Problem of the Military
  • Use of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali
  • Discipline, Courage, Determination
For military special units successful close quarter combat becomes more and more important. To have the counter-measures to Guerrilla-Warfare, the filipino Recon Marines were looking for a combat system, which would satisfy the extraordinary demands in applied strategy and tactics, cunningness and team spirit of the Force Recon Marines....

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