PTI Blog

  • HOODIES, LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS & T-SHIRTS ON THE PTI STORE

    You may have noticed that I've added a large number of clothing items to the PTI store. Here's the why and how of this project.
  • THE PEKITI-TIRSIA INTERNATIONAL 2023 SPRING CAMP

    THE PEKITI-TIRSIA INTERNATIONAL 2023 SPRING CAMP
    March 24-25-26, 2023
    133 Digby Ave Lafayette, LA 70508 (Gladiator Academy)
    All level practitioners!
    Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced welcome!
    Instructors: Tuhon Scott Faulk, Tuhon Jack Latorre, Magino’o Coach Danny Terrell
  • WHAT TO TEACH AT THE 2023 PTI CAMPS?

    It’s time for the senior instructors and I to begin planning next year’s schedule and curriculum. We need input from PTI members and others who have attended our camps. What would you like to see taught at the 2023 camps?
  • PROGRESSING THROUGH THE PTI RANK SYSTEM: A HISTORY

    FROM TUHON JACK LATORRE: When first coming to the system in 1993 or so and seeing this chart, I was very excited to undertake this system.
    When I started completing the first few curricular blocks, the design of each block made so much sense for both learning and application.
  • CHOPRA FAMILY CHARITY RAFFLE

    *The contest has ended. If you would like to make a donation directly to the Chopra family, please contact Tuhon Bill McGrath for details.

    On May 13th I received extremely sad news from PTI’s India Director Sahil Chopra. His wife Smarika had passed away that day from Covid-19, just 20 days after giving birth to their second child. You can imagine what a devastating effect this must be having on Sahil and his family. His oldest son is just 4 years old. Sahil is serving in the Indian army and can be called away from home as the needs of the army dictate. Please pray for them.

  • MAGINO'O GURO DAN TERRELL - MARTIAL ARTS BIO

    MAGINO'O GURO DAN TERRELL - MARTIAL ARTS BIO: Coach Danny Terrell began his training at 11 in boxing at the Iberia Boxing Club and 2 years of wres...
  • QUESTIONS ON THE DOCE METHODOS

    During my research into the Tri-V formula, I was asked about the Doce Methodos (DM), as this material is often referred to as the older teaching system used for Pekiti-Tirsia when instructors are learning the Tri-V. I recall seeing two lists of the Doce Methodos from Grand Tuhon Gaje (GT), around 1976 or 77 during the days of his first organization, the Arnis America Organization. 
  • PEKITI-TIRSIA IN MARTIAL ARTS MAGS 1970s & 80s

    Here are some scans from old martial arts magazine articles. I believe all of these magazines are out of business, so there should be no copyright issues with my posting them here. In some pictures you will see a skinny kid with a mop of black hair on his head acting as a target for Grand Tuhon Gaje. Good times.
  • PTI FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS

    Several PDFs and JPEGs of important PTI documents did not make it over to the new web service when we had to change services this September. Here are some of them all in one spot for ease of viewing. 

  • PEKITI-TIRSIA INTERNATIONAL MISSION STATEMENT

    There are No Secret Techniques in PTI: If all techniques are listed in the course outline it keeps the instructors honest. An instructor cannot say to a student “Do this for me (pay for private lessons/bring a large group to my seminar/etc) and I will teach you these secret techniques.”
  • NEW TUHONS!

    TWO NEW TUHONS FOR PEKITI-TIRSIA INTERNATIONAL This week I promoted Guros Scott Faulk and Jack Latorre to the rank of Tuhon Guro “Chief Instructor...
  • HOW BIG IS YOUR “US”?

    ( Originally printed in the Winter 2000 PTI newsletter ) When I started training in the Pekiti-Tirsia system in 1975, I was 14 years old. It very q...