PTI Blog

  • ISSUES REGARDING SELF-DEFENSE & THE LAW

    The following is adapted from the lecture I often give as part of my job as a firearms instructor for the New York State Court system. I am not a l...
  • PTI ADVANCED HAND VS KNIFE

    Pekiti-Tirsia Empty Hand vs Knife technique is based on the following principles: Train as if your attacker has been trained in knife work: The ...
  • PEKITI-TIRSIA INTERNATIONAL IN THE 21st CENTURY

    The practice of public or commercial teaching of the Filipino martial arts (FMA) is relatively new compared to the martial arts of northern Asia (K...
  • What is the best grip for combat with a knife?

    I get asked that question a lot at seminars. I usually respond by saying “Well, show me your knife.” Which grip is best will depend on the knife. B...
  • CONTROLLED HUMAN AGGRESSION FOR THE MARTIAL ARTIST PART 2

    CONTROLLED HUMAN AGGRESSION FDR THE MARTIAL ARTIST PART 2by Tuhon Bill McGrath How does an understanding of Controlled Human Aggression aid the mod...
  • CONTROLLED HUMAN AGGRESSION FOR THE MARTIAL ARTIST PART 1

    CONTROLLED HUMAN AGGRESSION FOR THE MARTIAL ARTIST Part 1by Tuhon Bill McGrathCopyright 1999 William R. McGrath Anthropologists tell us that mankin...