Good day everyone. I want to thank all of our reader and supporters. Filipino Martial Arts in Canada is growing and ever becoming popular.
I had the opportunity to purchase a very special coin. I do enjoy silver bullions more than other types if coins. However, this particular commemorative coin is special.
This coin represents the foundation of Pekiti Tirsia Kali and what we believe in.
We believe in Life not death.
We believe in Success not failure.
We believe in Health not sickness.
Similar size compared to a 1 Troy ounce silver.
We, Pekiti Tirsia Kali Alberta is lead by Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje Jr. He is the source of our knowledge. We follow Grand Tuhon’s teachings and his leadership.
Thank you Kuya Jesse for this inspiring coin. I look forward to the day when I give this coin to my son.
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Today was a special day. Like-minded people who share a passion for emergency preparedness got together to share and present.
Very comfortable. Yes it truly was.
We had the previlidge to learn from outdoor survival experts, navigators, firearm management and knife defense.
It’s great to see that there are people out there who are prepared for emergencies. An emergency can be as big as a typhoon or it can be as personal as loosing employment or loosing a loved one.
Please see how prepared you and your family are. Start small and learn a practical skill.
Plastic tarp, an old tent fly and a space blanket can make a great shelter.
We also had the opportunity to showcase Filipino martial arts. As many of you know FMA has a lot of things to offer. However with limited time we showed the fundamental footwork and two strikes. Then we showed how to apply the technique against a stab. We practiced these few techniques multiple times. It’s better to get good at a few things than be mediocre at a hundred things.
Rapid give and take exercises.
First two angles of attack and footwork.
Throughout our mini workshop we open the floor for questions. As the group practiced we showed each pair options what other moves are possible. We had a request to show empty hands vs knife and empty hand techniques. All of what we showed derived from the basic footwork and two strikes. Just for fun I showed the same technique against a round house kick.
There was a lot smiles and laughs. Some inquired about regular classes, too. It was great to see children join in on the fun. We hope to do this again and enjoy each other’s company.
Thanks for the opportunity.
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We were very fortunate to have Grand Tuhon (GT) Leo Gaje Jr come to Vancouver on October 24 and 25, 2015. I would highly recommend everyone come to GT’s future seminars. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
I want to give a shout out to Tuhon Loki and the Tactix gym for hosting the seminar. It was my kind of gym, to the point and awesome. If you’re in the Vancouver area please look up Tuhon Loki and the Tactix gym for some training and work outs.
The day started with a meet and greet. There were people from different parts of Canada and the US who came to train. It was a friendly atmosphere and inviting. My wife and son got to meet GT. My two-year old was to able to play box with GT and kick GT in the shin. GT took me aside to complement me on training my son at a young age.
The class started with GT teaching us about the history of the Philippines. There was some information that I did not know about, such as when the Philippines was sold for $3 a head to the Americans. What is it about the Philippines that attracted so many superpowers?
I did not have a lot of opportunities to take pictures. There were just so many things to learn. I’m not going to talk about what techniques GT taught us. I will, however, tell you that GT is an excellent teacher. He took the time to make sure everyone was doing well. He did not leave anyone behind.
GT travels all over the world to teach his family’s martial art. He has been featured in numerous news and magazine articles. You can also see GT in different martial arts documentaries such as Fight Quest, Human Weapons, and Surviving Edged Weapons, just to name a few. You can also see GT on numerous YouTube channels.
I highly encourage you to train with GT. You will be in the presence of a living legend. He is a true martial artist, gentleman, teacher and mentor.