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                                   TUHON ROMMEL TORTAL

        CHAIRMAN OF Pekiti tirsia kali world federation


Tuhon Rommel Tortal is highly sought after around the world, for his unparalleled expertise in his family’s martial art system, Pekiti Tirsia Kali (PTK). 

He has been immersed in Pekiti Tirsia Kali since the early age of 11, under Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje. Tuhon Mel has dedicated his life to the propagation of the art. He travels extensively across the globe, developing and supporting Pekiti Tirsia Kali groups worldwide. Working closely with instructors and students to provide the best instruction and progression possible. Tuhon Mel also works with various military, law enforcement, and security contractors worldwide, as a tactical instructor.

Tuhon Mel has an extensive resume of excellence. He was the Resident Instructor at the training Head Quarters of the Philippine Marine Corps. The Tactical Combative Instructor of the Special Action Force Commandos. Former CQC Instructor for CESSNA, the Covert Escort and Security Services for National Air Carrier.  In Addition, he was the Combatives Instructor for the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police. He also became a consultant for the Philippine Public Safety College. Other mentions Tuhon Mel has accomplished include training the Presidential Guard of the Philippines, as well as instructed U.S. Marines, Indian Special Forces, US Homeland Security, and US Marshals.

                                  TUHON jared wihongi

     CHAIRMAN OF THE pekiti tirsia tactical association


Tuhon Jared Wihongi is a full-time International Tactical Combatives (Hand-to-Hand Combat),

Firearms and Martial Arts Instructor/Consultant. He is most known internationally as a Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Instructor, and his specialization extends to the complete tactical application and integration of empty-hand, edged/impact weapons and firearms skills in extreme close-quarters. His vast experience operating in the Real World as a SWAT Operator, Police Firearms/Defensive Tactics Instructor and street Patrol Officer has heavily influenced his approach to teaching, training and applying Pekiti-Tirsia.

In addition to training thousands of security personnel, conventional police officers and soldiers in many countries, Jared has taught Pekiti-Tirsia tactics and Tactical Firearms to police and military Special and Covert Operations individual Operators and entire Units throughout Europe, Asia, Australasia, North & South America. He continues to travel throughout the USA, Europe, South America and Asia several times yearly to teach tactical courses, most particularly in and around the Philippines, Brazil & Germany. Jared has also worked occasional Executive/Close Protection jobs for some of his international clients.

Jared’s professional background from 2000-2014 includes:

  • Private Sector Security Professional, 1996-2000.

  • Deputy Sheriff for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, 2000-2001.

  • Police Officer Salt Lake City Police Department, 2001-2008.

  • Chief Defensive Tactics Instructor & Firearms Instructor, Salt Lake City Police 2004-2008.

  • SWAT Operator Salt Lake City Police, 2003-2008.

  • Reserve SWAT Operator South Salt Lake Police, 2008-2013.

  • Reserve Police Officer South Salt Lake Police, 2013-Present.

  • From 2003-2013 Jared participated in over 100 high-hazard operations including hostage situations, barricaded gunmen and narcotics warrants in the capacity of a SWAT Operator.

In addition to Jared’s 14 year background as a Police Officer, he has been contracted as a Combatives Instructor for U.S. Army Special Forces Units for the last 9 years. He has also taught Defensive Tactics and Combatives courses for other training companies that cater to the Special Operations community.

In the private sector, Jared is currently retained by Browning as the Tactical Consultant for their new Black Label brand of Tactical Blades and equipment. He is retained as a consultant for the Tactical Baton training program for Germany’s Bonowi Camlock Baton. Jared was also recently featured as a subject matter expert on season one of SPIKE TV’S hit series Deadliest Warrior.

In March, 2012 Jared was invited to represent Tactical Pekiti-Tirsia at the European Police Trainers Conference in Nuremberg, Germany. He was one of only four international Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructors invited to teach at the conference, which is attended by hundreds of Police Instructors and Tactical Officers from around Europe.


                    KIT ACENAS



Kit acenes has been an integral part of Pekiti Tirsia Kali system from last 2 decades.  His skills are unique and you can see  reflection of many traditional FMA systems in his teachings.

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