Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr.
Source of Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Weapons Master Instructor, Close-Quarters Combat Legend, Hall of Famer, Black Belt Man of the Year 2018, Living Ancestor
Weapons Master Instructor
Source of Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Filipino Fighting Arts
As the supreme Grandmaster and Guardian of Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr. is a 3-time Hall of Fame awardee, and Weapons Master Instructor across the globe. He has been featured on magazine covers since the 1980s, most recently on the cover of Black Belt Magazine, recognized as Man of the Year 2018. Grand Tuhon received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Martial Arts Supershow in 2019.
Grand Tuhon brought Pekiti Tirsia Kali (PTK) to the United States in 1972, and has since then shared his family art with more than 25 countries around the world. His contribution to Close Quarters Combat and Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) community is unsurpassable, making him one of the greatest living legends of our time. PTK is so effective with the use of weaponry and blade technology, that it is sought after by military & law enforcement groups internationally, serving as the only official Filipino fighting system of the Philippines military, U.S. Special Forces, Indian Special Forces, and Austrian Special Forces.
Based in the Philippines, Grand Tuhon is the only Authorized Source of Pekiti Tirsia Kali. He continues to teach all around the world, preserving the blade technology, and protecting this indigenous Filipino fighting art that has survived the test of time, from ancient warfare to modern weaponry.
Every year, Grand Tuhon and Pekiti Tirsia Kali Pilipinas hold an annual Pekiti Tirsia Kali Global Convention in the Philippines for instructors and practitioners around the world to train together, and receive the guidance of our Living Ancestor.
Stay tuned for more information about next year’s summit of instructors. The 10th Pekiti Tirsia Kali Global Convention will be held in Bacolod City, 2020!