The Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association was founded by Tuhon Jared Wihongi in 2002. The idea of an association dedicated to the tactical application of Pekiti-Tirsia was based on Tuhon Jared’s extensive background as a Police Trainer, SWAT Operator and an Army Special Forces Combatives Instructor. The original concept of the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association was an organization dedicated to training the Tri-V Method of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali with a strict emphasis on Tactical Application. The mission has since grown to encompass TRICOM (Tri-Angle Combatives) Law Enforcement/ Military training modules, “Classical Pekiti-Tirsia” training methodologies in addition to the Tri-V Method.
Most Senior Instructors within the PTTA are current and former Police/ Military Operators and Use-of-Force trainers from around the world. This being the case, the PTTA has expanded to the point where most affiliate schools have classes and organizations with student bases made up primarily of civilian enthusiasts, as well as police/military Operators.
The roots of our knowledge were guided by Grandtuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr. during his most active years training the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces. He was instrumental in the guiding mission and principles of the PTTA, and acted as Chief Technical Advisor to the Board of Directors for over a decade. The PTTA was one of the primary organizations that operated under the umbrella of the now defunct Pekiti-Tirsia Global Grand Alliance.