What is Pekiti-Tirsia Kali?

What is Pekiti-Tirsia Kali? Pekiti-Tirsia Kali isn’t a new concept. It’s one you’ve seen many times used throughout movies and cartoons like Star Wars and Ninja Turtles!

P3 Kali-PTK Columbus teaches Pekiti-Tirsia Kali, which is a style specific to Filipino Martial Arts. It was founded in 1897 by he Tortal Family. The sole heir and guardian of this system is Leo T. Gaje Jr.. Pekiti-Tirsia is strictly a combat-oriented system, as opposed to sport-focused style. Kali focuses on edged, impact, and improvised weapons with an emphasis on the 5 principles of Speed, Power, Accuracy, Timing, and Precision. 


Coordination is a skill that will strengthen throughout training and is very important in the proper execution of the five principles. It lets you perform complex movements faster, smoother, and with more confidence. With repetition of the correct movements, reactions, and attacks, your coordination improves along with your speed, power, accuracy, timing, and precision. This will allow you to become more adaptable during a real life situation.  

What do we offer?

For kids we offer P3 Kali Kids. P3 Kali Kids is an incredible art for the kids to learn. It teaches incredible focus, increases their speed, coordination, and reflexes. In addition, with the “Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn” principle, it teaches leadership, communication, and teamwork. Kali will challenge and strengthen both their minds and bodies. Kali will give them confidence to be able to protect themselves and others. P3 Kali Kids utilizes the empty hands, single stick, and double stick. 

For adults we offer P3 Combat Kali, which embodies full Pekiti Tirsia Kali. The adults utilize the training of the empty hands, single stick/blade, and double stick/blade. This is an incredible system that combines centuries of training, and has been proven to be extremely effective in actual combat. This is the most amazing system of self defense and combat training that you will ever experience.

PTK Blade
PTK Empty Hand
PTK Impact Weapon






We work with children starting at 3 years old. No experience in martial arts necessary! We focus on all aspects of black belt training, including self-defense, focus, respect, and accountability. Each class is designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Our Adult Martial Arts training in Kali and Jiu Jitsu is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for teens and adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment. While teaching techniques that save lives with life skills that work both on and off the mat, our students get the best instruction possible. All are welcome to train, no matter their experience level. Our instructors will tailor the lesson to fit each individual.

About the Owner:  It all began as a family activity with jiu jitsu and blossomed into a love of martial arts. Confidence through being able to defend yourself is like nothing else, and that confidence changed my kids’ lives! It improved their social and academic skills and has given them a strong foundation for success in life. That has inspired me to share with our community, to help kids on their own journey to a successful future. I’m a military wife, mom, and instructor. I have training in early childhood development and was an in home childcare provider serving military families. I have a passion for people and serving the community in ways that promote a better future. With a passion for helping community members stay safe while teaching the “art” of martial arts, I believe that each student can obtain their goals and objectives in life.