Showing posts with label knife defense. Show all posts
Showing posts with label knife defense. Show all posts

February 27, 2014

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Takedowns and Disarms

Bill McGrath showcases some disarms and fast takedowns from the Pekiti Tirsia Kali system of combat.  Pekiti is one of the most scientific in terms of the approach to real world combatives.  More and more I am hearing about weapon based attacks both locally here in the Pacific NW as well as globally around the world.  If you are interested in learning how to defend yourself in such situations come join us to train Wednesday nights at 6pm and Saturday at 9am.

February 3, 2014

Self Defense Books: What Do You Look For?

So I was looking through my martial arts books over the weekend and I started to think about the great ones in my collection (Tim Cartmell's "Effortless Combat Throws" certainly tops the list), and the plethora of terrible ones I cling onto for some unbeknownst reason.  So it got me thinking what I would want to see in a book about self defense?  What book would I suggest my sister read, or my aunt buy?

What qualities would be valuable for the layperson?  I have said it before and will say it again, if anyone expects to retain any self defense skills then those attributes MUST be trained on a regular basis.  That said... what subjects / topics / situations / techniques would you like to see in a book geared for self defense?  Take a moment and fill out the poll (multiple answers are okay) on your right and/or leave a comment below. 

July 23, 2013

Pekiti Tirsia Kali: Edge & Impact Weapon Fighting Concepts Seminar August 24-25th 2013

I am very pleased to announce my Kali teacher returning to Seattle, to offer a two day workshop on Pekiti Tirsia Kali, one of the most beautiful and effective of the bladed arts.  All levels of experience are welcome, as Meynard will lead us through a progression of concepts that will be applied with moderate resistance. 

Also while you are stopping by make sure to vote on the poll to your right -> and let me know what martial art you would like to see covered here more?

Three Harmonies Martial Arts Presents
Pekiti Tirsia Kali:
Edge & Impact Weapon Fighting Concepts
w/ Guro Meynard Ancheta

August 24: 12-4pm
August 25: 10am-2pm
942 N. 95th St.
Seattle, WA.
$75 One Day
  $105 Entire Weekend
Open to any and all levels of experience!  

“Doce Methodos Progressions for Technical and Full Contact Sparring.”
In this seminar, students will learn blade combat flow and how to apply the "Methodos" in a dynamic and progressive way. The skills taught in this seminar will lay the foundation that will allow students to explore the principles of the Doce Methodos (Twelve Methods) while training with resistance and thereby develop true fighting ability with edge weapons.  Students will learn effective and proven techniques applied in real time against uncooperative and skilled opponents.  
Meynard Ancheta has been training in the martial arts for over 25 years.  A brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as well as a dedicated student of Tim Cartmell’s for over 10 years in various disciplines, Meynard has comitted his life to training Pekiti Tirsia Kali under Leo Gaje.  He is head instructor of  PTK Southern California, and the PTK instructor for Three Harmonies Martial Arts in Seattle, WA.

For more info or to register contact Jake Burroughs:  [email protected] / 206-941-3232

October 30, 2012

Free Kali Knife Fighting Seminar Monday Nov. 5, 2012


Just a friendly reminder that Guro Scott Brennan will be teaching a free 2 hour seminar/ overview on Filipino knife fighting on November 5, 2012 at the NW Jiu Jitsu Academy. This seminar will cover the art of Lucaylucay Kali knife work from the basics of knife choices, grips, stances, footwork, power cuts and thrusts in both standard and ice pick grip into pass and cut and check and cut drills, self-defense templates against the various angles of attack, flow drills, the Lucaylucay ‘Dos Manos’ family style of knife work, and ‘time permitting’ empty hands against the knife. All topics are taught with a emphasis on modern, functional self-defense.
Guro Scott is the owner of Brennan’s Blades, maker of custom aluminum training knives and other FMA related tools and he will be bringing a full selection of trainers and other weapons and items for sale. So make sure to bring some extra cash!

Lucaylucay Kali Seminar
November 5, 2012
942 N 95th St.
Seattle, WA
Contact: Jake Burroughs 206-941-3232 
[email protected]

Guro Scott has been training in, researching and teaching the FMA for over 25 years. He is a certified Kali/ Jeet Kune Do instructor under the late Marangal Guro Teodoro Lucaylucay. He is an associate instructor in Hufana Traditional Arnis and a frequent guest instructor at the World Filipino Martial Arts seminars. He is a Sergeant with San Juan County Sheriff and is the Head Defensive Tactics Instructor, teaching empty hands, impact weapons, chemical weapons and defensive knife. He is also the Head Firearms Instructor. He is the ‘star’ of the Panther Productions 3 tape/DVD
series on The Balisong and Filipino Knife Fighting. He regularly teaches FMA, self-defense and law enforcement related seminars around Washington State, the U.S. and in Europe.