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Mandala Rommel Tortal Two-Day Seminar

September 28, 2010

Magino’o Mandala Rommel Tortal is the Chief Instructor of the Edged-Impact Weapons Tactical Combat training of the Philippine Marine Corps and PNP – Special Action Force. The nephew of Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr (the Grandmaster of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali), Mandala Rommel Tortal spearheads the Edged-Impact Weapons training of the US Marines during Balikatan Exercises.

Pekiti-Tirsia is a system of combat-proven strategy, tactics, and techniques executed through the principle of offense, counter-offense, and recounter-offense. Seminar instruction will provide students with clear and concise knowledge, understanding, and skills in blade fighting and its application to empty-hand as well as all-edged and impact-weapon combat. This is an authentic family system of Filipino martial art, tested and proven through generations of combat; it is today the official close-quarters combat system for the Philippine Marine Corps and is required training for every Philippine Marine.

This seminar will focus on the combat drills and tactical application of the Tri-V Formula, an advanced sub-system of Pekiti-Tirsia. This will include all weapon categories of PTK as well as Pangamut/Empty-Hands/Dumog. Participants should bring training weapons and protective gear – and be prepared to train.

Dates: November 6th & 7th (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10am – 5pm (Check-in: 9:30am)

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center 5001
Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Pre-registration (by October 17th): $160 or $90 per day
After October 17th or at the door: $180 or $100 per day

  • Absolutely NO FILMING of any kind will be permitted other than by those already designated
  • Still pictures may be taken during designated times
  • Absolutely no outside food or beverages within the Convention Center (beverages will be provided, and there will be lunch breaks for both days)

For more information, questions, or concerns, please contact Crisanto Aquino at (949) 633–8514 or cavisayan@gmail.com.


Interested in Filipino martial arts? Check out Arnis Self-Defense: Stick, Blade, and Empty-Hand Combat Techniques of the Philippines by Jose Paman.

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