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Counter-Terrorism In the Jungle


Counter-Terrorism in the Jungle Waterbury Martial Artist Teaches Kuntao to, and Trains with the Filipino Military Wednesday, October 13, 2004 WATERBURY, Conn. ¾ Living in the jungles of the Philippines may sound like an adventure, but for martial artist and Waterbury native Ron Kosakowski it’s just another day at work. He was invited by Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje to train with the Filipino military in counterterrorism applications of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali, a martial art native to the Philippines that emphasizes “offensive defense” against edged weapons, such as knives, and impact weapons like sticks or clubs. Most of Kosakowski’s time in the Philippines was spent training with the Filipino Recon Force Marines. “Members of the Filipino military have come under attack by terrorists and been stabbed to…

History Of Pekiti Tirsia by Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje

Kali, Arnis, Escrima/Eskrima and Kuntao, our Filipino martial art program found on www.PSDTC.com

Click on each picture below to read the plaque on the statues   Kali is the true Filipino culture and discipline expressed in the principles of respect, concern and care represented by the carrying of the Kalis as the status symbol of every Kayumanggi living in the Island. “Kayumanggi,” is the original name of the now called Filipino nationality, long before they were referred to as Filipinos.” Kali was originally a Hindu influence brought to the Islands over 800 years before the Majapahit Empire that ended back around 1500 AD. The influence of Kali as a culture was deeply rooted among the inhabitants of the 7,100 Islands. It was a culture because it expresses the Philosophy of life with the elements of belief that only life no death, success no failure and good health no…