Pekiti-Tirsia Kali classes will be available at Blueprint Martial Arts from November. More info to follow soon! Until then please see the below excerpt from Wikipedia to give you an introduction to the art:
Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a style specific to Filipino Martial Arts. Pekiti-Tirsia is strictly a combat-oriented system, as opposed to sport-focused, style. It is a fighting system that focuses on edged, impact and improvised weapons. PTK has been adopted as the preferred combative training program by elite military and law enforcement units around the world.
All fighting ranges are integral parts of the Pekiti-Tirsia system, but special attention is given to closing in to kill in close-quarter combat. Integral to this is a coiled close quarter stance that allows evasion and generation of a powerful strike even in close range. Pekiti-Tirsia is about quartering the opponent, or ‘cutting up into little pieces’, emphasizing destruction with counter offence while not getting hit. The Pekiti-Tirsia methodology originates from offensive and counter offensive principles against attacks from all ranges, angles and threat levels. There is less emphasis on purely defensive techniques per se, as this is not seen as an effective survival strategy.