Monday, October 17, 2016

Guro Ferdinand Terado - PTK Peninsula Group - Bridging the divide among weapons arts practitioners

Coming up this week we are excited to have Guro Ferdinand Terado of the Pekiti Tirsia Peninsula Group.  We will be talking about bridging the division among weapons art practitioners, and how to have fun and make friends while doing so.  Ferdinand Terado, aka Ferd, is a certified Guro in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System and leads the PTK-SMF Peninsula affiliate group in the San Francisco Bay. He is an active member of the Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) Cadre and is listed on the PTK-SMF Instructors page and regularly participates in the instructor workshops conducted at the PTKGO Headquarters in Dallas, TX, as well as seminars held annually in the SF Bay Area, where he is directly trained and evaluated by Tuhon Tim Waid.

Ferd has taught the PTK-SMF edge-impact weaponry and basic defensive tactics (PTK-CQC) to Law Enforcement and Military. He is a founding member of the NorCal PTK-SMF Tribe and had spearheaded the establishment of the PTK-SMF Magkatipunan Tradition; a quarterly gathering of Filipino Martial Artists in the Bay Area to promote camaraderie, collaboration and unity though sparring and workshop training - an effort strongly supported by Tuhon Tim Waid and PTKGO. ​


Ferd began his martial arts education at 17 years old in Okinawan Goju-ryu karate. Afterwards, he dabbled in other martial art systems such as Hung Gar Gung-Fu, Muay Thai and Capoeira. His first exposure to Filipino martial arts was in the art of Kali-Ilustrisimo and a hybrid style called The Defensor Method,  which is comprised of Serrada Escrima, Silat and of course Pekiti-Tirsia among others. After moving to the San Francisco Bay, he trained briefly in Jeet Kune Do and Inosanto/Lacoste Kali before finally choosing to train exclusively in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.

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