- Instructor Program
- Why Join The PTTA
- What you get
- Licensing & Affiliation Chart
- How to Affiliate
- Affiliation Requirements
- Representation Requirements
The Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association was founded by Tuhon Jared Wihongi in 2002.
The idea of an association dedicated to the tactical application of Pekiti-Tirsia was based on Tuhon Jared’s extensive background as a Police Trainer, SWAT Operator and an Army Special Forces Combatives Instructor.
As such, the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association is dedicated to training the Tri-V Method of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali with an emphasis on practical and tactical application.
Its mission has since grown to encompass assistance in the development of the TRICOM combatives training modules and the Classical Pekiti Tirsia Doce Methodos training methodologies, in addition to the Tri-V base curriculum.
Our affiliates are located all over the world and constitute a community of legitimate PTTA representatives united around constantly varied, intense, functional training, and pooling reliable knowledge and resources from the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association.
For more than two decades, we’ve helped thousands to increase their capacity to protect themselves and their loved ones, to excel in their training and teaching methods and become functionally and technically skilled in the art of Pekiti Tirsia Kali as taught through the PTTA curriculum.
It has changed the face of Filipino Martial Arts & Combatives Training and will continue to change lives as our affiliate community grows.
WHY JOIN THE PTTA ?
A first question to ask yourself is, “Why exactly do I want to join the PTTA community?”.
Filipino Martial Arts continues its rapid growth and expansion across the world of martial arts.
As such, the PTTA methods of training Kali have become more in demand in recent years, but finding local instructors in remote parts of the world is often difficult.
Additionally, current practitioners of Filipino or other Martial Arts are often looking for resources to supplement their regular training.
The online training platform, Pekiti University, was created to address these demands, and will continue to evolve into a resource that will keep you progressing in your pursuit of the Filipino Martial Arts. Pekiti University aims to set the standard for excellence for FMA online training.
The PTTA is also a source of training and information on the TRICOM programs. These were developed to provide self defense focused training programs and to meet the training needs of police departments & special operations units around the world.
So, if you want to make an impact on your community, make a positive difference in people’s lives, become part of a global network of PTTA Affiliates, and build your life around that vision, we recommend you learn more about how to make this happen.
We’re here for you every step of the way. We have an unparalleled network of people, products, and services designed to support the PTTA affiliate community.
We’ve got you covered. With our vast network of affiliates worldwide and our team of field support professionals, we are dedicated to supporting you in your journey as much as you need.
WHAT YOU GET
Your level of PTTA Affiliation will depend on where you are at on your PTTA Instructor path.
Full PTTA Affiliation allows you to legally use the PTTA name & logo, and offer PTTA training at a physical location.
Your school can easily host PTTA events, and we’ll help you market your school by placing it on our PTTA Affiliate World Map and Official PTTA Affiliate list, where thousands of people go to find a PTTA Study Group, Team Leader or Certified Instructor in their area.
You’ll also receive professional support from the PTTA Admin Team on any technical issues or other specific and general questions.
We are dedicated to thoroughly protecting the quality of the PTTA brand and those affiliated to use the PTTA name.
LICENSING & AFFILIATION CHART
HOW TO AFFILIATE
Once you’ve obtained one of the PTTA Affiliation level ranks and you have decided to further immerse in the PTTA Instructor Program, you are eligible to become an Official PTTA Affiliate.
If your application and name are approved, you’ll be eligible to join the PTTA Affiliation Program and by signing the Affiliation Agreement you will become part of the growing PTTA community.
The Application Process is integrated in the selection procedure of the PTTA Instructor Program where you start by getting certified for a specific rank, get the endorsement from a PTTA Certified Instructor assigned to you and by filling out the intake form.
There are no right or wrong answers, but we want to get to know you and why you want to become a PTTA Instructor and Affiliate. Fill out all questions thoroughly and submit.
Once the application has been submitted, you will hear back from our onboarding team and get detailed instructions on next steps.
Check these requirements you’ll need to meet for the PTTA Affiliation process.
PTTA Affiliation is for schools and individuals that are looking to officially represent the PTTA and to frequently teach the PTTA curriculum in-house or on location by joining the PTTA Instructor Program.
NOTE: If you are looking to connect with the PTTA network as a representative in order to host PTTA Events and Seminars without joining the Instructor Program and as such not offer regular in-house PTTA classes, go to the section below on PTTA Representation.
STEP 1 – Choose level of Affiliation
- Affiliation Level 1: Study Group
Certification: Get certified for Yakan 1, the first level of the official PTTA curriculum. To do so, you’ll need to either get started online through the Silver, Gold or Platinum Training Package at Pekiti University or join an in-person PTTA Grading seminar.
- Affiliation Level 2: Team Leader
Certification: Get certified for Lakan 1, the fourth level of the official PTTA curriculum. To master the material, you’ll need to continue your training online through the Gold or Platinum Training Package at Pekiti University or with a PTTA Certified Instructor. Grading for the Lakan levels must be done in-person with the PTTA Instructor (Gabay) assigned to you, online through the Platinum Training Program or at an in-person PTTA Grading seminar.
- Affiliation Level 3: Certified Instructor
Certification: Get certified for Lakan Guro 1, the seventh level of the official PTTA curriculum. To do so, you’ll need to complete your training online through the Gold or Platinum Training Package at Pekiti University or with a PTTA Certified Instructor. Grading for Lakan Guro and up must be done in person with the instructor assigned to you or at an in-person PTTA Grading seminar.
STEP 2 – Application Form
Make sure to first get the recommendation of the PTTA Instructor assigned to you. Once you have his or her endorsement, fill out the intake form that is part of the application process for the PTTA Affiliation Program.
STEP 3 – Affiliation Name
Your PTTA Affiliate Name (if you choose to have one) must be approved by the PTTA Board of Directors before you do anything else. PTTA Name cannot be the name of a country or any other geographical location, yet your Affiliation will be listed under the respective PTTA Country/Region.
STEP 4 – Application Agreement
Thoroughly read the PTTA bylaws and sign the PTTA Affiliation Agreement. These documents will be sent to the email you applied with and will require an e-signature.
A Certificate of PTTA Affiliation with a validity of 2 years will in turn be sent to you. Once completed you are all set and ready to start advertising and marketing your new PTTA affiliate.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
- PTTA Certifications of Rank are valid for two years. To keep your rank and affiliation status active, you must keep your PTTA Membership up to date.
- PTTA Membership can be obtained by either purchasing the PTTA Membership through a PTTA Affiliate School, or here online, or by joining the Gold or Platinum subscription package at Pekiti University.
- Exact Grading procedures differ in some countries.
If you are looking to connect with the PTTA network as a representative in order to host PTTA Events and Seminars without joining the Instructor Program and as such not offer regular in-house PTTA classes, these are your steps to take and requirements to fulfill.
STEP 1 – Submit a request for PTTA Representation through the following link.
STEP 2 – Once approved by the PTTA Board of Directors, a PTTA Representation Agreement will be sent to the email address you applied with for you to thoroughly read and electronically sign.
STEP 3 – Once the Membership Fee is taken care of, a Certificate of PTTA Representation with a validity of 2 years will in turn be sent to you. You will be listed on the PTTA World Map as an official PTTA Representative and are all set and ready to start advertising and marketing in your representation of the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association.
As a PTTA Representative you will be required at a minimum to endorse the PTTA through your marketing and advertising endeavors and to host a PTTA Event or Seminar by inviting a High Ranking PTTA Instructor at a minimum of twice a year.
- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PTTA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR AND A PTTA FULL INSTRUCTOR?
At the PTTA we value quality over quantity. In order for you to become a Full Instructor at the PTTA you will need to acquire the added experience of further deepening your knowledge, training and experience of teaching the PTTA curriculum. Hence the differentiation with a PTTA Certified Instructor (Lakan Guro), who after the added growth through experience will have the opportunity to become a PTTA Full Instructor (Guro).
Send an email to email@example.com or reach out to one of the PTTA Certified Instructors through our Support Group.