Monday, August 20, 2007
I am still putting together the seminar review. In the meantime, consider the following Thought of the Day.
Saturday night: following a grueling day of training, we built a roaring bonfire at midnight. Within a circle of torches, the groups from Detroit, Rochester, Florida and Canada assembled and drew close. After a rousing speech from Tuhon Gaje, each one of us spoke briefly about our individual and collective journeys to- and within this Art of Pekiti-Tirsia. One of our newer members from Florida, Dino Martinez, spoke about how some of Tuhon's words had touched him. We were all moved.
Here is a brief excerpt of Ka Dino's speech:
"Look at your knife, hold it in your hand and say...save my life before I die."
GT Gaje - 2006
Save my life before I die...that I might not perish from this earth a small and meaningless thing, without having touched greatness, without the siren call of destiny to guide me to something greater than myself; that my searching was not in vain but that I, in the end, walked with Titans.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
If you felt the Earth shake in Michigan over the past 5 days, it was because the greatest Pekiti Tirsia seminar in the history of the World took place here (and is still going on). We have just returned from our Higgins Lake training camp, and Grand Tuhon Gaje has announced that we will be having class again in a few hours.
So my friends, when all is said and done, you will have the complete story with pictures. For now, I leave you with this posting that The Master himself added to an FMA forum:
Pekiti-Tirsia Pitbull Brotherhood of the Blade
The gathering of the Pekiti-Tirsia Pitbull Brotherhood of the Blade was in Michigan (Houghton Lake Michigan ) in the lake property of Bassam, a pharmacist but devoted practicioner of the Pekiti-Tirsia Maphilindo Detroit.
The Gathering was attended by the
PTK Pitbulls Saschatchewan under the leadership of Jay and Leon Saludo,
PTK Pitbulls Rochester, New York leadership of Douglas Marcaida,
PTK Pitbulls Maphilindo Detroit , leadership of Jeff Davidson,
PTK Pitbulls Florida leadership of Dino Martinez,
PTK Pitbulls Manila , Rommel Tortal
The gathering of the chosen PTK Pitbulls fighters provide an opportunity to learn the Advanced Dumpag and the advanced Knife Dagaso Tirsia and Qol Demama Dagga ( knife combat) Advanced Tri-V formula.
The special declaration of the celebration was highlighted in the bon fire ceremony held in the night of August 12, 2007 where the awards were presented and the demos on ginunting, knives, sticks and open hand entertained everyone.
The strength of the Brotherhood was extended to new members and an increasing number of PTK student added to the main Brotherhood will cover the major cities in the US.
GRAND TUHON LEO T. GAJE Jr.