I interrupt my own blog for the following special announcement:
The next Brotherhood of the Blade Gathering will be held in Rochester, New York in October and will feature a very special guest instructor from the PI:
Mandala Magino'o Rommel Tortal is the Nephew of Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr, and will be doing his first USA tour featuring the Dynamic TRI-V method of Pekiti Tirsia Kali.
A big 'thank you' to Kuya Doug Marcaida for organizing what can only be described as a monumental event! Nearly everyone who has trained in Pekiti-Tirsia in the Philippines has had the distinct pleasure of studying with Kuya Rommel. We are proud to consider him a Brother - he is knowledgeable, patient, and fluid as a fucking cobra. I personally am honored to have almost had my head cracked open by him during one particular training session in Tagatay (it was sword-and-dagger).
Email Kuya Doug for details. Detroit will definitely be there!