Tuhon Rommel “Mel” Tortal has been immersed in Pekiti Tirsia Kali (PTK) since the early age of 11, under his uncle, Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje. Tuhon Mel has dedicated his life to the propagation of the art. He travels extensively across the globe, developing and supporting Pekiti Tirsia Kali groups worldwide. Working closely with instructors and students to provide the best instruction and progression possible. Tuhon Mel also works with various military, law enforcement, and security contractors worldwide, as a tactical instructor.

Tuhon Mel has an extensive resume of excellence. He was the Resident Instructor at the training Head Quarters of the Philippine Marine Corps. The Tactical Combative Instructor of the Special Action Force Comandos. Former CQC Instructor for CESSNA, the Covert Escort and Security Services for National Air Carrier. In Addition, he was the Combatives Instructor for the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police. He also became a consultant for the Philippine Public Safety College. Other mentions Tuhon Mel has accomplished include training the Presidential Guard of the Philippines, as well as instructed U.S. Marines, Indian Special Forces, US Homeland Security, and US Marshals.

We are happy to announce the return of Tuhon Mel to VT on Sept 16/17. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to train with this highly regarded instructor in New England!  The seminar will be followed by a presentation/discussion of PTK at Champlain College on Sept 18.  All are welcome to attend this presentation, please join us and bring a friend!






10:00AM - 5:30PM

* Doble Daga (double knife)
* Baston (single stick)
* Daga (single knife)


10:00AM - 5:30PM

* Doble Baston (double stick)
* Karambit
* Pangamut (empty hands)


1:00PM - 2:00PM

* Public Presentation


1 DAY - $120

2 DAY - $200

* Exclusive discounted tiers are also available to Champlain College Students