Balikatan 2005

In February 2005, Guro Jeff Davidson, Dean L.Hadin and Michael Jagod traveled to the Philippine Islands to conduct intense, high-level Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Edged/Impact Weapons training for the highest echelons of the Philippine Military, Police,and Counter-Terrorism units.

Guro Davidson and his assistants, under the auspices of Supreme Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, personally instructed over 100 members of the following agencies:

* Elite Philippine Force Recon Marines

* Special Action Force (SAF) Commandos of the Philippine National Police

* Crisis Response Group (CRG) Counter-Terrorism Task Force of the Philippines

* Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) of the Philippine Aviation Security Group

These brave men and women are on the front lines in the War on Terror – taking the battle directly to the Enemy at the epicenter of a global hot spot. In order to upgrade the skills that allow them to survive and win under the most extreme combative conditions, they turned to the one Art, taught by the one Master, that would give them the Ultimate Edge against all enemies:

Supreme Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje and the Pekiti Tirsia System of Kali

Guro Davidson was especially proud to serve the cause of Freedom alongside of the following distinguished Pekiti Tirsia instructors:

Mandala Leslie Buck – Austin Texas Dept. Of Public Safety Officer and Police Defensive Tactics instructor

Guro Jared Wihongi – Salt Lake City SWAT/Counter Terrorism Officer and Instructor

Mandala Uli Weidle – Edged/Impact Weapons instructor to elite German and Austrian Police/Commando/Counter Terrorism Units

Guro Ray Parra – Austin Texas Department of Corrections, Edged Weapon & QCB instructor to U.S. 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Guro John Hackman – United States Marshall (Northeastern Division) Edged Weapon & QCB instructor to U.S. 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Guro Norris Demangue – U.S.A.F. Bombardier, Edged Weapon & QCB instructor to U.S. 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Guro Jim Edwards – Lt. Colonel U.S. Navy Seals, QCB instructor