Buddhai Sawan Krabi Krabong

The art of short and long weapons, and predecessor to the Muay Thai ring sport, Krabi-Krabong (KK) provides students with intense conditioning and effective self defense. The system was originally the military weaponry and empty hand combat system of Thailand, and is still practiced widely within the country. KK’s name refers to its main weapons, namely the curved sword (krabi) and staff (krabong). Unarmed, practitioners revert to empty hand techniques, utilizing kicks, pressure point strikes, joint locks, holds, and throws. Footwork, coordination and ambidexterity are emphasized in all drills, preparing students to face and handle threats from any and all angles.

Vitalic Combat Arts is a proud member of the Buddhai Sawan Association of North America (BSANA).

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Pekiti Tirsia Kali

Kali (aka: Filipino Martial Arts, Escrima or Arnis) – is a weapon art primarily concerned with close quarters combat. It is taught to and utilized internationally by elite military forces for its practicality in self defense and combat. Developed for facing multiple attackers, as well as single opponent confrontations, the training teaches environmental awareness to students. They will enhance their coordination, range, and timing by using empty hands, as well as long and short rattan sticks to replace swords, knives, and spears. In addition, everyday objects become effective means of self-defense in the hands of a practitioner.

The Pekiti-Tirsia system of kali (PTK) is primarily concerned with close quarters combat and employs the traditional full-length stick, typically around 30 inches in length. The system originates from the provinces of Panay and Negros Occidental and was created by the Tortal clan. The family patriarch and Grandmaster of Pekiti-Tirsia, Grand Tuhon Conrado B. Tortal, passed the system to his only grandson Grand Tuhon Leo Tortal Gaje, Jr.

Vitalic Combat Arts is a member of the Pekiti Tirsia Kali World Federation and home to PTK Vermont. Under Tuhon Rommel Tortal’s direct guidance, we carry on the Pekiti-Tirsia tradition of vigorous training, complete tactical awareness, and values of life, success, and good health.

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