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MIL PTK-CQC & Authentic PTK Weekend Intensive in Philadelphia with Tuhon Tim Waid.
Tuhon Tim Waid in Philadelphia with our group as well as others from up and down the east coast. The MIL PTK-CQC and Authentic Pekiti-Tirsia Kali training intensive held Aug. 3-4, 2013. SENTE™ is the official source in the area for both Authentic PTK and the Military PTK-CQC system.
2013 PTKGO Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Instructor Camp
An intense 3 days training Pekiti-Tirsia Kali with Tuhon Tim Waid at the 2013 PTKGO instructor Camp in Dallas, Texas. We racked up 20-24 hours of training.

SENTE™ Combatives Program & Pekiti-Tirsia Kali
Philadelphia at Balance Chestnut Hill.
Warming up with Pekiti-Tirsia Kali footwork at Balance Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia, PA)
Handgun Self-Defense/Combatives
A photo of a few of our attendees during one of our Concealed Carry/Handgun Combatives seminar in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Outdoor SENTE™ Combatives & Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.
SENTE Outdoor Self-Defense Combatives
Pekiti-Tirsia Kali hits the Philadelphia scene. Join SENTE™ Martial Systems for Indoor/Outdoor Combatives Training every weekday and weekend in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Practical edged and impact weapon counters, hand-to-hand self-defense combatives, as well as conditioning.
Muay Thai at Five Points Academy, NYC.
Had a fun session at Five Points Academy in NYC with Arjan Jud. Such a friendly guy and great trainer. Arjan Jud has trained top Muay Thai fighters such as Buakaw, Namsaknoi, Chok Dee, and many more.
Experienced in Muay Thai / MMA Training
Joel LeVan Kickboxing at Alliance Jiu-Jitsu
It's important to research and understand a variety of martial systems.
Joel LeVan Kickboxing at Alliance Jiu-Jitsu
  Joel LeVan Kickboxing at Alliance Jiu-Jitsu
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Philippines 2010
Joel LeVan and Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, Jr. In the Philippines, 3/9/10
A blade to the hand. Grand Tuhon demonstrating the target area.
Practicing a knife counter-offense drill. Philippines March 2010
A view of the mountains of Bacolod (Philippines) just before training. March 2010
More mountains of Bacolod (Philippines) just before training. March 2010
A snapshot of Bacolod City, Philippines. March 2010
Some locals in the Bacolod suburbs.
A view of some countryside homes seen during the ride before we trained. Note to self: Don't ever complain about a 2,000 sq. ft. house again.
Grand Tuhon's back yard. Training aid for power development and body/arm/leg conditioning. (Plus, it gets really hot there.) Also shown is the infamous sparring circle located on the dirt spot.
After hitting these a few thousand times with a heavy 3-foot piece of pipe you begin to appreciate Kali conditioning. In Pekiti-Tirsia, tire training is a staple.
Stone signs marking the Mambukal Resort area where we trained.
Don't let the serene visual of this pool fool you. It's a "training area" too. Pictured above is at the Mambukal Resort where we trained knife techniques and grappling in the pool. Yes, in the pool. You just never know when you'll be in a particular environment, (water in this case) and need to know how to manage your skills. (i.e. fighting in water.)
Just above the pool... Giant fruit bats. aka Flying Foxes.
Some tools of the trade.

Holding a Barong. It just feels deadly. This was definitely a tool for war.

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Pennsylvania Mountains //
PTK-PA Training Camp 2009

Knife counter-offensive flow drills. One hundred reps several times a day.

Close-up of a counter-offensive drill
Two of my Pekiti-Tirsia Kali instructors – Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, Jr., and Tuhon Tim Waid. 2009. © Photo by Joel LeVan
In the mountains of Pennsylvania with Grand Tuhon, and Rob Walker (not shown). 2009.
Grand Tuhon gave me a once over on the tire. August of 2008, Pennsylvania. Knees, elbows, hacks (knifehand), palms strikes, headbutts, grabbing and pulling. "C'mon! Hit hard! HIT HARD!"
Practicing Dumog (a form of filipino grappling). 2007
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The Kenpo days

(Left to right) Dennis Nackord, John Van Cleve, Joe Ciccarone, and Joel LeVan (me). Hanging out after winning a Kenpo tournament. Spring of 1997. Just before my 1st black belt test.





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