Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Anniversary

We would like to congratulate Grandmaster Jerson  "Nene" Tortal and his wife Dominga E. Tortal on their 55th wedding anniversary!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

DTS Espada y Daga

Rarely does DTS feature Espada y Daga. You don't see it much compare to sticks, knife, empty hand and dumog. However  Grandmaster Jerson does cover it and you will find it a valuable asset to you arsenal. Here are some photos and videos of Dekiti Tirsia Siradas Espada y Daga.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

DTS Voices of the Masters

Three DTS were featured in the Voices of the Master namely GM Jerson “Nene” Tortal Sr, GM Jerson Tortal Jr. and Master Jerry Evangelisan. In the videos, GM Jerson “Nene” Tortal Sr spoke for the opening, GM Jerson Tortal Jr give stick demonstration and Master Jerry Evangelisan spoke about coconut wine and sangok.

Voices of the Masters is Youtube channel that the essence of Filipino warrior traditions. Produced by Punong Guro Myrlino Hufana in order preserve and record these classical combat arts of the Philippines for future generations to come.

To go  to the channel click here

Friday, May 7, 2010

Los Baños DTS Summer Training Camp

Grandmaster Jerson Tortal Jr. will be sharing of his family art this summer at Los Baños, Philippines. Come and learn the secrets of the legendary art of Dekiti Tirsia Siradas from the source.

For more information be, email us

Friday, March 26, 2010

Summer Kali Arnis Training

Guro Nowe "Loloy" Cecillano is conducting  Dekiti Tirsia Siradas Training every Saturday and Sunday. 8am-10am at Hammer Gym Rosario Pasig Near Jollibee and 7-Eleven.

Everybody is invited. If you want to know more  contact Loloy at:

Friday, March 19, 2010

Training @ UPLB

Once a week GM Jerson Tortal Jr. and I go around the University of the Philippines Los Baños campus to train. I would like to share some  videos of our training. Hope you like it.

More to come........

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gorgeous Ladies of DTS

Although men dominate DTS (which is around 90%), there is a significant number of women and they are really beautiful. So here they are.. The Gorgeous Ladies of Dekiti Tirsia Siradas.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kerambit 101

Recently I uploaded a short video of Grandmaster Jerson Tortal demonstrating the  kerambit to  the Dynamic Fighting group. John Fischer was his partner for the demo.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Kamagong Movie

If I would pick something that influenced me to choose Arnis as my martial art is would be the movie Kamagong. It start as a weekly comic series in Super Action Pocketkomiks  written by the legendary Filipino writer Carlo J. Caparas.  It was later adapted into in a movie that stars Lito Lapid as Manuel and JC Bonin as Ariel  in 1986.
The plot is about a sacred pair of arnis sticks " Kamagong".  Lorenzo (the villian) steals  the Kamagong and kills  Ariel's brother in a duel. Ariel vows revenge and to get Kamagong back from Lorenzo. Manuel and his Grandmaster trained the Ariel for his his match against Lorenzo. The movie ended with a climatic double stick battle witness by the whole town. There was even a cameo apperance of Angel Cabales.
The movie was visually exciting with alot of visual symbolism like the widow in black standing on the pinacle watching climatic battle over a huge fighting pit.
Unfortunately I could not find a DVD or even a film clip in the Internet of this movie. It is only in the cable channel "Cinema One" that gets to be rerun.
I believe this movie inspired my generation to Arnis and I hope the next generation will be inspired as well.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Dekiti Tirsia Siradas in Manila

Looking for DTS training in Manila? Master Joseph "Jhun" Tolleno heads DTS chapter in Metro Manila and holds a class in a gym in Tondo.
Being a religious man, no one will suspect  him as expert with the double stick. In fact he is a trainer and lecturer on Values Formation for the PNP (Philippine National Police). He also conducts free arnis training  named "Depensa" for the underprivileged children at Tondo Manila.
You can catch him at Mines Gym at H.Lopez Blvd, North Bay, Tondo, Manila near Mercury Drug Store. You also contact him at  +63(927)5124333 or email him at

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Drills for Survival.

Dekiti Tirsia Siradas being a blade oriented martial art has some unique drills to improve the reflex. Unlike a impact weapon like the stick, it take very little force for a edged (bladed) weapon to do serious damage. Regular practice with these drills can really improve your reactions and reinforce muscle memory. Here is a compilation of those drills.

Friday, February 12, 2010

DTS USA Summer Camp

Grand Tuhon Jerson "Nene" Tortal Sr. will be in the USA the Dekiti Tirsia Siradas Summer Camp. For more details click on the photo.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Video of Grandmaster Jerson Tortal Jr. by FMA Pulse

FMA Pulse interview with Grandmaster Jerson Tortal Jr. of Dekiti Tirsia Siradas during their visit to his training grounds at Los Banos, Philippines.  
Part 1 Part 2

Monday, February 1, 2010

Safeguard Graduation

Safeguard is the security agency of the International Rice Research Institute. Grandmaster Jerson Tortal Jr. improved the security skill of the institution by training them in the art of Dekiti Tirsia Siradas for about six months They will celebrate the conclusion of their course this Feb 12, 2010. The program will begin 5:00 pm and will consist of a demonstration and graduation rites. The president of Safeguard will grace the occasion. To know about IRRI, please visit their website at

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kat Alano ARNIS ESSENTIALS (with Robin Padilla)

Kat Alano learns arnis.
Fit & Fab, March 25, 2009

Please listen to Robin Padilla at 2:32, "Wag mong layuan ang kalaban mo, Dikiting mo ng Dikitin."

Monday, January 25, 2010

My Kerambit

Let me share with you a photo of the kerambit GM Jerson Tortal Jr. gave me complete with scabbard. She is a real beauty!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Filipino Martials Arts in Hollywood

Rarely does Hollywood recognized Filipino Martial Arts in movie fight scenes. This is one of theme. This documentary show how two Filipino martial artists, Jeff Imada and Dan Inosanto help Denzel Washington's stunts in the movie "Book of Eli"

Click here to watch the video

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Psalms 144:1

Praise the LORD, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle.
New Living Translation (©2007)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

DVD at Dynamic Fighting

Grandmaster Jerson E. Tortal Jr. has made Sifu David Seiwert an authorized distributor of  Dekiti-Tirsia-Siradas tape B DVD's in the USA. For more information on how to purchase the DVD, kindly click:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Arnis is now the National Sport

Arnis, a traditional Filipino martial art that uses rattan sticks as weapon, is now the country's national sport.
President Arroyo has signed Republic Act 9850 declaring arnis as national martial art and sport of the country, Press Secretary Cerge Remonde announced Friday.
Remonde, an enthusiast of arnis, said he was happy with the signing of the law that made his childhood sport the national sport.
Read the complete article at Manila Bulletin

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sheilah Mae Tortal de la Cruz Recalls

Sheilah Mae Tortal de la Cruz is the youngest daughter, Supreme Grandmaster Nene Tortal Sr. and Dominga Tortal. She is also married to Darell T. de la Cruz and mother of Travis Justin T. de la Cruz. As a former beauty queen you may not recognized her as a martial artist. In this narrative, she recalls a frightening experience that in her life that required her to use her Dekiti Tirsia Siradas skill in real life.
Read more at the FMAPulse Site .....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

History and Development of Dekiti Tirsia Siradas

Dekiti Tirsia Siradas Martial Art System is an authentic and unadulterated Filipino martial arts indigenous from the island of Negros in the Visayan Region of the Philippines This fighting art is old school with modern application. It is very combative with emphasis on stick and bladed weapons as well as empty hand techniques and even firearms. It has been proven effective many times in actual combat particularly during World War II.
At present, it is used by many law enforcement and military agencies such as NYPD, (JUSMAG) Joint United States Military Assistance Group of the U.S. Embassy in Manila and Philippine Army Counter Intelligence. Guro Jared Wihongi said "Having been exposed to many Filipino Martial Arts I was impressed by the simple effectiveness of Dekiti- Tirsia-Siradas. I'm not just a textbook Martial Artist either. I use the stuff daily at work as a Police Officer and used it even more when I was a Nightclub Bouncer."

Friday, January 8, 2010

GM Jerson Tortal Jr. in FMA Pulse.

Grandmaster Jerson Tortal Jr is the featured instructor for FMA Pulse. The feature include a very good write up and video interview by Romeo Maguigad Jr