Instructors (listed aphabetically)

Annie Conklin

Annie Conklin has been training in martial arts since the age of 8 and has 25 years of active practice. Since 2012, she started to focus her martial arts training on the Maphilindo and Madjapahit Martial Arts and attends Guro Dan Inosanto’s annual Herman Suwanda Memorial Pencak Silat Mande Muda...

Brent Matsuda

Brent Matsuda has been training in martial arts for 30 years Beginning with traditional kung fu and Japanese martial arts before being exposed to Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do (JKD) in 1988. He is one of four instructors in Vancouver certified under Guro Dan Inosanto and the only one that...

Brett Simms

Guro Brett "Grey Dog" Simms - Instructor. Brett has been involved with martial arts since he was 15, and has been training and teaching in the weapon arts for the last 16 years. Outside of Pekiti Tirsia, he has instructor ranking in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, and fight experience...

Chris Goard

Mandala Mandatus Chris "Lazy Dog" Goard - Senior Instructor. Guro Chris has been continuously training and fighting the Filipino martial arts since 1999 and has achieved advanced rankings in Pekiti-Tirsia System of Kali and Dog Brothers Martial Arts.

Edwin Tam

Edwin Tam is an advanced instructor of the Pekiti-Tirsia System of Kali with 20+ years of training and teaching. He has extensive knowledge of the details of the system and a strong focus on bladed weapon technique, both theoretical and practical.

Jesse Blue

Ancient Fire Combative Arts is Martial Arts Instruction of a higher learning focusing on the extraordinary history, theory and practical application of a vast and ever-expanding curriculum of battle-proven fighting arts from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Actively exploring the essential principles upon which all fighting methods are based; Jesse...

Loki Jörgenson

Loki Jörgenson is the founder and chief instructor of maelstrøm Martial Arts. He is the second-highest ranked Pekiti-Tirsia Kali instructor in Canada (after Mandala Tuhon Gelinas), and one of the top ten in North America. Loki received ranking of Mandala Tuhon from Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje through Tuhon Philip...

Maelstrom

Maelstrøm has offered classes in the Vancouver area since 1994. Chief instructor Loki Jörgenson has been training in Southeast Asian weapon arts continuously for over 25 years. Guro Loki is certified by the authoritative masters of each of the offered arts. He has tested his skills in full contact, no...

Mehdi Pouroskoui

Owner and Head Instructor of KB-ONE, Mehdi Pouroskoui has been training in martial arts for over 24 years. Since starting at just 10 years old, he has accomplished much in his career including: 3 Time World Professional Muay Thai Champion, Canadian Muay Thai Champion, Western Canadian Champion, Pacific Northwest Kickboxing...

Michael Gutierrez

Michael currently holds the rank of Hangkilan-Makilas (1st hagdan) He started studying Pekiti Tirsia Kali in 2001 and achieved Lakan Guro rank in 2005. Michael has been a regular instructor at maelstrøm as well as a very active member of various Filipino cultural arts groups in the Vancouver area.

Ross Lockie

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 1 st Degree Black Belt; Owner of Alliance Surrey; Head Competition Coach & Instructor; Head Bootcamp/Fitness Instructor; Head Personal Trainer; 2-0 MMA Record; 16 Years Experience in the Fitness Industry; 10 Years Experience in High Level Sports/Martial Arts/ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Certified Personal Trainer; Certified IBJJF Ref; Brazilian...

Stanislav Malychev

Stas was born in Kazakhstan and studied Sambo and Shotokan Karate, each for several years. Moving to Canada in 1990, Stas rekindled his martial arts career studying Tai Chi under Master Sin Cun. In 2003 he began at maelstrom Martial Arts, studying Pencak Silat Gadjah Putih and eventually Pekiti Tirsia...

Zack Garcia

Guro Zack has had extensive training in the Pekiti-Tirsia System of Kali directly with Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje in the Philippines, as well as in seminars in North America. Traveling often to the Philippines, he has had the opportunity to train, teach and fight with various schools there including...
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