Originally posted in http://www.fmatalk.com/showthread.php?3063-GT-Gaje-Blog-Posts-(Collected)/page3
It is on record that there is only one system in the Tortal's family of Pekiti-Tirsia System. It is on record that the late Grandmaster Conrado B. Tortal was recognized during his own time by the Mayor of Bago City Don Araneta as the only Negrense to fight the famous Tansiong Padilla of Panay on a Match at the annual festival of Bago which in that encounter Tansiong Padilla lost his daga during the exchange of techniques in the middle of the Plaza in Bago. Negros won against that match and an honor was to the late Conrado B. Tortal. It was clear that the brothers Balbino, Francisco and Teodorico were supportive to the system and were a part of the system but during the war in the Philippines from 1942 to 1945, Negros Island was invaded by the Japanese and mostly places close to the city of Bacolod that includes the sitio of Talisay where GM Balbino Tortal and his family lived. By then all the children of GM Balbino were very young including Jerson Tortal who was then 7 years old and other younger brothers. They were left to their mother where my grandfather Conrado B. Tortal had helped to make the family survived.
The Pekiti-Tirsia is the original fighting system of the Tortals family and this is a fact because it is recognized by the family including Jerson Tortal, who was in the book of Edgar Sulite Arnis Master, featuring Jerson Tortal as Pekiti-Tirsia. In the web site of Jerson Tortal that Dekiti-Tirsia is the Tortal family system and he is the inheritor is a blatant lie. Greg Alland, his partner and adviser use Dekiti-Tirsia as a desperate move sell certificate of instructorship from $500.00 to $ 1,000.00 and some in exchange for doing a job in the internet. My lawyers are preparing a case against this claim to disprove that this is a blatant insult to the family of the Tortals and flageration which is a crime itself.
I have the right to inform the public because this is cheating with intent to commit fraud using falsity with intent for gain.This is also downgrading the filipino culture. All that has been written in the Web site about Dekiti-Tirsia were materials of pekiti-tirsia. Jerson Tortal has no capacity to explain in writing neither verbally all about Pekiti-Tirsia. Ask him and let him perform the 64 attacks if he can do it. Ask him about Dagaso Tirsia and the TRi-V Formula, ask him the abecedario, numerado or Capsula Methodica, ask him the principles of footwork strategy and the attack strategies. Ask him and let him explain what is the Philosophical values of the family system, ask him what is the real secret of Pekiti-Tirsia if his Dekiti-Tirsia is the real Tortal system.
If he made his own system without using Dekiti-Tirsia as the Tortal's system, then I will let it go for him to continue selling instructors certificate. But even the brother Melecio Tortal, the father of Rommel Tortal do not believe on this Dekiti-Tirsia. It is a manufactured name by Greg Alland with Jerson Tortal as a front line.
Last edited by GrandTuhon
Leo T Gaje Jr; 08-16-2007 at 09:26 AM. Reason: corrections