Ferd Terado is a Certified Professional Instructor [Guro] and has been training in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali [PTK-SMF] combat system for 12 years and is a direct student of Tuhon Tim Waid. He originally established the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Kidlat training group in San Diego, CA but has since relocated and is currently teaching in Eugene, OR.
Ferd began his martial arts education at 17 years old in Okinawan Goju-ryu karate. He later dabbled in other martial art systems such as Hung Gar Gung-Fu, Muay Thai and Capoeira. His first exposure to Filipino martial arts was in the art of Kalis-Ilustrisimo and a hybrid style called The Defensor Method, which is comprised of Serrada Escrima, Silat and of course Pekiti-Tirsia among others. After moving to the San Francisco Bay, he trained briefly in Jeet Kune Do and Inosanto/Lacoste Kali before finally choosing to train exclusively in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.