Timothy D. Waid
Tuhon, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali
Tim Waid is a recognized Subject Matter Expert on Military Close Quarters Combat, Law Enforcement Use of Force and Defensive Tactics, and the Authentic Filipino Martial Arts of Combat Blade Fighting. He is the leading recognized Instructor of the Authentic Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (PTK-SMF) System and the President of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Global Organization.
Tim instructs Military units, Law Enforcement agencies, and Private Security Forces worldwide in Close Quarters Combat, Defensive Tactics, Operator/Officer Survival and other Special Tactics. He has been featured in leading martial arts and firearms periodicals, on documentary and sports television and radio programs, and has written episode scripts for Discovery Channel and History Channel programs featuring Pekiti-Tirsia and the Authentic Filipino Martial Arts. Tim has also designed both custom and commercially produced Edged Weapons including the PTK/Eriksen Ginunting by Viking Knives, the Covert by Biegler Bladeworks, and the first production Pekiti-Tirsia Edged Weapon, the JEST Combat Survival Bolo manufactured by ProTool Industries.
Serving with distinction from 1983-1991 in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant, and as an Intelligence Sergeant in the U.S. Army National Guard. In 1998, he developed the Official Close-Quarters-Combat System for the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) Force Reconnaissance Battalion, which was responsible for the return of authentic Filipino Martial Art to Philippine Military Doctrine and Training since World War II. In 2004, this system was adopted as the Official Martial Art System for the entire Philippine Marine Corps, and later adopted by the Philippine Army Scout Rangers and the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police.
Tim has also conducted US and International Executive and Personal Protection Operations as a Certified Executive Protection Specialist, and has more than two decades of service and experience as a Corporate Security Manager with industry leaders such as Ericsson, North America and Texas Instruments, Inc.