Certifications

Mataas na Guro (Master Instructor - Pekiti-Tirsia Kali)

PTK-CQC Instructor (Military CQC)

ICCW Instructor (Integrated Concealed Carry Weapons)

Shodan (Black Belt - Goju Shorei Ryu)

LTC Instructor (State of Texas)

NRA Instructor (Certified Pistol)

Guro Dustin B. Denson

Dustin B. Denson is head instructor for San Antonio Pekiti-Tirsia Kali. He holds the rank of Mataas na Guro in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System certified by Tuhon Tim Waid.


Dustin lives in San Antonio, TX and continues to actively train, teach, and attend seminars on a regular basis. He is the owner, operator, and head instructor of San Antonio Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (SAPTK). Since before 2012 when SAPTK was established, he has trained and continues to train civilians, current and former law enforcement, and current and former military.

Dustin began his martial arts training towards the end of the summer of 1986 in TaeKwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, and the Filipino Martial Arts. Over the years, he studied Karate (black belt awarded 2000), Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Wing Chun, Silat, and Kuntao Silat de Thouars. He has also had the opportunity to attend various seminars covering different systems and styles that have provided a strong foundation for a comparative analysis of the martial arts. His Pekiti-Tirsia Kali training began in 1990 with the late Guro Ricky Rillera. He trained with Ricky for many years along with his training partner at the time, Clint Grumbles. In 1995 he moved to Norman, Oklahoma to attend graduate school. While in Norman, he continued to teach and train in PTK at the USA Stars Foundation in Midwest City, Oklahoma. It was while living in Norman that he first met TuhonTim Waid in Dallas, Texas. He has continued training with Tuhon Tim privately and through seminars since 2000. Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is the sole martial art he now trains, practices, and teaches. He was awarded the rank of Mataas na Guro June 24th, 2012.

Endorsements


"Guro Dustin B. Denson is a senior instructor in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System Global Organization. His experience as a professional educator has given him a unique technical understanding of the training methodologies of Pekiti-Tirsia that he directly transfers to his students providing them both the required physical attributes and skills, and, direct application of the tactics and techniques for personal protection. Dustin teaches the system in the same precise manner that has been traditionally taught by myself and has my highest endorsement." - Tuhon Tim Waid, PTKGO.

SAPTK-SMF  Combatives - Martial Arts - Self-Defense