Pekiti Tirsia Kali Detroit

Instructors

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Justin Shaffner

Justin is ranked Mataas Na Guro in Pekiti Tirsia Kali under Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr. He is also an official Dog Brothers Martial Arts group leader under Punong Guro Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny, and a brown belt in Judo. Justin is Director of the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Midwest, and Michigan state representative for GT Leo T. Gaje, Jr.

Steve Stanley

Steve got his start in martial arts at the 14 years old with kung fu, and has since studied a variety of Chinese, Japanese and Western martial arts. He is currently ranked Lakan Guro in Pekiti Tirsia Kali, and a second degree black belt in Shorinji Kempo. Steve also studies and teaches bushcraft, wilderness survival and tracking.

Adlai Cleveland

Adlai is an Apprentice Instructor under Tuhon Dan Inosanto. He holds a black belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu under Eddie Bravo, and a brown belt under Rigan Machado. Adlai also has extensive training in Combat Submission Wrestling, and is a certified coach under Erik Paulson. In addition to jiu jitsu and wrestling, Adlai has also practiced a dozen other styles, including Taekwondo, Shinkendo, Muay Thai, Enshin Karate, and Aikido. Additionally, Adlai is a fully certified athletic trainer under ACSM, and has a Crossfit Level 1 and kettlebell certifications.