Pekiti Tirsia Kali is the Possible Solution for Self-Defense in the Entire Area

A combat system from the Philippines, Pekiti Tirsia Kali can teach you how to impair an attacker on the street in 3 seconds. This is the only system in the world which has been tried and tested in actual war.

Our program takes Practical Street Self-Defense and battle tested techniques to build a proven effective way to protect yourself! Our classes make it easy to learn for everyone!

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Learn how to unleash Your Inner Fighter with Our Innovative Pekiti Tirsia Kali Lessons in Maplewood, NJ

If you’re looking for easy, no-nonsense, devastatingly powerful SELF-DEFENSE program in the Maplewood and the Short Hills, Millburn, South Orange, Vauxhall, Irvington areas, then Pekiti Tirsia Kali is your answer! 

The Pekiti-Tirsia system of Kali originated in the provinces of Panay and Negros Occidental in the Philippines and was formulated and perfected by the Tortal family. Grandmaster of Pekiti-Tirsia, Grand Tuhon Conrado B. Tortal, passed this system and its attributes onto his only grandson, the sole heir and its present guardian, Grand Tuhon Leo Tortal Gaje, Jr. 

 Shihan Durand Howard, who has been promoted to the rank of “Tuhon” (Master of Kali) is the only qualified teacher in this area to give instruction as taught to him by Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr. 

You’ll not only learn how to defend yourself and your family in virtually any situation, but you’ll also quickly (and safely) build muscle, burn fat, and gain that enviable air of quiet self-confidence.

PARENTS, DID YOU KNOW...

80%
of Adults
48%
of Adults
81%
of Adults
26%
of All Deaths

say they feel stressed regularly at their place work

in the U.S. have cardiovascular disease – the #1 cause of death.

fail to get adequate aerobic and strength activities.

are directly related to heart disease and lack of physical fitness

DON'T LET YOURSELF BECOME A STATISTIC.

Equip yourself with the tools to succeed in the real world with our Pekiti Tirsia Kali program offered at Blue Life Karate & Kickboxing.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, the likelihood of being the victim of a violent crime is over 80% for the average person over their lifetime. Those are pretty high odds.

Blue Life Karate & Kickboxing teaches the battle tested and PROVEN effective system used by Law Enforcement & the military around the world, but in safe, injury free environment!

Why Choose Blue Life Karate & Kickboxing?

This is an exciting and challenging program, combined with the motivation you need to reach your goals.

Because getting in shape can be challenging, enjoying the process and the social environment is a must.

Maybe you’ve tried and failed with other programs, but our martial arts fitness program has proven success.

FAQ

Most frequent asked questions and answers

How do you get out of an unsafe situation on the street in 3 seconds, using nothing but a mobile phone, a ball pen or a credit card? What prepares you for a fight where you aren’t physically stronger than your attacker? Our program is based on decades of research and development in the ‘real world’.

The discipline, focused around the use of the blade, originated in the provinces of Panay and Negros Occidental in the Philippines in 1897, was mastered by the Tortal family and handed down through generations. Our students learn simple, but practical skills to first avoid, but then to quickly eliminate any threat you might encounter on the street.

You’ll feel more confident, armed with the knowledge that you can handle any situation you might be confronted with.

Our Self-Defense program covers every component of self defense and fitness. You will improve cardio, strength, agility, flexibility and endurance areas of fitness through our classes.

It truly is a ‘total’ body workout!

There is no other workout that is so complete and engagin!

One of the best parts of our program is that every student is treated as an individual, and will progress at their ow rate.

Each student’s progress isn’t measured against other students, but rather against their own previous performance!

So even students that aren’t as physically fit as the star quaterback on the football team, can have a wonderful experience in our program, and become stronger, fitter and more flexible.

The great thing about our program is, everyone is treated as an individual.

We have students as young as 3 or 4 and as old as 94.

Since every person is different, the best (and really ONLY) way to see if our program is a good fit for you, is to take advantage of one of our WEB SPECIALS and try it for yourself!

I’m 100% confident you’ll have a great time!

Our program is FUNDAMENTALLY different!

In a typical ‘exercise’ program, you may be getting a good workout, but you’re really not ‘learning’ much of anything.

Our programs will not only keep you excited and motivated because of the  high energy nature of our instruction that always keeps the class fresh, and interesting but you’ll also be learning real practical skills that could one day save your life.

Our students find this learning process incredibly engaging, and challenges them to truly “master” their technique. I guess this is the reason our students stick with our program while previous workouts have failed them.

We know how busy your life is, so our program is designed for the ‘busy’ person! Students can make exciting progress by attending classes an average of twice a week.

Some students will want to attend more classes, and that’s great, we have options for that!

Really, the only way to know if our program is a good fit for you and/or your family is to try it for yourself!

We have some GREAT WEB SPECIALS, so you can try the program with no strings attached, and see with your own 2 eyes how the program will benefit you or your whole family. 

Blue Life Karate & Kickboxing reviews

Thea Kearney
Thea Kearney
Student
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"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BLUE LIFE KARATE..."
“Shihan Durand Howard is an excellent karate instructor and make the classes fun for the kids, but also serious enough for them to learn some very useful martial arts skills and life skills such as discipline and focus!”
Wanda Armstrong
Wanda Armstrong
Proud Parent
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"BLUE LIFE KARATE IS THE BEST, SHIHAN IS THE KID WHISPERER !"
“He builds confidence and character in all of the kids. My son has been a student there for 4 1/2 years; the best karate instruction and discipline around!”
Colette Doudin
Colette Doudin
Parent
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"SENSEI DURAND HOWARD WORKS WONDERFULLY WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES..."
“Understanding of personal circumstances, yet always expecting students to contribute to the best of their ability.”
Curtis Brantley
Curtis Brantley
Parent
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"AN INCREDIBLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE..."
“An incredible learning experience awaits children and adults at Blue Life Karate. My sons have been attending for a combined 13 years. As a result, they’ve gained tremendous discipline and the techniques of self-defense.The program provides a solid foundation for children that face bullying challenges, which is so pervasive today. I’ve personally witnessed children with behavioral problems reverse course and advance to levels their parents thought were unattainable.”
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If you’re looking for the best Self-Defense Lessons in the Maplewood NJ area, you’ve come to the right place!

You’ll accomplish all of this and more in our Blue Life Karate & Kickboxing Self-Defense martial arts lessons!

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People believe that martial arts training is just another extra curricular activity, that is a misconception. There is not any program that is going to give you the benefits that you receive from martial arts training. Many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the tools that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about yourself.

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