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TUHON

DIPITA

Dipita Schäfer is our head trainer and the first European who was distinguished as Tuhon 4. Hagdan in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali system by Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr. As the direct student of Grand Tuhon, he is the highest ranked and most experienced official representative of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali in Germany. He regularly travels to the Philippines to train with Grand Tuhon. 

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DIPITA'S TIMELINE

1998-2003

  • Practices traditional and modern jiu-jitsu

2002-2005

  • Works as a bouncer

 

2005

  • Studies sinology at Humboldt University with a language degree in modern and ancient Chinese 

 

2005-2007

  • Intensive training in Shaolin Kung Fu (Shaolin Temple Berlin)

 

2007-2008

  • Intensive training Wudang Taijiquan, Baguazhang 

 

2008-2009

  • China: completes intensive language studies and  training in Hangzhou, Shaolin Temple, and the Wudang Mountains

 

2009-2010

  • Philippines: completes intensive training in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali

 

2010

  • Berlin: establishes Berlin Kali School

 

2010-2018

  • Germany: active member of Pekiti Europe

 

2014

  • Philippines: completes four months of intensive training under Grand Tuhon. Achieves ranking of Guro.

2016

  • Achieves ranking of Agalon

 

2017

  • Completes C-License Trainer Education (Prevention and Regeneration) through the State Sports Association (Landessportbund) Berlin 

 

2018

  • Philippines: completes two-month intensive training under Tuhon Mick Katipunan in Manila

  • Philippines: achieves rank of Tuhon 4. Hagdan under Grand Tuhon. Goes on to become Europe's first Tuhon 4. Hagdan and Germany's highest representative for Pekiti-Tirsia Kali

  • India: spends weeks training Kalaripayattu in Kerala 

  • Thailand: spends three months training intensively in MMA at the "Tiger Muay Thai" and "Top Team" training camps in Phuket

 

2019

  • Poland: completes tactical pistol training (European Security Academy)

  • Poland: completes tactical carbine training (European Security Academy)

  • Philippines: completes one-month intensive training under Grand Tuhon

 

2020-2021

  • Thailand: completes six months of intensive training in MMA at the "Top Team" training camp in Phuket

  • Thailand: completes six-month intensive training at "Ashtanga Misore Yoga" in Phuket

TUHON DIPITA'S PATH TO
PEKITI-TIRSIA KALI

Deeply impressed by a BBC documentary on Pekiti-Tirsia Kali, Dipita decided to travel to the Philippines in 2009 and train under the guidance of Grand Tuhon and his instructors.

It was the life philosophy and functionality of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali that won him over:
"Right from the start, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali offers answers on how to survive threatening situations with weapons. Training with weapons does not only sharpen the senses but also promotes a smart approach to protecting oneself and others from harm. For me, the Kali taught by the Tortal family closes the circle of combat and art."

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About Grandmaster Grand Tuhon Leo Tortal Gaje Jr.