Pekiti Tirsia Kali in the New Delhi Metro

PTK is being utilized by the Metro in New Delhi, India, as an effective method or keeping passengers safe:

“To ensure safety of Metro users, especially women, a female commando squad trained in Filipino martial art, which helps its practitioners neutralise threats using innocuous objects like a pen or a hairpin, will patrol Metro coaches and stations in Delhi.

A team of 25 young commandos has been trained by the central security force CISF in ‘Pekiti-Tirsia Kali’ (PTK), which originated decades ago in Philippines and is a close- quarter unarmed combat skill used to take on multiple opponents at one time by using obscure objects usually worn on the body.

DMRC and CISF are totally committed for passenger security in the Delhi Metro especially that of women. These women commandos will surely add to the confidence of the passengers and women travelling in the Metro,” Singh told reporters at the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) training facility here.”


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