ReConnect/ReCollect: Reparative Connections to Philippine Collections at the University of Michigan, would like to invite you to a workshop and demo with Filipino martial artists Tuhon Rommel Tortal and Francis Estrada, two highly respected instructors in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (PTK), a traditional Filipino martial art indigenous to the Visayan Region of the Philippines. PTK emphasizes practical self-defense using both bladed and empty-hand techniques. It is known for its fluid and efficient movements and focuses on close-quarters combat scenarios.

The event will take place Friday, April 14, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in South Thayer Building 2022 (202 South Thayer Street, Ann Arbor, 48104). It will include a lecture, demo/workshop, and the opportunity to interact with artifacts from the University of Michigan’s Museum of Anthropological Archaeology. Light refreshments will also be served. In addition to street parking, spaces will be available for a small fee at the Thayer Street parking structure located at 216 South Thayer Street.

ReConnect/ReCollect is a two-year project funded by the Humanities Collaboratory to develop a framework and practices for culturally responsive and historically minded stewardship of the Philippine collections at the University of Michigan.

We hope that you will join us for an engaging and informative evening, and please feel free to share this event with those who might be interested!