FMAT: [Q] The relationship of Pekiti Tirsia Kali and Maharlika Sword Art ?

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    [Q] The relationship of Pekiti Tirsia Kali and Maharlika Sword Art ?
    By snowman - 06-14-2011 11:51 PM
    Originally Posted at: FMATalk

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    Hi,

    I came across an interesting link :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharlika

    ... which states "Maharlika is a Filipino term meaning “nobility” or “aristocracy”. Its etymology is rooted from the Sanskrit maharddhika which means “a man of wealth, knowledge, and ability”. During ancient times in the Philippines, the word maharlika referred to the nobility class in Philippine society who are also known to be warriors."

    and .. "Some Maharlika went underground to preserved the Sword art and vanished until the Tortal Family introduced Pekiti-Tirsia, the successor of the Sword art. The only known source that Eskrima is used by the Maharlika is the Records of the Battle of Mactan Island by Antonio Pigafetta. "

    I searched, but cannot locate a copy of book. Does anyone have a copy, or have insights to this historical aspect of Pekiti Tirsia ? I find this very interesting.

    /Mark


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