Chris Mandigma specializes in close-quarter combatives that spans over fifteen years of experience in law enforcement and the security sector combined. Chris is recognized as one of the leading instructors in Canada in arrest tactics, empty-hand combatives, edged and impact weapons.

After joining the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association in early 2018, Chris founded the first PTTA-sanctioned affiliate in Canada - Pekiti Tirsia Tactics, which specializes in the training of law enforcement, military, and security professionals in extreme close-quarter combatives of empty-hand, impact and edged weapons through the TriCom (Tri-Angle Combatives) system. Chris is the Director for Canada, a member on the Board of Tactical Advisors for the PTTA and Canada's only TRICOM Master Instructor; he is also an Advisory Board member with the Canadian Tactical Officers Association (CTOA). Since the inception of Pekiti Tirsia Tactics and PTTA Canada, Chris travels instructing to various enforcement agencies instructing tailored combatives training. 

Professional Background | Law Enforcement Certifications:

  • Use of Force Training Advisor | undisclosed Government Agency

  • TriCom Master Instructor | Survival Edge Tactical Systems

  • P.O.S.T. Certified Subject Matter Instructor | State of Wyoming

  • Adjunct Defensive Tactics Instructor | Public Order Solutions

  • Expandable Baton Instructor | Bonowi International Police Equipment (IPE)

  • Gym Jones Tactical Instructor Level 2

  • Verbal Judo Instructor | Verbal Judo Canada

  • Former Adjunct Travel Security Instructor | Global Affairs Canada

  • Former Use of Force & Firearms Instructor | Canada Border Services Agency

  • Former Defensive Tactics Instructor | PPCT

Enforcement Group Accomplishments

  • Development and implementation of the Use of Force, Defensive Tactics and Firearms program for an undisclosed Federal Government Agency

  • Development of Mobile Patrol Security Response Program for an undisclosed municipality

  • Standardization in Security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for an undisclosed security enforcement team

  • Played a key role In the procurement and implementation of an incident management database system for an undisclosed Canadian city;

  • Revamp of the Control & Defensive Tactics program delivery for Canada Border Services Agency in 2019;

Past & Present Client Listing:

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (undisclosed unit)

  • Canada Border Services Agency

  • Correctional Service of Canada Provincial ICIT Instructors

  • Ports Toronto Protective Services

  • Region of Waterloo Transit & Corporate Security

  • Municipal police services



Chris' martial arts journey began with Muay Thai, where he then added Jujutsu and Filipino Martial Arts specializing in the TriCom (Tri-Angle Combatives) system under the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association. His training is under the tutelage of Tuhon Jared Wihongi and Mandala Jason Jones in Pekiti Tirsia Kali .