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 Ontario, 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 of the PTTA. Chris is the Director for Canada and a member on the Board of Tactical Advisors for the PTTA; he is also an Advisory Board member with the Canadian Tactical Officers Association (CTOA). Since the inception of Pekiti Tirsia Tactics and PTTA Canada, he travels around Canada instructing to various enforcement organizations requiring tailored combatives training and use of force SOP consultation. 

Professional Background | Law Enforcement Certifications:

  • Use of Force Training Advisor | undisclosed Government Agency

  • TriCom Instructor | Survival Edge Tactical Systems

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

  • Verbal Judo Instructor | Verbal Judo Canada

  • Adjunct Travel (Expat) Security Instructor | Global Affairs Canada

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

  • Defensive Tactics Instructor | PPCT

Law Enforcement 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 transit security / enforcement team;

  • Played a key role In the procurement and implementation of an incident management database system for Grand River Transit Security and Corporate Security for the Region of Waterloo;

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

Past & Present Training Clients:

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP-CACCP)

  • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

  • Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC-Wildlife Enforcement)

  • Correctional Service of Canada (CSRTC-ERT/ICIT)

  • Ports Toronto Protective Services (formerly Toronto Port Authority)

  • Edmonton Police Service

  • Saskatoon Police Service

  • London Police Service

  • Toronto Police Service

  • Peel Regional Police Service

  • Halton Regional Police Service (Courts)

  • Region of Waterloo Transit & Corporate Security



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 .

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