Joseph (Joe) Smart has been training in Pekiti-Tirsia since 2004. He has had the opportunity to learn from Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr., Tuhon Tim Waid, and other exceptional Pekiti-Tirsia instructors since he began his training. He is currently a student of Tuhon Tim Waid, who is a talented exemplar of this beautiful and deadly Filipino fighting art. Joseph remains dedicated to learning and growing within Pekiti-Tirsia and to teaching it to other sincere and mature individuals. He teaches in Austin, Texas.