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Now Available in Los Angeles/Southern California
Kalis Ilustrisimo, the Filipino weapon art developed by Antonio
"Tatang" Ilustrisimo, is now being taught in the Los Angleles area.
Classes are lead by Marc Scott, certified instructor under Raymond
Floro (a direct Students of Ilustrisimo himself).
These classes are all blade based, based on the idea that one is more
likely to encouter, or carry an edged weapon versus a sword or stick.
That being so all knife skills can easily be transferred to a variety
of weapons, including impact and larger edged weapons.
Kalis Ilustrisimo has been characterized as "... very deadly, direct
and immediate. Unique in the simple, direct and cunning way it is
done, it is one of the very few styles that is still based on the
blade. Its movements are compact and accurate, characterised by
typically small, simple and direct movements without any gaps between
attack and defence."
Kalis Ilustrisimo is widely regarded as one of the most effective
blade systems in the world today.
Stressing simplicity and compact combat, the techniques taught can be
applied as easily in doorway, as in an open room.
Technique is never taught in isolation and students learn to spar what
they are taught almost immediately.
If you want to learn complicated stick patterns, and two man drills
this is not the training for you, if you do want to learn a highly
effective knife system with an increadibly fast learning curve this is
the system for you.